Posts tagged "texas"
In the News: The Crusades, Anti-Vaxxers, Chocolate Gods & more!

In the News: The Crusades, Anti-Vaxxers, Chocolate Gods & more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
The Anchor Boys

The Anchor Boys

Maurice Chammah investigates the history and present of a Christian home for boys.
God's Favorite Place on Earth

God’s Favorite Place on Earth

By Maurice Chammah In Glen Rose, Texas, the director of a small Creation Evidence Museum expounds on his theories linking creationism, Israel, and laxatives.
In the News: The Pope, Indian Art & Advertising, Putin & More

In the News: The Pope, Indian Art & Advertising, Putin & More

A round-up of religion in the recent news.

Cooking the Books: A Review of “The Revisionaries”

By Nathan Schradle The Revisionaries, a documentary about the Texas State Board of Education, debuted at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Daily Links: “We Should All Get To Do What We Want To” Edition

This week the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools denied an appeal by a Jewish Orthodox school team to have their state semifinals game moved to any night other than Friday night. Bishop William E. Lori gave the editors of America magazine a lashing today for their criticism of the USCCB's contraception conniption.  

White Knights Embarass Texas

A handful of representatives of the “White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” and the World Church of the Creator rallied in Austin this past weekend in support of Proposition 2, a ballot initiative altering the Texas Constitution to ban gay marriage. The dozen Klansmen were, according to this colorful report from The Austin Chronicle,...

Prop 2

Cidney Dutton: On Nov. 8, Texans will be voting on Proposition 2, a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Two editorials in a local paper, the Waco Tribune, give distinct justifications for the superfluity of this referendum. An October 17 editorial urged voters to reject “Prop 2″ as redundant, Texas already having legislated hetero-only marriage...

Overturning Roe

What did James Dobson know about Harriet Miers, and when did he know it? John Fund of the Wall Street Journal answers those questions with notes obtained from an Oct. 3 conference call involving 13 religious right leaders and two Texas judges. “[A]n unidentified voice asked the two men, ‘Based on your personal knowledge of...

Polygamist Group Irks West Texas Town

By Karen Brooks Reprinted with permission of The Dallas Morning News ELDORADO, Texas – The narrow dirt road cuts away from a padlocked metal gate with a “No Trespassing” sign and an infrared security camera. The road drapes like a ribbon over rolling green hills and seems to go nowhere. But at the end the trail,...

“My God is Bigger Than Your God”

The Church of Chuck Norris: Prestonwood Baptist, in Plano, Texas (a Dallas suburb), that is. But Norris isn’t what puts this mega-congregation of 23,000 on the map, it’s the church’s pastor, Jack Graham, president of the Southern Baptist Convention. A perfunctory Dallas Morning News profile marks the end of his tenure in that position with good humor, despite Dr....

Don’t Mess With Texas

Washington Times: “The Texas Republican Party plank says, ‘Christian Nation — The Republican Party of Texas affirms that the United States of America is a Christian nation, and the public acknowledgment of God is undeniable in our history. Our nation was founded on fundamental Judeo-Christian principles based on the Holy Bible. The party affirms freedom...