Guest Voices: obama


Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Twenty new little stars: Christmas and the vulnerability of children

God’s vulnerability reveals what we need to know when tragedy strikes: you are not alone, says theologian.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama; gun; guns; gun control; gun control; massacre; Newton; Connecticut; shoot; shooting; shootings; shooter; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; Sandy Hook Elementary School; politics; christmas; Jesus

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Can the First Husband talk about marriage?

Researchers offer America’s leaders, including President Obama, a marriage agenda.

By Elizabeth Marquardt and W. Bradford Wilcox  |  05:01 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elizabeth Marquardt; W. Bradford Wilcox; President Barack Obama; President Obama; Obamas; marriage; families; same-sex marriage; gay marriage

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Congress must protect the needy among us

Lawmakers are tasked with listening to the voices that are so often silenced, says a Md. rabbi.

By Stuart Weinblatt  |  04:11 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal cliff; politics; President Obama; Congress; lawmakers; Torah; Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice; White House; Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt; Congregation B’nai Tzedek

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 04:27 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Romney, Obama and the elephants in the room

College administrator reflects on diametrically opposed worldviews and their manifestation in cultures.

By Jerry Pattengale  |  04:27 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Pattengale; politics; Mideast; Middle East; Romney; Obama

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Should President Obama reach out to the Catholic bishops?

It would be a mistake to count out an institution that has been around for 2,000 years, says a Georgetown scholar.

By Thomas J. Reese  |  05:56 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USCCB; Catholic bishops; statement on economy; financial crisis; United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; President Obama

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 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 06:47 PM ET, 11/05/2012

No single way to sum up President Obama’s relationship to Israel

When we evaluate how friendly or hostile Obama has been to Israel, we must challenge ourselves to find merit in opposing views and uncover the subtleties that complete our examination.

By Mia Appelbaum  |  06:47 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel; Zionism; Jewish electorate; voters; presidential election; President Obama; Mia Appelbaum

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Hopeful for explicit discussion from White House on religious diversity

How America engages its own religious diversity, and how it encourages interfaith cooperation for the rest of the world, matter a great deal right now.

By Eboo Patel  |  12:33 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Interfaith Youth Core; Eboo Patel; interfaith cooperation; President Obama; Mitt Romney; evangelicals; religion and politics; faith and politics; politics

Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 10/25/2012

The family man campaign

Obama’s and Romney’s devotion to their families is rooted in their respective faith experiences.

By Daniel Allott  |  08:43 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Presient Obama; Mitt Romney; Governor Romney; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; President Barack Obama; Michelle Obama; Ann Romney; Daniel Allott; American Values

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 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 12:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Why we need feminist theology: Romney and ‘binders full of women’

The Republican presidential nominee’s seemingly off-hand remark sparked outrage.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  second presidential debate; binder full of women; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; Romney; Obama; feminist theology

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 10/17/2012

On debates, Los Angeles rabbi: ‘Each statistic makes my spirit sink’

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects in verse about the political debates.

By David Wolpe  |  11:40 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  second presidential debate; Obama; Romney; Hofstra; David Wolpe; Rabbi Wolpe

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Obama flays the religion card

Romney does a little God talk, but Obama doesn’t return holy fire.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  11:24 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  second presidential debate; politics; faith and values; Romney; Obama; Jacques Berlinerblau; Candy Crowley; election 2012; camapign 2012

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 07:16 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Mitt Romney, health care, and eco-womanism

To the writer, Romney’s policies lack an understanding that human health is tied to the planet’s health.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  |  07:16 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney; Obama; election 2012; presidential campaigns; Valerie Elverton Dixon; eco-womanism; eco-feminism

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Why attacking Iran may give Obama a third term in the White House

Mission seekers, don’t push war agenda during Obama and Romney’s presidential debates.

By Faheem Younus  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012; presidential debates; Iran; 22nd Amendment; President Obama; Mitt Romney; politics; presidential election; economy

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

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Human rights (or wrongs) in the Middle East

Will Obama’s U.N. pitch have a positive effect on the people of that region if not backed by action?

By Sherif Meleka  |  04:08 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  United Nations; Middle East; Mideast; President Obama; politics; religion; Sherif Meleka;

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 09/20/2012

The new secularism of the Democratic Party

Time will tell if accommodationism fulfills its mission and lands more Democrats in the White House.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  04:06 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jacques Berlinerblau; God talk; Democratic National Convention; Democratic National Platform; President Obama; secularism

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Religious subtext of the empty chair

Eastwood’s RNC antics: Political nonsense or symboliism of conflict between hope and mortality?

By David Mason  |  03:21 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNC; Republican National Convention; Clint Eastwood; Invisible Obama; empty chair

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Political discourse: a family affair

A reunion of relatives who hail from Amish and Mennonite preachers turns into a political convention.

By Michael Shank  |  04:10 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mennonite; Amish; Luthern; DNClive; President Obama; Mitt Romney; Michael Shank; Rep. Michael Honda

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Obama’s ‘war on religion’: Breaking down Romney’s new attack ad

What we need to figure out is why the GOP nominee is now pursuing this line of attack and whether it will be effective.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religious freedom, 'war on religion' ad, Mitt Romney, President Obama, Jacques Berlinerblau

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 08/02/2012

HHS mandate: President Obama’s broken promise

The moment it went into effect, the nature of religious freedom in this country dramatically changed.

By Ashley E. McGuire  |  06:24 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HHS mandate, contraception mandate, President Obama, Obamacare, Catholic Church, health-care law, Affordable Care Act

Posted at 10:23 PM ET, 07/22/2012

Obama in Colorado: Reflecting on lives lost and on how Aurora, like Batman’s Dark Knight, will rise

Obama’s visit helps start the healing process in Colorado.

By Paul Asay  |  10:23 PM ET, 07/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, aurora shootings

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 05/20/2012

Is gay marriage a crisis for the black church?

The black church’s struggle over gay marriage reflects the nation‘s evolution.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  07:06 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  black church, obama, gay marriage

Posted at 09:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012

On gay marriage, is Obama ‘imposing his religion’?

Obama proved to the left that religious claims have a rightful place in the public square.

By Matthew J. Franck  |  09:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, gay marriage

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Making sense of marriage news

Traditional marriage is the best chance of creating a building block for a thriving society.

By Jim Daly  |  03:48 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay rights, christianity, north carolina, obama

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Universal health care: A Jewish moral imperative

A universal system of health care is a moral mandate that a society seeking any measure of justice must have.

By Julie Schonfeld  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  healthcare, obama, judaism

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Gingrich: Obama ‘crushes’ Christianity; appeases radical Islam

“Appeasing radical Islam whole while crushing Christianity and Judaism strikes me as exactly what’s wrong in America today,” Gingrich said at a campaign event.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  12:56 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012, newt gingrich, islam, obama, christianity

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 02/13/2012

The 2013 budget: A looming drama of biblical proportions

This budget and its choices are biblical choices.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  01:05 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, obama, morality, poverty