The Nation, April 8, 2016
The law doesn’t protect religious belief. It protects bigots who discriminate against LGBT people—and zealots who place their religion above the law.
Slate, January 6, 2016
How anti-bullying, sex ed, and even science programs aim to convert students.
The New York Times, November 16, 2015
The Nation, October 8, 2015
Five states permit doctors to help terminally ill patients end their lives, but Catholic hospitals still refuse to let their patients “die with dignity.”
Boston Review, May 14, 2015
“Church planting” uses public schools to reduce rent and retake secular Boston
Gay City News, April 2, 2015
The Nation, January 14, 2015
How evangelicals are taking advantage of publicly funded spaces.
The New York Times, May 7, 2014
The Guardian, November 7, 2013
Texas evangelical leader David Barton threatened a Tea Party challenge to Senator John Cornyn – a truly apocalyptic scenario
The Atlantic, June 29, 2013
Why it’s important to examine the agendas and assumptions behind the idea that secularists aren’t committed to relief efforts.
The Guardian, April 23, 2013
In general, US public opinion is trending liberal. Not that you’d know it from state legislatures bought by conservative dollars
The Guardian, April 7, 2013
With gay marriage accepted even within the GOP, one battle in the ‘culture wars’ has been won. But new fronts are opening
AlterNet, September 3, 2014
Nancy Howell Lee’s 1969 book, ‘The Search for an Abortionist,’ should be required reading amid the recent restrictions on reproductive freedoms.
The Guardian, March 19, 2013
The BSA’s new members’ survey reveals that its bias lies as much in privileging religious conviction as in anti-gay sentiment
The Atlantic, March 12, 2012
The problem with “Good News Clubs” isn’t constitutionality. It’s deceptiveness.
Religion Dispatches, February 18, 2013
In Encinitas, parents warn of encroaching “neopaganism”
Religion Dispatches, November 26, 2012
Have the religiously unaffiliated triumphed as a force in American politics?
The Guardian, November 20, 2012
With the IRS turning a blind eye, the Christian right is getting its political advertising subsidised by American taxpayers
The Guardian, November 4, 2012
The religious right in the US backs GOP climate change denial because science also supports evolution against creationism
The Guardian, October 24, 2012
When evangelicals attack ‘the gay agenda’ of an anti-bullying event in schools, something is sick in America’s religious culture
The Guardian, September 25, 2012
Adults can’t proselytise in schools – but kids can. Hence a new scam by fundamentalists to circumvent church-state separation
The Guardian, August 15, 2012
Congressional haggling over Obamacare meant conservatives won funding for faith-based sex education curriculums in schools
The Guardian, July 6, 2012
A judge’s decision forcing New York City to provide subsidised space for religious worship challenges the US constitution
The Guardian, June 26, 2012
The founding fathers saw the state as guarantor of freedom from persecution. Now, the Church is trying to cast it as persecutor
The Guardian, April 29, 2012
Constitutional ambiguity has allowed religion an excessive influence in schools, and Australia is not alone in this respect
Religion Dispatches, December 3, 2012
On Thursday RD senior correspondent Elizabeth Drescher responded to Katherine Stewart’s Nov. 26 essay, The Demographic that Should Keep Rove Awake at Night. The following is Stewart’s response to Drescher.
The Guardian, May 30, 2012
Good News Clubs’ evangelism in schools is already subverting church-state separation. Now they justify murdering nonbelievers
The Guardian, May 17, 2012
Christian-nationalist zealots are trying to rewrite US history, airbrush slavery and enshrine creationism in Texas schools
The Guardian, April 23, 2012
Under the pretext of parental ‘choice’, the right is using vouchers to establish religion in public education – with Romney’s blessing
AlterNet, April 14, 2012
Thanks to ALEC, the Volunteer State has adopted a law intended to undermine the teaching of evolution in public schools. Just don’t expect them to stop there.
The Guardian, April 3, 2012
Even as states and schools try to put in place anti-bullying policies, the Christian right is mobilising to undo them.
Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, April 1, 2012
Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, March 14, 2012
The Guardian, March 9, 2012
A campaign funded by the religious right has effectively rewritten the constitutional separation of church and state in education.
AlterNet, February 24, 2012
Leaked documents reveal a right-wing think-tank’s plans to undermine the teaching of climate science—and defund public education in the process.
The Guardian, February 12, 2012
In a disturbing trend, anti-evolution campaigners are combining with climate change deniers to undermine public education
Bloomberg, February 1, 2012
A radical religious ideology is rapidly gaining momentum in America’s public elementary schools.
Religion Dispatches, February 1, 2012
On the Hosannna-Tabor Decision
Reuters, January 25, 2012
The Daily Beast, January 25, 2012
At public schools across the U.S., Christian youth groups gather to pray in a way that is legal but may test legal boundaries, reports Katherine Stewart from a school in Tennessee.
Religion Dispatches, December 5, 2011
Small victory in SCOTUS decision.
The New York Times, June 11, 2011
Federal Court of Appeals Sees Reason.
Santa Barbara Independent, May 9, 2009
An evangelical group sets its sights on Santa Barbara’s public elementary school kids.