Under God: obama


Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Staver: ‘Congress exceeded its power by forcing every employer to provide federally mandated insurance’

Mathew Staver, Liberty Counsel lawyer, on the motivation behind Liberty University’s lawsuit against the Obama administration’s health-care law.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  02:39 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Faith 2012 Quote Archives; Georgetown; Mathew Staver; Liberty Counsel; Liberty University; health-care reform; health-care law; Obama administration; President Obama

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Schneck: ‘There remains a chance to hammer out the needed exemption for all religious institutions’

Stephen Schneck, co-chair of Catholics for Obama, on the post-election relations between the Catholic bishops and the Obama administration.

By On Georgetown/ On Faith  |  02:22 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Faith 2012 Quote Archives; Georgetown; Stephen Schneck; President Obama; Catholics; Catholic; Roman Catholic Church; Catholics for Obama; Catholic bishops; U.S. bishops; United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Survey: ‘Obama’s religious coalition resembles the religious composition of younger voters’

Public Religion Research Institute’s post-election American Values Survey on the religious composition of each party’s voters.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  04:35 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election; presidential election; Obama; President Obama; PRRI; religion survey; religious diversity; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Obama: ‘Together, with your help and God’s grace we will continue our journey forward’

President Obama on God’s grace and blessing during his reelection victory speech in Chicago.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politics; faith; President Barack Obama; reelection; President Obama; presidential election; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Ryan on reelecting Obama: It would compromise Judeo-Christian values

Republican presidential candidate Paul Ryan on what second term for President Obama would mean in a speech Delivered to the Faith and Freedom Coalition.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  01:15 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politics; faith; Faith and Freedom Coalition; Paul Ryan; President Obama; presidential election; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Romney and Obama’s quintessentially American religious upbringing

Miles S. Mullin II, scholar at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary J. Dalton Havard School for Theological Studies, on the religious backgrounds of both presidential candidates.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  07:06 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quote of the; Faith 2012 Quote Archives; faith and politics; Mormonism; LDS Church; Romney; Mitt Romney; Obama; President Obama; Protestantism; Protestant

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Muslim voter: Romney would be ‘perceived as worse for Muslims’

Ahmed Vanya, engineer and Muslim Voter from California, on why the Republican presidential nominee will have trouble getting support from Muslims.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:59 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives; Muslims; Muslim voters; faith and politics; Romney; Obama

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 10/23/2012

D’Souza and World magazine: What does scripture say about reporting on sex?

Does journalism contradict the Bible? Is there room for a serious evangelical Bob Woodward?

By Michelle Boorstein  |  12:44 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative Christians; evangelicals; World magazine; Dinesh D'Souza; President Obama; politics; Bible

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Scholar: Obama’s strategy is to ‘lay low of the religion stuff’

Jacques Berlinerblau, director of the Jewish Civilization Program at Georgetown University, on President Obama’s religious strategy in the election.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  04:49 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jacques Berlinerblau; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives; lay low of the religion stuff; Obama; Romney; second presidential debate; 2012 campaign; 2012 election

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Obama: ‘I believe Governor Romney is a good man. Loves his family, cares about his faith’

During the second presidential debate, President Obama on Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comment at a fundraiser earlier this year.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  04:41 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  second presidential debate; election; 2012 campaign; Romney; Obama; 47 percent; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Newsflash: Campaign faith workers think religion doesn’t belong in politics

Advisers tell religion journalists their faith teams are focusing on the economy and related issues.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith and politics; Romney; Obama; religion; God talk

Posted at 07:54 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Romney: ‘We are endowed by our creator with the right to pursue happiness as we choose’

During the first presidential debate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said that the role of government included maintaining religious freedom and caring for the the less fortunate.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  07:54 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election; 2012 campaign; Romney; presidential debate; Obama; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Obama’s debate performance surprises, disappoints local supporters

Debate offered rare frank momentum during an election season where so much is scripted.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  12:41 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential debate; 2012 election; 2012 campaign; Romney; Obama; Hamil R. Harris;

Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Where were faith and values?

Share your thoughts with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield on the first debate between Obama and Romney.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  11:43 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ethics; faith and politics; For God's Sake; Brad Hirschfield; Rabbi Brad Hirschfield; presidential debate; Mitt Romney; President Obama; 2012 campaign; 2012 election; grid

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

Spirited discussion about economy, impact on small business and families

While the first segments didn’t touch on faith, there were moments that were very telling about each man.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  10:03 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential debate; Jim Lehrer; President Obama; Mitt Romney; Big Bird; PBS; grid; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 08:37 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Waiting for God in first debate

Will the men vying to lead the nation share how faith influences their lives, informs their decisions?

