A Theocrat at the Helm

'Well, go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it. That's my worldview.'"

Speaker Mike Johnson

Newly-minted Speaker of the House Mike Johnson has made it clear his actions are driven by his faith and looks to the Gospels to form policy positions.  Echoing evangelical and Christian Nationalists ideologies, he …

The Right’s New Culture War Battleground

“Censorship reflects society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is the hallmark of an authoritarian regime.”

Potter Stewart Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court

Under the guise of encouraging parental involvement in the education of their children, state legislators, school board members, teachers and school administrators are being pressured, and sometimes …

Faith is Not a Substitute for Science

“Of course my motives were religious.”
Percival Davis
Creation science, like the fabled phoenix, has again risen from the ashes.  In its latest incarnation, terms like “God” and “the Creator” have vanished; replaced by what the Christian Right hopes will become a politically correct and legally acceptable surrogate, “intelligent design”. 
This latest …