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Religious Conservatives

There’s No Good Reason Trump Should Lose Iowa. But He Probably Will.

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – In a county where just 11 percent of Republicans supported Donald Trump in the caucuses this winter, a table full of voters is n...

Our Gay Anniversary: 20 Years and Counting

Domenick Scudera | Posted 11.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

When I was younger, I could not tell my mother that a fulfilling life was in store because I did not know what the future would hold for me. But I am older now, and I have a 20-year (and counting) relationship from which to draw.

Big Boy (Girl) Pants for Leaders: Three Keys to Redirecting Our Victim Culture

Robert Hall | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Robert Hall

The flag came down in Charleston because former flag supporters changed their mind - powerful relational leaders can do that. Our growing Victim Class cries for relational leaders who work together to change minds and who bring the divided together.

It's Not Over

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

It's not over. Not by a long shot. Not when conservatives are already looking for ways to chip away at marriage equality the way they whittled down reproductive rights to nothing in many states.

No One Cares About Your Damn Religion

Larry Womack | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Larry Womack

Was the Christian God cool with slavery? Slave owners sure thought so -- and had plenty of Biblical canon to support it. Abolitionists disagreed. Did God want women to vote? Not according to anti-suffragists. Suffragists were convinced otherwise.

Hey, MPAA: Give Philomena a PG-13

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a charming and moving little film, starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. It tells the true story of an Irish woman who, as a teen, became pregnant and was forced into the Magdalene Sisters' care.

Should We Care if Marriage Disappears?

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Marriage seems to be on the way out in Europe but is slightly more resilient in this country -- at least for the middle class. What would it mean for our society if couples stopped marrying?

Katherine Bindley

The Rise Of The Religious Progressive | Katherine Bindley | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion

A new study has found that while the number of religious conservatives is still greater than that of progressives, the religious left may have a bette...

Katherine Bindley

Record Number Of Americans Claim No Religious Affiliation: Report | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.14.2013 | Religion

The number of Americans who claim to have no religious affiliation is the highest it has ever been since data on the subject started being collected i...

What's Next For Religious Conservatives?

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 11.08.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Mitt Romney failed in his bid to win the White House back for Republicans, but the biggest losers in Tuesday's voting may be Christian conservat...

Peter H. Stone

Mega Donors Bankrolling Massive Religious Conservative Anti-Obama Campaign | Peter H. Stone | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

A conservative group led by longtime political activist Ralph Reed has budgeted $10 million for a major 2012 election push to turn out the religious r...

Conservatives' Selective Religious Outrage

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Howard Schweber

I am in agreement with the complaints of Romney, Santorum, Gingrich and Cardinal Dolan that freedom of religion in America is threatened. And I will take those complaints very seriously -- the instant they show signs of extending that freedom to any religion but their own.

Why Religious Conservatives Embrace The Language Of Religious War

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

I am no pacifist. Wars are necessary sometimes, whether of words or of military might. But religions don't look for wars where they don't exist, and they never thrive on military metaphors.

Why Conservatives Spend More on Cyber Porn

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.21.2011 | Home
Nigel Barber

However much conservatives trumpet their sexual morality, they are not better than the rest of us. Indeed, the evidence suggests they are slightly worse.

Sam Stein

Trump Takes Aim At Cantor, Krauthammer, U.S. Foreign Policy | Sam Stein | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite earning a reputation for the red-meat jabs he takes at President Obama, there are occasions when Donald Trump will turn his guns...

Religious Liberty vs. Same-Sex Marriage: Is There Really A Conflict?

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 07.18.2011 | Religion
Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

Chief among claims from opponents is that legalizing same-sex marriage will infringe on the religious freedom of those who oppose the practice on theological grounds.

Newt Gingrich Cements Ties To Religious Leaders

The Center for Public Integrity | Peter H. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Peter H. Stone The Center for Public Integrity The political unit of a religious conservative group called Renewing American Leadership, whose ...

Is The Prophet A Founding Father?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

Muhammad cannot be kept out of Arab politics. The Westward-looking elites in the Arab world are secular -- even Saddam was secular -- but they hold power by brutal means.

The Faith of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nathan Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Harden

When religion becomes a mere political instrument, the results are not pretty. But the positive influence of faith on American politics is a historical fact. King's life proves it.

Why I'm Bullish on Sarah Palin's Prospects

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Waldman

Each conservative politician who ends up caught in the men's room with a male prostitute or in Argentina with a soul mate, only makes Palin's authenticity more powerful.