Posts Tagged ‘martin luther king’

Marriage & Sexuality, Religion and politics, Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research, The U.S. Supreme Court, This Day in History

Note: Today is the federal observance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. This blog post is a re-publication on an item that originally appeared on Jan. 13, 2006.

Today marks the federal observance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. Since his tragic assassination on April 4, 1968, King’s memory has been pressed into service in highly unusual ways that King […] Read More

Religious Right Research

Religious Right leaders love to invoke Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King engaged in civil disobedience to oppose Jim Crow laws in the South, they argue, and so can we to fight abortion or same-sex marriage.

The argument reared its head again when a coalition of Roman Catholic, evangelical Protestant and Orthodox officials released the “Manhattan Declaration” Nov. 20. The […] Read More

Church Politicking, Religion in Public Life, Religious Right Research, This Day in History

Today is the federal observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. As such, it’s a good time to respond to offensive Religious Right’s efforts to draft King as an ally in their crusade to promote pulpit-based partisan politicking on behalf of candidates seeking public office.

King certainly organized people to vote in churches and used the pulpit to denounce […] Read More

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