Religious News Verses: Health Care, Holy Wars and the GOP
On August 12, 2009 At 7:33 am
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Ralph Reed of the Faith & Freedom Coalition declared that the "values" voters will enliven the GOP — and they are not going to go away. Meanwhile, the "values" voters are urged to fight health care reform, which some religious leaders say 'is against God's plan." Bonnie Erbe opines at the U.S. News & World Report that Sarah Palin's lies about health care are based on religion. As CBS News reports, there are some faith-based groups that are rounding up support for Obama's health care reform. The Young Turks talk about the extreme, right wing religious opponents:
From the Boston Edge comes news that the Christian right is enraged over the fact that $37,000 out of the $42 million in stimulus funds is being used for domestic violence counseling for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons.
Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum asked in the LA Times' opinion page whether science should declare a holy war on religion. Referring "the New Atheists'" view that it should confront religion, and the science community's generally bland stance about dealing with religion, the opinion makes for a good read. What Mooney and Kirshenbaum did not discuss, however, is the religious rights' agenda of forcing schools to teach intelligent design and biblical creationism.