By Jeannine Hunter  |  08:37 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith; religion; presidential debate; Mitt Romney; President Obama; election; campaign; grid; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Wallach: ‘Jewish humor is inherently never mean or vindictive’

Ari Wallach, co-founder of the Jewish Council for Education and Research, on the pro-Obama videos sponsored by his Super PAC. One expletive-ridden ad features actor Samuel Jackson

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  05:08 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 Election; Barack Obama; President Obama; Judaism; Mitt Romney; Politics; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Madonna: ‘I don’t care what religion Obama is, nor should anyone else in America’

Pop star on comments she made about President Obama during a concert in Washington, D.C.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  03:37 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Madonna; President Obama; White House; black Muslim; being ironic on stage; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Madonna about President Obama: ‘Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim’

Music icon said she was being ironic when she endorsed the president during a D.C. concert.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Madonna; MDNA; President Obama; black Muslim; religion;

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Obama: ‘The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam’

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, President Obama calls for tolerance and speaks out against violence.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  03:46 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.N. General Assembly; President Obama; prophet of Islam; prophet Muhammad

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Obama: ‘The United States has a profound respect for people of all faiths’

In his prerecorded weekly address, President Obama comments on balancing religious freedom with condemnation of violence in the Muslim world.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  05:03 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religious freedom; respect for people of all faiths; President Obama; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Waxman: ‘I think there are some Jewish voters that are voting Republican’

California congressman on Jewish voters leaning towards Romney.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  01:57 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benjamin Netanyahu; President Obama; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives; voting Republican; politics

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Romney: ‘It’s never too early for the United States government to condemn attacks on Americans and to defend our values’

Romney critiquing President Obma and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for statements he characterized as being sympathetic to protesters.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Libya and Cairo embassy attacks; protests in the Middle East; Mitt Romney; President Obama; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Obama: ‘There is absolutely no justification for this type of senseless violence’

Appearing at the White House with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Obama responded to the violent protests in Libya and Egypt.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  01:50 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  protest in the Middle East; Prophet Muhammad; President Obama; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Ryan at Values Voter Summit: Obama is failing to lead in the Middle East

GOP vice presidential candidate said the president isn’t “consistent” in wake of the embassy attacks.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  02:08 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Values Voter Summit; Paul Ryan; Family Research Council; Mitt Romney; President Obama; embassy attacks; Libya

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Obama: ‘We know that churches and charities can often make more of a difference than a poverty program alone’

President Obama commenting on working together as he accepted the Democratic nomination for president.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  02:58 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democratic National Convention; DNC; President oBama; God talk; nomination speech; Georgetown; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 09/07/2012

On Jerusalem, ‘the president has a personal view’ and ‘the administration has a policy’

An Obama campaign official commenting on why President Obama ordered Democrats to change language in their platform to add a mention of God and Jerusalem.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  02:27 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerusalem; God; President Obama; Democratic National Platform; Democratic National Convention; change language; Georgetown; Quote of the Day; Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Obama: ‘My faith helps me to keep my eyes on the prize’

In an interview with a magazine published by the Washington National Cathedral, President Obama explains the role faith plays in his life.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  05:46 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, faith, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Rick Warren’s presidential civility forum idea falls through

The megachurch pastor claims this year’s presidential campaign is uncivil.

By Gregory Thomas  |  01:09 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Warren, megachurch pastor Rick Warren, forum Mitt Romney, President Obama

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 08/21/2012

In magazine, President Obama, Mitt Romney discuss faith

Presidential candidates explain their views on religion and its role in unifying the nation and promoting the common good.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  08:00 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington National Cathedral, Cathedral Age magazine, President Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Santorum: Obama is ‘imposing his will’ on America

The former Republcian presidential candidate suggests Romney and Ryan better share values of Catholics and other conservatives than President Obama.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:03 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Catholics and other conservatives, President Obama, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 08/10/2012

In new ad, Romney challenges President Obama’s values

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney claims in new political ad that President Obama is waging war on religion.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:35 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, President Obama, attack ad, war on religion, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Georgetown/ On Faith, Quote of the Day

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Hichborn: ‘Unthinkable for a Catholic charity’ to invite Obama

Michael Hichborn of the American Life League said about the implications of inviting President Obama to New York archdiocese’s Al Smith Dinner.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  06:24 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Smith Dinner, President Obama, Michael Hichborn, American Life League, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Leader of black clergy group: Obama is ‘pandering to the homosexual community’

