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Pat Robertson Won't Endorse Candidate In 2012

Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion

By ADELLE M. BANKS Religion News Service (RNS) Marking the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of his Christian Broadcasting Network, Pat Robe...

HuffPost Religion Round-Up, September 11-18

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.18.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Koren Zen Masters, Pat Roberston, immigration, status Of women in the Bible, Our Lady Of Guadalupe, and designing our own religion -- it has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.

Pat Robertson, Alzheimer's And Confronting Absence

Lynn Casteel Harper | Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion
Lynn Casteel Harper

The trouble is that dementia defies linearity in all its forms: the clear answer, the proof text, the incisive definition.

Pat Robertson Tells Man To Divorce Wife With Alzheimer's

AP | TOM BREEN | Posted 11.14.2011 | Divorce

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told his "700 Club" viewers that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer's is justifiable because the disease is "a kind...

Pat Robertson: Crack In Washington Monument A Sign From God

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

Televangelist Pat Robertson suggested Wednesday that cracks in the Washington Monument caused by the August 23 earthquake could be a sign from God, an...

The West Memphis Three: Damien Echols, Capital Punishment, And Christian Hypocrisy

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Capital punishment is incompatible with the Christian faith for a number of biblical and theological reasons.

This Week In Crazy

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.01.2011 | Comedy

This Fourth of July weekend, take some time to think about the freedoms that this country affords us, crazy and non-crazy alike. But the holiday weeke...

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Try To Woo Christian Conservatives At Conference

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an election season driven by economic worries, Republican leaders are trying to keep Christian conservatives excited and involved by ...

This Week In Crazy

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.30.2011 | Comedy

Every week, our Psychometer engineers carefully pinpoint the most absurd headline-makers in the news to let you know who simply has a screw loose and ...

Self-Deprecating Narcissism Among Christian Leaders

Jack Watts | Posted 06.02.2011 | Religion
Jack Watts

These leaders have taken self-deprecating humility and made it an art form, cleverly masking their compulsive craving for attention, approbation and admiration.

Why We Hate Going to the Dennis

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Researchers say that if your appellation is Dennis, you are more likely to become a dentist than a differently monikered individual. But I'm not so sure about this.

Judge Tosses Latest Obama Health Care Suit

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit claiming that President Barack Obama's requirement that all Americans have health in...

Newt Gingrich Agrees With Pat Robertson: Our Prisons Must Be Reformed

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Newman

For the second time in less than a month, a major conservative leader has spoken out for prison reform. Let's hope that we can come together to help end America's longest, unwinnable war.

God Is Still Speaking -- And Boy Is He Grumpy!

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

You know how sometimes a respected elder begins to sound, well, a little cranky? God kicked off the new year by growling in the ears of several people with media platforms. And I gotta tell you, going by what they say, I'm concerned.

New Years Eve Weekly News Round Up

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

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Pat Robertson: Snow Is God's Way of Punishing Americans Who Were Planning to Drive to Do Something Gay

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Explaining his theory, Rev. Robertson said, "Because of the bad road conditions the Almighty has made, any gay activities that people were planning on doing will have to be postponed by a day or two."

Pat Robertson endorses legalization of "a couple of ounces" of marijuana on The 700 Club

Russ Belville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Russ Belville

Cue the video to about 3:02 and you will hear the head of The 700 Club, Pat Robertson, the guy who agreed with Falwell about "feminists, pagans, abo...

The Christian Right in Context: The Obama Years

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

The "Christian America" vision pushed by the Christian Right stands in stark contrast with the biblical vision of the kingdom of God.

John Lennon? Meh... Keith Green's Revolution Was Far More Interesting

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

When I think of the life and premature death of a musician who really rejected materialism and was for all practical purposes the Godfather of the Napster Generation, I think of Keith Green.

Christmas in Portland: Occupying Afghanistan Does Not Make America Safer

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Many terrorism experts have claimed most of the 9/11 planning took place in Hamburg and not Afghanistan; thus, it's fair to wonder why the U.S. is not conducting night raids in Germany.

The Christian Right In Context: Politics Over Persuasion

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

By the 1960s, the world was out of joint again, prompting the rise of the Christian Right.

Paradise & Little Vigils: Conversations with Judy Collins and That Guy Mark Erelli

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Collins discusses her new album, which includes a song about 9/11 and a duet recorded with Joan Baez, and what it's like to have the President of the United States name his child after your record.

Thoughts on the "Ground Zero Mosque " and the Better Angels of Our Nature

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

The part of me that initially flinched at the thought of a mosque so close to Ground Zero is not one of the better angels of my nature, and certainly not the part of me I'd ever want to be defined by.

Paranoid Politics: The Denial of Islamophobia

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jillian York

Concerned communities should engage in dialogue with Muslims and their organizations, and learn more about them, rather than rely on the types of prejudices and paranoia being hawked by Islamophobes.

In Defense of Marriage, and Other Hopeless Causes

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Given the dismal job heterosexuals have done with marriage, the idea that allowing gays to marry would destroy the institution is nothing less than absurd. What, the divorce rate would soar to sixty percent?