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Southern Baptists vs. the Mormons, Slate, December 19, 2007 Mike Huckabee's and Mitt Romney's faiths have tangled before.

Episcopal Diocese Votes to Secede, New York Times, December 8, 2007

A Church Is Divided, and Headed for Court, New York Times, December 5, 2007 -- another Episcopal church leaves the US diocese to join the highly conservative, homophobic Ugandan church.

Gay Issue Looms over Episcopal Church, NPR Morning Edition, September 25, 2007

Church Dissidents Lose Property Appeal, New York Times, June 28, 2007 -- latest in split within Episcopal church over appointment of a gay bishop

Visit by Anglican Bishop Draws Episcopal Anger, New York Times, April 28, 2007

Reprise: SBC Takeover Leaders and the CNP, Talk To Action, March 22, 2007

Episcopal Church Rejects S.C. Bishop, Washington Post, March 17, 2007

Reprise: From Reconstructionism to Dominionism, Part 2, Talk To Action, March 16, 2007

New Criticism for Episcopal Bishop
Her Liberal Allies Wonder Why She Signed Ultimatum on Gays, Washington Post, March 11, 2007

Anatomy of Another Attack, Talk To Action, January 16, 2007

A Church's Challenge: Holding On to Its Young, New York Times, January 16, 2007 -- Part III in a series

Building a Church, and Paying Off a Sacred Debt, New York Times, January 15, 2007 -- Part II in a series on the proliferation of store-front Pentecostal churches in poor neighboroods

A Sliver of a Storefront, a Faith on the Rise, New York Times, January 14, 2007

At Axis of Episcopal Split, an Anti-Gay Nigerian, New York Times, December 25, 2006

7 Va. Episcopal Parishes Vote to Sever Ties, Washingtoon Post, December 18, 2006

Virginia's Episcopal Parishes Vote to Align with Anglicans, NPR, December 17, 2006

Episcopalians Reach Point of Revolt, New York Times, December 17, 2006

Neoconservatism, the Catholic Church And Stem Cells, Talk To Action, October 15, 2006

Episcopal Church Leaders Discuss Differences, NPR's Morning Edition, September 11, 2006

The Catholic Right: John Allen's Sins of Omission (Ninth in a Series), Talk To Action, September 3, 2006

Carlism and the Catholic Right (Eighth in a Series), Talk To Action, August 12, 2006

Neocon Catholics target mainline Protestants Institute on Religion and Democracy leads serious breach of ecumenical good will , Media Transparency, August 11, 2006

Disowning Conservative Politics, Evangelical Pastor Rattles Flock, New York Times, July 30, 2006

Warped Worldview Christian Reconstructionists Believe Democracy Is Heresy, Public Schools Are Satanic And Stoning Isn't Just For The Taliban Anymore - And They've Got More Influence Than You Think, Church and State, July/August, 2006

The Poor, Mistreated Pastors of the Renewal Groups, Talk To Action, July 25

Center Stage for a Pastor Where It's Rock That Usually Rules, The New York Times, July 8, 2006

Deconstructing the Dominionists, Part III, Dailykos, July 6, 2006

Deconstructing the Dominionists, Part II, Dailykos, June 29, 2006

Deconstructing the Dominionists, Part I, Dailykos, June 21, 2006

Three Dioceses Appeal to Distance Themselves From Episcopal Church, New York Times, June 29, 2006

A Sinister New Wind: Holston and the IRD, Talk To Action, June 27, 2006 -- Experience of a Methodist minister

Don't Get Conned!: The Religious Right Targets Our Constitution, Wall of Separation, June 27, 2006

Goddess Worship and the BWF, Talk To Action, June 27, 2006 -- Experience of a Methodist minister

The Catholic Right, Part Six: Has Anyone Seen Bill? Talk To Action, June 25, 2006

Stay Tuned, as 2 Churches Struggle With Gay Clergy, New York Times, June 24, 2006

Russell Moore's Kingdom of Christ, Talk To Action, June 23, 2006

R. J. Rushdoony, Stern Father of Reconstructionism, Talk To Action, June 22, 2006

The Catholic Right, Part Five: The Everyday Implications of Theocracy, Talk To Action, June 21, 2006

Katharine Jefferts Schori-Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in America, Talk To Action, June 19, 2006

Southern Baptists Pause in the Face of Dominionism, June 14, 2006

Unexpected Victory for New Baptist Leader, New York Times, June 14, 2006

Another week with the BWF, Talk To Action, June 6, 2006 -- one of the Institute on Religion and Democracy's renewal groups

Amplifying the mainline, United Church of Christ Newsletter, June 6, 2006:

Over the past nine years, prominent Religious Right leaders have appeared more than 40 times on the major Sunday morning new talk programs. But the principal leaders of the UCC, United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), American Baptist Churches, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Reformed Church in America, among others, haven't appeared once. Why?

