Earlier this month I criticized some offensive comments about health-care reform made by Richard Land, the top lobbyist for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
I understand that people have different views on the issue of health-care reform.
My family and I rely on my health-care plan, and I want to make sure it's there for us. At the same time, I can't accept the fact that so many millions of my fellow citizens are without coverage. I don't see those two concerns as irreconcilable.
As you may have noticed, Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Senate confirmation hearings continue today.
We've heard a lot of griping about her "wise Latina" remark and her decision in the Ricci case, as well as witnessed outbursts from anti-abortionist protestors.
But to our knowledge, we have yet to hear anyone ask her about her views on church and state issues.
It's pretty easy these days to walk into mostly any public library in the country and check out J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye or John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. You can do that in a large part thanks to a woman named Judith Krug.
Judith, who ran the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom since 1967, was a life-long censorship foe who conceived the now internationally famous "Banned Books Week." She raised awareness of book censorship in America and devised strategies to combat it.
The relentlessly grim James Dobson has a spring in his step today and a song in his heart. The hopelessly dour Richard Land is sipping eggnog and humming the Hallelujah Chorus. Chuck Colson is doing a little end-zone victory dance.
No, it's not a sudden burst of the Christmas spirit infecting these hard-line Religious Right Scrooges. It's the news that Rich Cizik has been forced out as vice president for governmental affairs at the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE).
Will President Bush be judged as one of America's best presidents or one of the worst?
Polls show he's deeply unpopular with the American people, but his partisan allies in the Religious Right are standing firm that he will go down in history as a favorite.
Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) have launched a new campaign called the 40/40 Prayer Vigil for Spiritual Revival and National Renewal. On the surface, it sounds pretty harmless: register people to vote, pray and work to get people to the polls.
Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, recently appeared before a meeting of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and declared, "I do not endorse candidates. I don't. I won't."
According to an online report about the event, "Land said it is not the policy of the ERLC to pick a horse in any race but instead to encourage civic responsibility through voting."