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Rick Warren and Prop 8 -- He Knows Better

Randall Balmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Balmer

Warren, a Baptist, knows better. The cornerstones of the Baptist tradition are adult baptism and the principle of liberty of conscience and the separation of church and state.

Are Democrats Throwing Gays Under the Bus?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

It seems a pretty certain bet that most of the LGBT community will vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden, though with curtailed enthusiasm after numerous missteps.

Seth Colter Walls

Rick Warren: Sarah Palin Called Me For Advice On Tuesday | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin may not be taking questions from the press at the moment, but Pastor Rick Warren had a chance to ask her one yesterday when the Alaska gov...

Obama Thinks Like a Leader, And Therefore Might Lose

Rusty Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rusty Russell

Nearly every admonishment of Obama these days includes some call for the candidate to cut to the chase. Simplify the speeches, they say. Chop down the answers into blurbs. But what all these freelance campaign managers miss is this: Barack doesn't think that way. He's not a refrigerator magnet guy.

Rick Warren Magazine In The Works

Portfolio | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rick Warren is moonlighting again. Fresh off interviewing Barack Obama and John McCain at a presidential forum, the popular evangelical pastor is in t...

The Ignored Atheist Vote

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jillian York

"It's sad that 11 % of US voters wouldn't even consider voting for a woman but a majority would never vote for an atheist. Although 92% would vote for a Jew, the question of voting for a Muslim is not even asked!"

The Game Is Over--The Media and Rick Warren Can't Protect McCain Anymore

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

When it comes to Barack Obama, the news media does its job with a vengeance. When Obama goes to Germany and draws a crowd of 200,000 they ask if he's ...

Obama Wins Big With Born-Again Christians

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

For the first time in two decades, the born-again vote (a key segment of the evangelical vote) is moving toward Democrats instead of Republicans. These Americans give Obama a 12-point lead, 43 percent to 31 percent.

Does Obama speak "American"?

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

Obama is going to lose this election because he does not speak American. He speaks English like Brits or Harvard professors. Their language is often p...

The Purpose Driven Cheat

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

It's amazing how much mud is flying in this presidential contest - and not just that which is being flung nonstop at Barack Obama. Mudslinging is comm...

Rick Warren's Carnival of Confession

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

While Rick Warren is an improvement over Focus on the Family's James Dobson, he must teach evangelicals there is a better way than the selfishness of modern conservatism.

Election Law 101: Primary Colors and Hanging Chads in '08 and Beyond

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

So what's going to go wrong at the ballot box this year? What ever happened to those good ol' punch cards and Diebold electronic voting machines?

McCain: The Photo-Shopped Candidate

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

In Rick Warren's Evangelical quiz show, McCain succeeded in making the abandonment of his first wife to appear as an example of his human frailty rather than his disloyalty and opportunism.

At Orange County's Mega-Church Even Politics are Rocking

Peter Bart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Bart

Rick Warren is the hottest act in Orange County, and Orange County hasn't seen many hot acts. I decided to go to church last Sunday to see him in action, chat with him and, well, review his act.

Faith Quizzes Get an F

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

To claim that "faith and politics" is different -- and more acceptable -- than "church and state" is semantic sleight of hand.

John McCain Is Lying About the Cross in the Dirt, and He Needs To Be Called Out

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

Rather than bow to name calling, the mainstream media should follow the blogosphere and take it to McCain, who clearly made up his story about the cross in the dirt.

Five Questions for John McCain: An Urgent Appeal to the MSM

Seth Grahame-Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Grahame-Smith

For all the attention you've lavished on John McCain's Saddleback "victory," not one of you has asked him any of the obvious follow-ups.

Rick Warren Interviews Thomas Jefferson

Kerry Candaele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Candaele

"The modern tendency, to turn every conversation and shared search for answers to serious questions of statecraft, into a therapy session is both baffling and self-defiling."

Mr Warren, are you with me?

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Horton

When Obama and McCain took part in the forum at the Saddleback Church the other day it aroused considerable interest, but much of that interest center...

The Evangelical Cure For Blackness

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

U.S. racial history doesn't begin and end with Martin Luther King. The Jesus whom black slaves were taught to worship and submit to was unquestionably white, as was God the Father who begat him.

Saddleback: The First McCain-Obama Encounter

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

On Saturday, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama met for their first encounter of the 2008 presidential campaign at the Civil Forum on Leadership an...

Surprise: Evangelical Women May Have Gone For Obama At Saddleback

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

Fact is, evangelical women make up one out of every five women having abortions. And the true number is certainly higher than that because many evangelicals aren't going to claim their faith on abortion clinic forms.

Senator John Complain

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Schmeltzer

The fact still is that Senator McCain and his campaign lied to a pastor, by agreeing to rules and breaking them, and not telling him until after the fact.

Libertarian Candidate Bob Barr: A Day Late And A Few Million Short

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

I favor libertarian stands on civil liberties and limited government, so I eagerly read the Libertarian Party emails. Yet I base my view of reality on logic and evidence. Sadly, I'm not seeing much of either from the Barr campaign.

Sunday Watch, 8-17-08: On Air Kisses and Free Passes

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

If pundits want to note McCain's maverick moments, fine. He's had some. But it never ceases to amaze me (call me naïve) how this flattering label circulates uncorrected.