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Evangelical Voters

Jaweed Kaleem

Does Religion Matter In The Election? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion

BETHESDA, Md. –- Will presidential candidates' religion matter in next month's election? Does the religion of voters? Should religion matter at all?...

Evangelical Idol: A Christian Political Trinity

Rob Asghar | Posted 11.12.2012 | Religion
Rob Asghar

To be an evangelical Christian in America today is to believe, when one prays to their Heavenly Father, "Your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven," that the GOP platform brings us far closer to that Heavenly Kingdom than any other political choice.

Can We Afford To Be Neutral? Christianity And Civic Engagement

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

Christians have an important decision to make this election season: if and how to be involved. Political discourse often turns so ugly and aggressively partisan that it is tempting for people of faith to excuse themselves from being involved altogether.

A Call To Transform Politics

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Jesus said the greatest commandment was to "Love God and love your neighbor as you love yourself." In a Democratic Republic, our politics have the power to love, hurt or even oppress our neighbor.

Religious Freedom At The 2012 DNC: Day 1

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy

What stayed with me the most from yesterday's interviews was that everyone took for granted that religion would play a major role in the election and assumed that regardless of who the candidates were, you would still see religious people vote the way they've always voted.

The Evolution Of Conservative Evangelicals, Or How They Came To Love Mormonism

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Andre E. Johnson

Now that Mitt Romney will formally accept the Republican Party nomination next week in Tampa, one major constituency group within the GOP finds itself wrestling with party vs. faith.

Latino Evangelicals Join Forces With Catholics

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

While newer generations are losing their religion, many Latinos have converged, en masse, on evangelical churches across the country in search of a po...

Romney And The Republicans: Outsourcing Religion

Randall Balmer | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion
Randall Balmer

Heading into the fall campaign, many evangelicals remain wary, or at least unenthusiastic, about the presumptive Republican nominee. Tapping an evangelical for running mate might have assuaged their anxieties.

Is Christian Zionism Compatible With The Two-State Solution?

Miguel Espinoza | Posted 09.24.2012 | Religion
Miguel Espinoza

Evangelicals have shaped some of the country's most controversial domestic policy debates, from abortion to gay rights. A growing coalition within the larger evangelical movement has also begun to quietly shape a much different debate involving the future of Israel.

Complementarianism: Religion, Women's Work and the Economy

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Last week, Rick Santorum, a man more Catholic than the Pope, in an appeal to fundamentalist, Protestant evangelical voters, said of Mitt Romney, a com...

With Liberty and Justice for All

Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown

Before comprehensively delving into the details of what was at stake with North Carolina's ballot initiative and what platform is being staged, you must first revisit recent history, as well as not-so-recent history.

Evangelicals Will Rally for Romney

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

In a matchup between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, it's an easy choice for conservatives like both of us to fully endorse Governor Romney in this year's election.

Janell Ross

Latino Evangelicals: 'We Are The Ultimate Swing Vote' | Janell Ross | Posted 04.25.2012 | Latino Voices

When the Rev. Gabriel Salguero stands to talk politics with rooms full of Latino evangelical ministers, he often starts by mentioning his concern abou...

The Evangelical Left In History And Today

Craig S. Keener | Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

Given evangelicalism's diverse history and its undefined future, it is both inaccurate and unhelpful to stereotype all "evangelicals" as the religious right. Today, stereotyping evangelicalism as a whole only fortifies the influence of the political right.

Will Religious Conservatives Rally To Romney?

Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) Even before Mitt Romney swept the first three primaries in April, effectively ending Rick Santorum's p...

Andrea Stone

Voters Growing Tired Of Politicians And Their God Talk | Andrea Stone | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Politicians should keep their religion to themselves and quit publicly praying and talking so much about their faith, according to a new...

Obsession Over Social Sexual Issues Is Destroying America

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

How's it possible that the more religious America becomes the more the institution of marriage crumbles? A huge part of the problem is that we are mired in religious distractions that take us away from focusing on core issues.

Belief Alone Is No Basis for Public Policy

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Conservatives have spent generations accusing liberals of moral relativism and "anything goes" indulgence in their feelings or whims. But is a belief any less arbitrary of a foundation for the giving or taking away of people's rights?

Piety Payback for the GOP

Craig Crawford | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Pardon me for laughing at the so-called GOP establishment whispering to us their fear of Rick Santorum's religious authenticity. Oh, they say, if he w...

Evangelicals May Not Be the GOP's Trump Card

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Some take the surge by GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum as a convincing sign that the evangelicals are back. The joy is premature.

The 'New Evangelicals' And The Near-Silent Roar

Charles Redfern | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Most evangelicals aren't even voting in this year's GOP primaries. 64 percent of all white evangelicals don't believe church officials should endorse political candidates.

Survey: Latinos Have More Liberal Views On Abortion

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 01.27.2012 | Latino Voices

A majority of Latino voters -- 74 percent -- agree that a woman has a right to make her own personal decisions about abortion without the interference...

Falwell's Legacy: Why Evangelicals Oppose Romney

Michael Sean Winters | Posted 03.20.2012 | Religion
Michael Sean Winters

The irony in the evangelical opposition to Romney is that it seems to have next to nothing to do with the fact that he is a Mormon. For this, Romney should be grateful to the legacy of the Rev. Jerry Falwell.

All's Well That Ends

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2012 | Religion
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

It is not for a rabbi, a priest, an imam or atheist to close out our time here with a eulogy. What we do is best remembered in the hearts and minds of those we touched along the way.

The Psalm In Santorum's Politlcal Quiver

David Van Biema | Posted 03.06.2012 | Religion
David Van Biema

The Psalms, like all other Scripture, find their seasons, sometimes lying dormant and then suddenly meaningful again. Take Psalm 127. Santorum may owe his remarkable last-minute surge to it.