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Post-Election Fight over the 'Evangelical' Brand
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 2:42pm | Type: Press

November 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Tobin Grant ...

The New Evangelical Agenda
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

Evangelical can no longer be accurately used to mean “white evangelical.” The day after the election, Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler said , “I think thi ...

Mitt, Mormons, and the Religious Test That Wasn’t
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

79 percent of white evangelicals voted for Romney. Charls C. Haynes writes in The Washington Post: Buried in the mountain of demographic data preoccupying poli ...

What's Next for Religious Conservatives?
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 9:34am | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney failed in his bid to win the White House back for Republicans, but the biggest losers in Tuesday’s voting may be Christian conservatives who put everything they had into denying President Barack Ob ...

My (Native) Vote
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 2:06pm | Type: Blog

So who am I going to vote for? I am not sure. But fortunately I have a few more hours to figure it out. My early voting ballot is almost complete. I have done my reading, finished ...

12 Myths About Mormonism That Persist Despite the ‘Mormon Moment’
Originally Posted: 11/05/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

All those stories educated millions of observant Americans about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Still, some “understandings” remain misunderstandings — and many views of the religion are stil ...

God Is Still Not A Republican, Or A Democrat
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

Our efforts appeared to inject some common sense into our nation’s political discourse, but given recent electoral statements and newspaper ads from some conservative Christian leaders, it appears the message ...

Catholic Bishops Make Last-Minute Pitch for Romney
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

A number of Roman Catholic bishops are making forceful last-minute appeals to their flock to vote on Election Day, and their exhortations are increasingly sounding like calls to support Republican challenger M ...

Watch the Vote: God Will Part the Waters
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 9:15am | Type: Blog

The deep waters of injustice are rising high and threatening to spill over on Nov. 6. Voters will have to wade through muck and mire to cast faith-filled ballots this year. So, listen up, study up, and get you ...

4 Things We Should Be Talking About Before Nov. 6
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

Poverty. Guns. . Drones. Climate change. Bring up any of those issues and watch the candidates make a quick nod of concern and then scamper away from any specifics As the winds an ...

On Scripture: How to Vote like a Christian
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 8:52am | Type: Blog

No single party or candidate has a monopoly on loving God and neighbor. It seems so easy, doesn’t it? Love God. Love your neighbor. The two greatest commandments encapsulate the ...

After Romney Meeting, Billy Graham Website Scrubs Mormon ‘Cult’ Reference
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 7:29am | Type: Blog

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association removed language labeling Mormonism a “cult” from its website after the famed preacher met with Republican nominee Mitt Romney last week and pledged to help his presid ...

Majority of Protestant Pastors Back Romney, But Many Still Undecided
Originally Posted: 10/12/2012 - 9:08am | Type: Blog

A majority of Protestant pastors plan to vote for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new survey, but nearly a quarter are still undecided less than a month from Election Day. ...

On Muppets and Candidates
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 10:07am | Type: Blog

Tripp Hudgins offers his First Thoughts about the presidential and vice presidential debates. Editor's Note: Theologian extraordinnaire Tripp Hudgins put together ...

We’ve Got Issues
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

Think and pray about whom, you would entrust with the responsibility to lead your community, state, and nation. If you care about having a substantive conversation about is ...

Campaigns’ Faith Outreach Centers on Economy
Originally Posted: 10/08/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

With voters focused intently on pocketbook issues, both Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are framing their faith-outreach efforts around the economy as the presidential campaign enters its final weeks. ...

What Was Really Said at the Debate?
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

Despite all the arguing there was much left unsaid by President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney at Wednesday night's debate. Last night millions of Americans watched the fi ...

Priorities of the First Presidential Debate: Q & A with Marianne Williamson
Originally Posted: 10/03/2012 - 6:29pm | Type: Blog

Marianne Williamson, a bestselling author and convener of the upcoming Sister Giant conference on women and politics, has called on President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney to address “a meaningful arra ...

Why Our Presidential Candidates Need a Manicure
Originally Posted: 09/26/2012 - 7:26am | Type: Blog

Our presidential candidates could also benefit from an appointment at Pretty Nail Salon, to listen to the local narratives and deepen their understanding of how social policy is affecting the lives of the urba ...

Michael Gerson: Conservatism and the Common Good
Originally Posted: 09/24/2012 - 6:43am | Type: Blog

My friend Mike Gerson wrote a significant column in the Washington Post today, titled "An Ideology Without Promise." It takes a deeper look at the now infamous Romney video and addresses the crisis t ...

White Working Class Voters Still Looking for a Candidate, Still Religious
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

The white working class, a potentially rich bloc of voters for Republicans or Democrats, hasn’t settled on Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama, a new study from the Public Religion Research Institute shows. ...

The Ethical Opportunity of a Video
Originally Posted: 09/19/2012 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

The recently revealed video of Gov. Mitt Romney at a fundraising event last May is changing the election conversation. I hope it does, but at an even deeper level than the responses so far ...

We Asked; They Answered: Obama, Romney on Poverty
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 11:29am | Type: Blog

We asked the candidates, what will you do to address the highest numbers of people in poverty in America in almost 50 years—numbers that we learned today are still growing? We believe these messages from the P ...

VIDEO: Obama, Romney Answer Faith Leaders' Call to Address Poverty in Election
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

The Circle of Protection, comprised of Christian leaders from across the religious spectrum, today released President Barack Obama's and GOP nominee Mitt Romney's video responses to the call to addre ...

A Season of Civility in Response to Campaign Incivility
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

Instead of trying to fight fire with more fire, the time has come to practice civility among ourselves as we engage in public life, and as we do so, learn to demand respectfulness from our elected officials, b ...

