Posts Tagged ‘liberty counsel’

Church Politicking

My “Adopt-a-Liberal” cards have arrived!

I’m almost ashamed to admit this, but I spent some of my hard-earned cash on a set of 51 trading cards of famous liberals produced by Liberty Counsel, a Religious Right legal outfit associated with the the late Jerry Falwell’s empire. (The Counsel wants us to pick one or more of the subjects of […] Read More

American Family Association, Don Wildmon, Freedom of Religion, Pat Robertson, Religion in Public Life, Religious Right Research

I did an interview last week with TV preacher Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). The network was interested in getting my thoughts about U.S. Rep. Henry Brown’s resolution promoting Christmas.

I told CBN I didn’t think much of it. I pointed out that if you want a deeply religious experience at this time of year, you’re bound […] Read More

Jerry Falwell Jr, Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research

The Christmas decorations went up at my house the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Let’s see: wreath on the door, Christmas tree by the stairs, Nativity scene on the sideboard, hammer and sickle on the…. Wait a minute! Where is the darn hammer and sickle? That infamous symbol of the old Soviet Union must be here somewhere.

According to Religious Right pundit […] Read More

Religion in Public Life, Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research, Religious Symbols on Public Property

Do you celebrate Christmas? If so, how do you celebrate it – as a religious or a secular holiday? Maybe you do a little bit of both. Perhaps you celebrate the Solstice. Maybe you celebrate another holiday or do nothing at all.

I’m glad we have the choice about what to do at the time of year. But I’m troubled […] Read More

American Family Association, Evolution & Creationism, Religion in Public Life, Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research

It’s Friday, and here’s a quick round-up of some stories with church-state overtones that you might have missed:

* Remember the proselytizing cheerleaders in north Georgia? A lot of people are getting worked up over that, and I feel certain that a “fair and balanced” Fox News report isn’t far off.

One Religious Right site I monitor moaned that […] Read More

Church Politicking, Faith-Based Initiatives, Jerry Falwell Sr, Jonathan Falwell, Religious Right Research

Is Americans United for Separation of Church and State “one of the most dangerous organizations in America”?

Mat Staver seems to think so.

Staver, dean of the late Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University Law School and president of Liberty Counsel, went on a tiresome tirade about AU in today’s edition of One News Now, the wacky Wildmon family’s “news […] Read More

Religious Right Research

Economic news, the possibility of health-care reform and even the death of “king of pop” Michael Jackson have dominated the headlines lately. But quietly, beneath the surface, the “culture wars” continue to percolate.

Leaders of the Religious Right aren’t real happy with the current situation. President Barack Obama remains popular. Same-sex marriage is now legal in six states, and others […] Read More

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