Dr. Melissa Deckman is a Professor of Political Science at Washington College and a PRRI Affiliated Scholar. Her research interests center on the intersection of religion, women, and politics. She has written in the past about the Christian Right’s participation in school board politics. Her most recent work is as co-editor and contributor to Curriculum and the Culture Wars: Debating the Bible’s Place in Public Schools. PRRI sat down with Dr. Deckman to discuss the significance of the book.
Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?
On Sunday, the Super Bowl will become a platform for LGBT rights. Meanwhile, religious television channels will offer alternatives to the halftime show, which may or may not feature a reunited Destiny’s Child.
A Catholic college in Canada offered a course on atheism, and the response has been overwhelming.
Evangelical churches and leaders are struggling to find the right balance on gay issues, as public opinion on the issue shifts.
Why does the Obama administration love its petition site so much?
Law school applications are dropping dramatically, and Jordan Weissman says this is a very good thing.