evangelical movement

A wingnut and a prayer

August 4, 2011 - With each passing day, Rick Perry's Christian prayer-and-repentance rally, The Response, seems like more of a mistake, a classic act of hubris by a politician still learning his way around the national stage. First, the backlash has been fierce, not just from the "usual suspects" like the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, but also a wide swath of American faith leaders as well as gay rights activists. Just yesterday the Houston Chronicle reported that:

Church leaders: out of touch with their flock on sex?

May 15, 2006 - The position of many conservative churches to sex is "just say no," but do their followers really buy it? Think Progress has an interesting post about how the views of church leaders appears to be out of sync with the practices of the church-goers -- especially women:

How the Right Hijacked the "Day of Prayer"

May 10, 2005 - The Texas Freedom Network has released a new report which offers a useful glimpse into the original intent -- and right-wing's hijacking -- of the National Day of Prayer, which happened on May 5:

Faith-Based Media

May 9, 2005 - The Columbia Journalism Review has a good overview of the burgeoning network of Christian media outlets in its latest issue:

Dred Scott Rolls in His Grave

May 5, 2005 - In his column in the Times today, David Brooks (as usual) lays spurious claim to a "middle ground" (what he calls "Lincoln's land") between passionate, crusading evangelicals and the "bland relativism of the militant secularists" (whatever that is).