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Cookies With Christianity

Bill Berkowitz | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Bill Berkowitz

Bible study programs (a.k.a. sectarian training sessions) are alive and well in thousands of afterschool programs in public school facilities across the country.

Tea Party Jesus

Eric Sapp | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Eric Sapp

How might the Sermon on the Mount have been different if Jesus was in the Tea Party? That is the question at the heart of a campaign launched yesterday.

Re-Occupy "Tradition": The History Of Faith And LGBT Rights

Heather White | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion
Heather White

If the Christian right can ground their politics in "tradition," those of us who support LGBT rights have at least as much historical prerogative to say "my tradition supports LGBT justice and equality."

Let's Face It: It's The Radical Right, Not Islam, That Is The Greatest Threat To The American Way

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Ahmed Rehab

That a group of extremists from Florida would exercise their First Amendment right to carry out bigoted campaigns is unfortunate ... For that reason, it ought to catch the attention of Americans who, for far too long, have stayed on the sidelines.

Christian Views On Social Issues: Abortion

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Today, Mississippi voters will vote on "the Personhood Amendment," which would grant the status of legal person to a fertilized egg. The measure would effectively outlaw abortion in all circumstances.

Personhood Amendment? Kid's Stuff! We Need a Motherhood Amendment!

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

The Xian Right has finally tired of trotting out "defense of marriage" ballot measures. Now, they've got a shiny new lure to bring the base to the surface on election day: the personhood amendment.

On Leading a Church Parade During Occupy Wall Street

Beau Friedlander | Posted 12.01.2011 | Religion
Beau Friedlander

Thinking back now, it almost seems like marching for my church was the intellectual or hipster equivalent of "coming out of the closet" in a Christian Right setting; coming out as a person who has particular religious commitments.

Rick Perry's Church-Giving Hypocrisy

Eric Sapp | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Eric Sapp

The values Rick Perry applies to politics are those of the atheist Ayn Rand, not those of Jesus Christ.

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...

Evangelicals Don't Believe Life Begins At Conception

Jonathan Dudley | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Dudley

It makes little sense to reject pacifism, to insist abortion is morally equivalent to the organized slaughter of millions of children and then to say that violence should never be used to end abortion.

Dominionism? What Dominionism?

Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D. | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion
Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.

Not all evangelicals are dominionists who want to remove religious liberty, but one does not have to go too deeply into the evangelical waters to find some who do.

Christians Clapping For Death?

Rev. Anne Howard | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion
Rev. Anne Howard

Brian Williams noted that Texas Governor Rick Perry has presided over a record 234 executions during his term of office. I was shocked the other night when the applause broke out.

Paul Blumenthal

Meet Rick Perry's Religious Right Patron | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to rally Christian conservative leaders in Texas this weekend to discuss strategies for his bid for th...

Setting the Record Straight: Michele Bachmann, Francis Schaeffer and the Christian Right

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

No matter what the talking heads might say about Bachmann's so-called dominionist philosophies or Rick Perry's right-wing leanings, they are first and foremost politicians -- answering to a higher call that ends at the ballot box.

Christina Wilkie

Bachmann's Pet Causes: Christian, Controversial | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

This article is part of a series in which HuffPost is taking a close look at the charitable giving of Republican presidential candidates. How much and...

The Trouble With Christian Labels

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

As I read the recent profile of Michele Bachmann in The New Yorker, it was painfully clear that the what-is-an-evangelical question remains largely unanswered for many who live outside the born-again bubble.

Michele Bachmann Blames The Renaissance | Posted 10.10.2011 | Arts

Tea party queen and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is convinced that America is sinking into tyranny. Why? In a remarkable profile...

Is The Christian Right Getting Fooled Again?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.09.2011 | Religion
John W. Whitehead

There is nothing wrong with the fact that Rick Perry, who is expected to throw his hat into the presidential race, is a Christian. The danger arises when Christians wrap their religion in the flag, so to speak.

Republican Rift: Big Business vs. Tea Party

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The tension between the two wings of the GOP rose to the surface during the recent battle over the debt ceiling, which then exploded into a war of words between former Republican Senator Alan Simpson and Grover Norquist, head of the right-wing outfit, Americans for Tax Reform.

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 ...

Jason Cherkis

Santorum Sums Up His Presidential Run In One Word | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

In his second run at the Republican nomination for president, Mitt Romney has appropriated the "Believe in America" slogan which at one time belonged ...

Ralph Reed And The Holy Grail

Randall Balmer | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Randall Balmer

Reed, I suspect, has his eyes on the Holy Grail of conservative politics: figuring out a way to unite evangelical conservatives with Tea Party conservatives.

Infallible Israel

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Ariel Gonzalez

Israel is no more. Its cities lay in ruins, its people wallow in oppression. All signs of Jewish presence in the Holy Land are being eradicated: synag...

Questioning The Roles Of Religion And Talk Radio In Promoting Hate Crimes

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 08.01.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Two Portland men were attacked just over a week ago -- for holding hands -- in the dark of night. Those who attacked them broke the law to be certain but they also committed a sin against God.

Rapture Fever

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

In preparation for May 21, some Americans have quit their jobs, settled their affairs, and arranged for their care of their earth-bound pets, for they believe this Saturday is the Rapture.