Guest Voices: religion and politics


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 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 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 02:15 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 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 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 11:06 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 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 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