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Christine Wicker

Churchrater.com Lets The Everyman Pass Judgment On The Church

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine Wicker

Now you can church shop without leaving home.

Evangelicals: In the Tank or on the Rise?

Christine Wicker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Wicker

Michael Spencer, who blogs as Internet Monk, is making a splash this week with his prediction that evangelical faith is in the midst of a major colla...

If You Love Jesus, Vote For Obama

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

If McCain wins this election, the Religious Right and Sarah Palin will take the credit. The Religious Right's hold on the Republican Party will be even stronger, and the party will be pulled deeper into an extremism that serves only a small minority of Americans.

A Great Debate, Darn It

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

Glory, glory, they agreed that gay and lesbian partners should have the rights of other citizens. Partners should be counted as family in work benefits and hospital visits. If you're over 40, you probably never thought you'd see such agreement in an election.

Suckering The Fundamentalists, Again

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

The Christian kingmakers forced McCain to pass up more experienced candidates. They won and, heady with their victory, the faithful rushed back into the Republican fold, and they'll get nothing again as a result.

McCain's Christian-Right Sop

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

Palin is sending a strange message on abstinence-only sex education; it clearly didn't work for her daughter. Indeed a lot of women are angry about that message and panicked over the enthusiasm Palin seems to be inspiring. Let me offer four reasons to calm down.

Sarah Palin: Family-Values Feminist?

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

Obama shouldn't have to protect Bristol Palin. Her mother, who is said to have known about her daughter's pregnancy before she accepted McCain's offer, should have done that.

Dems Should Thank God For McCain-Palin

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

The best laugh in this selection is that McCain thinks he can snag the Hillary refuseniks with a female and appease the Religious Right with Palin's anti-abortion rights stance. He's going to lose on both counts.

Obama Wins Big With Born-Again Christians

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

For the first time in two decades, the born-again vote (a key segment of the evangelical vote) is moving toward Democrats instead of Republicans. These Americans give Obama a 12-point lead, 43 percent to 31 percent.

Surprise: Evangelical Women May Have Gone For Obama At Saddleback

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

Fact is, evangelical women make up one out of every five women having abortions. And the true number is certainly higher than that because many evangelicals aren't going to claim their faith on abortion clinic forms.

A Civil Forum? Maybe We'll Learn Something

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

Pastor Rick Warren's forum with McCain and Obama tomorrow could be the most exciting event of the political season. Why? Because the pastor of Saddleback Church isn't a member of the press, and maybe he won't act like one.

Drop Bibles, not bombs

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Wicker

The idea of demeaning another religion by encouraging conversion offends us. It's playing dirty pool. Imperialism of the worst kind. Isn't that strange? Dropping Bibles seems more offensive than dropping bombs.

Vote For A Bad Guy

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

Neither McCain nor Obama is the good guy in this election. If they were, we'd have real reason to be afraid. Jesus is a good guy, and he would be a disastrous president. Dangerous even. Don't vote for him.

James Dobson's Toilet Politics

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

How does a transvestite go to the toilet? I don't mean anatomically. I mean locationally, as in to which bathroom? I never thought about it until Focus on the Family began battling Colorado's new anti-discrimination bill.

Evangelical Sheep? Don't Count On That

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

One out of four Americans identifies as evangelical. A recent Pew survey of their opinions, however, found a diversity that should give political pundits pause and fuel Obama's efforts to woo them.

Obama Separates The Men From The Boys

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Wicker

In his Father's Day sermon, Obama made big progress with three tough voter groups, and all without making the slightest reference to any of them.