The intersection of politics and religion continues to be notable mostly for its collisions.
Miami and Alaska appear to be at the forefront of a new effort to get state and federal funding for religious schools.
Elsewhere around the U.S., spiritual and secular takes on Christmas and other winter holidays have led to claims of discrimination, protests, and also lawsuits over offical statements of seasonal cheer — especially in schools.
This includes one New Jersey school district’s complete ban on religious music. A protest against the policy brought out Republicans, Democrats, Christians and Jews.
“Initiative could open state funds for religious schools”
Miami Herald, December 16, 2004
“Tiny Christian college nets generous federal funding”
Anchorage Daily News, December 21, 2004
“Christians protest actions that play down Christmas’ religious nature”
USA Today, December 22, 2004
“School yuletide observances shift into neutral”
LA Times, December 22, 2004
“Carolers potest religious-music ban”
Washington Times, December 22, 2004