The Bush Theocracy: External Links 2005
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The following are external links for 2005 related to the main article The Bush Theocracy.
- "Religoius Pseudo-Science and Revisionism," American Atheists, undated 2005. Essay includes three sections: "The Threat," "Christian Revisionist History," and "Another Shot for Creationism."
- Doug Ireland, "The Bush Theocracy. Righteous homophobe Claude Allen brings his agenda to the White House," LA Weekly, January 14-20, 2005.
- Sam Felder, "Troubled Marriage: Religious Right Threatens To Walk Out On Bush," The Wall of Separation, January 25, 2005.
- Michael Kirkland, "Administration sticks up for commandments," UPI, January 28, 2005.
- "Creationists at the gate," Boston Globe, January 29, 2005.
- Brooke Allen, "Our Godless Constitution," The Nation, February 21, 2005.
- Thom Hartman, "Moses Didn't Write The Constitution," Common Dreams, March 3, 2005.
- Nathan Newman, "Scalia on Theocracy," nathannewman.org, March 3, 2005.
- Hanna Rosin, "Right With God. Evangelical Conservatives Find a Spiritual Home on the Hill," Washington Post, March 6, 2005.
- Peter Slevin, "Battle on Teaching Evolution Sharpens," Washington Post, March 14, 2005.
- Frederick Clarkson, "How to Beat the Christian Right, Part I," DailyKos, March 20, 2005.
- Adam Nagourney, "G.O.P. Right Is Splintered on Schiavo Intervention," New York Times, March 23, 2005: Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT) said: "'This Republican Party of Lincoln has become a party of theocracy, ... There are going to be repercussions from this vote. There are a number of people who feel that the government is getting involved in their personal lives in a way that scares them.'"
- Maureen Dowd, "DeLay, Deny and Demagogue," New York Times, March 24, 2005.
- Jack Beatty, "The Faith-Based Presidency," The Atlantic Online, March 25, 2005: "You can question Bush's veracity, his grip on reality, and the rationality of his policies, but not his faith."
- Frank Rich, "The God Racket, From DeMille to DeLay," New York Times, March 27, 2005.
- Stephen Pizzo, "The Christian Taliban," AlterNet, March 28, 2005.
- Jason Johns, "Downfall of the Theocons? Doubtful," JS/07/M/378, March 29, 2005.
- Pat Murphy, "Goldwater's warnings coming true?," Idaho Mountain Express, March 30, 2005: "Beware, Sen. Barry Goldwater warned: the country is being pushed into a theocracy by overbearing religious extremists who'll suffocate individual freedom."
- Dale Franks, "Like an American Taliban...but not," The Q and O Blog, April 1, 2005.
- V. Edward Martin, "The Looming American Theocracy," Watchblog.com, April 5, 2005.
- Steve Weissman, "America's Religious Right - Saints or Subversives?: The Lure of Christian Nationalism," Truthout, April 6, 2005.
- Bob Moser, "The Crusaders. Christian evangelicals are plotting to remake America in their own image," Rolling Stone Magazine, April 7, 2005.
- Mark Preston, "Judicial Critic to Lead Frist Tour; Activist Favors Impeachment," Roll Call, April 7, 2005.
- Letter: Rev. Dr. C. Welton "Gaddy's letter to Senate Majority Leader Frist asking Senator Frist to disassociate himself from revisionist historian David Barton," Interfaith Alliance, April 7, 2005. re Bill Frist See the David Barton article for background information.
- Letter from Ralph G. Neas to Senator Frist Requesting Withdrawal of Sponsorship of Capital Tour Led by Judicial Intimidation Activist David Barton, People for the American Way, April 8, 2005.
- Max Blumenthal, "In Contempt of Courts," The Nation, April 11, 2005.
- Frederick Clarkson, "A Top Christian Nationalist Comes to Massachusetts," frederickclarkson.com, April 11, 2005.
- Michelle Goldberg, "In Theocracy They Trust," Salon, April 11, 2005.
- Frederick Clarkson, "The Author of Judicial Intimidation," frederickclarkson.com, April 12, 2005.
- Brad Schrade, "Pharmacists could deny drugs they find immoral," Jackson Sun News, April 12, 2005: "Bill would ensure pharmacists can apply morals to filling drugs."
- Jason Miller, "The Radical Approach," Democratic Underground, April 13, 2005.
- Charles Cutter, "God's Murderers," Cutter's Way, April 14, 2005.
