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Religious Voters

Report: White Christian Voters No Longer Hold Keys To The White House

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 11.16.2012 | Religion

(RNS) The road to the White House is no longer white and Christian. President Obama won last week with a voter coalition that was far more racially...

Election Day Communion And The Sacrament Of Voting

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

Though we may feel as if we share little more than a zip-code with the voters beside us, in truth we share that great American feast and tradition: the ballot box. Nov. 6 is our festival day.

Faith And Political Rhetoric

Michael Jinkins | Posted 01.05.2013 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

This political season, we've heard politicians argue that if persons do not have the means to afford health insurance society should, essentially, let them die. This unyielding position is correlated with the rise of politicians who refuse to work together.

Religious Questions We Ask When We Vote

Raymond Haberski, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Raymond Haberski, Jr.

Hurricane Sandy altered more than the physical landscape of the East coast; the storm, at least for now, changed the political landscape, as well.

Religious Principles And The Election

Frank G. Kirkpatrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Frank G. Kirkpatrick

We should not go into the voting booth informed only by warm sentiments but instead by an informed understanding of the real social consequences of what the candidates' policies would be.

Jaweed Kaleem

Does Religion Matter In The Election? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion

BETHESDA, Md. –- Will presidential candidates' religion matter in next month's election? Does the religion of voters? Should religion matter at all?...

Obama, Dems Fail To Pull Support From 'God's Own Party'

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In 2008, Barack Obama took aim at the "pew gap," the overwhelming Republican edge among voters who regularly attend church. The De...

Poll: GOP Unity Fractures On Contentious Issue

The Washington Post | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

Faith has emerged as a significant fault line in the Republican race for president, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, which shows that...

Religion, Women Helped Rick Down South

AP | By ALAN FRAM and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- People favoring a candidate who shares their religious beliefs helped Rick Santorum capture Tuesday's Republican presidential primary in...

Santorum Differentiates Himself From Rivals On Key Subject

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

TULSA, Okla. — Rick Santorum stirs his ever-growing crowds when he promises to right a country awash in "immoral debt" and to replace an adminis...

Has America Gotten More Religious, Or Just American Politics?

Posted 10.22.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Has America gotten more religious, or just American politics? The country has grown ...

Bringing God Into The Polling Booth

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Religious people need an ethic of voting that honors their tradition, including its views on specific policies, while also honoring that we live in a country built upon the notion that all people are entitled to the same respect.

The Avoidable Tragedy of California's Prop 8

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

The California Supreme Court's decision to uphold Proposition 8 is all the more tragic in that the initiative never should have passed in the first place.

Poll: McCain And Obama Tied Among Catholics

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Douglas Kmiec is the kind of Catholic voter the GOP usually doesn't have to think twice about. The Pepperdine law professor and former Reagan Justice ...