The first decade of the new millennium was marked by rapid economic and technological globalization. As the original superpower, religion reasserted its perennial influence in both national and international affairs. The following 10 stories show the breadth of religious actors and events and how deeply they affected the last 10 years of American and world history.
A Presidential Pastor Problem
Obama had Rev. Jeremiah (God Damn America) Wright; McCaim had Rev. John (Catholic Church is the Great Whore) Hagee; Palin had Rev. Larry (prayers against witchcraft) Kroon; and Biden had Bishop Joseph (not serving you communion) Martino. In the age of the YouTube video and increased religious sensitivity, each candidate's religious faith and practice was put under the microscope. Rick (I'm just an average white Christian dude) Warren called Obama and McCain to his church to test the presidential candidate's moral orthodoxy for what we hope will be for the last time.
Not That Memorable
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