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The so-called “faith-based” initiative is a euphemism for taxpayer-supported religion. The initiative funnels taxpayer dollars to religious social service providers without adequate safeguards to prevent proselytism. In addition, these groups seek to discriminate in hiring based on religion even though their programs are publicly funded.

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When In Rome: How Cooperation Between Religion And Government In Italy Is Slowly Strangling Faith

Italy has a long Catholic tradition, and today the vast majority of Italians retain at least a nominal allegiance to the church.

But a funny thing has happened along the way: Despite centuries of cooperation between church and state, relatively few Italians today bother to follow church teachings, and the nation has many secular overtones. Although more than 95 percent of Italians say they are Catholic, only about 30 percent attend weekly services (as Catholicism requires), a figure that has plummeted since the 1950s.

Is There Something Fishy About "Shark Tale"?

Religious Right activists leave no stone unturned in their hunt for hidden homosexual messages in pop culture. Ever since Jerry Falwell outed the purple Teletubby, lesser Religious Right minions have been eager to uncover the next nefarious plot out of Hollywood to corrupt America's children.

Thankfully, the American Family Association is on the case. Recently the Tupelo, Miss.-based group headed by the Rev. Donald Wildmon issued an alert warning parents about Dreamworks Studios' release "Shark Tale."

FRC To Jefferson: Tear Down This Wall

Was Thomas Jefferson a card-carrying communist? Tony Perkins seems to think so.

On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, recycled an old line from the early days of the Religious Right. Praising President Ronald Reagan as the "architect" of the fall of the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall, Perkins advised his supporters that there is an effort to build a similar wall here in the United States: "a wall between church and state."

A Disclaimer For Science

The latest fight over science in America's classrooms is taking place in Cobb County, Ga. Teachers in this Religious Right stronghold used to simply tear out pages in biology textbooks that referred to natural selection, but now they are employing an approach that might be called more evolved.

By order of the school board, the inside cover of each biology textbook is emblazoned with a sticker that says, among other things, "Evolution is a theory, not a fact."

Eve of Destruction? Dobson Unveils Gay Plot To End The World

Over the years, Religious Right activists have blamed gay people for everything from the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of Nazi Germany. James C. Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, took this line of thinking to its logical conclusion recently when he asserted that gays will usher in the end of the world.

Speaking at a political rally in Oklahoma Oct. 22, Dobson blasted gays as sexually promiscuous radicals bent on crushing traditional marriage.

'Roy's Rock' Hits Bottom

After months of traveling around the country on the back of a flat-bed truck, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore's Ten Commandments monument finally reached its ultimate destination today: a rally on the National Mall in the heart of Washington, D.C.

The event, which reportedly cost more than $1 million to stage, was organized by Bishop John Gimenez, a longtime associate of Pat Robertson, and a group calling itself American Veterans for Domestic Defense.

Robertson Roils Israel

Not content with mucking up American politics, TV evangelist Pat Robertson has created a stir in Israel. On his 40th visit to the country, Robertson used a 40-minute speech to encourage Jews to accept Jesus as their messiah.

Robertson declared that Jews need to begin to cry out for their messiah. "I've met wonderful Jews in Siberia, Brazil, the United States, here in Jerusalem, who are all saying 'Yes, Jesus, you are our messiah," he said.

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

When In Rome: How Cooperation Between Religion And Government In Italy Is Slowly Strangling Faith

Italy has a long Catholic tradition, and today the vast majority of Italians retain at least a nominal allegiance to the church.

But a funny thing has happened along the way: Despite centuries of cooperation between church and state, relatively few Italians today bother to follow church teachings, and the nation has many secular overtones. Although more than 95 percent of Italians say they are Catholic, only about 30 percent attend weekly services (as Catholicism requires), a figure that has plummeted since the 1950s.

Is There Something Fishy About "Shark Tale"?

Religious Right activists leave no stone unturned in their hunt for hidden homosexual messages in pop culture. Ever since Jerry Falwell outed the purple Teletubby, lesser Religious Right minions have been eager to uncover the next nefarious plot out of Hollywood to corrupt America's children.

Thankfully, the American Family Association is on the case. Recently the Tupelo, Miss.-based group headed by the Rev. Donald Wildmon issued an alert warning parents about Dreamworks Studios' release "Shark Tale."

FRC To Jefferson: Tear Down This Wall

Was Thomas Jefferson a card-carrying communist? Tony Perkins seems to think so.

On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, recycled an old line from the early days of the Religious Right. Praising President Ronald Reagan as the "architect" of the fall of the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall, Perkins advised his supporters that there is an effort to build a similar wall here in the United States: "a wall between church and state."

