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A Christian Response: To What?

Herb Silverman | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Herb Silverman

While Governor Haley is inviting people of all faiths (perhaps even atheists?) to attend "The Response," I expect many would be uncomfortable at a prayer rally led only by evangelical Christians whose stated purpose is to exalt the name of Jesus (and nobody else).

The GOP's Big Weekend: So Much Extremism, So Little Time

Michael Keegan | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Michael Keegan

If you want to know the current state of the Republican Party, look no further than the activities that the party's leading presidential hopefuls have planned for this weekend. They are scrambling to win the support of theocrats, bigots and anti-immigrant extremists. What they don't seem to realize is that that will make it much harder for them to win the respect of the rest of us.

Howard Fineman

He Has Repented, But Is He Forgiven In Iowa? | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six months ago, Rick Tyler quit Newt Gingrich cold turkey. He left the former speaker's entourage after 12 years of serving as his spoke...

Jesus on the Jumbotron - Excerpted From Adios Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush

James Moore | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
James Moore

Rick Perry has a vision that has very little to do with the principles he espouses in the public forum. And he has left a record that can be used to predict a troubling future for America under a Perry administration.

Perry Ally Makes Questionable Connection Between Gays, Tornadoes

Mother Jones | Tim Murphy | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his leadership team for the "Presidency 5" straw poll in Florida, scheduled for October. Although m...

Jason Cherkis

Governor Rick Perry's Uneven Record On Charitable Giving | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

In a forthcoming series of articles, HuffPost is taking a close look at the charitable giving of Republican presidential candidates. How much and to w...

Perry, Prayer, Politics and the Presidency

Peter Montgomery | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

Rick Perry is clearly positioning himself to enter the Republican presidential primary as a political savior to right-wing activists who are underwhelmed with their choices so far. Yet, he insists that America's problems are beyond human ability to fix.

Rick Perry And The Real Power Of Prayer

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

In staging a distinctly evangelical Christian prayer rally in Houston, Rick Perry has probably boosted his chances of gaining the GOP presidential nomination. But has he done the nation or his faith any good? Almost certainly not.

Rick Perry Rally

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Rick Perry's Revival as a Soccer Match?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 10.04.2011 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Was looking at "Rick Perry Day Of Prayer Shadows 2012 Ambitions" and saw that of the 71,000 plus seats only 8,000 were going to be occupied. I though...

Rick Perry's A-Team and the 'Antichrist Oprah'

Michael Keegan | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Texas Governor Rick Perry's choice of allies in launching a massive evangelical "prayer rally" in Houston next month belies his claim that it will be "apolitical" or even quasi-tolerant of non-Christians.

Rick Perry Wants God To Take Over Governing Of Texas, America

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Most candidates running for the presidency see building coalitions as a virtue -- reaching out beyond their natural base a necessity, particularly when thinking about the general election.

Gay People Affirmed To Be Human By United Nations

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.09.2011 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

I have never been more proud to be an American and a global citizen of the United Nations than on the day the United States and the majority of nation-members of the U.N. issued this declaration.

Houston Clergy Council Opposes Rick Perry's 'Response' Prayer Rally

Posted 08.14.2011 | Religion

The Houston Chronicle reports that a progressive Christian group in Houston, the Houston Clergy Council, has issued a letter criticizing Governor Rick...

Is Prayer The Only Response To America's Problems?

Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion

Economic recession, terrorism, unemployment, fighting parents. Is prayer the only response for America's problems? According to a video promoting ...

Rick Perry Holding Prayer Event To Guide 'Nation In Crisis'

Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth - Sun Jun 5, 6:19 pm ET SAN ANTONIO -- Saying "there is hope for America, and we will find it on our knees," Texas Governor Rick Per...