Sadly, powerful military leaders are behaving more like missionaries than soldiers entrusted with fulfilling military missions.
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The Catholic Church may refer to pro-choice politicians as extremists but the majority of Catholic congregants agree with pro-choice politicians like Sebelius on reproductive issues.
The religious right infection (of wanting failure to prove a moral/religious point) has become the Republican illness: root for failure so "we" win ideologically.
Green companies do better during economic downturn, Santorum says the Qur'an was written in 'Islamic', Alan Keyes calls Obama "a radical communist," and more.
The Republican Party is controlled by two ideological groups -- the Religious Right and neoconservatives. Both groups share one thing in common: they are driven by fear and paranoia.
Limbaugh isn't just a barker, but a godhead with a loyal legion of followers hailing from the furthest backwoods shacks to the hallowed halls of Washington.
Little attention has been paid to the impact that women's liberation has had on men -- Gen X dads spend significantly more time with their children than baby-boomer fathers.
Thanks to digital organizing, Obama now has a secular congregation as big as America. That congregation elected him. Now that same congregation is going to practice the values that he has preached.
The day after the inauguration, I will be joining religious leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president. I will pray that this new era can change the image of religion in our country.
Global AIDS Coordinator Dybul is morally responsible for speaking out when taxpayer funding is being used to perpetuate ideology over evidence, and is leaving people at risk of new infections.
In spite of evolution's unprecedented success in explaining the living world, creationism has crept into the mainstream of American thought and into public school curricula in several states.
Obama is a compromiser, a political figure committed to building bridges, even to those who will give him heartburn as well as their support.
Happy Holidays is a safe bet. It does not mean Christmas has been stolen. It just acknowledges that not everyone that hears it or reads the signs or sees the commercials is a Christian.
Most of the public debate on Obama's selection of Rick Warren for the inauguration has centered on his vocal opposition to gay rights and to some exte...
Mr. Obama, by choosing Rick Warren, you have sent a shiver up the spine of every GLBTQ American who believed that you might actually be the voice and actor of real change.
I have expressed my outrage at Rick Warren's elevation to the national stage. Yet, if the gay community has the courage to take a deep breath, there's another way of viewing this situation.
Pushing abortion regulations and laws into a more permissive place beyond even Roe v. Wade... is a mistake. It will only guarantee that this fight gets even more bitter.
Republican politicians all seem to be trying their hand at historic re-creationism to transform both the history and future of the Republican party into their own image.
Churches are political organizations that routinely violate IRS statutes, undermining any claim they might have had to property tax exemptions.
Sarah Palin's rise shows there is still an appetite in America for charismatic leadership devoid of political substance; for a pretty face, a down home manner, and a torrent of distorted attacks.
Religious conservatives should stop pretending that they are living in 13th century Rome, or 11th Century Byzantium, or 21st-century Saudi Arabia.
The truth is, spreading hate and intolerance is a business just like anything else. And in business, sometimes you're forced to make tough choices.
Simply put, Sarah Palin represents what we admire most in our politicians. Folksy and winking? Check. But even more impressive? She is, to coin a term, untakedownable.
Coulter's solution to Republican problems is for it to become even more extreme than it already is. It's a recipe for disaster (and hopefully one that the Republicans decide to try).
If we can dream it, it is possible. A battle to revitalize the human spirit requires no enemies, and a revolution of peace requires no violence.
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