December 17, 2002

Church and State, together at

Church and State, together at last! - Secret meetings, political graft for religious organizations, bible-thumping policy... it gives me a warm fuzzy just thinking about our current administration.

And the influence of the religious right spreads much further. The Internet commentator Atrios, who played a key role in bringing Mr. Lott's past to light, now urges us to look into the secretive Council for National Policy. This blandly named organization was founded by Tim LaHaye, co-author of the apocalyptic "Left Behind" novels, and is in effect a fundamentalist pressure group. [...] George W. Bush gave a closed-door speech to the council in 1999, after which the religious right in effect endorsed his candidacy.
Paul Krugman writes in :Gotta Have Faith ( from NYT, requires free registration) Posted by James at December 17, 2002 10:19 AM
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