Posts tagged "Religion and Politics"
Daily Links: We Scratched Your Back Edition

Daily Links: We Scratched Your Back Edition

Schradle's list of must reads for the week.
Daily Links: 'Bout Time Edition

Daily Links: ‘Bout Time Edition

Ross gets it right? The Revealer has made no secret of its feelings on much of Times columnist Ross Douthat’s work in the past, but his article about the recent controversy over the anti-Islam video produced here in America and the ensuing unrest in the Middle East is worth giving a look. Now if only...

Taboo Dinner Party Talk

Amy Levin: “Aren’t these topics the very ones your mother warned you never to raise at a dinner party?” asks Marie Griffith, editor of the new online magazine, Religion & Politics. With its boasted tagline, “Fit for Polite Company,” Griffith, the current director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics...

The Changing Court

Ann Neumann: John Paul Stevens retires. Read James Toobin’s profile of the Supreme Court justice from last month at the New Yorker here. Read Sarah Posner’s post on religion and the court here. James Oliphant at the LA Times. At ABC News. At US Supreme Court Media. Michael Roston at True/Slant. CREDO lets you send a thank you to Stevens here. Scotusblog, unfortunately,...

Out for Stupak

Ann Neumann: Fewer Friends: Bart Stupak (D-Mich) who reclined in relative anonymity in the House until last November when he wrote an amendment with Joe Pitts (R-PA) to prevent any of the federally administrated plans in the health care bill from providing abortion coverage. He compromised for an executive order during the bill’s passage last month. When he first introduced the...

Religion Litmus Test for the Court?

Ann Neumann: Don’t miss Sarah Posner’s post on religion and the Supreme Court justices, an issue that comes to the fore as John Paul Stevens approaches retirement. Six of the current nine justices belong to one denomination.

Not My Tax Dollars

Ann Neumann: A change to the Florida constitution — which has just passed committee and will be voted on in November — would end a ban that has existed since 1885 on aid to religious institutions, the Miami Herald reports. Republican Senator Thad Altman has called the ban “anti-American” and “prejudicial”; constitutional scholars expect the change to...

Religious Freedom in Romania

31 January 2006 Forum 18 reports that a controversial Romanian religion bill set for debate tomorrow has minority religious groups (including evangelicals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Adventists, Baptists and other Protestants, Greek Catholics and Baha’is) worried about the religious liberty that will be afforded to their groups under the bill’s “three-tier system of state recognition” of religious groups, ranking the...

USAID, Christ and Liberty

William Fisher, who has worked on economic programs in developing nations for the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), wonders at the message being sent by one of President Bush’s latest appointments, dean of academic affairs at the home-schooling fundamentalist college of choice, Patrick Henry College (motto: “For Christ and...

It’s All Right Ma, They’re Only Mormons

A story that has been brewing in the pages of Rocky Mountain papers for weeks hits The Washington Times today, with Stephen Dinan’s report on a religious exemption provision to anti-immigration laws proposed by Utah Republican Senator Robert F. Bennett, and the counter-proposal made by Republican Colorado Representative Tom Tancredo, who denounced Bennett’s provision as...

Under Attack

According to a survey commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League, “American Attitudes Toward Religion in the Public Square,” nearly two-thirds of American citizens believe that religion is under siege, presumably threatened by the remaining third of citizens who, though vastly outnumbered, are presumably better-equipped with their fierce powers of sarcasm and disdain honed in elite, Northeastern...

God Still Doesn’t Like Commies

In the breath before the rush to denounce former Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet, for his courtroom statements that a) God will forgive him for his murderous excesses; and b) that God moved his hand while he merely suffers for deeds God willed; a moment to register the memory of the Cold War marriage between God...