The Catholic Right, Part IV: William Donohue And The Politics Of The Catholic League, Talk To Action, June 4, 2006

Rick Warren's Dirty Dominionist Secret, Talk To Action, June 1, 2006

Six Flags over Jesus, Dailykos, May 29, 2006

The Purpose Driven Life Takers, Talk To Action, May 29, 2006

Decoding The Da Vinci Code: Causa Merdae Flabellum Incursandae, Talk To Action, May 29, 2006

Documenting the 'Shadow War' on Mainstream Faith, Talk To Action, May 29, 2006

Summer '06 Battles Could Tear Apart Liberal Churches, Dailykos, May 29, 2006

Christian Identity Mythology, Talk To Action, May 26, 2006

Reconstructionists and the Tithe, Talk To Action, May 24, 2006

Methodist Agency speaks truth to power against IRD propaganda, Talk To Action, May 23, 2006

The Catholic Right Part Three: Rev. John McCloskey, the Face of an Opus Dei Agenda. Talk To Action, May 23, 2006

On Treason to Theocracy, Talk To Action, May 19, 2006 -- about Rushdoony

The Catholic Right, Part Two: An Introduction To The Role Of Opus Dei, Talk To Action, May 16, 2006

Replacement Theology: "Those Darned Jews" Talk To Action, May 11, 2006

Presupposing Propositional Truth, Talk To Action May 11, 2006 -- Mainstream Baptist on Rushdoony

Divide and Conquer: Cell Churches and Hijacks, Talk To Action, May 10, 2006

The Catholic Right, Talk To Action, May 8, 2006

Breaking The Opus Dei Code, Church and State, May, 2006

Episcopalians Reject Gay Candidates, Washington Post, May 7, 2006

Episcopal Newspaper Exposes Rightwing Agencies, Talk To Action, April 28, 2006

Presupposing Inerrancy, Talk To Action, April 20, 2006

The Christophobic Thugs?, Talk To Action, April 18, 2006

Jimmy Carter Calls Baptists Together, Talk To Action, April 11, 2006

Them Again: Faithful and Welcoming,, Talk To Action, April 10, 2006 - About a Renewal group's sublte attack on the UCC. " ... a group known as Faithful and Welcoming isn't, and is built to dismantle a group that is."

Christian Right's Narrative Incomplete, Talk To Action, April 6, 2006

Pentecostal Centennial, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life April 4, 2006

New IRD President Is a Schismatic Presbyterian, Talk To Action, March 18, 2006: This informative article describes not only the Institute on Religion and Democracy,, but also the the Presbyterian Church in America:

[The new President] is an ordained as a mininister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).   PCA is a small, rightwing schism that broke with mainstream Presbyterianism in 1973 over the ordination of women and membership in the National Council of Churches. (Women are not allowed to be ministers or elders in the PCA to this day.)  

Glossary of terms

Early Warning Signs, Talk To Action, March 7, 2006 (more on renewal groups with links to the entire series at the bottom of the page)

The Right Hand of Left ? : Michael Lerner's "First Amendment Fundamentalists", Talk To Action, March 6, 2006

How Southern Baptists Have Changed, Talk To Action, March 3, 2006

Preaching a Gospel of Wealth in a Glittery Market, New York, New York Times, January 15, 2005

Senate "annointer" curses WV mine families, Talk To Action, January 14, 2006

Equipping Holy Warriors, Talk To Action, January 13, 2006

Come the Theocracy, Whose Bible Will Rule?, Talk To Action, December 30, 2005

Heretics, This American Life, NPR, December 18, 2005:

The story of Reverend Carlton Pearson (pictured), an evangelical pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His church, Higher Dimensions , was once one of the biggest in the city, drawing crowds of 5,000 people every Sunday. But several years ago, scandal engulfed the Reverend, he was denounced by almost all his former supporters, and today his congregation is just a few hundred people. He didn't have an affair. He didn't embezzle lots of money. His sin was something that to a lot of people is far worse ... he stopped believing in hell.

