Religious Right Leaders Join President Bush at Bill-Signing Ceremony
The Religious Right's influence with the Bush administration was on full display at a bill-signing ceremony in early November.
On Nov. 5 at the Ronald Reagan building, only blocks from the White House, President George W. Bush signed a bill to ban a rare late-term abortion procedure that its opponents call "partial-birth abortion."
A Nov. 6 New York Times article described the measure's enactment as a "moment of political triumph for the anti-abortion movement, a reflection of its influence with a Republican-controlled Congress and a Republican president." The above-the-fold, front-page article was accompanied by a large color photo of an array of Religious Right leaders at the signing ceremony. The article said the abortion foes "gave the ceremony the air of a presidential pep rally." The prominent photo included Dr. Adrian Rogers, former head of the Southern Baptist Convention; the Rev. Lou Sheldon, chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition; the Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority; Janet Parshall, an evangelical radio talk show host; Jay …
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Publication information: Article title: Religious Right Leaders Join President Bush at Bill-Signing Ceremony. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Church & State. Volume: 56. Issue: 11 Publication date: December 2003. Page number: 14. © 1999 Americans United for Separation of Church and State. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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