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Steps Ahead of Most on Capitol Hill

Craig DeRoche | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Craig DeRoche

Christians now want to vote for lawmakers who share their belief in mercy, second chances, and redemption, even for the worst among us. Prison is often necessary to keep us safe, but our high recidivism rates show that it is rarely rehabilitative.

Allie Compton

WATCH: Woman Lives 'Biblically' For A Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Allie Compton | Posted 10.24.2012 | Religion

When Rachel Held Evans's husband, Dan, woke up one Christmas morning, he found all of his presents addressed, "To Master, from Rachel." "I had to c...

Religitics

Eliza Wood | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Eliza Wood

It will be interesting to watch which way the faithful but independent trend in their voting in 2012, because one thing independents like less than joining forces with either major group is to hear sermons about politics in church or synagogue.

Faith, Fear, and Family Planning

Robert Walker | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Listen to the clamor this year from the religious right and you would think that most people of faith reject family planning. Hardly. Public opinion polls have consistently shown that support for the use of contraceptives knows no religious bounds.

In Defense Of Dinesh D'Souza

Edward Falzon | Posted 12.20.2012 | Religion
Edward Falzon

This new fiancee-mistress "scandal" in which he has become embroiled is the embodiment of both the proverbial storm in a tea-cup and the abuse of religious power over even high-profile individuals.

Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson Takes Center Stage On Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.19.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- At the end of a long day, Kathie Lee Gifford offers a visitor a cup of coffee. Not wine, coffee. "Would you like a skinny latte that I'm ...

Pigs To The Lake: The Evangelical Exorcism

Morgan Guyton | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

I don't know what theological changes are needed to save American evangelicals, but I really don't think that we're destined to howl in the graveyard forever. The pigs are headed for the lake, and I believe for the first time in my life that the evangelicals are going to make it.

Jaweed Kaleem

Dinesh D'Souza Resigns From Presidency Of King's College Amid Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.18.2012 | Religion

Prominent conservative author and Obama critic Dinesh D'Souza has resigned from the from the presidency of The King's College, an evangelical Christia...

Pretending To Be Gay Isn't The Answer: Why Timothy Kurek Was Wrong

Emily Timbol | Posted 12.16.2012 | Religion
Emily Timbol

I can't help wishing that what Timothy had done, instead of spending his time learning through pretending, was spend a year using his privilege to fight for the people around him.

Why We're Leaving Church: A Report From The Nones

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 12.16.2012 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

"People don't want to have to side with the church and against their friends who are Buddhist or Muslim or Jewish or agnostic."

Jaweed Kaleem

Changing Focus: Right-Wing Group Focus On The Family Aims To Broaden Goals

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.25.2012 | Religion

Focus on the Family, the former evangelical powerhouse of the Religious Right that was known for its vitriolic campaigns against gay rights, same-sex ...

'Nones' On The Rise: How Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Churches Are Creating Their Own Demise

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I've always felt we religiously unaffiliated "Nones" were a tiny minority. But here we are, surging in an America that's been steeped in religious dogma, where Republican politics has been overrun by zealots hellbent on controlling women's bodies and discriminating against gays.

Romney, Abortion, Evangelicals, Sex and Lies

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

That evangelicals are ready to follow Mitt Romney down the fairy tale narrative rabbit hole to his "family values" scorched earth of opportunistic individualism in the name of pro-life beliefs is one of the greatest political not to mention religious ironies imaginable.

Unapologetic: Evangelical Christian, Pro-Life and Democrat

Jo Kadlecek | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Jo Kadlecek

I wasn't always like this. I grew up in a Christmas and Easter Presbyterian suburban home to Republican parents. My dad campaigned for Barry Goldwater and my mom cried when Nixon resigned on national television because he'd been her hero.

Christians Show Love of Israel on Jerusalem Streets

Anav Silverman | Posted 12.08.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

There was love in the air of Jerusalem this past Thursday afternoon. Marching through the streets, approximately 6,000 Christian friends of Israel made their way with flags and smiles, which they readily shared with Israeli bystanders -- from secular to ultra-orthodox Jews of all ages and backgrounds.

Jesus Could Be Their Candidate and the Republicans Would Still Lose

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

When the Republicans bring back actual "doctors" and send the "faith healers" back to where they belong, we Americans just might trust them again. Meanwhile we'll reelect our sane president.

What the Bible Says - And Doesn't Say - About Women

David Lose | Posted 11.22.2012 | Religion
David Lose

This Sunday countless girls will be sitting in church listening to this passage. How many will hear it interpreted not as one more ideal they can't live up to but instead as a powerful voice that invites them to imagine that they have worth in and of themselves, that they can do anything they set their minds to.

The Deadly Cost of Worshiping the Bible Instead of God

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.18.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Anything that leads to murder should raise doubts about its legitimacy when put in service of so-called spiritual truth. That killing was done "for God" and yet didn't lead to a complete re-think about the theological "approach" to a relationship with God is simply insane.

Diverse Religious Leaders Affirm Contraceptive Access As 'Moral Imperative'

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

As people of faith, we must resist those who would deny individuals the ability to make their own personal decisions about their families and reproductive lives; indeed we must resist the political attempts to make such decisions and such services controversial when they are not.

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.

Terry Jones Must Be Stopped, And Evangelicals Must Stop Him

Rev. Steven D. Martin | Posted 11.12.2012 | Religion
Rev. Steven D. Martin

Regrettably, Christian evangelicals have a reputation of standing on the side of exceptionalism and even bigotry. It's high time that we evangelicals listen to the command of Jesus to love our neighbors, even our enemies.

God Is Missing From The Republican Platform

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 11.07.2012 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Republicans have made much about the word "God" in the Democratic platform. Like the Pharisees, they stand ostentatiously in the front of the synagogue, congratulating themselves on their righteousness. But I have looked, and I cannot find God in the GOP platform.

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 Biblical Role Of Government

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.29.2012 | Religion
Jim Wallis

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThe government is responsible for protecting poor people and helping reduce poverty. Agree or disagree?