fundamentalism

Just how extreme is North Carolina's new Lt. Governor?

December 7, 2012 - A proponent of abolishing the minimum wage and corporate income taxes, Dan Forest is quite likely the most conservative statewide elected official in North Carolina. But his work with a nonprofit that criticizes retailer Sears for promoting pornography by showing photos of women in lingerie crosses the line into wacky.

The anti-scientists on the House Science Committee

October 9, 2012 - Congressman Paul Broun (R-Ga.) is under fire for recent remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell" -- especially since he's a member of the House Science Committee. But he's not the only member of that group who holds beliefs that put him at odds with mainstream science.

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:

Southern Baptists vs. Public Education

June 1, 2005 - The right-wing WorldNetDaily reports on a resolution being mulled by the Southern Baptist Convention "calling for church members to pull their children out of public schools." The resolution further asks churches to "lovingly warn all of their members concerning the toxic spiritual nature of the government school