Guest Voices: campaign 2012


Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Election 2012: ‘Mormon moment’ or a last gasp coalition?

It may be the tipping point for a country that no longer has a white ruling class, says an Episcopal priest.

By Dan Webster  |  12:23 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith; politics; election 2012; campaign 2012; President Obama; Dan Webster; white evangelicals; Mormons

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 11/19/2012

U-Va. sociology professor: Parenting in red, blue and purple America

Cultural divides so evident in the political arena also extend to the family arena, says U-Va’s National Marriage Project director.

By W. Bradford Wilcox  |  11:41 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  W. Bradford Wilcox; National Marriage Project; University of Virginia; religious divide; family arena; presidential election; election 2012; campaign 2012; President Obama; Mitt Romney; religious conservatives; secular progressives

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 11/15/2012

The ‘stupid party’

It will not be easy to get the current crop of Republican leaders to openly embrace science, says Secular Coalition for America president.

By Herb Silverman  |  01:44 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bobby Jindal; stupid party; Republican Party; Republicans; GOP; anti-intellectualism; Governor Bobby Jindal; Governor Jindal; election 2012; campaign 2012; Secular Coalition for America; Herb Silverman; evolution; creationism

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Do elections indicate the death of the Christian Right? Not so fast.

Scholars says observers declaring its demise may marvel at its big comeback in two or four years.

By Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox  |  01:22 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christian Right; evangelicals; election 2012; campaign 2012; faith and politics; religion; election landscape; Mark J. Rozell; Clyde Wilcox

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Why American Jews and Muslims backed Obama by huge margins

A rabbi and an imam hope America’s celebration of racial, ethnic and religious diversity is reasserting itself.

By Marc Schneier and Shamsi Ali  |  06:17 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012; campaign 2012; Rabbi Marc Schneier; Imam Shamsi Ali; faith; religion; politics; Islam; Judaism; American Muslims; American Jews

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Compassion in chief: Why Obama won

A new America can be glimpsed in the pattern of those voters who supported not just President Obama, but a vision of shared obligation as well as shared rights.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012; campaign 2012; President Obama; Joe Biden; reelection; White House; faith; politics; religion and politics; women voters; Hispanics; Obama; same-sex marriage

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 11/07/2012

‘Mormon Moment’ RIP

For the past several months, I’ve hardly been able to leave my house without encountering some new and disparaging theory about what I am.

By David Mason  |  03:42 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LDS Church; David Mason; Rhodes College; Mormons; Mormon Church; Mormonism; religion; faith and politics; election 2012; campaign 2012

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Why we are voting for President Obama: Nine Mormon women speak

Immigration, health care and foreign policy are among reasons they want to re-elect Obama.

By Joanna Brooks  |  07:11 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012; campaign 2012; Joanna Brooks; Mitt Romney; President Obama

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Election 2012: Sex, lies and videotape

To the writer, the most important theological questions were: Are women fully human or not? Does lying matter and why? Is there one nation, or are there 47 percent of Americans who don’t matter?

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  06:19 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; faith and politics; war on women; election 2012; campaign 2012; politics; presidential race

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 11/05/2012

‘With Liberty and Justice for ALL’

Md. pastor says the state should not codify discrimination because of who people choose to love.

By Delman Coates  |  01:11 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Question 6; same-sex marriage; Delman Coates; gay marriage; faith; politics; election 2012; campaign 2012

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 11/04/2012

‘Nuns on the bus’ leader: Power to the people - below the poverty line

Want to win this election? Recruit the vote of 46 million Americans, says Sister Simone Campbell.

By Simone Campbell  |  05:05 PM ET, 11/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sister Simone Campbell; Nuns on the Bus, Ryan budget; poverty; poverty line; NETWORK; faith and politics; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Immigration Reform: Hispanic values voters and the agenda of the Lamb

Ultimately, Obama and Romney will need to seek compromise as they lead on this issue.

By Samuel Rodriguez and Robert Gittelson  |  02:12 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  All We Can Eat, Markets This Week | Tags:  Immigration reform, Hispanic voters, values voters, evangelicals, evangelical Christians, immigration system, Samuel Rodriguez, Robert Gittelson, Conservatives for Comprehensive, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, politics, election 2012, campaign 2012

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 10/25/2012

What is the Jewish vote? And who’s earned it to win the White House?

Symposium at Georgetown explored how they may cast their ballots in the incoming election.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  02:48 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012; campaign 2012; politics; faith and values; faith and politics; Jewish voters; Jewish vote; Romney; Obama; Program for Jewish Civilization

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Romney contrasts, Obama attacks: In debate, who was more presidential?

Unfiltered by media or attack ads, the two men have put forward their vision for America.

By Jordan Sekulow and Matthew Clark  |  07:11 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 campaign; 2012 election; final presidential debate; Romney; Obama; Jordan Sekulow; Matthew Clark; American Center for Law and Justice

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Mitt Romney’s unconscionable flip-flop on war and foreign policy

It is unconscionable to say peace when you mean use of force is your first choice, says theologian.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  third presidential debate; final presidential debate; Obama; Romney; foreign policy; Middle East; peace; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; election 2012; campaign 2012; grid

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Religious minorities in the Middle East: It’s complicated

Understanding the sects and their tensions is crucial in crafting any foreign policy for the region.

By Susan Froetschel  |  01:42 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religious minorities; religious sects; Muslims; Shias; Sunnis; Sunni; Shia; Susan Froetschel; Middle East; Mideast; campaign 2012; election 2012; grid; news; nation; election 2012; politics; campaign2012; buzz; debates 2012

Posted at 12:14 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Why was Obama kvelling about Israel?

His repeated invocations of, and praise for, Israel leads me to believe that he will settle for nothing less than 7,478 percent of the Jewish vote come Nov. 6, 2012.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  12:14 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  news; nation; election2012; politics; campaign2012; buzz; debates2012; debate2012; grid; Israel; foreign policy; Jews; Jacques Berlinerblau; Jewish vote; grid; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Jesus, moral intelligence and choosing a president

When we consider who ought to lead our nation on every level of government, truth-telling ought to be a requirement.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  second presidential debate; Jesus; moral intelligence; Romney; Obama; 2012 campaign; 2012 election

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Romney proves his trustworthiness on social conservatives’ issues

With his unprompted wandering into marriage, he reinforced the trust he had been working to build.

By Matthew Lee Anderson  |  01:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  social conservatives; parenting; fatherhood; second presidential debate; Romney; Obama; Matthew Lee Anderson; Mere Orthodoxy; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Catholicism, American style

Professor reflects on witnessing two deeply Catholic politicians who are basically very much alike.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  02:21 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vice-presidential debate; Catholic candidates; Biden; Ryan; abortion; faith and politics; politics; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Koran upstages Bible in debate

Vice-presidential candidates talked about American response to Koran-burning in Afghanistan.

By Susan Froetschel  |  01:43 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Islami; Koran; Muslims; vice-presidential debate; campaign 2012; election 2012; Susan Froetschel

Posted at 01:14 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Women get a shot: Martha Raddatz rules the vice-presidential debate

The journalist struggled on two fronts - controlling the candidates and proving her critics wrong.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  01:14 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012; campaign 2012; Martha Raddatz; vice-presidential debate; Romney; Obama; Ryan; Biden

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 10/01/2012

In presidential debates, will Obama, Romney address matters of faith?

If the 2008 debates offer any clue as to how often faith and values themes will surface during Wednesday’s Obama/Romney showdown then we can expect this: near total silence about religious issues.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  01:55 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grid, Presidential debate, Mitt Romney, President Obama, President Barack Obama, presidential debates, election 2012, campaign 2012