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Is Donald Trump A Friend To 'The Gays'?

Matt Baume | Posted 06.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

The point is that we don't know if Donald's our friend. He might not know himself, because he's held so many different position on so many issues.

Bernie Sanders and Judaism

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.22.2016 | Religion
Arnold Steinberg

"Listen, Bernie got to get saved, he got to meet Jesus," observed Pastor Mark Burns last week in Hickory, North Carolina.

Is Bernie Circumcised?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Bernie Sanders: How he sees the religious revival "Listen, Bernie got to get saved, he got to meet Jesus," observed Pastor Mark Burns last week in H...

Donald Trump Versus the Bible

Cynthia Burack | Posted 02.22.2016 | Religion
Cynthia Burack

An irony of this primary season is that Republican front runner Donald Trump--a public figure who hasn't been known for his piety--has both struggled ...

RELIGION: Donald Trump and the Law of Attraction

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.16.2016 | Religion
Arnold Steinberg

The explanation for Donald Trump's viability is found in his unlikely appeal among some religious conservatives. Mr. Trump came in second in Iowa amon...

Donald Trump and the Law of Attraction

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

The explanation for Donald Trump's viability is found in his unlikely appeal among some religious conservatives. Mr. Trump came in second in Iowa amon...

Politics and Religion: Trump and the Evangelicals

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.12.2016 | Religion
Arnold Steinberg

After New Hampshire The Evangelical Seduction Interruptus Already in Iowa the evangelical movement toward Donald Trump was underway, for bet...

Iowa...South Carolina: Evangelicals and Trump

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

After New Hampshire The Evangelical Seduction Interruptus Already in Iowa the evangelical movement toward Donald Trump was underway, for better or...

Little Lord Trump (Le Roi) and His MVP, Jesus

Michele Somerville | Posted 01.28.2016 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Well-conceived blasphemy can be positive and I believe there's a place for even very irreverent jocularity in faith, belief and even ritual, but when I hear Trump, a man who so flagrantly embodies all that the Jesus of the New Testament is not, call Communion a "cracker," now I am offended.

Falwell, Muslims, Trump, and the Layer Cake

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 01.27.2016 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

Unless you've been living under a rock, by now you've heard about Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell, Jr., son of the late Moral Majority fou...

Latino Evangelicals: Let's Hold Candidates Accountable

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 01.21.2016 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

Let's move away from facile talking points, easy partisanship, and uninformed voting. Let's recommit ourselves to the arduous task of doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly before God.

Trump Thumps Bible, Bible Thumps Back

Monica Bauer | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Monica Bauer

For all my friends who don't know much about Christianity, here's a head's up about Donald Trump's mistake at Liberty University yesterday. Most media talking heads are secular, so they don't get how big a deal it is, but it's... huge.

Donald Trump’s Remarks About Martin Luther King Were Mostly About Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

If Liberty University students were hoping for a thoughtful tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, they didn't get it from GOP presidential cand...

From Jerry Falwell to Barack Obama: 3 Lessons From the Extraordinary Life of Ed Dobson

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 12.30.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Here I had an evangelical pastor who had once worked for Jerry Falwell now supporting Barack Obama while living as a first-century Jew for a year. Call me intrigued.

Why College Presidents Need to Speak Up

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 12.20.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

A university president should have the advantage of reflecting knowledge, viewpoints and research grounded in long-term scientific investigation, vetted by institutional experts and carefully readied for distribution without the daily pressures of political leverage or media deadlines.

The Tide Is Actually Against Increased Gun Control

Kevin Price | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

In spite of the frequent pleas from President Barack Obama and other national Democrat leaders for increased gun control, the United States is no clos...

Jerry Falwell Jr., Franklin Graham and the Sad Effects of Terrorism on Christianity

Charles Howard | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Charles Howard

Beyond the bigoted speech and the violent readiness to kill, the worst aspect of all of this is that the compass guiding these statements and much of the sentiment that I hear coming from many Christians is not Love -- but rather it is fear.

Guns for Jesus: "Straining Out Gnats and Swallowing Camels"

Rodney Wilson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Rodney Wilson

Unlike his father, Jerry Falwell the Younger has shied away from making political waves. Until now, that is. Last week, to rapturous applause, the pre...

Are We Finally Witnessing The Death Of Christianity In America?

Zack Hunt | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion
Zack Hunt

Several months ago, a Pew Research study sparked what almost seemed like shouts of glee from those eager to declare the impending death of Christian...

Bristol Palin Thinks College Kids Should Bring Guns To Class

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

Bristol Palin praised Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. for urging students to carry concealed guns, claiming Falwell is "absolutely righ...

Terrorism: A Challenge for the Social Sciences

Paul Stoller | Posted 12.07.2015 | College
Paul Stoller

In today's world the stakes are high, the path is long and the challenge is great--time to dig in and continue the fight for science and reason.

Christian Crusaders Urged to Arm for Liberty

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Jerry Falwell Jr., current President of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, urged all students at the school's convocation on Friday, December ...

An Open Letter To Jerry Falwell Jr, Students And Faculty Of Liberty University

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 12.07.2015 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

Your message faithfully represents a longstanding (and ugly) stream of American culture and politics. You could spiritually form a generation of people who think of themselves as "Champions for Christ" but who actually become a mirror image of the violent religious warriors you fear and reject.

Jerry Falwell Jr. Is Now The Worst Thing To Happen To God In A While

Derek Penwell | Posted 12.07.2015 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Jesus was a young man with questionable religious ties, violently killed in the name of protecting the state against radical revolutionaries.

Guns v. God on Campus

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.07.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr.'s shameful grandstanding and naked aggression toward Muslims is an affront to the whole idea of the university and the responsibilities of the office of the university president.