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Values Voters

I'm a Values Voter, And Why You Are Too

Peter Paskale | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Peter Paskale

Phrases like Values Voter and Moral Majority are badges of political honour, worn with pride by certain sections of the electorate. Look a little closer though and you'll spot an interesting fact about these terms - they are completely meaningless.

Jon Ward

Dems Worry About The One Not Rallying Conservative Faithful

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Inside yet another darkened hotel ballroom, three Republican presidential hopefuls appeared Friday before the culture warrior faithful a...

Luke Johnson

Cruz Speech Crashed By Hecklers

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) got a hero's welcome at the Values Voter Summit in Washington Friday for his push to defund Obamacare, but faced...

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.

I Wish Christian Preachers Would Just Shut Up

Steve McSwain | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

That sounds harsh and I do not mean for it to be unkind. But frankly, I'm growing exceedingly weary of the nonsense that uninformed and misinformed Christian ministers wail about almost continuously.

Your Non-Partisan Guide To Voting For Biblical Values

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

If you are one of those voters who wants to be sure to vote in accord with the central motivating values that permeate the Bible, then I invite you to use this list as you assess each candidate seeking public office.

The Real Values Voters Summit

Rev. Peter Morales | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Rev. Peter Morales

We are all values voters. Our values come from the core teachings of our various religious traditions. We share a core set of religious beliefs and values that should guide our votes in this election and in every election.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bryan Fischer: 'If Barack Obama Wins This Election, The Republican Party As We Know It Is Finished'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association, a conservative Christian group, slammed Mitt Romney on Friday for running a “lacklu...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bachmann: Embassy Attacks Have Exposed Obama's 'Supposedly Genius Foreign Policy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) slammed President Barack Obama and his administration on Friday for pursuing a foreign policy of what she called “ap...

I'm A Values Voter, Too

Rabbi Laura Gold, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Gold, Ph.D.

I am a religious person. I believe in God, the Bible is a core touchstone of my life, and I strive to live my life in accordance with the Bible's precepts, commandments and values. I am also a left-wing, liberal, scientifically minded Jewish woman.

God (Or The Gods) And Politics

Wade Clark Roof | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Wade Clark Roof

God is no stranger to the culture wars of the past three decades but now the more politically shaped Gods take on a new presence in our public life.

Evangelical Good News For Romney?

Neil J. Young | Posted 01.28.2012 | Religion
Neil J. Young

Not since John F. Kennedy ran for president has a candidate for the White House faced such stiff and persistent difficulties stemming from his faith. Yet again, white evangelicals may provide the critical vote.

Sara Kenigsberg

WATCH: Conservative Values Voters Sound Off On Occupy Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A reckless, selfish mob is on the loose in southern Manhattan, its values out of step with ordinary Americans and cleaved from the princ...

A New Values Debate For 2012

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Butler

Conventional wisdom about faith and politics usually (and falsely) divides "values voters" opposed to abortion and gay marriage from those focused on kitchen-table issues like jobs and taxes.

Why Values-Voters Have Completely Failed

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

My Christian brothers and fellow social conservatives failed by adopting a narrow definition of values that centered almost exclusively on opposition to gay marriage and abortion to the exclusion of virtually everything else.

The Christian Right in Context: The Obama Years

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

The "Christian America" vision pushed by the Christian Right stands in stark contrast with the biblical vision of the kingdom of God.

Voting Against

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

There was very little values narrative in this election. And there was almost no attention to the faith community and its concerns. But the issues we face now are profoundly moral questions. We have work to do.

Democrats Stung by Huge Losses With Faith Voters

Eric Sapp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Sapp

It's politics 101. If you don't spend time talking to a group of voters, engaging them, or showing them they matter, you tend to struggle with them on election day.

Amanda Terkel

Religious Right Group Underwhelmed By 'Pledge To America'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The religious right offered a hesitant embrace of the Republican Party's new "Pledge to America," with several groups saying they are happy the GOP in...

Mike Pence Wins 'Value Voters' Straw Poll

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A straw vote suggests that social conservatives favor Indiana Rep. Mike Pence to head a Republican presidential ticket with former Alas...

Values Voters See Common Cause, If Not Agenda, With Tea Party

Religion News Service | By Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) With its emphasis on lower taxes and smaller government, the "tea party" movement hasn't sp...

Amanda Terkel

'Values Voter Summit' Will Likely Be Missing Jewish Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thousands of conservatives will be coming to Washington, D.C. this week for one of the biggest religious right conferences of the year: the annual Val...

Family Values: Who Is it Trying to "Destroy Marriage" Again?

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

The same people that have claimed that we are somehow weakening their marriages by simply being together are actively seeking to strip my husband and I of any rights or recognition our marriage provides us.

Is There a Plague in Mexico City?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Opponents of the soon to be enacted gay marriage law see themselves as fighting a rising tide of rights, following Mexico City's legalization of early abortions in 2007.

America Needs A True Revolution Of Values

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Who made Carrie Prejean and Mike Huckabee the experts on values? What can Sen. Jim DeMint, Bill O'Reilly or Rep. Michele Bachmann teach me on the subject?