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William Stuntz: Crime and Punishment and the Fight Against Racial Injustice

William Stuntz was a socially conservative evangelical Christian whose fight for race allied him across all political systems.

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 READ MORE



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Evangelical Has an Explanation for Colorado Tragedy

Jerry Newcombe, spokesman for the evangelical religious group Truth in Action Ministries, says Americans have lost their fear of hell and that’s why the mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater happened.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Mary Ann Chastain

California and the Rapture-Ready Candidacy of Newt Gingrich

California may be a blue state in terms of voting patterns, but it’s very involved in red state politics, if you consider the role of evangelical voters.

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 READ MORE


Obama and Hybels
AP / Charles Dharapak

Obama’s Unlikely Allies in Immigration Reform

President Obama is preparing for another drawn-out legislative and public battle over yet another contentious and unwieldy issue: immigration reform. But in this case, he may get help from some surprising sources at the right of the political spectrum.

Posted on Jul 19, 2010 READ MORE



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Haggard Takes Another Shot at Pulpit

Ted Haggard, who built an evangelical empire whose influence reached all the way to the Bush White House before a gay sex scandal brought it all crashing down in 2006, is back at the pulpit at his new church in Colorado Springs.

Posted on Jun 6, 2010 READ MORE


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ruggedelegantliving.com

Rick Warren Tapped for Obama’s Inaugural Invocation

So we’re aware by now of Obama’s “team of rivals” strategy for his upcoming tenure in the White House, but it’s still startling to hear that Pastor Rick Warren of Southern California’s Saddleback Church, home of the notorious “cone of silence” interviews with Obama and John McCain last August, is going to give the invocation at Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008 READ MORE


They Don’t Make Evangelicals Like They Used To

Anyone who still doubts that the evangelical Christian world is going through a political revolution was not watching Pastor Rick Warren’s presidential forum over the weekend.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008 READ MORE


Obama’s Leap of Faith

Barack Obama keeps trying to end the wars over culture and religion, and good for him. The 1960s are so 40 years ago. But Obama’s opponents, as well as some of his friends, won’t let him do it.

Posted on Jul 3, 2008 READ MORE


So Much for Conventional Wisdom

Super Tuesday, Super Duper Tuesday, Plus-Size Tuesday, Vastly Engorged and Rotund Tuesday turned into a serious case of political bulimia. Never before have so many gorged on such huge portions of political expectations only to find themselves purged the next morning.

Posted on Feb 6, 2008 READ MORE


Huckabee the Rebel

The rise of the Baptist minister—an “evangelical populist”—has put the fear of God into the Republican establishment.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007 READ MORE


Romney’s Walk on a Tightrope

The former Massachusetts governor must stop the advance of presidential rival and Baptist minister Mike Huckabee, but he has to tread a careful line in addressing religious issues.

Posted on Dec 6, 2007 READ MORE


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The Cancer From Within

Retired Air Force Col. David Antoon investigates the evangelical Christian takeover of the military, where proselytizing has become institutionalized and religious ideology threatens to supersede the values of the Constitution.

Posted on Nov 7, 2007 READ MORE


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Mike Jones on Ted Haggard and Hypocrisy

The former escort who blew the whistle on Ted Haggard’s homosexuality explains why he felt morally compelled to come forward, what the fallout has been like and what he feels is the real tragedy of the situation.

Posted on Jul 3, 2007 READ MORE


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AP Photo / Rick Bowmer

Jesus ‘Love-Bombs’ You

The author of “American Fascists” reports on the cult-like recruiting tactics of the Christian right, including the manipulative and highly successful practice of “love bombing.”

Posted on Apr 23, 2007 READ MORE


Joel Hunter

Truthdig Podcast: The Consistent Christian

Former Truthdigger of the Week Dr. Joel Hunter, author of “Right Wing, Wrong Bird,” joins the podcast this week to explain why things didn’t work out with the Christian Coalition and why global warming and poverty bother him as much as gay marriage and abortion.

Posted on Mar 26, 2007 READ MORE


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Evangelicals Make War on Evolution

This short documentary is perhaps as scary as it gets: Creationists indoctrinate children into believing that humans and dinosaurs coexisted a few thousand years ago.

  • Want to see what this kind of indoctrination leads to? Read Andrew Sullivan describing why it’s impossible for him to ever doubt the existence of God.

    Posted on Feb 6, 2007 READ MORE


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    AP / Dave Martin

    Christianists on the March

    The Harvard seminary graduate, veteran foreign correspondent and author of “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America”, warns that the Christian Right is the most dangerous mass movement in American history.

    Posted on Jan 28, 2007 READ MORE


    Do You Heart Huckabee?

    Former Arkansas governor and presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, a Baptist evangelical who is keeping loyal distance from Bush on the war, may just pull off the hat trick of blending religious conservatism with policy pragmatism.

    Posted on Jan 15, 2007 READ MORE


    Robert Pratt
    nytimes.com

    Public Money Used to Indoctrinate Prisoners

    Tax dollars are going toward an unlawful program of religious indoctrination in prisons, according to Iowa federal Judge Robert W. Pratt, who now finds himself fighting a battle against entrenched forces from evangelical ministries, prison corporations and the Bush administration.

