Posts tagged "freedom of religion"

Partisan Peace

Last fall, when church-state watchdog groups warned politically-active churches that overt campaigning for one candidate or another might cost them their tax-exempt status, conservative talking heads such as Jay Sekulow cried persecution at the hands of “left-wing thugs” selectively targeting conservative churches. A year later, the issue has resurfaced, but not as Sekulow so flamboyantly...

15 September 2004 Daily Links

Madonna, and entourage (including Marla Trump, Demi Moore, and Donna Karan), are scheduled to arrive in Jerusalem today to celebrate Rosh Hashana and participate in the international congress of the Kabbalah Center. While in Israel, The Jerusalem Post reports, Madonna/Esther will meet with several Israeli politicians and visit Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem — an itinerary stop that...

07 August 2004 Daily Links

Why Bush will win: “Bush isn’t a fire-and-brimstone preacher, talking about sinners in the hands of an angry God. He’s a hippie priest…” Slate‘s Chris Suellentrop reports from a W. revival. Suellentrop, a Catholic, is tone-deaf to the many meanings of “love” in evangelicalese, but he gets the good-time God vibe that thrills Bush backers. The NY Times‘ “Beliefs”...