A Disclaimer For Science

The latest fight over science in America's classrooms is taking place in Cobb County, Ga. Teachers in this Religious Right stronghold used to simply tear out pages in biology textbooks that referred to natural selection, but now they are employing an approach that might be called more evolved.

By order of the school board, the inside cover of each biology textbook is emblazoned with a sticker that says, among other things, "Evolution is a theory, not a fact."

Eve of Destruction? Dobson Unveils Gay Plot To End The World

Over the years, Religious Right activists have blamed gay people for everything from the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of Nazi Germany. James C. Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, took this line of thinking to its logical conclusion recently when he asserted that gays will usher in the end of the world.

Speaking at a political rally in Oklahoma Oct. 22, Dobson blasted gays as sexually promiscuous radicals bent on crushing traditional marriage.

'Roy's Rock' Hits Bottom

After months of traveling around the country on the back of a flat-bed truck, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore's Ten Commandments monument finally reached its ultimate destination today: a rally on the National Mall in the heart of Washington, D.C.

The event, which reportedly cost more than $1 million to stage, was organized by Bishop John Gimenez, a longtime associate of Pat Robertson, and a group calling itself American Veterans for Domestic Defense.

Robertson Roils Israel

Not content with mucking up American politics, TV evangelist Pat Robertson has created a stir in Israel. On his 40th visit to the country, Robertson used a 40-minute speech to encourage Jews to accept Jesus as their messiah.

Robertson declared that Jews need to begin to cry out for their messiah. "I've met wonderful Jews in Siberia, Brazil, the United States, here in Jerusalem, who are all saying 'Yes, Jesus, you are our messiah," he said.

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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

When In Rome: How Cooperation Between Religion And Government In Italy Is Slowly Strangling Faith

Italy has a long Catholic tradition, and today the vast majority of Italians retain at least a nominal allegiance to the church.

But a funny thing has happened along the way: Despite centuries of cooperation between church and state, relatively few Italians today bother to follow church teachings, and the nation has many secular overtones. Although more than 95 percent of Italians say they are Catholic, only about 30 percent attend weekly services (as Catholicism requires), a figure that has plummeted since the 1950s.

Is There Something Fishy About "Shark Tale"?

Religious Right activists leave no stone unturned in their hunt for hidden homosexual messages in pop culture. Ever since Jerry Falwell outed the purple Teletubby, lesser Religious Right minions have been eager to uncover the next nefarious plot out of Hollywood to corrupt America's children.

Thankfully, the American Family Association is on the case. Recently the Tupelo, Miss.-based group headed by the Rev. Donald Wildmon issued an alert warning parents about Dreamworks Studios' release "Shark Tale."

FRC To Jefferson: Tear Down This Wall

Was Thomas Jefferson a card-carrying communist? Tony Perkins seems to think so.

On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, recycled an old line from the early days of the Religious Right. Praising President Ronald Reagan as the "architect" of the fall of the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall, Perkins advised his supporters that there is an effort to build a similar wall here in the United States: "a wall between church and state."

A Disclaimer For Science

The latest fight over science in America's classrooms is taking place in Cobb County, Ga. Teachers in this Religious Right stronghold used to simply tear out pages in biology textbooks that referred to natural selection, but now they are employing an approach that might be called more evolved.

By order of the school board, the inside cover of each biology textbook is emblazoned with a sticker that says, among other things, "Evolution is a theory, not a fact."

Eve of Destruction? Dobson Unveils Gay Plot To End The World

Over the years, Religious Right activists have blamed gay people for everything from the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of Nazi Germany. James C. Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, took this line of thinking to its logical conclusion recently when he asserted that gays will usher in the end of the world.

Speaking at a political rally in Oklahoma Oct. 22, Dobson blasted gays as sexually promiscuous radicals bent on crushing traditional marriage.

'Roy's Rock' Hits Bottom

After months of traveling around the country on the back of a flat-bed truck, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore's Ten Commandments monument finally reached its ultimate destination today: a rally on the National Mall in the heart of Washington, D.C.

The event, which reportedly cost more than $1 million to stage, was organized by Bishop John Gimenez, a longtime associate of Pat Robertson, and a group calling itself American Veterans for Domestic Defense.

Robertson Roils Israel

Not content with mucking up American politics, TV evangelist Pat Robertson has created a stir in Israel. On his 40th visit to the country, Robertson used a 40-minute speech to encourage Jews to accept Jesus as their messiah.

Robertson declared that Jews need to begin to cry out for their messiah. "I've met wonderful Jews in Siberia, Brazil, the United States, here in Jerusalem, who are all saying 'Yes, Jesus, you are our messiah," he said.

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