Thursday, June 23, 2011

News Tidbits

I will be traveling the next few days, so posting at Republic of Gilead will resume next week.

Pennlive: Harrisburg's former grant manager contests unemployment decision, chides mayor for prayer at work

Beliefnet: Leaving God out of Pledge tees off Ohio congressman

CNN: U.S. evangelicals gloomy about future, 'global south' optimistic, study finds

American Independent: Staffers: Govs. Haslam, Christie will not attend Perry/AFA prayer rally

Florida Independent: Archbishop of Miami defends ‘Religious Freedom’ amendment

Colorado Independent: Tea Party group FreedomWorks close with John Birch Society, study finds

Washington Independent: Gay marriage poll released by religious right group was intentionally skewed


  1. My eyes went right to that piece. Contrary to popular belief, "under God" was added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954. (Of course, the thoughtful people who read R of G probably already know that.)

    Travel safely!

  2. Donna -- I too am uncomfortable with the "under God" part of the Pledge of Allegiance, as well as "In God We Trust" on American currency. Some fundamentalists are fond of pointing to it as evidence that the U.S. is a "Christian nation," but as you pointed out, that part of the Pledge was a relatively recent addition.

  3. have a good trip.... be safe, have fun.... and a few beers!

  4. The RR intentionally skewed a gay marriage poll??? Who saw that coming???!

    //end sarcasm

    Have a safe trip!


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