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Justice Sunday

Religious leaders James Dobson and Jerry Falwell and political leader Sen. Rick Santorum sought to rally conservative Christians to support confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito in a “Justice Sunday III” telecast Sunday night. The rally was simulcast from Greater Exodus Baptist Church, an African-American congregation in Philadelphia, where Alito, whose Senate confirmation hearings […] Read More

I have been an active member of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Ky., since 1991. My three children attend Whitefield Academy at Highview Baptist Church. That being said, I am very disappointed in the way the Christian community is being divided. Southeast does not speak for me politically, and it should not attempt to do […] Read More

Justice Sunday II is a misnomer. It has little to do with the pursuit of justice in America and everything to do with the judgment on America. A more truthful name for the religious right rally would be Judgment Sunday II. When Christian fundamentalists launched the Moral Majority, their strategy was to use the Republican […] Read More

The president of a board overseeing religious programming on a cable television channel in Louisville, Ky., says it was a mistake to air last weekend’s “Justice Sunday” telecast, because it violated station guidelines prohibiting endorsements of political candidates or parties. Lucinda Laird, president of the Channel 19 board, told the Louisville Courier-Journal that the station’s […] Read More

This is a tough time to be a judge in America. Big names from the world of religion and politics claim that the judiciary is “out of control.” These judicial reformers are working overtime to, in their words, give the courts back to the people. What they are really doing, however, is working to build […] Read More

“Justice Sunday–Stopping the Filibuster Against People of Faith,” is being staged at Louisville’s Highview Baptist, a church. The name is so similar to my church, Highland Baptist, that they are often mistaken for each other. Despite the name similarity, these sister congregations would not seem to have been born from the same litter or even […] Read More

The head of the leading ecumenical organization in the United States on Tuesday decried a campaign labeling opponents of President Bush’s judicial nominees as being against “people of faith.” Bob Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches, wrote a letter to the editor at major newspapers urging Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and […] Read More

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Southern Seminary President Al Mohler are among speakers scheduled for an April 24 simulcast to portray Senate Democrats blocking President Bush’s judicial nominees as “against people of faith.” The Family Research Council is sponsoring the event, labeled “Justice Sunday.” The 7 p.m. EDT service from Highview Baptist Church in […] Read More