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ETV / In The News

Welcome to the news article section of EnlightenTheVote.com! Here we will post different news stories that we feel are relevant to our cause. Stories are organized from newest to oldest by publishing date.

Recent Stories

Add This Group To Obama's Winning Coalition: 'Religiously Unaffiliated'

The big demographic story out of the 2012 presidential election may have been President Obama's domination of the Hispanic vote, and rightfully so.

Nonbelievers flex their political muscles
Kimberly Winston, Washington Post

One of the biggest growth areas in political activism around religion is coming from an unlikely source: the nonreligious. And it's happening far from the marbled corridors of power in the nation's capital. (Read more)

Forbes easily secures another term in U.S. House
Bill Sizemore, PilotOnline

U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Chesapeake, coasted to re-election Tuesday over his Democratic challenger, Wynne LeGrow.

Winning by nearly a 2-1 margin, Forbes declared victory shortly after 8 p.m. to a joyful crowd at the Chesapeake Conference Center celebrating a victorious night for Republicans in Virginia and across the country. (Read more)

Openly Atheist Candidate Runs Against Forbes
Ed Brayton, ScienceBlogs

Barrett Brown, author of Flock of Dodos, alerted me to the fact that Rep. Randy Forbes of Virginia, one of the most hardcore religious righters in Congress, is being challenged in this year's election by the rarest of American creatures -- an openly atheist political candidate. (Read more)


A call for an atheist on the Supreme Court
Marc Cooper, The Modesto Bee

As President Barack Obama considers nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, a debate bubbles as to whether religion should play a role in his choice. This is a no-brainer. The religious views of the next justice of the high court must absolutely be a decisive factor. (Read more)

Archives

Palin has blurred church-state line, review finds (Oct 2008)

Politics in pulpit loses some luster (Aug 2008)

Kenneth Copeland's religious empire questioned (Jul 2008)

Compromising the Constitution (Jul 2008)

Survey Shows U.S. Religious Tolerance (Aug 2007)

In Europe, Debate Over Islam and Virginity (Jun 2008)

Tax Exemptions of Charities Face New Challenges (May 2008)

School Board to Pay in Jesus Prayer Suit (Feb 2008)

Ron Paul Loses 60% of Atheist Vote (Jan 2008)

Megachurches Add Local Economy to Their Mission (Nov 2007)

The Evangelical Crackup (Oct 2008)

The Politics of God (Aug 2007)

Religion-Based Tax Breaks: Housing to Paychecks to Books (Oct 2006)

As Religious Programs Expand, Disputes Rise Over Tax Breaks (Oct 2006)

Where Faith Abides, Employees Have Few Rights (Oct 2006)

As Exemptions Grow, Religion Outweighs Regulation (Oct 2006)

 

 

 

 


 

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