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Evangelicals

An Open Letter From Donald Trump to His Supporters

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.25.2016 | Comedy
Andy Ostroy

Here's the thing I can't believe you don't realize: I don't really care about you! Honestly, I don't! Do you see how I live?! A gold-covered mansion in the sky...private jumbo jets...helicopters. Do you ever think that, maybe, just maybe, I'm trying to limit my contact with you "little people" as much as humanly possible?

Dozens Of Evangelical Leaders Petition Texas To Stop Scheduled Execution

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.22.2016 | Religion

A group of nearly 50 evangelical leaders are urging the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and Governor Greg Abbott to halt the upcoming execution of ...

By Embracing Trump, The Christian Community Shows Where Its Heart Truly Lies

Houston Barber | Posted 08.17.2016 | Religion
Houston Barber

2016 has been a topsy-turvy year, but perhaps the strangest fact of all is that in all likelihood the only lifelong Christian candidate running will be elected President of the United States, and the majority of Christians will be disappointed.

End Times, The Prosperity Gospel, And Trump

Charity R. Carney, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2016 | Religion
Charity R. Carney, Ph.D.

Trump's appeal is based less on his personal beliefs and more on his ability to tap into powerful strains of popular belief that have been commodified and commercialized by Christian publishers, pastors, and televangelists for years.

Is American Evangelical Christianity Sinking On The GOP Ship?

Charles Redfern | Posted 08.15.2016 | Religion
Charles Redfern

A question hovers over "traditional" evangelicals such as me, wistful for the pre-1980 era when the term defined a solid theological position divorced from politics: What to do? Should we hunt for a different label? Maybe so.

Donald Trump Makes Strange Appeal To Evangelicals To Help Him Get Mormon Votes

ThinkProgress | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.12.2016 | Religion

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made an unusual acknowledgement of his ongoing struggle to win over Utah voters on Thursday, asking a gro...

Trump Is After The Anti-Gay Bigot Vote, Apparently

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump has said he’s the best ally to the LGBT community in this election cycle. The best, just the greatest. All you have to d...

Why We Need Evangelicals

Bishop Ken Carter | Posted 08.03.2016 | Religion
Bishop Ken Carter

The word "evangelical" is one of the most abused words in our culture and even in the church.

10 Donald Trump Quotes That Should Horrify His Evangelical Supporters

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.28.2016 | Religion

After months of campaigning, flip-flopping on important issues, and generally wreaking havoc on the party that for decades has presented itself as def...

Trump's 'Be Very Afraid' Versus The Bible's 'Be Not Afraid'

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.23.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

What does it mean that a large portion of self-described American Christians - e.g. 62% of evangelicals - intend to vote for a candidate who works to instill unnecessary, inappropriate fear in the American people?

"Follow The Money"--Trump, Repealing The "Johnson Amendment," And Citizens United

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Viewers of Donald Trump's coming out party for his apparent "forced choice" vice presidential running mate, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, might rightly wonder why he spent almost as much time holding forth on the evils of something he called the "Johnson Amendment" than he did on the virtues of Mike Pence.

Why These Evangelical Leaders Are Firmly Against Trump

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion

Donald Trump may claim to have “won with evangelicals,” but he has a long way to go if he wants to win over many of their leaders. Rank and file ...

How Some Evangelicals Rationalize Their Support Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion

Evangelicals were slow to warm up to Donald Trump, whose personal history and values put him at odds with the Christian ethic. For a while it seemed t...

Why Introverts Would Rather Avoid Church

John Weirick | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion
John Weirick

You are different than the person next to you. That's a good thing. In a community, others won't believe, look, or act like you. When it comes to personality types and temperaments, the differences get even more distinct -- especially between introverts and extroverts.

Vast Majority Of White Evangelicals Back Donald Trump, Survey Shows

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.14.2016 | Religion

Donald Trump has been married three times, spoken lewdly about his daughter’s body and doesn’t seem to know his Bible. Yet evangelical voters are ...

The Evangelical Right's Theology On LGBT People Is Violence

Eliel Cruz | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

There is a direct correlation to the anti-LGBT theology shared by religious leaders to the violence LGBT people face. This theology -- which dehumanizes, ostracizes, and demonizes LGBT people -- does not happen in a vacuum.

The Naked Truth About Sex And The Single Evangelical

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.28.2016 | Books
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall For the young evangelical Christian, chastity before marriage seems to be a hot topic -- if the folks I met in my spiritu...

Jesus, Can I Buy An AR-15 If Trump Becomes President?

Jonathan Walton | Posted 06.28.2016 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

If Jesus came back tonight I wouldn't want Him to find me in a gun store; but with Trump as a legitimate candidate for president of the United States I am genuinely afraid for my safety and the safety of my family.

Donald Trump Is A Christian! Can You Believe It? Really. Can You?

Tim Rymel | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Tim Rymel

When I first read in my news feed that Donald Trump had become a Christian, I chuckled. With Jesus being Middle Eastern and all, I was certain Trump had built a wall around his heart a long time ago to keep him out.

The seductive illusion of power

Charles Redfern | Posted 06.25.2016 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Perhaps power is the flame wooing some "evangelical" moths. They can't help themselves - even when the flame is a bona fide proto-fascist liar, wife d...

Trump and Gingrich: A Marriage Made in Hypocritical Heaven

Herb Silverman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
Herb Silverman

Donald Trump would undoubtedly like a running mate whose views and personality are similar to his. I can't think of a better mate for him than Newt Gingrich, who at times seems Trumpier than Trump. Here's my pitch for a Trump/Gingrich ticket, which focuses on their similar approaches to life and leadership.

Dear Mr. Trump: Christian Questions You Still Need To Answer

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Mr. Trump, it has been said that you may be the most irreverent and illiterate candidate when it comes to religion that either party has ever nominated, which is why it seemed so ironic that you today accused your likely opponent, Hillary Clinton, of being weak in her faith.

Donald Trump's New Evangelical Adviser Was Sure God Had Chosen Ted Cruz To Be President

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump's campaign on Tuesday announced that it had assembled a stable of religious advisers to help the presumptive GOP nominee get his message ...

Transgender, Christian and Tired

Paula Stone Williams | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Paula Stone Williams

Some of you feel removed from the tragedy because you think these victims are not like you. Well, the truth is they are not like you. They understand prejudice. They understand what it feels like to be ostracized for nothing more than being who you are. They have a wisdom you are not likely to ever know.

Religion In The Public Square: 8 Rules For The Age Of Trump

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Religious Americans don't know what to do. When it comes to questions of religion in the public square, the rules of the game have changed, whether you are a religious liberal or a religious conservative.