Posts Tagged ‘Pat Robertson’

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

James Dobson, Pat Robertson

As part of my morning routine here at Americans United, I tune into both Pat Robertson’s 700 Club and James Dobson’s Focus on the Family radio broadcast whenever the church-state debate takes center stage with the mainstream media.

With Stupak, the Catholic bishops’ health-care amendment, moving in Congress, we figured Religious Right leaders would be using […] Read More

Pat Robertson, Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research

What should public schools do about Halloween?

Americans United has never taken a formal position on this question, but since I have two children attending public schools, I’ve given it some thought. It has been on my mind even more so lately since I’ve been working on a costume for my 11-year-old son that involves a lot of duct tape. […] Read More

Christian Coalition, Pat Robertson, Religious Right Research

Last month I wrote a story for Church & State speculating about possible new leaders for the Religious Right. I focused on Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Rick Warren and others.

One person I did not think to include was Ralph Reed, the one-time wunderkind who served as executive director of Pat Robertson’s Christian Coalition from 1989 to 1997.

I […] Read More

Pat Robertson, Religious Right Research

I have to hand it to Pat Robertson. After all these many years that I have watched his antics, he can still make me laugh.

This week the 79-year-old multi-millionaire TV preacher was in Allentown, Pa., giving a speech on behalf of a local charity.

According to The Morning Call, Robertson “said the nation’s dire economic circumstances are the […] Read More

Pat Robertson, Religious Right Research

In 1996, I wrote a book titled The Most Dangerous Man in America?: Pat Robertson and the Rise of the Christian Coalition.

At that time, the Christian Coalition was going great guns. Led by the young and media-savvy Ralph Reed, the organization claimed two million members and would routinely bring 4,000 people to Washington for meetings.

A lot has […] Read More

Pat Robertson, Religious Right Research

Socrates said that the unexamined life is not worth living. Equally tragic is living your life in a constant state of inner turmoil.

I thought about this recently after reading an obituary in The New York Times. The obituary was for a man named Robert Skolrood. The name was familiar to me, but I have to admit I hadn’t […] Read More

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