- Press Release: "Frist Embraces Radical Right's Religious McCarthyism," People For the American Way, April 15, 2005: "Letter Urges Frist to Repudiate 'Dishonest, Destructive, Despicable' Tactics."
- David D. Kirkpatrick, "Frist Set to Use Religious Stage on Judicial Issue," New York Times, April 15, 2005: "As the Senate heads toward a showdown over the rules governing judicial confirmations, Senator Bill Frist, the majority leader, has agreed to join a handful of prominent Christian conservatives in a telecast portraying Democrats as 'against people of faith' for blocking President Bush's nominees."
- "Bill Frist's Religious War," New York Times, April 16, 2005.
- "Dean: Schiavo case to be used against GOP elections," USA Today, April 16, 2005: Howard Dean said "This is going to be an issue in 2006, and its going to be an issue in 2008 because we're going to have an ad with a picture of (House Majority Leader) Tom DeLay saying, 'Do you want this guy to decide whether you die or not? Or is that going to be up to your loved ones?'"
- Charles Babington, "Frist to Participate in Anti-Filibuster Telecast. Democrats Say He Is Mixing Religion, Politics," Washington Post, April 16, 2005.
- David D. Kirkpatrick and Carl Hulse, "Frist Accused of Exploiting Religion Issue," New York Times, April 16, 2005.
- V. Edward Martin, "Bill Frist's Christian Jihad," Watchblog.com, April 16, 2005.
- "Lott Agrees With Frist: Filibuster An Attack on God," Think Progress, April 17, 2005: "The suggestion that judicial nominees are being opposed because they believe in God is ridiculous. But that didn’t stop Trent Lott from repeating the claim on ABC’s This Week."
- John Aravosis, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor "says religious right hate-speech could spur violence against judges, calls her critics 'extreme'," AMERICAblog, April 18, 2005.
- Stewart Nusbaumer, "Is the House of Bush Collapsing? Having won the election, is Bush now losing the presidency?," Intervention Magazine, April 18, 2005.
- David D. Kirkpatrick and Philip Shenon, "Ralph Reed's Zeal for Lobbying Is Shaking His Political Faithful," New York Times, April 18, 2005.
- Tony Norman, "Christians in lion's clothing," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 19, 2005.
- "New pope intervened against Kerry in US 2004 election campaign," AFP, April 19, 2005. The outcome of a letter sent only to U.S. bishops, "in the November election, a majority of Catholic voters, who traditionally supported Democratic Party candidates, shifted their votes to Republican and eventual winner George W. Bush."
- Robert Weller, "Air Force Cadets See Religious Harassment," SFGate, April 19, 2005.
- Richard Cohen, "Faith-Based Pandering," Washington Post, April 19, 2005.
- "Evangelicals Cool to Bush's Focus on Social Security Accounts," Bloomberg, April 19, 2005: "Phil Burress, who helped President George W. Bush win the battleground state of Ohio last November by leading the charge among religious groups to pass a gay-marriage ban, isn't pleased with the president's focus on Social Security."
- Joe Conason, "Frist and His Allies Use Piety for Profit," New York Observer, April 20, 2005.
- Editorial: "Playing the religion card," San Francisco Chronicle, April 20, 2005.
- Charles Cutter, "The Politics of Intolerance," Cutter's Way, April 22, 2005.
- Peter Wallsten, "2 Evangelicals Want to Strip Courts' Funds. Taped at a private conference, the leaders outline ways to punish jurists they oppose," Los Angeles Times, April 22, 2005: re comments made by Tony Perkins, Family Research Council, and James C. Dobson, Focus on the Family, and Tom DeLay.
- Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten, "Frist Initiative Creates Rift in GOP Base," Los Angeles Times, April 24, 2005.
- Gary Boatwright, "Onward Christian Soldiers," MyDD, April 24, 2005: "This diary is comprised of selected excerpts from an astounding two part article in this month's Harper's magazine, Part I 'Soldiers Of Christ' by Jeff Sharlet."
- Gary Boatwright, "Christian Fascism Has The Power," Seeing the Forest, April 24, 2005: Covers "Part II, 'Feeling the Hate with the National Religious Broadcasters' by Chris Hedges, Senior Fellow at The Nation Institute."
- Paul Waldman, "The Right's Siege Mentality," Tom Paine.Common Sense, April 25, 2005.
- Melissa Rogers, "Faith And The Filibuster Fight," Tom Paine.Common Sense, April 25, 2005.
