The infiltration of the federal government by large numbers of people seeking to impose a religious agenda which is very different from simply being people of faith is one of the most important stories of the last six years. It's also a story that tends to gounder reported, perhaps because journalists are afraid of sounding like conspiracy theorists.But this conspiracy is no theory. The official platform of the Texas Republican Party pledges to "dispel the myth of the separation of church and state." And the Texas Republicans now running the country are doing their best to fulfill that pledge.
And there's another thing most reporting fails to convey: the sheer extremism of these people.
You see, Regent isn't a religious university the way Loyola or Yeshiva are religious universities. It's run by someone whose first reaction to 9/11 was to brand it God's punishment for America's sins.