The latest front in Russian infiltration: America’s right-wing homeschooling movement – ThinkProgress

The group and its origins sound innocuous enough. But the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) — a right-wing group founded 36 years ago — has deepened connections between America’s religious right and Russians even as the latter have been sanctioned by the United States, according to a ThinkProgress investigation. By networking with Russians, the HSLDA …

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Can progressives reclaim “religious freedom” from Trump and the evangelical right? | Salon.com

Rachel Laser of Americans United noted that all these efforts reflect how the religious right feels “very emboldened in the time of the Trump-Pence administration," and hopes "to change the Zeitgeist around religious freedom in this country and redefine it to mean the right to cause harm to someone based on your religious views.” Her …

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Historians & Researchers on What #FreedomOfReligionIs

Today’s the anniversary of 1786 Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. My Senate Resolution 53 recognizes the day & honors importance of religious liberty for all – people of any faith & people with none. #ReligiousFreedomIs #mnleg https://t.co/nk6tZ1L1mz pic.twitter.com/AszFi5pnWV— Senator John Marty (@JohnMarty) January 16, 2019 "We need to reclaim the definition and broader meaning of …

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From America to Ontario: The political impact of the Christian right

Christian right groups in Canada may not have the same resources as their American counterparts. They are, nonetheless, attracting supporters by borrowing some U.S. tactics. — Read on theconversation.com/from-america-to-ontario-the-political-impact-of-the-christian-right-107400

‘In God We Trust’ – the bills Christian nationalists hope will ‘protect religious freedom’ | US news | The Guardian

The package of new bills are part of Project Blitz, a political playbook that aims to support and promote Christian beliefs — Read on amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/14/christian-nationalists-bills-religious-freedom-project-blitz

“How the Bible Actually Works” by Peter Enns

Moving us beyond the damaging idea that “being right” is the most important measure of faith, Peter Enns—Bible scholar and host of The Bible for Normal People podcast—offers a freeing approach to Bible study that helps us focus on pursuing enlightenment and building our relationship with God—which is exactly what the Bible was designed to …

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Margaret Sanger: Eugenicist & Population Control Bigot

As one will read in the below article, I have no respect for Margaret Sanger. I also despise Planned Parenthood as a scum-of-the-earth organization for their illegally selling human body parts, valuing money above humanity, dignity and decency. Yet, these sentiments do not mean I am against women’s rights to reproductive health. To be clear …

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The Evangelicals | C-SPAN

“This groundbreaking book from Pulitzer Prize­–winning historian Frances FitzGerald is the first to tell the powerful, dramatic story of the Evangelical movement in America—from the Puritan era to the 2016 presidential election.” https://t.co/ilNE7eHJGN — ‘Surly Jay’ (@lj_schau) December 22, 2018 View the Video from C-SPAN HERE

Ringing in a Christian Nationalist 2019 With an Even Larger Legislative Playbook – Rewire.News – Religion Dispatches

A Christian nationalist coalition, including the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, has published a new state legislative playbook for 2019 that's 30 percent larger, and 100 percent as committed to a nation that reflects its sectarian values. — Read on rewire.news/religion-dispatches/2018/12/18/ringing-in-a-christian-nationalist-2019-with-an-even-larger-legislative-playbook/