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Mitt Romney Not Concerned About People Living In Poverty -- But He Should Be

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 04.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Romney told CNN this morning that "I'm not concerned with the very poor. We have a safety net there." He'll probably want to bet $10,000 to prove me wrong, but we aren't doing enough to fight poverty.

Dear Mr. President: Another Chance To Fight Poverty

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 03.21.2012 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

I urge you to use this State of the Union Address to speak of hope and change to the millions of Americans -- most of whom are children -- who live in poverty today. We need your voice in this important moment.

Spiritual But Not Religious? Please Stop Boring Me.

Lillian Daniel | Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Being privately spiritual but not religious just doesn't interest me. There is nothing challenging about having deep thoughts all by oneself.

Why I'm Not Marrying Any Gay Couples On July 25

Serene Jones | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion
Serene Jones

Our task as clergy is not to marry everyone who asks. It is to provide honest and caring direction to couples who seek to embark on that awesome task of binding their hearts and minds together.

15 Ways To Build Multiracial, Multicultural Faith Communities

Deborah Plummer | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Deborah Plummer

If I had to create a formula for creating multiracial, multicultural church communities and distill it to five concepts, five skills and five actions it would be as follows.

Former Philippine President Sued By Protestant Church Group Over Alleged Killings

AP | Posted 08.16.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- A Protestant church group sued former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Thursday, claiming security forces under ...

Mohler To Weiner: Atone Through Jesus

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 08.12.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

This isn't the first time that Mohler has spoken strongly of his belief that Jews need Christ to be saved. He once compared Judaism to a tumor that needed to be removed.

Osama Bin Laden Does Not Get To Hijack This Sunday

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 07.06.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Since Sept. 11, 2001, I've lost track of the number of times I've personally invoked that dayin prayer or sermons. But bin Laden will not be the topic of my sermon this week.

President Obama Offers Moral Vision, Faith Leaders Must Press For More

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Faith leaders in the United States should applaud President Obama for offering a moral vision for the nation while carefully monitoring how the White House and Congress proceed.

The Spectrum Of Speculation About Planned Parenthood: Rep. Mike Pence And The Mormon Woman

Rev. Tom Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Tom Davis

Two wildly contrasting views of Planned Parenthood have surfaced in recent weeks.

Gay Clergy: God's Spirit at Work?

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

It seems that once the issue of gay clergy has been resolved, usually after decades of wrangling, the denominations (or what's left of them, anyway) begin to experience a new freedom and energy to pursue their mission.

Shunned By Networks, Church Takes Inclusive Message To Internet

Religion News Service | Michael O'Malley / The Plain Dealer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

CLEVELAND (RNS) Six years ago, United Church of Christ advertising spots promoting the church's openness and diversity were shunned by major broadcast...

How Will SCOTUS Decision Affect Corporate Media?

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

CBS' blatantly hypocritical decision has sparked intense controversy and brought new light to the shadowy world of corporate media policy governing political or issue-advocacy commercials.

Where Will The Obamas Worship? (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post | Willow Lindley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With the Obamas' impending move to Washintong DC in January, many have begun to speculate on all aspects of the family's new life, including where Sas...

Jeremiah Wright, Obama's Pastor, Prompts Candidate To Address Comments

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The appearance of video by Jeremiah Wright, pastor to Barack Obama, has caused a recent frenzy as both Democratic candidate struggle with the issue of...

NYT's Kristol Caught Falsely Claiming Obama Attended Controversial Sermon

The Atlantic | Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Kristol's New York Times column about Barack Obama this morning contains a major, prejudicial error. Paragraph five: But Ronald Kessler, a ...

Jeremiah Wright, Obama's Pastor: "Hillary Ain't Never Been Called A N****r"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Video of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor and mentor to Barack Obama, has been posted. The Reverend defends his most famous constituent and attacks Hilla...

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

People like Rev. Jeremiah Wright don't speak for all blacks. We are not in lock step, no matter how much we all might like rap music.

New Pastor At Obama's Church Speaks Out

NY Times | Kate Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The new pastor of Senator Barack Obama's longtime church in Chicago took it upon himself to issue a statement Sunday to defend the record of his prede...

Obama Pastor's Sermons May Violate Tax Laws

Wall Street Journal | Suzanne Sataline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Christmas morning, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. compared presidential candidate Barack Obama's impoverished childhood to Jesus Christ's. "Barack knows ...

IRS Investigates Obama's Denomination

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — The IRS is investigating the United Church of Christ over a speech Sen. Barack Obama gave at its national meeting last year after he ...