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Steve Shaw is Professor of Political Science and Director of the University Honors Program at Northwest Nazarene University. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma. He has taught at NNU since 1979, and he and his wife attend Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Meridian, Idaho. He is co-author of "Presidents and Their Faiths."

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JFK and the So-Called Religious Issue

(15) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 6:33 AM

John F. Kennedy is and remains our only Chief Executive who was Roman Catholic. And it still seems no small wonder that he got elected at all. As his speechwriter and close aide, the late Ted Sorensen once said, "The single biggest obstacle to his election was his religion. You...

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Santorum, Obama and Phony Theology

(4) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 2:15 PM

"The president has reached a new low in this country's history of oppressing religious freedom that we have never seen before." With these words (and others), GOP candidate and former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator, Rick Santorum, revealed that apparently he wants to be President of the United States in the worst...

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The Surprising Faith Of 8 American Presidents

(384) Comments | Posted February 19, 2012 | 8:09 AM

Presidential religious lives are, for the most part, rather unremarkable--just like the majority of Americans they represent. As the 2012 presidential race, and especially the Republican nomination, dominate the news, the religion of the sometimes-frontrunner Mitt Romney continues to be an issue for many Republican voters. Americans have a hard...

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