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Anti-Abortion Movement Borrows Tactics from the KKK

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]shamangirl)

"At least once a month, I have women who call me and ask whether abortion is legal. That type of misinformation is rampant," says Ayers. "We're in the middle of the Bible Belt. It's not just religion, it's the fanatical religious aspect that keeps stirring people up who are opposed to us."

It's a place where the Christian Coalition holds sway over politicians, and many people vote the way they're told in church. The legislative climate is "very hostile" toward abortion, says Felicia Brown Williams, who oversees Planned Parenthood's advocacy agenda in Mississippi, one of two states with only one abortion clinic.

Current Mood: angry
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A New Generation Expresses its Skepticism and Frustration with Christianity

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]navytron89) While browsing the [info]dailykosI saw this interesting article from the Barna Group. 

A New Generation Expresses its Skepticism and Frustration with Christianity

I'm curious after reading this does frustration towards Christianity come from the fact that Fundies and Dominionists are making such a bad name for Christians and is that why Christianity is losing the flock. This would also explain why they Fundies and Dominionists are thriving as to fight to keep Christianity alive against the loss of faith, they are using it to justify their existance. 

I find that the perceptions about Christianity are showing why its so disliked and I believe its do the the Fundies and Dominionist leaving their dirty handprints all over the place involving themselves where they don't belong and aren't asked to be. 

I think I'll be adding this to my reading list while deployed and then give you all feedback later. Please note the feedback may be slow as I will be gone for 7-8 months. Books are my time killer on cruise.

The other thing is the Barna group involved with or tied to a Fundie/Dominionist group?

location: work
Current Mood: curious
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Trends in Belief

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]dagoski) "As the nation’s culture changes in diverse ways, one of the most significant shifts is the declining reputation of Christianity, especially among young Americans. A new study by The Barna Group conducted among 16- to 29-year-olds shows that a new generation is more skeptical of and resistant to Christianity than were people of the same age just a decade ago."

This study is from the Barna Group.  I know nothing about them and have been able to find little out about them on the web aside from what's on their web site.  Anyone know anything about this group?  One of the reasons cited for the growing skepticism is the connection between Christianity and politics, what we'd call Dominionism around here.  Also, this press release is basically a plug for the Barna Group's new book UnChristian, so beware of research with an agenda.  Nonetheless, if their research methods are sound, they've uncovered a trend that'll dramatically reshape the politics and culture of the US.

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Christian education in Cali in the news again

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]star_cabaret)

If you want the background about what the article is talking about, the A Beka Books tab has all the information, going back to the beginning. Basically, the university system started getting stricter about schools teaching what they're supposed to be teaching, and certain Christian schools started crying foul.

Here's an update on what's going on in California (with some of the history):

Christian high schools sue University of California, alleging bias in admissions

Read more... )

examples of classes dismissed )
As someone who went to a private (conservative) Christian school until college, I'm not surprised that there were problems with the curriculum. Neither am I surprised by the identity of the companies whose curricula are problems.

Looking up the lawyer's employ, Advocates for Faith and Freedom, one sees the usual catchphrases:
some of the text from their website )
I know it's wrong of me to be so dismissive of groups like this because of the danger they pose. Has anybody else heard anything about this group?

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