Nigerian Anglicans Seeing Gay Challenge to Orthodoxy, New York Times, December 18, 2005

What's Wrong With the Christian Right?, Talk To Action, December 16, 2005

Bart Ehrman's 'Misquoting Jesus,' NPR's Fresh Air, December 14, 2005

A New Kind of Christian, Talk To Action, November 25, 2005 -- about the Emerging Church Movement, evangelicals who oppose the Christian Right

From Reconstructionism to Dominionism, Part 1, Talk To Action, November 25, 2005 -- Includes links to interviews Bill Moyers gave with Rousas Rushdooney in 1989

On Abortion, It's the Bible of Ambiguity, New York Times, November 13, 2005 -- comment - This is a very good article, but doesn't mention something I heard from a former Pentecostal minister. He said that at the Bible study camp he attended as a child, many years ago, they addressed the question of when does life begin. He said that they went to Genesis for the answer and were taught that life begins at the first breath -- in other words, at birth. He concluded that abortion was a non-issue for Pentecostals until it became politicized.

Conservative Episcopalians Warn Church That It Must Change Course or Face Split, New York Times, November 12, 2005

Recommended reading, but can't find on web: The Big Tent, Billy graham, Franklin Graham, and the transformation of American evangelicalism, The New Yorker, August 22, 2005

Strategizing a Christian Coup d'Etat, Los Angeles Times, August 28, 2005 (To read the web site of Christian Exodus click here.)

In Search of the Spiritual, Newsweek, August 29, 2005

Most Adults Feel Accepted by God, But Lack a Biblical Worldview, The Barna Report, August 9, 2005

Interview with Richard Land on his new book, God-Blessed America, Christianity Today, September, 2005 -- Richard Land is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. To read an earlier interview with him on PBS's Frontline, click here.

Event spotlights growing Catholic, evangelical alliance, New York Newsday, August 14, 2005

Paul, Founder of Christianity, Gerd Ludmann

In New York, Billy Graham Will Find an Evangelical Force, New York Times, June 21, 2005

In Hawaii, a Ministry for Uncalm Waters, New York Times, June 1, 2005

The Real Assault On The Church, Liberal Oasis, April 21, 2005

Yale Divinity Consultants Warned Air Force, New York Times, April 21, 2001

The Soul of the New Exurb, New York Times Magazine, March 27, 2005

Movement in the Pews Tries to Jolt Ohio, New York Times, March 27, 2005

Names and Money Trail of Right Wing Termites in Mainline Christian Denominations, DailyKos, March 13, 2005

Evangelicals Open Debate on Widening Policy Questions, New York Times, March 11, 2005

Evangelical Leaders Swing Influence Behind Effort to Combat Global Warming, New York Times, March 10, 2005

What Jesus Wouldn't Do? by Jim Wallis, AlterNet, Posted March 9, 2005

Black Churches Struggle Over Their Role in Politics, New York Times, March 6, 2005

Move to Halt Delegations Is Challenging Episcopalians, New York Times, February 26, 2005

Small foundation Seeks Big Change, Union Democrat, January 21, 2005

Religion and Public Life: A Faith-Based Partisan Divide, Pew Forum, Trends 2005 (To read the Pew Center Publication, Trends Click Here.)

Democrats Turn to Leader of Religious Left, New York Times, January 17, 2005

TRUE BELIEVERS, New York Times, January 9, 2005

UCC Smeared by Rightwing Agencies by Frederick Clarkson for DailyKos, Dec 11th, 2004 - looks at role of Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD)

To view the UCC ad and visit their Accessible Airwaves campaign, click here.

United Methodists Move to Defrock Lesbian, New York Times, December 3, 2004

Black Pentecostals oppose GOP, The Journal Gazette, November 27, 2004

Political Conversion of New York's Evanglicals, New York Times, Nov.14, 2004

Liberal Christians Challenge 'Values Vote', Washington Post, Nov. 10, 2004

The Job Site As "A Kind of New Church" From Faith at Work, New York Times, October 31, 2004

Last updated: December-2007