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12 myths about Mormonism that persist despite the’Mormon moment’

SALT LAKE CITY — As Americans cast their ballots and the clock ticks toward midnight in Mitt Romney’s quest for … Continued

The myth of Mitt Romney’s evangelical problem

Mitt Romney has an evangelical problem. Or so we’ve been told by everyone from The New Yorker to The Huffington … Continued

Conservative Christian leaders focus on Romney’s policies, not faith

More than two dozen Christian conservatives are trying to put theological debates about presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormonism to rest … Continued

A Jesus economy?

President Obama’s “Buffet Rule,” a plan that would have LEON NEAL AFP/GETTY IMAGES A man dressed as Jesus sits amongst … Continued

Pro-life movement motivated to protect helpless children

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Religious leaders must safeguard life

2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world.Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt … Continued

Why the religious right has a permanent political edge over secular America

If you believe any of the hogwash about the irrelevance of the religious right to this election, take a look … Continued

What matters is conduct of the office

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Religious expression: a fundamental right

Freedom of expression, including sharing one’s faith with others, is a fundamental human right enshrined in national and international law … Continued

Defend the Innocent

Some New York-area rabbis are planning to bring weapons to High Holy Day services this month to guard against terrorist … Continued

Bob McDonnell, GOD and the GOP

By David Waters Politicians have a habit of saying what their audience wants to hear. Twenty years ago, Bob McDonnell’s … Continued

A More Faithful Way to Talk About Marriage

What is marriage? Is it a sacred rite or a civil right? What role, if any, should religious institutions, traditions … Continued

Revolutionary Freedom of Religion

JUST LAW AND RELIGION by Michael Kessler Independence Day is a good opportunity to take a moment to ponder how … Continued

Grading Obama’s Speech: A For Diplomacy, C- For Religious Dishonesty

If I were giving President Obama’s speech a grade solely for effectiveness in reaching out to the Muslim world, he … Continued

Not Occasions for Government to Push Piety

With several notable exceptions, presidents going back to George Washington have issued proclamations encouraging prayers of thanksgiving. In 1952, Congress … Continued

We’re Electing a President, Not A Holy Fool

One of the few good things to be said for the inordinate length of the primary process is that in … Continued

Religious Liberty for Me and Thee

Every religious tradition has the capacity for both good and evil, suggests Charles Kimball in his work, When Religion Becomes … Continued