Tag: Focus on the Family

June 16, 2016 / Entanglement
image of a young girl praying from freeimages.com

Obvious violations of the first amendment in public schools can include a sign with an obvious religious message, a teacher proselytizing, or a school promoted event sponsored by a religious group that includes a sermon or prayer. There are, however, many smaller violations going on all the time that might be harder to see or stop. It takes all of us, checking into our local schools, to police these minor violations and to educate people about the 1st amendment.

Zack Kopplin wrote in ThinkProgress about the efforts of Focus on the Family to infiltrate public schools under the radar:

February 8, 2010 / Groups
May 8, 2009 / Entanglement

May 5th was the so-called National Day of Prayer. It is an ad hoc “day” sponsored by the religious right front group Focus on the Family to misinform us all about the erroneous claims that fundamentalist Christians are being persecuted in the United States. President Bush made a public spectacle of the “event” but President Obama only continued the proclamation part. That is a good sign, but there are other reasons to drop the National Day of Prayer.

October 8, 2007 / Groups

Rudi Giuliani failed the so-called “value voters” litmus test so why is the leadership of the religious right threatening to support a 3rd party candidate? Because it would be worse to support a known loser who wouldn’t even be nominated for the GOP ticket.