In attempt to fight liberal activist judges here in the US, there's been a real effort at producing conservative Christian lawyers (rather than simply lawyers who happen to be christian) over the last 5+ years.
I guess I'm not overtly disturbed by this, as they're confined to the same laws and case examples that the rest of us have to deal with. They'll have to work with the precedent of Roe V Wade in mind; they will be forced to reject unbalanced religious instruction in our public schools. Etc.
On the other hand, it does seem to portray the claim that "christian values are under attack!" as crocodile tears; the culture wars may just be a euphemism for a concerted effort to turn this country into a theocracy. Until now, I've never really taken that notion seriously, but as months and years have passed, I've found myself slowly beginning to reconsider.
This is from an old 2005 episode of NPR's Morning Edition. Make sure to click the "Listen Now" link just under the story's title. I ran across it today, and it made me feel - something. I'm not sure what. Check it out.
Whaddya think, Americans? Is this a valid way in which to affect/craft societal values? Should it be allowed, or fought?