Guest Voices: politics


Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 12/28/2012

America mirrors global godless trend

Secular government isn’t a new thing in America, but it is a concept that has been under attack for decades, says nontheist.

By Roy Speckhardt  |  04:56 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roy Speckhardt; American Humanist Association; humanist; faith; faith and politics; politics; religiosity; religious; religious liberty; nontheist; humanist; nones; religiously unaffiliated

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 12/28/2012

The rise of a new religious America

In 2012, religious minorities became vocal in a society historically dominated by Protestantism.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  02:56 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles C. Haynes; religious America; politics; faith; religious America; religious diversity; religious landscape; Protestant; faith; Protestants; Protestantism; religious minority; Pew; Pew Forum; Sikh; Hindu; Buddhist; Jewish

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 01:22 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Herb Silverman concedes U.S. Senate race

Atheist tips hat to satirist Stephen Colbert and reflects on selection of Tim Scott to succeed Jim DeMint.

By Herb Silverman  |  01:22 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herb Silverman; Silverman; DeMint: Jim DeMint; politics; U.S. Senate; U.S. senate; South Carolina

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Richard Dawkins: Herb Silverman for U.S. Senate

Renowned atheist Richard Dawkins endorses S.C. atheist to fill Sen. Jim DeMint’s seat.

By Richard Dawkins  |  05:43 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herb Silverman for U.S. Senate; Richard Dawkins; atheist Richard Dawkins; Nikki Haley; Sen. Jim DeMint; DeMint; Silverman; S.C. atheist; politics; faith; religion and politics; faith and politics

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 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 02:51 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Wisdoms for President Obama on Diwali

Celebration offers message of nonviolence, non-absolutism and non-materialism, says a Memphis physician.

By Manoj Jain  |  02:51 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Diwali; Jain community; Jain; Hindu; Sikh; Manoj Jain; Diwali at the White House; lamps of wisdom; festival of Diwali; politics; faith and politics; religion and politics; election; campaign

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 05:38 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Loan forgiveness program and employees in the faith sphere

Journalist explores why clergy and employees at religious nonprofits lost access to loan program.

By Billy Hallowell  |  05:38 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy; education; degrees; Billy Hallowell; loan forgiveness; debt; money; ministry; faith; politics

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/09/2012

An open letter to social conservatives

A pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, Jewish atheist offers counsel after Tuesday’s historic election.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jacques Berlinerblau; election; faith and politics; religion; politics; evangelicals; secularism

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 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 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 06:03 PM ET, 11/04/2012

Presidential scorecard by religiously unaffliated yields no ‘clear-cut option’

In a political environment where politicians are compelled to profess their personal religious beliefs, it’s important that we recognize that the population of religiously affiliated is growing at a rapid pace

By Edwina Rogers  |  06:03 PM ET, 11/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Secular Coalition of America; faith and politics; presidential scorecard; faith and politics; election; campaign

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 04:03 PM ET, 11/04/2012

Not fasting and praying for a Romney win: A Mormon LGBT ally speaks

Instead of observing Fast Sunday, writer prays with group concerned about the LGBTQ community.

By Catherine Jeppsen  |  04:03 PM ET, 11/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormons; LDS Church; Mitt Romney; LGBT: LGBTQ; Circling the Wagon conference; Catherine Jeppsen; same-sex marriage; politics; faith and politics

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Roger Williams goes Baptist on legendary evangelist Billy Graham

Writer wonders how Baptist preacher who advocated against religious tyranny would feel about the longtime evangelist.

By Becky Garrison  |  04:51 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith and politics; Billy Graham; Mitt Romney; politics; faith; Roger Williams; Becky Garrison

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 05:07 PM ET, 10/29/2012

I am the rape exception

Writer is grateful Senate candidate Mourdock was “voice for the voiceless unborn children of rape.”

By Glenn W. Perdue  |  05:07 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mourdock; abortion; rape pregnancy; faith; unborn child; politics; adoption

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 10/29/2012

‘Frankenstorm’: Why climate change will not be denied in this election

The “sin” of refusing to see effects of violent climate change is what should be called “global weirding.”

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  04:44 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Frankenstorm; Hurricane Sandy; Monster Storm; Perfect Storm; climate change; presidential debates; politics; faith and politics; global warming; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 10/27/2012

Commemorating International Religious Freedom Day

Religious freedom is a pivotal human right. For humanitarian purposes alone, it must be defended.

By Katrina Lantos Swett  |  01:37 PM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Religious Freedom Day; USCIRF; human right; religious minorities; Secretary of State; politics; faith and politics

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 11:29 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Pregnancy from rape is not ‘God’s will’

Mourdock’s comments contribute to the hurt and self-blaming of women and girls who have already been violated, says a theologian.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  11:29 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sin; crime; rape; pregancy by rape; Richard Mourdock; faith and politics; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

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 01:01 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Religious implications of N.Y. federal appeals court striking down DOMA

Decision says religious institutions will be free to act according to their beliefs, says a Wash. pastor.

By J. Manny Santiago  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOMA: J. Manny Santiago; gay marriage; religion and politics; marriage equality; religion and sexuality; same-sex marriage; religion; Supreme Court; Second Circuit Court of Appeals

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 05:04 PM ET, 10/12/2012

The smirk heard ‘round the world

The only vice-presidential debate provides an eye-opening look into the Obama administration.

