Bridging the Divide: Science and Faith in the Classroom

With the State Board of Education beginning its revision of science curriculum standards for Texas public schools, the battle over what to teach students about evolution will be heated. That debate has also been raging in other states, especially Kansas and, more recently, Florida. A report from the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund reviews how this […]

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More People Want Religion Out of Politics

In a surprising turn of events, Pew Research Center is reporting that: Some Americans are having a change of heart about mixing religion and politics. A new survey finds a narrow majority of the public saying that churches and other houses of worship should keep out of political matters and not express their views on […]

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Party for Science!

What’s one way you can Stand Up for Science in Texas? Throw a party! Host a house party and screen an award-winning documentary, Kansas vs. Darwin, which chronicles creationist efforts to undermine what schoolchildren learn about evolution in their science classrooms. Kansas vs. Darwin looks specifically at what happened when religious extremists took control of […]

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Sponsor Freedom!

Today is the deadline to sponsor the Texas Freedom Network’s 13th Annual Celebration. All of the work we do — from battling religious extremists on the State Board of Education to defending religious freedom, civil liberties and public education in the Legislature — depends on the support we get from people who share these mainstream […]

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McCain and Obama at Saddleback Civil Forum this Saturday

This Saturday (August 16) Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain will speak at Rev. Rick Warren’s Saddleback Civil Forum. The presidential contenders will be interviewed separately by Warren on issues such as AIDS, poverty and social justice. As we noted earlier, this appearance by political candidates with an evangelical Christian leader is unique in that […]

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