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Would Obama Speak For a KKK Prayer Breakfast?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Would President Obama speak at a prayer breakfast organized by the KKK? Would Jim Wallis and other "progressive" Christians attend? Then what will th...

Top Ten Most Inspiring Stories Of The 2000s

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This past decade has had its share of mishaps, to be sure, but here at Impact, we think the following inspirational moments are enough to make even th...

The Episcopal Clergy Vote is an Important One for Gays

Jennifer Vanasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Vanasco

Once all Mainline Protestant churches start approving of gay marriage it will be very difficult for politicians and anti-marriage advocates to make a religious argument against it.

Jason Linkins

Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Jokes About Inauguration On The Daily Show (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over the Inaugural Weekend, openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson found himself at the center of coverage and controversy after his opening invoca...

Obama Shifts Spiritual Dialogue to Focus on Possibilities

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzette Standring

Both Gene Robinson and Rick Warren symbolize universal aspirations: that of equality and acceptance, and that of faith-based service to the poor, the sick and the disenfranchised.

Jason Linkins

Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Left Out Of HBO Concert Coverage | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sunday's big Lincoln Memorial show was billed as the "We Are One" concert, intended to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama with a spirit of uni...

UPDATED: Bishop Robinson's Prayer to be Included in Clips Shown on the Mall prior to Swearing In Ceremony

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

The omission of the prayer delivered by openly-gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson from the HBO broadcast of the pre-inaugural concert is creating a new controversy surrounding the inauguration.

On Inaugural Preacher Picks, Activists and Bloggers Are Caught in Their Own Web

John Lumea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Lumea

Warren was formally announced on 17 December. When did Obama formally invite him? Do we know? When did Obama start considering Warren for the inauguration? Do we know? I suspect not.

Take Your Hand Off My Bible

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leora Tanenbaum

Most of us have a presidential fantasy. Some of us long to transform the health care system. Some imagine the possibilities in humanitarian aid. Oth...

Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Will Not Invoke Jesus In Inaugural Event Prayer

CBN | David Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maybe this shouldn't come as a shock but controversial gay Bishop Gene Robinson says the name of Jesus will NOT be in his prayer this Sunday at the ki...

Obama Inauguration Lincoln Memorial Celebration: Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen Performing

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration events kick off on Sunday, January 18th with a celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. Performers include Bey...

Gene Robinson: Gay Bishop Giving Obama Inauguration Prayer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, a vocal gay rights leader, will open President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration with a prayer on Sunday...

Kennedy, Warren, and the Democrats: How About Some Conflict Resolution?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Democratic leadership may be prepared to ride out the current storms over Caroline Kennedy and Rick Warren. That would be a mistake. This is a time to heal wounds, not create new ones.

Conservatives Form Rival Group To Episcopal Church

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Theological conservatives upset by liberal views of U.S. Episcopalians and Canadian Anglicans formed a rival North American province ...

Bishops Discuss More Than Sex -- Imagine That!

Rev. Astrid Storm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Astrid Storm

230 conservative bishops have boycotted the Lambeth Conference. Which leave 600 or so who actually want to be together, who may actually be willing to find a way out of this morass.

A Sermon for Our Times: Bishop Gene Robinson in the Face of Fear

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rev. Debra Haffner

To appease those who oppose the ordination of gay clergy and leaders, the Archbishop fo Canterbury has excluded the openly gay Bishop Robinson of New Hampshire from attending.

Pundits Predict Pennsylvania Results

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the days leading up to the Pennsylvania Primary, pundits from across the spectrum have predicted a Hillary Clinton win in the Keystone State later ...

Benedict becomes first pope to visit American synagogue

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Pope Benedict XVI became the first pope to visit an American synagogue Friday, bringing greetings for the Passover holiday and accept...