The Rev. William Owens, founder and president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, announced a new campaign against President Obama due to the his stance of same-sex marriage.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  01:36 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, same-sex marriage, gay marriage, Coalition of African-American Pastors, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Survey: Questions linger about President Obama’s faith

Recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life indicated that the president’s religious identity remains a problem among voters more than in 2008.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, President Obama, religious identity, Faith 2012 Quote Archives, Quote of the Day, Pew survey

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Romney on Israel and the U.S.: ‘We speak the same language of freedom’

During his overseas tour, while in Israel Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney discusses the country’s relationship with the United States and their role as democratic and moral leaders.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  10:48 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Israel, Jerusalem, overseas tour, President Obama, Election 2012, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012 Quote Archives

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Congresswoman touts Obama as the best options for Jewish Americans

Debbie Wasserman Schultz said similar ideals make “the Democratic party the natural home of the American Jewish community.”

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  06:34 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Faith 2012, Quote of the Day, Judaism, President Obama, President Barack Obama

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Mitt Romney, quoting Dr. King: ‘Without dependence on God’ effective social change isn’t possible

Mitt Romney addressed members of the NAACP at their annual convention in Houston.

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  06:42 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Quote of the Day, Faith 2012, NAACP, President Obama

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 07/10/2012

‘Obama or a Mormon’ is the choice some voters whose beliefs got them ‘between a rock and a hard place,’ says Spike Lee

Award-winning director Spike Lee on why Romney’s religion will play a major role in a closely contested presidential election. His comments were featured in an interview with New York magazine

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Quote of the Day, Faith 2012, Obama, Romney, Mormon

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 07/03/2012

First lady urges civic engagement among AME Church members

Michelle Obama said told members of the historic denomination that “engaged citizen should once again be a daily part of our lives.”

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  04:03 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Michelle Obama

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Obama: ‘When natural disasters like this hit, American comes together’

President Obama talks to volunteers and firefighters in Colorado on Friday, thanking them for battling some of the worst fires in the region in decades.

By Georgetown/On Faith  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012, Colorado wildfires, President Obama

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Archbishop Chaput: ‘The worst enemies of religious freedom’ are inside the church

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The worst enemies are in here, with us–all of us, clergy, religious, and lay–when we live our faith with tepidness, routine, and hypocrisy.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  04:33 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith 2012, quote of the day, Roman Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Vatican, Fortnight for Freedom, religious freedom, religious liberty, Archbishop Chalres J. Chaput, Charles Chaput, Obama administration, White House, Georgetown

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Gallup: Obama’s support among Jewish voters slides

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Obama “is running 10 points lower among Jewish registered voters than in 2008.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  04:43 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion politics, quote of the day, obama, faith 2012

Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Romney: Obama’s economic approach ’immoral’

Quote of the day: “I think it’s not just bad economics, I think it’s immoral for us to pass on those burdens [of high deficits] to our kids.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  08:39 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012, mitt romney, barack obama

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Republican strategist: Use Jeremiah Wright ties against Obama

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Will Obama’s former spiritual advisor make a comeback in the 2012 election?

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  01:12 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012, jeremiah wright, barack obama

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Obama: Christ triumphed over doubt

The president spoke at a White House event of overcoming doubts in light of “experiences that shake our faith.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  03:27 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012, religion politics, easter, obama

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Obama: My ‘social gospel’ work dispels ‘war on religion’

The president expressed puzzlement at claims that he is fighting a ‘war on religion.’

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  quote of the day, faith 2012, barack obama, social gospel, war on religon

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Obama at AIPAC: U.S., Israel share ‘human values’

The president said that Israelis and Americans share “a belief that freedom is a right that is given to all of God’s children.”

By Georgetown/ On Faith  |  05:06 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  judaism, israel, barack obama, quote of the day, faith 2012

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Franklin Graham questions Obama’s Christian beliefs, calls Santorum ‘a man of faith’

The son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, on “Morning Joe” Tuesday, also praised Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  03:58 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  franklin graham, islam, barack obama

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Our Christian president and the people who cannot hear him

Quinn: In powerful remarks, the president talked openly about his faith. But is the electorate listening?

By Sally Quinn  |  07:09 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, prayer breakfast

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Prayer Breakfast filled with unscripted moments

From the singing of “Amazing Grace” to the humor injected by speakers, this year’s breakfast did not follow the usual script.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prayer breakfast, Obama