Saturday, May 07, 2005

New York Conference Voices Concerns About Religions Role in US Politics

A conference held by academics at the City University of New York has voiced concerns over "the real agenda of the religious far right" and the threat posed by theocracy - meaning a regime where clergy monopolize power and impose divine dictates.

Joan Bokaer of said "There's something strange about the folks running our country", while others attacked evangelical Protestants and the religious rights alleged attempts at installing their own brand of judiciary.

The Rev. Bob Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches, expressed concern too. "This may be the darkest time in our history. Our very liberties are at stake." Conservatives have reacted angrily at what they call liberal "hysteria".


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