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Bah, Humbug: Mo. School District Renames Winter Break

It's now much closer to the Fourth of July than it is to Dec. 25, but culture-war skirmishes over Christmas continue.

In suburban St. Louis, the board of education at Francis Howell School District has voted 4-3 to rechristen "Winter Break" as "Christmas Break." According to a report in the O'Fallon (Mo.) Journal, school board members said they have received more emails on this topic than any other they can recall.

Covert Operation: Congress Pushes Sectarian Prayer In Military

Some members of Congress have once again demonstrated that they have a poor understanding of religious freedom and diversity in the military.

During deliberations over a massive defense authorization bill May 3, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.) slipped a rider into the bill that gives military chaplains a broad-based right to offer sectarian prayers.

Faith-Based Firewall: Conservative Priest Says Bush Initiative Endangers Religion

President George W. Bush's "faith-based" initiative has drawn plenty of opposition. Moderate and progressive religious and political leaders have argued that the president's agenda violates the First Amendment and politicizes religious work.

Now, a staunchly conservative voice has joined the chorus of criticism.

The Rev. Robert A. Sirico, a Roman Catholic priest and president of the Acton Institute, says he would "rather see a president rally people to give more to charity than rally voters to support government programs that go to religious organizations...."  

New Low For Sekulow: Setting The Record Straight On Robertson Lawyer's Screed

TV preacher Pat Robertson's top lawyer Jay Sekulow has issued a new fund-raising appeal via e-mail that is only 17 paragraphs long – and he manages to cram a falsehood into just about each one.

This hysterical screed attacks Americans United for daring to remind religious leaders that federal law bars non-profit groups, including houses of worship, from endorsing or opposing political candidates. In Sekulow's war against AU, truth quickly becomes the first causality.

Here are a couple of choice whoppers from this missive along with the truth:

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Most Recent Blog Posts
All the most recent posts from AU's Wall of Separation Blog & The Protect Thy Neighbor Blog

Bah, Humbug: Mo. School District Renames Winter Break

It's now much closer to the Fourth of July than it is to Dec. 25, but culture-war skirmishes over Christmas continue.

In suburban St. Louis, the board of education at Francis Howell School District has voted 4-3 to rechristen "Winter Break" as "Christmas Break." According to a report in the O'Fallon (Mo.) Journal, school board members said they have received more emails on this topic than any other they can recall.

Covert Operation: Congress Pushes Sectarian Prayer In Military

Some members of Congress have once again demonstrated that they have a poor understanding of religious freedom and diversity in the military.

During deliberations over a massive defense authorization bill May 3, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.) slipped a rider into the bill that gives military chaplains a broad-based right to offer sectarian prayers.

Faith-Based Firewall: Conservative Priest Says Bush Initiative Endangers Religion

President George W. Bush's "faith-based" initiative has drawn plenty of opposition. Moderate and progressive religious and political leaders have argued that the president's agenda violates the First Amendment and politicizes religious work.

Now, a staunchly conservative voice has joined the chorus of criticism.

The Rev. Robert A. Sirico, a Roman Catholic priest and president of the Acton Institute, says he would "rather see a president rally people to give more to charity than rally voters to support government programs that go to religious organizations...."  

New Low For Sekulow: Setting The Record Straight On Robertson Lawyer's Screed

TV preacher Pat Robertson's top lawyer Jay Sekulow has issued a new fund-raising appeal via e-mail that is only 17 paragraphs long – and he manages to cram a falsehood into just about each one.

This hysterical screed attacks Americans United for daring to remind religious leaders that federal law bars non-profit groups, including houses of worship, from endorsing or opposing political candidates. In Sekulow's war against AU, truth quickly becomes the first causality.

Here are a couple of choice whoppers from this missive along with the truth:

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Most Recent Blog Posts
All the most recent posts from AU's Wall of Separation Blog & The Protect Thy Neighbor Blog

Bah, Humbug: Mo. School District Renames Winter Break

It's now much closer to the Fourth of July than it is to Dec. 25, but culture-war skirmishes over Christmas continue.

In suburban St. Louis, the board of education at Francis Howell School District has voted 4-3 to rechristen "Winter Break" as "Christmas Break." According to a report in the O'Fallon (Mo.) Journal, school board members said they have received more emails on this topic than any other they can recall.

Covert Operation: Congress Pushes Sectarian Prayer In Military

Some members of Congress have once again demonstrated that they have a poor understanding of religious freedom and diversity in the military.

During deliberations over a massive defense authorization bill May 3, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.) slipped a rider into the bill that gives military chaplains a broad-based right to offer sectarian prayers.

Faith-Based Firewall: Conservative Priest Says Bush Initiative Endangers Religion

President George W. Bush's "faith-based" initiative has drawn plenty of opposition. Moderate and progressive religious and political leaders have argued that the president's agenda violates the First Amendment and politicizes religious work.

Now, a staunchly conservative voice has joined the chorus of criticism.

The Rev. Robert A. Sirico, a Roman Catholic priest and president of the Acton Institute, says he would "rather see a president rally people to give more to charity than rally voters to support government programs that go to religious organizations...."  

New Low For Sekulow: Setting The Record Straight On Robertson Lawyer's Screed

TV preacher Pat Robertson's top lawyer Jay Sekulow has issued a new fund-raising appeal via e-mail that is only 17 paragraphs long – and he manages to cram a falsehood into just about each one.

This hysterical screed attacks Americans United for daring to remind religious leaders that federal law bars non-profit groups, including houses of worship, from endorsing or opposing political candidates. In Sekulow's war against AU, truth quickly becomes the first causality.

Here are a couple of choice whoppers from this missive along with the truth:

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