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200,000 pledge to vote for Jesus in 2012

Hugh Kramer - Examiner.com - 13 July 2012 Comments

Christians: Do you think President Obama is "a true enemy of God" but that "a vote for Romney is a vote for Satan?" Then "take a stand and say 'no' to Satan this November!" Those are sentiments (and...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

Enforce federal 501(c)(3) regulations by removing the tax-exempt status from churches that engage in political activity.

- - We The People - 11 July 2012 Comments

Since 2008, pastors of some churches have openly supported and advocated specific political candidates in sermons to members in early October in an event referred to as "Pulpit Freedom Sunday"....

TAGGED: LAW, RELIGION, US POLITICS

N. Dakota 'Religious Liberty' Measure Sparks Debate

Dave Thompson - NPR - 05 June 2012 3 Comments

Next week, North Dakota voters will decide whether to add an amendment to the state's constitution that supporters say will guarantee religious freedom. But the ballot measure has prompted debate...

TAGGED: RELIGION, US POLITICS

3 Science Questions to Ask U.S. Presidential Candidates

Bora Zivkovic - Scientific American - 24 May 2012 3 Comments

As you may already be aware from my previous posts, The Guardian U.S. and NYU’s Studio 20 journalism lab have teamed up to push a project called The Citizens’ Agenda into the media discourse...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

Tennessee Goes Monkey Again

Katherine Stewart - RichardDawkins.net - 21 May 2012 44 Comments

It’s been a great couple weeks in Tennessee – unless you happen to be a public school student, gay, or not a fundamentalist Christian, or the time horizon in which you think about the future of...

TAGGED: CREATIONISM, US POLITICS

Scott Walker's Attack on a Woman's Right to Choose

John Nichols - The Nation - 20 April 2012 9 Comments

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has attacked the rights of working people to organize unions and to speak up in their workplaces and the political life of their communities, their state and their...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

Billy Graham’s daughter: ‘I would not vote for an atheist’

David Edwards - The Raw Story - 17 April 2012 15 Comments

Topics: Ann Graham Lotz ♦ Billy Graham ♦ Graham Lotz The daughter of televangelist Rev. Billy Graham says that it’s important to discriminate against candidates who are atheists because...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

In GOP race, voters divided over religion’s place in politics

Sandhya Somashekhar & Peyton M. Craighill - The Washington Post - 17 March 2012 16 Comments

March 2012: The Republican hopefuls continue their pursuit of the presidential nomination. Faith has emerged as a significant fault line in the Republican race for president, according to a new...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

Women are facing sexual McCarthyism

Jennifer Granholm - Politico - 14 March 2012 13 Comments

Guys, I’m thinking it’s hard for you to imagine what it’s like to have your most private decisions made for you . By women. Let’s put it this way: Imagine that you need Viagra. Imagine...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

15 Bible Texts Reveal Why “God’s Own Party” is at War with Women

Valerie Tarico - EXchristian.net - 11 March 2012 9 Comments

Why can’t GOP politicians trumpet their religious credentials without assaulting women? Because fundamentalist religion of all stripes has degradation of women at its core. Fundamentalist...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

What These Popular Reactionary Phrases Really Mean

- - Always Question Authority - 09 March 2012 12 Comments

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TAGGED: US POLITICS

Rick Santorum’s Virginia Church and Opus Dei

Molly Redden - The New Republic - 07 March 2012 3 Comments

Rick Santorum’s Catholic faith is an obvious centerpiece of his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, and it is rare for him to speak without referencing his religious beliefs. It is also...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

Republican Congressional Candidate Says 'Holocaust Never Happened'

Lorraine Swanson - OakLawnPatch - 02 March 2012 16 Comments

Art Jones, who hopes to challenge Democrat Dan Lipinski in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District, neither denies nor repudiates his past affiliation with the neo-Nazi Party. A congressional...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

SBC’s Richard Land: Romney Not a Christian, Compares Mormonism to Islam

Jim Meyers and John Bachman - NewsMax - 02 March 2012 4 Comments

Dr. Richard Land, a leading figure in the influential Southern Baptist Convention, tells Newsmax.TV he does not consider Mitt Romney and other Mormons to be Christians — and likens Mormonism to...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

Enough of Rick Santorum’s sermons

Richard Cohen - The Washington Post - 28 February 2012 26 Comments

Mullah Rick has spoken. He wants religion returned to “the public square,” is opposed to contraception, premarital sex and abortion under any circumstances, wants children educated in what...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

Juneau Man Sues to Keep President Obama Off the Ballot Because He is “of the Mulatto race.”

AKMuckraker - The Mudflats - 25 February 2012 12 Comments

Every state has one. OK, not every state has one, but for our purposes here, you’re going to humor me and agree just to make me feel better about this. Behold, a link to a document charging...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

Catholics hear anti-Obama letter in church

Brian Montopoli - Political Hotsheet (cbsnews.com) - 25 February 2012 15 Comments

Thanks to mklove for the link. During church services on Sunday, Catholics around the country were read a blistering letter assailing the Obama administration for an "assault on religious...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

Rick Santorum cries Nazi

Dana Milbank - The Washington Post - 25 February 2012 8 Comments

Rick Santorum sees Nazis everywhere: in the Middle East, in doctor’s offices and medical labs, in the Democratic Party, and now in the White House. The Republican presidential candidate told a...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

Today on Your Call: How did the US Conference of Bishops become so powerful?

Malihe Razazan - KALW - local public radio - San Francisco - 24 February 2012 1 Comments

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Catholic Bishops' history, membership, and political connections. They are currently fighting a federal mandate that would have required all...

TAGGED: US POLITICS

The Men Behind The War On Women

Laura Bassett - The Huffington Post - 21 February 2012 10 Comments

A group of men with no real background in law or medicine, but blessed with a strong personal interest in women’s bodies, have quietly influenced all of the major...

TAGGED: US POLITICS