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Is the Religious Right responsible for America’s fading allegiance to religion?

Is the Religious Right responsible for America’s fading allegiance to religion?

Posted: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:26 by Terry Sanderson

Terry Sanderson on the Religious Right's baneful attempts to desecularize the United States with a raft of "religious freedom" bills.

A right for one is a right for all

A right for one is a right for all

Posted: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:42 by Charles C. Haynes

Charles C. Haynes argues that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution must be vigorously defended from religious attacks.

You can’t do that – it’s against my religion

You can’t do that – it’s against my religion

Posted: Fri, 31 May 2013 13:48 by Margot Fernandez

As the Same-Sex Marriage Bill reaches the House of Lords, Margot Fernandez writes about the American experience of religion trying to dictate the law.

Acceptance of gay rights is an indication that USA is secularising

Acceptance of gay rights is an indication that USA is secularising

Posted: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:20 by Adrian Tippetts

Adrian Tippetts argues that if the GOP is to remain a serious force in US politics, a secular leadership capable of sidelining the extremist loons and offering rational, reasonable, constructive alternatives is urgently needed.

An important lesson that politicians can learn from the American election

An important lesson that politicians can learn from the American election

Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:54

If this election has told politicians one thing, it should be that they should listen to the voters and not to the religious lobbyists who are trying to write their doctrines into law.

The Catholic push for power is failing

The Catholic push for power is failing

Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:24 by Terry Sanderson

Terry Sanderson says the Vatican's great plan to reassert its authority in the Western world has so far delivered little in the way of results.

Mormonism: Why Mitt Romney isn’t anxious to talk about his religion

Mormonism: Why Mitt Romney isn’t anxious to talk about his religion

Posted: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:18

Terry Sanderson takes a look at the religion followed by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The Catholic Church is trying to flex its political muscle to humiliate Obama – but does it still have the strength?

The Catholic Church is trying to flex its political muscle to humiliate Obama – but does it still have the strength?

Posted: Thu, 24 May 2012 14:28 by Terry Sanderson

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has ramped up the Catholic Church's politically motivated assault on the Obama administration by accusing the President of "strangling" religious freedom by requiring Catholic employers to provide workers with birth control coverage.

Hitler, Stalin, Obama and a belligerent Catholic Church

Hitler, Stalin, Obama and a belligerent Catholic Church

Posted: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:38 by Terry Sanderson

The Catholic Church seems to be turning itself from being a religious body into being a rather unpleasant political party – one that is so reactionary it makes the Tea Party look like the Teddy Bears Picnic.

The Tories will be watching how Republican’s religion-in-politics tactic plays

The Tories will be watching how Republican’s religion-in-politics tactic plays

Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:15 by Terry Sanderson

If Santorum's tactic of overstating religion pays off, can we can expect a similar ratcheting up of the Pickles/Warsi "Britain is a Christian country" message here?