Guest Voices: election 2012


Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Perpetuating ignorance

And what about the widespread ignorance of politicians throughout the country on both the constitutional and practical need to separate church and state?

By Herb Silverman  |  07:25 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Seminary president: Faith leaders, it’s time to overturn Citizens United

Faith leaders across the country are advocating for reform, calling out unchecked money in elections.

By Katharine Rhodes Henderson  |  06:11 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Voters exercise their liberty of conscience at the polls

By Becky Garrison  |  11:46 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Election results reveal God is winning

A Mormon woman says the election has brought her faith out of obscurity and established it as a mainstream Christian religion.

By Kathryn Skaggs  |  05:42 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 11/01/2012

‘Let them eat canned goods’: Romney’s clueless storm response

The writer says the Republican presidential nominee displayed a pile of goods and no effective relief.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  06:41 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 08/03/2012

How would Jesus vote?

What would the Jesus of the Gospels make of some of the shibboleths of U.S. politics

By Paula Kirby  |  07:49 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)