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Evangelical Voters

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...

Key Group's 'Hesitation' Still Hinders Romney

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

FITCHBURG, Wis. — Appearing ever-more confident in Wisconsin's primary, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney focused entirely on Democr...

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...

Pastors Gather From Far And Wide To Hear Santorum

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

CENTRAL, La. — When a nationally influential evangelical leader gathered dozens of pastors at his home church to hear from a presidential candid...

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.

Should Christians Ask: Who Would Jesus Vote For?

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Good Christians should be good citizens. But being a good citizen (or good government official) does not require being a good Christian.

Romney's Evangelical Problem Starts With Theology

Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service The good news for Mitt Romney: he won the Iowa caucuses. The bad news for Romney: evangelicals remain reluct...

Dan Froomkin

Santorum In 2007: 'Some Christians' Think Mormonism Is A 'Dangerous Cult' | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who has suddenly become Mitt Romney's top challenger for the Republican presidential nomi...

Whither the White Evangelicals' Candidate

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

In a campaign that has featured any number of surprising twists and turns, there has been one constant feature of the race so far -- white evangelical voters have been consistently underwhelmed by their options.

Faith vs. Works: Can Gingrich Win The Evangelical Vote?

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

Newt Gingrich, a candidate with a turbulent marital history, is the latest rising candidate to pursue this key Republican voting bloc.

GOP Candidates Woo Key Voting Block

AP | By SHANNON McCAFFREY and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- At a private gathering of pastors in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a contrite Newt Gingrich pitched his story of pers...

The Great Evangelical Disaster of 2012

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Speaking as a former evangelical anti-abortion leader, if it boils down to a choice between the Mormon or the adulterer for the Republicans in 2012, the Evangelicals who drive the Religious Right will climb the walls. Do they vote for a heretic or a philanderer?

Voters' Values Compete With GOP Hopeful's Chances | By Alison Gowans | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

In the past, Newt Gingrich was not always the most pro-life of politicians. ...

Evangelical Consistency and the 2012 Elections

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Too many of congregants' political priorities are determined by a party or ideology -- not the Word of God. Their identities are shaped by marketing and media campaigns that manufacture a view of the world in order to maximize their own power and profit.

Evangelical Good News For Romney?

Neil J. Young | Posted 01.28.2012 | Religion
Neil J. Young

Not since John F. Kennedy ran for president has a candidate for the White House faced such stiff and persistent difficulties stemming from his faith. Yet again, white evangelicals may provide the critical vote.

The Secret Ingredient To Herman Cain's Success

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

Cain has triumphed by creating a niche based on his competitors' weaknesses. For white evangelical Protestant voters, he seems to have settled into a void that neither Romney nor Perry can fill.

Jews, Evangelicals And 2012: The Sky Is Not Falling

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion
Mark I. Pinsky

Unquestionably, there is a dark, fundamentalist side to American evangelicalism. They plot to use their political influence to push the U.S. in a theocratic direction. If they could. The thing is, they can't.