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Why Do Liberals Love Billy Graham?

Steve Posner | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Steve Posner

Many folks assume that Billy Graham is a right-wing ideologue because he shares many of the most literal interpretations of the Bible espoused by Christian fundamentalists. But as an evangelical, his beliefs are more nuanced.

The New Evangelical Agenda

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The ironic and tragic thing about the religious right is how little of their own agenda they have achieved. By voting for a conservative ideological agenda, they have actually hurt the poor, resisted immigration reform and promoted endless wars. There is a new evangelical agenda for a new evangelical demographic.

Election Disaster For Religious Conservatives? I Couldn't Disagree More

Tim Suttle | Posted 01.12.2013 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Evangelicals have to move our focus away from right wing politics and begin focusing on mission. When I say mission, I don't mean saving souls so much as pursuing the kingdom of God.

Toward An Irrelevant Faith: Reflecting on Conservative Christianity and the Elections

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Andre E. Johnson

Not only did conservative Christians not adhere to their own principles embedded in their theology, but they also shirked their beliefs by acting in ways that were not "Christlike" because of their disdain for the president.

Jesus for President 2012

Shane Claiborne | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

We have to engage. After all, Jesus spent a lot of time talking about the real stuff of his world -- day laborers and unjust judges, widows and orphans, strangers and immigrants, abused women and exploited workers, redistribution of wealth and reconciliation with enemies.

God Is Still Not a Republican, Or a Democrat

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

During this presidential campaign, we lament the way in which religious faith has been abused, manipulated and neglected in the heated, focus-group-tested sound bites that fill our airwaves and pass for "substantive" policy debates.

Can Religion and Politics Mix? Religious Candidates, Voters, and Religion in the 2012 Campaign

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

A Gallup poll from June of this year asked; "If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person who happened to be _________, would you vote for that person?" The results of the polls show how clearly religious prejudices run in American politics

Religious Principles And The Election

Frank G. Kirkpatrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Frank G. Kirkpatrick

We should not go into the voting booth informed only by warm sentiments but instead by an informed understanding of the real social consequences of what the candidates' policies would be.

Jaweed Kaleem

Billy Graham Launches Pro-Romney Voter Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.18.2012 | Religion

Just a week after meeting and nearly endorsing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at his Montreat, N.C., home, an ailing Rev. Billy Graham ...

A Gospel Score Card For The 2012 Elections

Bishop Wayne Wright | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
Bishop Wayne Wright

With bullet point accuracy, political score cards aim to size a candidate up depending on a specific vote on this or that issue. Their purpose is to help voters sort who are the political sheep and who are the goats. We need a gospel score card.

Jaweed Kaleem

Obama, Romney Campaigns Dig Deep To Target Religious Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.17.2012 | Religion

Loveland, Colo., resident Melissa Riley got an unexpected flyer in the mail Friday with her name on it. Printed in red, white and blue text against a ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Does Religion Matter In The Election?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion

BETHESDA, Md. –- Will presidential candidates' religion matter in next month's election? Does the religion of voters? Should religion matter at all?...

Evangelical Idol: A Christian Political Trinity

Rob Asghar | Posted 11.12.2012 | Religion
Rob Asghar

To be an evangelical Christian in America today is to believe, when one prays to their Heavenly Father, "Your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven," that the GOP platform brings us far closer to that Heavenly Kingdom than any other political choice.

Can We Afford To Be Neutral? Christianity And Civic Engagement

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

Christians have an important decision to make this election season: if and how to be involved. Political discourse often turns so ugly and aggressively partisan that it is tempting for people of faith to excuse themselves from being involved altogether.

A Call To Transform Politics

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Jesus said the greatest commandment was to "Love God and love your neighbor as you love yourself." In a Democratic Republic, our politics have the power to love, hurt or even oppress our neighbor.

Religious Freedom At The 2012 DNC: Day 1

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy

What stayed with me the most from yesterday's interviews was that everyone took for granted that religion would play a major role in the election and assumed that regardless of who the candidates were, you would still see religious people vote the way they've always voted.

The Evolution Of Conservative Evangelicals, Or How They Came To Love Mormonism

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Andre E. Johnson

Now that Mitt Romney will formally accept the Republican Party nomination next week in Tampa, one major constituency group within the GOP finds itself wrestling with party vs. faith.

Latino Evangelicals Join Forces With Catholics

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.24.2012 | Latino Voices

While newer generations are losing their religion, many Latinos have converged, en masse, on evangelical churches across the country in search of a po...

Romney And The Republicans: Outsourcing Religion

Randall Balmer | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion
Randall Balmer

Heading into the fall campaign, many evangelicals remain wary, or at least unenthusiastic, about the presumptive Republican nominee. Tapping an evangelical for running mate might have assuaged their anxieties.

Is Christian Zionism Compatible With The Two-State Solution?

Miguel Espinoza | Posted 09.24.2012 | Religion
Miguel Espinoza

Evangelicals have shaped some of the country's most controversial domestic policy debates, from abortion to gay rights. A growing coalition within the larger evangelical movement has also begun to quietly shape a much different debate involving the future of Israel.

Complementarianism: Religion, Women's Work and the Economy

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Last week, Rick Santorum, a man more Catholic than the Pope, in an appeal to fundamentalist, Protestant evangelical voters, said of Mitt Romney, a com...

With Liberty and Justice for All

Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown

Before comprehensively delving into the details of what was at stake with North Carolina's ballot initiative and what platform is being staged, you must first revisit recent history, as well as not-so-recent history.

Evangelicals Will Rally for Romney

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

In a matchup between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, it's an easy choice for conservatives like both of us to fully endorse Governor Romney in this year's election.

Janell Ross

Latino Evangelicals: 'We Are The Ultimate Swing Vote'

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 04.25.2012 | Latino Voices

When the Rev. Gabriel Salguero stands to talk politics with rooms full of Latino evangelical ministers, he often starts by mentioning his concern abou...

The Evangelical Left In History And Today

Craig S. Keener | Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

Given evangelicalism's diverse history and its undefined future, it is both inaccurate and unhelpful to stereotype all "evangelicals" as the religious right. Today, stereotyping evangelicalism as a whole only fortifies the influence of the political right.