Category Archives: Fundamentalism

Science Museums Prepare to “Encounter Religious Fundamentalists”

The New York Times recently described how science museum workers deal with those who dare to question the hegemony (I’ve added the emphasis): ITHACA, N.Y. – Lenore Durkee, a retired biology professor, was volunteering as a docent at the Museum of the Earth here when she was confronted by a group of seven or eight […]

John Roberts Interviewed about Bob Jones University

DURBIN: But there was one case, one case in particular that hasn’t been mentioned today that I’d like to ask you about, and that was the case involving Bob Jones University. That was one of the most troubling decisions of the Reagan administration. It was a decision to argue before the Supreme Court that Bob […]

Robert-Jones Commentary Again

As John Roberts’ hearings are about to start, his memo telling Bob Jones, president of Bob Jones University to “go soak his head,” comes up again as an example of Roberts’ impenetrability: There is something for everyone here. It can be read variously as 1) the nominee was happy to work for an administration that […]

Another Excuse to Bash Bob Jones University

The administrators of Bob Jones University were wrong and foolish to officially discourage inter-racial dating, so they’ve brought on their own heads (and the heads of graduates like me) much of the criticism in the press. But as inexcusable as the school’s former policies were, there’s no justification for perpetuating falsehoods about it, especially since […]

Toronto Sun’s Glare

It’s nice to know what the Toronto Sun thinks about Evangelicals (HT: relapsed catholic). Maybe next week the editors will reveal the secrets of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Robertson’s call to murder cast a spotlight on the growing power of the loopy religious far right, grouped under the banner of the Christian […]

Roberts and Jones Redux

I’d already pointed out that Supreme Court nominee Roberts had harsh words for former Bob Jones University president Bob Jones, but today the AP is running an article that provides some more details: Documents obtained by The Associated Press showed that Roberts, then working as an assistant to White House counsel Fred Fielding in 1984, […]