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One Pastor's Theory About Obama And The Antichrist

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Though Pastor Robert Jeffress insists that he doesn't think that President Obama is the Antichrist, he does make the assertion that Obama's policies a...

Televangelist Offers Ridiculous Gay Sex Analogy

Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices

First Baptist Church Pastor Robert Jeffress offered up a shocking analogy during a discussion of homosexuality. Appearing on the Trinity Broadcast...

An Open Letter To Tim Tebow

Emily Timbol | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Emily Timbol

I'm doing what little I can to try and reverse the bad information and theology that leads Christians to think you can "pray the gay away," or use the Bible to justify treating gay people like second class citizens. But you Tim, you could do so much.

Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress Takes Veiled Swipe At Tim Tebow

Religion News Service | Chris Strauss | Posted 03.03.2013 | Religion

(RNS) So much for turning the other cheek. After evangelical icon Tim Tebow canceled his scheduled appearance at First Baptist Church in Dallas bec...

Tim Tebow Officially Puts Evangelical Right On The Sideline

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

What has changed is that the views of right-wing Christians are now officially out of step with the growing majority of Americans -- including, apparently, Tim Tebow.

Texas Mega-Church Pastor: Obama 'Paving the Way for the Future Reign of the Antichrist'

Jackson Williams | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Jackson Williams

The First Baptist Church in downtown Dallas' senior pastor, Robert Jeffress, made headlines in 2007 with a Sunday sermon calling Mitt Romney a member of a religious "cult." This past Sunday, he stood in the pulpit and let fly this gem.

WATCH: Mitt Romney And Those 'Mormon Moments'

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 07.13.2012 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

We are now living through the biggest "Mormon moment" of them all, and the coming months will teach us a lot about America and its ability to fully embrace its religious minorities.

Romney Gets Support Of Pastor Who Questioned His Christianity

AP | STEVE COLEMAN | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Southern Baptist pastor who last October called Mormonism a cult and said Mitt Romney is not a Christian is now endorsing the presum...

Pastor: 'I'm Going To Hold My Nose' And Vote For Romney

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Rev. Robert Jeffress, a Dallas Baptist pastor who previously endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) for president and ignited controversy last October for...

Jon Ward

Evangelicals Expect Romney's Mormonism To Be A Bigger Issue In The General Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The loudest objections to Mitt Romney's Mormonism have not yet been raised, according to evangelical leaders and conservatives. One m...

Mitt Romney And The True Cult Of Mormonism

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home
Harmon Leon

Set in the red-bluffed mountains on the Arizona border and isolated by a good 44 miles from the next sign of civilization, this haven is the home base of the FLDS. For these residents having at least 3 wives is their straight ticket to heaven.

Judge Romney on Policies, Not Faith

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Since Mitt Romney's faith has once again been injected into the national political discussion, it would behoove us to examine his personal religious values and beliefs as he himself has expressed them, rather than through the lens of stereotypes.

Jon Huntsman Asks Colbert To Be His Running Mate

Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Former Utah governor and Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman appeared on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" Monday night and asked host ...

Jon Ward

Romney Adviser: Perry Campaign Is Encouraging Anti-Mormon Message

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top evangelical Christian adviser to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said on Monday he believes Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign...

Rick Perry Refuses To Disavow Controversial Pastor, Stands By Wife's Remarks

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry blitzed the morning shows ahead of a jobs speech Friday in Pittsburgh, Pa., trying to deflect attention away from his falling po...

Rick Perry's Wife Tears Up, Says Opponents Have 'Brutalized' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Anita Perry, the wife of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, reflected on her husband's presidential campaign Thursday in South Carolina, saying the media and his ...

Note to GOP: Sometimes an Opinion Isn't Just an Opinion

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Senator Jon Kyl (R. AZ) advanced the art of GOP prevarication last April when he claimed that Planned Parenthood spends 90% of its budget on abortions. The grossness of the falsehood -- the correct figure is 3%, not 90 -- was par for the course.

Jon Ward

Romney Calls On Perry To 'Repudiate' Pastor's Anti-Mormon Remarks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney called on Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Tuesday to "repudiate" the Texas pastor who called Mormonism a cult and said that eva...

Rick Perry Refuses To Disavow Controversial Pastor

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney has a new message for those who attack his Mormon religion: Back off. The Republican presidential candidate delivered ...

WATCH: Matthews Lays Into Pastor Who Called Romney A 'Cult' Member

Posted 12.11.2011 | Media

Chris Matthews had a testy conversation on his Monday show with Robert Jeffress, the pastor who has gained notoriety for calling Mormonism a "cult." ...

Fundamentalists, Mormons and the "Christian" Question

Randall Balmer | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Randall Balmer

One of the changes in fundamentalism is that it's no longer acceptable publicly to criticize Roman Catholics as "non-Christians," even though most fundamentalists, in their heart of hearts, continue to believe it.

The Mormon in the Room

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Robert Jeffress' anti-Mormon bigotry is exactly the kind of "spiritual tyranny" that George Washington warned us about. It has no place in American politics and GOP primary voters should reject it for what it is: un-American.

Cain, Bachmann Dodge Question On Controversial 'Cult' Remarks

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

(AP/The Huffington Post) WASHINGTON — Two Republican presidential candidates refused to say on Sunday whether they believe Mitt Romney, a Mormon, is...

Firebrand Pastor Defends Comments: 'I Am Not A Jeremiah Wright'

Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

The Texas megachurch pastor who made waves at this year's Voter Values Summit is not backing down. One day after describing Mormonism as a cult an...

Ryan Grim

Romney Takes Shot At Christian Extremist

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Organizers of this weekend’s Values Voters Summit thanked Mitt Romney for his Saturday appearance by giving the slot immediately after...