- George Will, "The Christian Complex," Washington Post, May 5, 2005: "The state of America's political discourse is such that the president has felt it necessary to declare that unbelievers can be good Americans. In last week's prime-time news conference, he said: 'If you choose not to worship, you're equally as patriotic as somebody who does worship.'"
- Rev. Carlton W. Veazey, "On the Brink of 'Theocracy'," Center for American Progress, May 5, 2005.
- Robert B. Reich, "Deepening the Religious Divide. Republicans think they can put right-wing religion above the rule of law. That might be their biggest mistake," The American Prospect, May 6, 2005.
- "Democrats Voted Out of Baptist Church" in Waynesville, NC, SF Gate, May 7, 2005. Hoffmania.com has links to numerous other versions of the news story, plus "Baptist Jihad update," Blah3.com.
- Brian Faler, "Aid to Christian School In Alaska Spurs Lawsuit," Washington Post, May 9, 2005.
- Melinda Pillsbury-Foster, "The rapture of Rove," Online Journal, May 10, 2005: "George Stephanopoulos should not have been surprised on the May 1 This Week when Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson opined that liberal judges are a far greater threat than are terrorists. Pat is telling the truth; he is, however, fudging the context of these facts. Those facts reveal that liberal judges are a threat to Pat's second job, the one that has made Robertson and Ralph Reed both politically powerful and wealthy."
- Tim Abbott, "Babylon in exile," roanoke.com, May 10, 2005.
- Glen McAdoo, "Whosoever believeth in George W. Bush," Lahontan Valley News (Nevada), May 16, 2005.
- David Podvin, "Darwin Was Wrong," Make Them Accountable, May 17, 2005.
- Nicholas von Hoffman, "Holy Rollers Hell-Bent On Destroying Secular Law," New York Observer, May 18, 2005.
- Rose Aguilar, "Houses of Right-Wing Worship," AlterNet, June 7, 2005.
- James L. Guth, Lyman A. Kellstedt, John C. Green, and Corwin E. Smidt, "Onward Christian Soldiers? Religion and the Bush Doctrine," Christianity Today, July/August 2005.
- "They've created a 'culture war' monster," AMERICAblog, July 5, 2005.
- David D. Kirkpatrick and Carl Hulse, "G.O.P. Asks Conservative Allies to Cool Rhetoric Over the Court," New York Times, July 6, 2005. Re Bush's judicial nominees and the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
- Bill Berkowitz, "Deepening the faith. Bush and Congress aim to institutionalize Faith-Based Initiative," Working for Change, July 28, 2005.
- Max Blumenthal, "Preaching Justice, Slaying Dragons," The Nation, August 19, 2005: "The true underlying agenda of Justice Sunday II was undisguised in the rousing speech given by Bishop Harry Jackson. 'We need to tell both parties, It's our way or the highway,' Jackson told the cheering crowd. 'You and I can bring the ruling reign of the cross to America.'"
- John D. Goldhammer, "Dr. Bush and Mr. Hyde: The Fundamentalist Shadow of George W. Bush," Scoop (NZ), September 19, 2005.
- Steve Satterwhite, "Meet the Fundies. Here are a few of the Texans who are bringing Christian Fundamentalism into state politics," Texas Observer, October 7, 2005.
- Ewan MacAskill, "George Bush: 'God told me to end the tyranny in Iraq'. President told Palestinians God also talked to him about Middle East peace," Guardian Unlimited (UK), October 7, 2005.
- Alessandro Camon, "Rescuing Jesus. Bush & Co. have hijacked Jesus, using him as the poster child for their callous worldview. It's time to rescue Christ from his kidnappers," Salon, October 7, 2005: "The administration's lethargic and callous response to the call after Hurricane Katrina, just like the president's coldheartedness toward Cindy Sheehan, suggests that the people who govern us are as willing to invoke Jesus as their guide, their inspiration, even their 'favorite philosopher,' as they are firmly unwilling to behave anything like Jesus." Preview or subscription required.
- Julian Borger, "How Born-Again George Became a Man on a Mission," Guardian Unlimited (UK) (Common Dreams), October 7, 2005.
- Ira Chernus, "Subject: Does God Speak to Bush?" Common Dreams, October 8, 2005.
- Mark Lawson, "The Maker of US policy. What a stroke of luck that God's advice to George Bush fits so neatly alongside US national interests," Guardian Unlimited (UK), October 8, 2005.