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The family man campaign

GETTY IMAGES Let us pause from one of the most divisive presidential campaigns in modern American history to contemplate an … Continued

Of Protestants, politicians and power

As the Republicans leave Tampa and the Democrats prepare to gather in Charlotte, one dynamic is immediately clear in both … Continued

Mormons: An all-American success story?

CJ GUNTHER CJ GUNTHER The Boston Temple, Church of the Latter Day Saints in Belmont Massachusetts 18 Nov. 2011. It … Continued

Americans less divided on approach to immigration, survey says

The recent Supreme Court ruling in Arizona v. United States, which tackled Arizona’s controversial 2010 immigration law, put the debate … Continued

Opposition to gay marriage lower

Opposition to gay marriage is significantly lower in 2012 compared to the previous two presidential campaigns, a survey by the … Continued

Opposition to marriage lower in 2012 campaign

Opposition to gay marriage is significantly lower in 2012 compared to the previous two presidential campaigns, a survey by the … Continued

Why Santorum didn’t sell

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has just announced that he will terminate his campaign for the Republican nomination. Liberals will … Continued

Youcef Nadarkhani’s case unites people around religious liberty

The fight to save the life of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has been sentenced to death in Iran for … Continued

The new evangelical vote

White evangelical voters just aren’t as predictable as they used to be. That’s the news out of Iowa – and … Continued

Piety is the policy at Rick Perry’s prayer rally

Erika Rich AP In this photo taken Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at The Response, a … Continued

Mormons speak for the faith

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a … Continued

Muslim Democrats Trying to Build on Obama Momentum

By William Wan One interesting outgrowth of the presidential campaigns last year was the effort among Muslim Americans to rally … Continued

And Atwater Begat Rove, who Begat Schmidt…

For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and lose his own soul? — … Continued

Wall Street and Sermons on Amounts

Denominational leaders are beginning to speak out about the moral collapse of Wall Street’s financial markets. Both presidential campaigns seem … Continued

“One’s Worldview Should Illumine One’s Decisions”

In the introduction to his Obama/McCain CNN interviews August 16, Pastor Rick Warren used “worldview” as a synonym for a … Continued

Signs & Wonders: A Non-Religious Cross?

No, this is not the headquarters for the Democratic or Republican presidential campaigns. It’s the controversial Mt. Soledad Memorial in … Continued

Green With Anger

Commentators increasingly compare the current presidential campaign to the one in 1960—full of idealism and inspiration, dominated by youth. But … Continued

Clinton, Obama, McCain: Human Beings, Not Moral Paragons

I cannot imagine any political process less suited to finding out whether a candidate is either honest or trustworthy than … Continued

Parsley, Islam, McCain and 21st Century Rasputins

Jeremiah Wright and Obama, Parsley, Hagee and McCain, Rasputin and Nicholas II (via Tsaritsa Alexandra), Thomas More and Henry VIII; … Continued

Spiritual Spin

Here’s what I don’t want. I don’t want to have presidential candidates engage in professions of faith in order to … Continued