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Activated: Texas Freedom Network vs. Liberty Institute
The education of polar opposites
"...motivate citizens. The two most prominent have been the Texas Freedom Network (which "advances a mainstream agenda of religious..."

Sept. 17, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Texas Freedom Network Report
"...Download a pdf of the Texas Freedom Network report on sex education in Texas...."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature

Texas Faith and Freedom
Samantha Smoot recounts her work with the Texas Freedom Network
"...Samantha Smoot, executive director of the Texas Freedom Network since 1998, recently announced her resignation, effective..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

CEO Chuck Smith Leaves Equality Texas
Samantha Smoot tapped for interim executive director position
"...Equality Texas, a statewide political advocacy organization for LGBTQ rights, announced..."

Dec. 17, 2018 News Post by Beth Sullivan

Reading the Right Things in Texas
New state reading standards may include mandatory set texts
"...proposed new English/language arts and reading curriculum standards. The Texas Freedom Network is furious because they fear that this..."

March 26, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Texas Fiction Science
The State Board of Education does its part to fantasize biology
"...But here's a bit of nonfiction: The Texas State Board of Education has just those two things...."

July 25, 2008 News Feature by Andrea Grimes

No Sex, Please, We're Texas
Progressive coalition challenges abstinence-only health textbooks
"...groups says. The Protect Our Kids Campaign includes the Texas Freedom Network, which has taken the progressive side's lead..."

July 9, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

SBOE Approves an Evolution in Texas Textbooks
Over loud objections, the State Board of Education voted to approve high school biology textbooks discussing evolution.
"...11 of the high school biology textbooks recommended by Texas Education Agency staff, following professional and public review. After..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Whether to Laugh or Cry: Sex Ed in Texas
A new report takes an unprecedented look at the state of sex ed in Texas public schools
"...the WAIT Training abstinence-only sex-education curriculum – and in Texas, that's the curriculum taught in 53 public school districts...."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Most Texas Voters Favor State-Funded Family Planning
And disapprove of 2011 fam-plan budget cuts
"...the conclusions reached by two pollsters hired by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund to do research into Texans'..."

Feb. 22, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

TFN Report: Texas Scientists Support Evolution
Scientists overwhelmingly reject "creation science" and "intelligent design"
"...to adopt new curriculum standards for science education in Texas' public schools. In preparation for this debate, the Texas..."

Nov. 21, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Jesus, Take the Wheel: Texas Education Is a Mess of Biblical Proportions
Texas education is a mess of biblical proportions
"...public school districts and three charter school districts in Texas...."

Jan. 25, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Reproductive Health Advocates Lay Out Legislative Agenda
“Trust. Respect. Access.” campaign combines progressive forces
"...–supported by a coalition of groups including NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, Whole Woman’s Health, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, the ACLU..."

March 6, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Majority of Texas Voters Favor State-Funded Family Planning
And disapprove of 2011 fam-plan budget cuts
"...the conclusions reached by two pollsters hired by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund to conduct research into Texans'..."

Feb. 19, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Temporary Freedom for Anthony Graves?
Judge recommends Texas death row inmate Anthony Graves be released while awaiting retrial
"...Magistrate Judge John Froeschner recommended on Oct. 4 that Texas death row inmate Anthony Graves be released on $50,000..."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Deep Divisions in Texas' Powerful Anti-Choice Movement
Battle reflects Lege’s growing extremism
"...bury or cremate fetal remains after abortion – the Texas Catholic Conference of Bish­ops attended the hearings, eagerly offering..."

April 6, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Federal Judge Chooses Religious Freedom Over Trans Health Care Rights
Obama's mandate would have provided more health care options to the trans community
"...1. O'Connor sided with the plaintiffs – led by Texas and backed by seven other states, as well as..."

Jan. 6, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Weird Bands From Texas
"...the Eighties and early Nineties at a forever tenuous network of mostly dingy, fly-by-night clubs that would eventually coalesce..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Music Feature by Greg Beets

50 Watts of Freedom
"...During a June 2001 Texas LPFM license application period, nine applications were filed for..."

Sept. 27, 2002 News Feature by Chris Womack

Deep in the Heart of Texas Political Scandals
Crimes, carousing, and contravention from the Capitol grounds
"...are even willing to get caught riding around North Texas with three prostitutes in their whip. Rounding out the..."

Jan. 6, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

Freedom for the Kellers
Fran and Dan released after 21 years for 'satanic abuse'
"...and Nineties, were accused of being part of a network of Satan worshippers who abused children taken to day..."

Dec. 6, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Smoot Steps Down
Texas Freedom Network director moves on after six years of leadership
"...have probably heard of the group she leads, the Texas Freedom Network. It's a statewide organization with 19,000 members..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Protocols of the Elders of Chisum
State rep joins the tin foil hat brigade
"...Bizarre news, courtesy of the Texas Freedom Network: Apparently GOP Rep. Warren Chisum has circulated..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Let's Get Down to Biznasty: TFN
Biznasty: like the Wall Street Journal, but 20% less queer.
"...annual celebration of the creation and advocacy of the Texas Freedom Network, one of Texas' best voices for LGBTQIA..."

Oct. 7, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Frank J. Rivera

The Religious Left
Texas Faith Network Unites Against the Right
"...struggling to be heard above the fray is the Texas Faith Network, made up of mainstream Christians and Jews..."

Dec. 27, 1996 News Feature by Amy Smith

Dunbar Strikes Again
Board of Education member has book out attacking public education
"...Now, Dunbar is under attack from the Texas Freedom Network for her new book, One Nation Under..."

Dec. 4, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Just Watch the Livestock
Texas schools' sex ed favors 'don't ask, don't tell ... and keep 'em ignorant'
"...open records request submitted the previous month by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund, seeking documents and information related..."

March 20, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Senators Hold Meeting to Reaffirm Anti-LGBT Discrimination
State Affairs Committee hearing used as anti-LGBT soapbox
"...At the direction of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a Texas Senate Committee convened on Wednesday morning to examine “religious..."

Feb. 17, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

All the Right Moves
Democrat Donna Howard faces self-proclaimed moderate Republican Cynthia Thornton in the general election for Austin's seat on the State Board of Education
"...as evidence Thornton's responses on questionnaires distributed by the Texas Eagle Forum, the Texas Christian Coalition, and the Free..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

The Revisionaries
When it comes to choosing public-school textbooks, what happens in Texas is of national concern – and this documentary captures these culture wars in full bloom.
"...As goes Texas, so goes the nation – at least that’s true..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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