By Jordan Sekulow, Matthew Clark and Anna Sekulow  |  05:04 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vice-presidential debate; Ryan; Biden; Jordan Sekulow; Anna Sekulow; Matthew Clark; faith and politics

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 01:46 AM ET, 10/12/2012

‘Please Talk Personally About This’: Abortion at the vice-presidential debate

Such an appeal, inadvertently and subtly, bolstered a core conviction of the Religious Right

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  01:46 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vice-presidential debate; abortion; Ryan; Biden; Jacques Berlinerblau; politics; presidential election

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Our collective (short-term) memory

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects in verse about the body politic, campaigns and news cycles.

By David Wolpe  |  07:04 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith and politics; Sunday talk shows; Rabbi David Wolpe; Rabbi Wolpe; presidential debates

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 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 11:06 AM ET, 09/12/2012

‘God will find a way to be invoked in this year’s vote’

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects in verse about faith and politics.

By David Wolpe  |  11:06 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DNC; Democratic National Convention; Rabbi David Wolpe; faith and political debate; religion and politics

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Is Mormonism an experience?

There is a great disconnect between how Latter-day Saints see themselves and then how the world perceives them.

By Stephen Mansfield  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mormonism, mormons, faith, politics

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 06/17/2012

What I’ve learned about Mormons

A leading evangelical wishes, at least in one way, that Mitt Romney was even more Mormon.

By Richard Mouw  |  07:06 PM ET, 06/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mormons, evangelicals, religion politics

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Mitt Romney, Mormon: This I know

Most Americans still don’t know Jack about Mormons. What do we know about Romney’s Mormonism?

By Joanna Brooks  |  10:08 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion politics

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Nixon’s worst Watergate legacy: The politics of hatred

I believe that nations, like individuals, have souls.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  06:50 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  watergate, ethics, hate, politics, morality

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Does this candidate have a prayer?

Why would a liberal, Yankee, Jewish atheist like me run for governor of South Carolina?

By Herb Silverman  |  04:26 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  atheism, church and state, religion politics

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 05/30/2012

What Mormon women want

Mormon women know that Mitt Romney’s candidacy will bring intense scrutiny of our faith.

By Joanna Brooks  |  08:06 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lds, mormonism, mitt romney, religion politics

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Does Romney really have a ‘religion problem’?

Information about Mormonism may actually increase Mitt Romney’s support from conservatives.

By Matthew M. Chingos and Michael Henderson  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormons, evangelicals, faith 2012, religion politics

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Grandma or the economy?

With his family’s history of exile, should Romney be more sympathetic to Hispanics?

By Reverend Luis Cortés Jr  |  02:11 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion politics

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Why Santorum didn’t sell

Does a socially conservative candidate have a prayer for president?

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  05:35 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, catholic, religion politics

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Do you have faith in the media?

Many Americans say the media sensationalizes religion.

By Diane Winston and John Green  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spirituality, news, religon, religion and politics

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 04/04/2012

State lawmakers bring church/state fight to schools

Contrary to culture war mythology, God is alive and well in many, if not most, public schools.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  06:14 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  church and state, religion and politics, prayer in school

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Cherry-picking Rick Santorum?

For Catholics like Santorum, there is a difference between “rules and doctrines” and broad policy priorities.

By Matthew J. Franck  |  02:47 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, religion politics, lisa miller

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Reason Rally’s unreasonable beliefs

What should have shocked the media was the movement’s open hostility to people of faith.

By Cal Thomas  |  02:18 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  atheism, christianity, faith, reason rally, religion politics

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Who would rally against reason?

How have we come to the point where reason needs a rally to defend it?

By Richard Dawkins  |  12:31 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  atheism, reason rally, secularism, religion politics

Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Why we need a Reason Rally

The Reason Rally is not about eradicating religion but instead calling for a secular government that embraces the nonreligious and the religious alike.

By David Silverman  |  10:09 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  atheism, secularism, religion politics

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Mitt Romney mirrors his Mormon church

Will Romney’s adaptive survival instinct, the same one that has helped his LDS church thrive, ever assuage GOP voters yearning for a pure candidate?

By Neal Chandler  |  03:29 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mormon, mitt romney, latter-day saints, religion politics

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 03/18/2012

Five reasons to stop questioning the president’s faith

That absurd question, “Do you think Barack Obama is a Muslim?” keeps nagging the American psyche.

By Faheem Younus  |  09:47 PM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  islam, christianity, religion politics

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Rick Santorum’s evangelical appeal

Southern evangelicals see, in Santorum, a brother in arms who attends a different church on Sundays. 

By Matthew J. Franck  |  03:25 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, religion politics

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Senator Inhofe’s theological conundrum

According to the senator’s logic, human action is necessary to safeguard Israel; no human action is needed to safeguard our climate.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  03:02 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion politics, free will, christianity, israel, global warming

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Educate, not legislate, on morality

The battle over ultrasounds and abortions in Virginia reminds us: Religion does not give people a license to legislate in ignorance

By Martha Woodroof  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion politics, abortion, morality

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Why we need college degrees more than we need faith

If it is true that education tends to reduce religious faith, then we have to decide which is more valuable.

By Lawrence M. Krauss  |  01:38 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, atheism, religion politics

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Biblical Satan and GOP rhetoric: Is the enemy within?

In Republican presidential politics, biblical views of Satan actually explain a lot.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  04:20 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, religion politics, faith 2012, satan

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 02/23/2012

In New York City, does church-school separation go too far?

When taken too far, “separation” sends a message of government hostility toward religion.

By Charles Haynes  |  02:38 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religious freedom, religion politics, church and state

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 02/12/2012

At CPAC, new kind of culture war

A new alliance emerged between social and fiscal conservatives.

By Gayle Trotter  |  04:52 PM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  social issues, culture war, cpac, religion politics