- -01-13-05 Judge: Remove "Evolution" Stickers from Books (Bloomberg.com)
"Georgia's Cobb County school system must immediately remove stickers from science textbooks that say evolution is a 'theory, not a fact,' because a federal judge ruled the disclaimers were unconstitutional."
"At least five parents filed a lawsuit challenging the stickers on the grounds that they violated the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the state of Georgia. A section of the state's constitution says that 'no money shall ever be taken from the public treasury, directly or indirectly, in aid of any church, sect, cult, or religious denomination.' "
"Cooper also placed a permanent ban on the stickers being disseminated. Cobb County is north of Atlanta." 01-05
- -05-08-05 Pastor Outs Members for Political Positions (CBS News)
"Calling it a 'great misunderstanding,' the pastor of a small church who led the charge to remove nine members for their political beliefs tried to welcome them back Sunday, but some insisted he must leave for the wounds to heal."
"The Rev. Chan Chandler didn't directly address the controversy during the service at East Waynesville Baptist Church, but issued a statement afterward through his attorney saying the church does not care about its members' political affiliations." 5-05
- -11-04-04 Should Democrats Get Religion? (CBS News)
"The Democratic Party's sharp defeat in the 2004 election has already produced a round of soul searching."
"The GOP recaptured the White House and strengthened its hold on Congress with powerful support from churchgoers."
"No section of the nation received Mr. Bush's values-laden message more enthusiastically than the Old Confederacy. The election virtually completed the ongoing transformation of the South from a Democratic bastion to a GOP stronghold. Five Southern Senate seats previously held by Democrats fell to the Republicans." 11-04