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Religion in Politics

Congressional Candidate Distances Himself From 'Atheist' Label

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics

There are more than 500 members of Congress, and not a single one has publicly stated that he or she doesn't believe in God. Not subscribing to tradit...

Congressman Wants A 'National Day Of Reason' As Atheist Alternative To Day Of Prayer

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics

Each year, on the first Thursday of May, elected officials gather in Washington, D.C., and around the country for the National Day of Prayer. It's a d...

Evangelical Leader Says 'Jesus Never Intended To Give Instructions' To Politicians

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

Jerry Falwell Jr., a prominent Evangelical leader with a reputation for exerting influence in politics, said Thursday that Jesus Christ would have obj...

Atheist Lawmaker Says He's Not Allowed To Lead Official Prayer

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

The very first right laid out in the First Amendment of the Constitution is not about speech, the press, peaceable assembly or petitioning the governm...

Phoenix City Council Votes To End Prayer Rather Than Let Satanists Lead It

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

For decades, the Phoenix City Council has begun each meeting with an opening prayer. While those invocations were typically Christian, the tradition w...

Bill Maher: Atheism Will Become 'The New Gay Marriage'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

There are no admitted atheists serving in Congress, and in a recent interview, comedian Bill Maher said that while he wouldn't be the one to break tha...

Here Are All The Atheists In Congress

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

It's becoming more common not to believe in God or organized religion these days, so it would only be natural for a few atheists to have made their wa...

School Board Member Resigns Over Prayer Vote

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

When the Rockingham County School Board votes on whether or not to begin meetings with a prayer, they will be doing so without the input of board memb...

Presidents Bush and Obama, and the Faith Divide

Matthew Dowd | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Both men speak of God and the Bible and faith in many of their speeches and conversations. And both men are self-professed Christians, but for some reason many doubt the faith and commitment of President Obama while never doubting the same of President Bush. Why is that?

The 'Sam Bacile' Election

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The avalanche of anonymous and unaccountable campaign cash that is currently marinating our nation's politics this election cycle can be likened to the tactics of "Sam Bacile."

As Religious Officials Get Increasingly Political, IRS Remains Silent

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

* Evangelical ministers plan to endorse candidates * Churches intentionally putting tax-exempt status at risk * Catholic...

Are Conservatives More Religious And Liberals More Spiritual?

Matthew Hutson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion
Matthew Hutson

In the United States, religion and politics have always been (fitful) bed buddies. But whether faith drives people left or right (or neither) is not obvious.

The War On Religion Does Not Exist

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy

Where are the leaders of today who are willing to stand up and say: "I am a person of faith, but I will not dictate what yours should be.

Religion in Novels Is Better Than Religion in Politics!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home
Dave Astor

Yes, many novels have religious content that dominates a book or at least adds a small thread to its tapestry. Some of these novels take a jaundiced view of religion, while others treat it more kindly.

Mixing Religion And Politics

Herb Silverman | Posted 05.09.2012 | Religion
Herb Silverman

I can enjoy a good chuckle over many such religious beliefs, as long as they don't intrude on my daily life.

Santorum, Cardinal Dolan And The Tinfoil Hat: Who Gets Into The Public Square?

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
G. Elijah Dann

Santorum and Dolan are at least right on one point. No one should be saying that religious people can't participate in the public square. The reality is, however, the public square has a cacophony of voices.

The Last Veto

Daniel Matamala | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
Daniel Matamala

Think about a democracy in which a religious minority represents 15% of the population but is virtually excluded from the exercise of power. We are not talking about oppressed Christians in some Muslim country. We are talking about non-religious persons in the USA.

Congressman Wants Citizens of ALL Religions to Reflect on the Ten Commandments (Redux)

Chris Rodda | Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Well, it's that time of year once again -- time for some theocratic member of Congress to push for a resolution proclaiming the first weekend of May "Ten Commandments Weekend".

Social Criticism: A Political And Religious Act

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

If Christian traditions of progressive social criticism are to gain an audience beyond religious academicians and committed activists, they must intervene in policy debates with explicitly political arguments.

Congressman Wants Citizens of ALL Religions To Reflect On The Ten Commandments

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

Apparently, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) doesn't see any problem whatsoever with Congress encouraging people of "all faiths and religious persuasions" to follow his religion.

47 National Religious Leaders (Christian, Jewish and Muslim) Call for Urgent Priority to Health Care Reform -- and Why I Signed

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Michael Lerner

The lure of "inclusion" and "access to the powerful" and "being part of the consensus" seemed attractive, while there seemed to be little to be gained by simply not being on the list.

God and Man in the White House

Seth Greenland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Greenland

The shame does not lie with Wright and Hagee. The shame is that American politics has degenerated to the point where these toxic God-wielders are actively courted by our leaders.

Democratic Candidates Outraising Republicans With Clergy And Religious Organizations

The Carpetbagger Report | Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When it comes to campaign contributions, the 2008 presidential campaign keeps turning the conventional wisdom on its ear.... ...Thus far in the '08 c...