The Politics of Poverty
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 2:03pm | Type: Blog

In my mind, the poor are the ones being hijacked in all of this. Wealthy politicians from both major parties certainly are not arguing or creating policy from the viewpoint of Jesus. In fact, thinly veiled rel ...

Cardinal Timothy Dolan Asks Candidates to Sign Civility Pledge
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who sparked controversy by agreeing to deliver the closing blessing at the Republican convention in Tampa this week, on Monday drew further attention to his political role by asking bot ...

Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s GOP Convention Blessing Prompts Debate
Originally Posted: 08/24/2012 - 9:15am | Type: Blog

The news that New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the nation’s most prominent Catholic prelate, will deliver the closing blessing to the Republican National Convention in Florida next week was seen as a huge coup ...

Romney Says Tax Returns Would Publicize Private Mormon Tithing
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 1:55pm | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney says in a new interview that one of the reasons he’s distressed about disclosing his tax returns is that everyone sees how much money he and his wife, Ann, have donated to his Mormon church, and th ...

Obama, Romney Discuss Role of Faith in Their Lives
Originally Posted: 08/21/2012 - 9:55am | Type: Blog

In a recent poll by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, fewer than 50 percent of Americans identified Obama as a Christian. About 60 percent knew Romney is Mormon. The two discussed their faith in eight ...

N.Y. Cardinal Timothy Dolan Defends Obama Invitation to Al Smith Dinner
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

The nonpartisan charity dinner is a time for civility, engagement, and dialogue, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan wrote. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan defended his invitation of ...

Watch Live: Romney Announces Paul Ryan as VP Pick
Originally Posted: 08/11/2012 - 8:15am | Type: Blog

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential pick early Saturday morning. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announc ...

Mitt Romney Ad Says President Obama Launched ‘War on Religion’
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 1:11pm | Type: Blog

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused Democratic President Barack Obama of launching a “war on religion” in a television ad released on Aug. 9. Republican preside ...

Plunging into the Political Fray. Or Not.
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 3:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Remind me again what lawyers do. I forget. THE TAR SANDS in Alberta, Canada, have been in the n ...

What the Polls Don't Tell Us
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 10:19am | Type: Blog

Writing for The Huffington Post, Eric Sapp takes a closer look at a recent Pew Forum poll. Writing for The Huffington Post , Eric Sapp takes a closer look at a recent ...

What Was Romney Like as a Mormon Bishop?
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Though Mitt Romney talks little about his faith on the campaign trail, he grew up in the Mormon Church and spent years as a top church leader in Massachusetts. Lani Gerson left t ...

Pollster: Romney’s Israel Visit to Have Little Effect on Jewish Vote
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 8:56am | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON — Neither Mitt Romney’s trip to Israel Saturday nor President Obama’s Middle East policies will have much effect on Jewish voters this fall, according to a new report that says Jewish voting pattern ...

Evangelical Author Sees 'Mormonizing' of America
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 6:43am | Type: Blog

Stephen Mansfield, an evangelical author who has written widely about the faith of politicians, turns his attention to Mormons in his latest book, The Mormonizing of America. He talked with Religion News Servi ...

Mormons and Patriotism
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

As Americans celebrate the nation’s founding, some Mormons may outdo their neighbors in fireworks, fanfare, and frenzy to express their outsized patriotism. SALT LAKE CITY — As Am ...

Poll: Mormons Excited About Romney’s Rise, But Wary of Media
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Most Mormons in Utah believe that Mitt Romney’s rise to become the likely GOP presidential nominee is a good thing for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But many do not trust the media to cover ...

1 in 5 Americans Would Not Vote for Mormon President
Originally Posted: 06/21/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

Nearly one in five Americans say they would not vote for a Mormon president, a percentage that has hardly budged since 1967, according to a new Gallup poll. Nearly one in five Ame ...

Black Mormons Face a Political Choice Like No Other
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

Twenty years ago, who would have predicted the 2012 U.S. presidential race would pit a black incumbent against a white Mormon? SALT LAKE CITY — Twenty years ago, who would have p ...

Evangelicals Stay Mum on Mitt Romney’s Mormonism
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

What's surprising in 2012 is the relative lack of anxiety among evangelicals who for years considered Mormonism a "cult" that was to be feared, not embraced. Now th ...

Is the Religious Right Marginalizing Itself?
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 1:31pm | Type: Blog

Conservative Christians are starting to line up behind Mormon Mitt Romney. But not without hesitation. Writing for The Washington Post 's On Faith blog, David Mason ...

With Nomination Clinched, Focus Turns to Romney’s Mormon Faith
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney clinched the GOP presidential nomination on May 28, becoming the first Mormon selected by a major political party. But will his barrier-breaking faith be a boon or bane to his White House campaign? ...

Romney Learns How to Talk to Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

It's no wonder that Mitt Romney won plaudits from evangelical bigwigs for his commencement speech at Liberty University on Saturday. It showed he's learned how to talk to them--or at least, learned t ...

Transcript: Romney's Liberty University Speech
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney on Saturday delivered the commencement speech at Liberty University. The Los Angeles Times has video and the full transcript of the speech. Mitt Romney on Saturday d ...

Why Religion Will Continue to Shape the 2012 Election
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

Dan Gilgoff and other religion reporters examine why social issues will continue to shape the narrative of the 2012 election. Dan Gilgoff  and other religion reporters examine ...

The Challenge
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

Glenn Kessler, writer of the Washington Post Factchecker column, issues a challenge to President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. Glenn Kessler, writer of the Washington Post Factcheck ...

Former Bush Advisers Take Prominent Roles in Romney Campaign
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

Over at Salon.com, Jordan Michael Smith tells us, 'The Bushies Are Back': Over at  Salon.com ,  Jordan Michael Smith  tells us, 'The Bushies Are Back' ...