Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The apotheosis of the religious right

Congregation once led by Robert E. Lee votes to remove his name from their church
Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch: Leaders of R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lexington voted Monday to change the parish's name to Grace Episcopal Church.

The apotheosis of the religious right
Religion News Service: In a week, Alabamans will go to the polls and, indications are, make Roy Moore the odds-on favorite to become their next U.S. senator. Somewhere, Jerry Falwell, Sr. is smiling, Mark Silk says.

Steve Bannon is right: the Catholic Church "needs" illegal immigrants
Vox: Immigrant status has always been a vital component of American religiosity. For the most part, the only growing religious groups in America are those that count immigrants prominently among their numbers.

The real scandal
Commonweal: When the CUA seminary canceled a talk from James Martin, the already-thin thread barely connecting young Catholics to the institutional church just got thinner.

Masterpiece Cakeshop: Meet the Christian legal group behind the high-profile court case
Religion & Politics: In little more than two decades, Alliance Defending Freedom has become one of the most influential legal interest groups in the United States.

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