religion

Religious right falters on eve of elections

September 27, 2006 - For over two decades, the religious right -- the "hard base" of the Republican Party -- has grown to be a driving force for GOP political success. The "values voters" base will be especially important to Republicans this November. Lower mid-term turnout and general public dissatisfaction with the country's political direction make a solid showing among the conservative faithful critical to GOP success. Double that in the South.

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:

The Pope, Catholics and Southern Politics

April 20, 2005 - The blogosphere quickly erupted over yesterday's news that the Vatican had tapped conservative German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, to be the next shepherd of the global Catholic flock.