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Rick Warren Takes In $2.4 Million After Donations Plea

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Evangelical pastor Rick Warren's plea for donations to fill a $900,000 deficit at his Southern California megachurch broug...

Rick Warren's Saddleback Church Asks For Urgent $900,000

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Evangelical pastor Rick Warren appealed to parishioners at his Orange County megachurch Wednesday to help fill a $900,000 ...

Is Rick Warren Beyond The Pale?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While I understand the anger from the gay-rights community over the Warren issue, I myself am waiting to see some solid results from Obama before judging him.

Some Sinful Links at Rick Warren's Updated Website

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Derrick

While Saddleback Church removed several entries from its website, a not-so-gay-friendly manifesto is back up. This wasn't a removal of homophobia, but revisionism for PR purposes.

Rick Warren Scrubs Anti-Gay Language From Website

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Aravosis of Americablog noticed on Friday that Rick Warren's church website explicitly bans gay people "unwilling to repent of their homosexual l...

Rocks and Hard Places for Gay Christians this Christmas

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Originally appeared on RHRealityCheck.org - Information, commentary and community for reproductive health and rights. I pray. Everyday. Sometimes se...

Even "Holy Land" Colorado Less Reliably Republican as State Demographics Shift

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

"Pray -- Fast --Vote." So Brady Boyd tells his flock at New Life Church in Colorado Springs the Sunday before voter registration closes in the Centenn...

Obama Wins Big With Born-Again Christians

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

For the first time in two decades, the born-again vote (a key segment of the evangelical vote) is moving toward Democrats instead of Republicans. These Americans give Obama a 12-point lead, 43 percent to 31 percent.

McCain Closes the Gap

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

This morning's Wall Street Journal three-column headline says it all: "McCain Closes Gap on Obama as Conventions Loom." The tightening race is vividly...

Rick Warren's Carnival of Confession

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

While Rick Warren is an improvement over Focus on the Family's James Dobson, he must teach evangelicals there is a better way than the selfishness of modern conservatism.

Election Law 101: Primary Colors and Hanging Chads in '08 and Beyond

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

So what's going to go wrong at the ballot box this year? What ever happened to those good ol' punch cards and Diebold electronic voting machines?

Obama Won At Saddleback, In the Eyes Of This Evangelical

Lisa Koperski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Koperski

As an evangelical Christian, I am shocked by the responses to the faith forum. I think Obama showed that he is truly a person of faith. McCain, on the other hand, appeared superficial.

Surprise: Evangelical Women May Have Gone For Obama At Saddleback

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

Fact is, evangelical women make up one out of every five women having abortions. And the true number is certainly higher than that because many evangelicals aren't going to claim their faith on abortion clinic forms.

Rick Warren To Talk With Obama, McCain About Faith, Personal Life Tonight

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Presidential contenders Barack Obama and John McCain differed sharply on abortion Saturday, with McCain saying a baby's hu...

A Civil Forum? Maybe We'll Learn Something

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

Pastor Rick Warren's forum with McCain and Obama tomorrow could be the most exciting event of the political season. Why? Because the pastor of Saddleback Church isn't a member of the press, and maybe he won't act like one.