    Posted on Dec 10, 2006 READ MORE


    E.J. Dionne: Obama Wows the Religious Right

    Sen. Barack Obama’s standing ovation at Pastor Rick Warren’s church demonstrates why the Illinois senator is one of the hottest commodities in 2008 presidential politics.

    Posted on Dec 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Haggard
    rockymountainnews.com

    In Letter to Congregation, Haggard Admits ‘Immorality’

    In a letter read on Sunday to his former congregation, Ted Haggard admitted to sexual immorality and deception.  Though Haggard initially denied having sex with a former male escort, the oversight board charged with investigating the matter decided that allowing a gay man to massage him was reason enough for the pastor’s dismissal. (h/t: Huffington Post)

    Posted on Nov 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Haggard
    rockymountainnews.com

    More Fun With Gay Sex, Conservative Style

    A prominent evangelical preacher and opponent of gay marriage has temporarily stepped down from his church leadership role amid allegations that he had a three-year relationship with a former male escort.  Though the Rev. Ted Haggard denies the claim, Mike Jones says he has voicemails and a letter from Haggard, and intends to take a polygraph test.

    Posted on Nov 2, 2006 READ MORE


    David Kuo

    Faith-Based Whistle-Blower

    Stephen Colbert interviews David Kuo, whose new book, “Tempting Faith,” exposes the Bush administration’s cynical exploitation of religion.

    Posted on Oct 19, 2006 READ MORE


    BattleCry concert
    From the N.Y. Times

    Evangelicals Fear Loss of Their Teenagers

    Fantastic news for everyone disgusted by religious intolerance: Evangelical Christian leaders are warning one another that teenagers are abandoning the faith in droves. (Above: a last refuge—the BattleCry Christian rallies.)

    Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


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    Kids ‘Worship’ Picture of Bush in ‘Jesus Camp’

    This new documentary affords an inside look at an evangelical camp for kids in North Dakota in which campers praise a photo of the president, among other things. Watch an ABC News report on the film. (h/t: Huff Po)

  • Earlier: “God’s Army of 6-Year-Olds” (trailers, interviews, articles, etc.)
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    Posted on Sep 18, 2006 READ MORE


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    Column: Press Ignores Role of Fundamentalism in Bush’s Policies

    The media has grossly underreported the extent to which Bush’s Christian fundamentalism informs his policies on Israel, Iraq, stem cells and abortion, argues a former Newsday and Knight Ridder White House correspondent.

    Posted on Aug 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Evangelical Pastor Disowns Church Role in Conservative Politics

    A Minnesota megachurch leader says “the church should steer clear of politics, give up moralizing on sexual issues, stop claiming the United States as a ‘Christian nation’ and stop glorifying American military campaigns.”
    Amen.

    Posted on Jul 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Barack Obama
    From Thehill.com

    Truthdig: Don’t Believe Obama’s Hype on Evangelicals

    The Illinois senator chastised his colleagues for leaving the evangelicals to the Republicans.
    Electorally, he may be correct, but no self-respecting progressive should be fooled. On the whole, evangelicals are the most regressive people in the country. Just look at the hatred and intolerance they’ve made central to the Republican Party.

     

    Posted on Jun 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Judge Strikes Down Iowa Christian Prison Program

    In a ruling that could have major implications for Bush’s faith-based initiatives, an Iowa judge ruled that an evangelical Christian prison rehabilitation program was “pervasively sectarian,” and that the state of Iowa “is excessively entangled with religion” through the program.

    Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Democrats Wooing Evangelical Christians

    Just as the GOP tried to pull African Americans away from the Democratic Party, so too are Democrats going after the Republicans’ base: evangelical Christians. But a Washington Post columninst asks: “What does it profit a party to gain a demographic but lose its soul?”
    Earlier: The Religious Left Rises Again

    Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


    World Can't Wait protests against BattleCry
    From worldcantwait.net

    Battle Cry for Theocracy

    A young activist explores the frightening world of a Christian evangelical youth movement that is holding rock concerts and rallies at city halls nationwide this weekend.
    “If you?ve been waiting to get alarmed until the Christian fascist movement started filling stadiums with young people and hyping them up to do battle in ‘God?s army,’ wait no longer.”
    (First column a series of three. Second column here, third column here.)

    Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Rowan_Williams
    From saintfillans.org.nz

    Anglican Leader: Don’t Teach Creationism in Schools

    Rowan Williams, the leader of the Church of England, emphatically criticizes the teaching of creationism in schools.

    Posted on Mar 21, 2006 READ MORE



    From indian.senate.gov via Wikipedia.org

    Abramoff Brags About Bush Relationship

    ThinkProgress surfaces e-mails from the disgraced lobbyist that reveal a fairly intimate relationship with the president: “The guy saw me in almost a dozen settings, and joked with me about a bunch of things, including details of my kids.” | story
    Also, The Nation has a great piece on Abramoff’s Evangelical Soldiers (Ralph Reed & Co.)

    Posted on Feb 9, 2006 READ MORE


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