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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...

How Soon They Forget: Megachurchgoers See No Evil In McCain

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

If McCain's efforts to woo the religious right seem a bit tone deaf and disingenuous, last night's audience at Saddleback didn't seem to mind.

Did McCain Steal His "Cross in the Dirt" Story at the Saddleback Forum From Solzhenitsyn?

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Did McCain lie in a church this weekend in an attempt to kiss-up to Evangelicals who are already very concerned about his bona fides on faith and religion?

Frank! As A Former Pro-Life Leader How Dare You Support Pro-Choice Obama?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Republican leadership is not pro-life. They are simply against abortion for reasons of political expediency.

"Cone of Silence" Quiz

Bob Vanderet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bob Vanderet

In your opinion, what term best describes interviewer and pastor Rick Warren's assurance that John McCain was in the next room, in a "cone of silence," while questions he would later have to answer were being posed to Barack Obama?

Obama's Evangelical Court -- But Will it Work?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There are a few vague signs that while there's no seismic shift, there's at least a slight chink in the GOP's iron lock on the evangelical vote.

Rick Warren's Chat with Obama & McCain

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Joseph

Overall, neither candidate made major mistakes, but McCain, perhaps sensing a more receptive crowd, seemed more at ease, tossing out one-liners while Obama seemed sedate at times.

Obama, McCain And Rick Warren: Calculations At The Intersection Of Faith And Power

Christy Hardin Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christy Hardin Smith

Rev. Warren told ABC News that adultery is an issue voters want to know about from presidential candidates. Wonder what Pastor Warren thinks about volunteering your wife for a topless beauty pageant?

A Civil Forum? Maybe We'll Learn Something

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

Pastor Rick Warren's forum with McCain and Obama tomorrow could be the most exciting event of the political season. Why? Because the pastor of Saddleback Church isn't a member of the press, and maybe he won't act like one.

Back in the Saddle(back)

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

In trying to strike a balance between religious voters and those who are fearful of the religious right, McCain has, like Nixon in 1968, embraced those he knows are wrong.

McCain And Obama Agree To Forum At Rick Warren's Saddleback Megachurch

New York Times | Jim Rutenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It has taken a man of God, perhaps, to do what nobody else has been able to do since the general election season began: Get Barack Obama and John McCa...