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Pastor Pulls Out of Inauguration Over Anti-Gay Sermon
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

The evangelical pastor that President Obama picked to deliver the benediction at his inauguration ceremonies withdrew from the high-profile assignment on Thursday following a furor over a sermon from the mid-1 ...

On Scripture: Waiting on the Messiah and Presidential Expectations
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

It is an odd juxtaposition, December 21, 2012 and January 21, 2013. The former date representing the “so-called” Mayan apocalypse where the usual suspects prepared for the end of the world – many of whom were ...

Whistling 'Dixie' Off the Fiscal Cliff
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Let the healing begin (maybe next week). SO HOW WAS your fall off the fiscal cliff? Did you dro ...

Ten Defining Phrases of 2012
Originally Posted: 01/02/2013 - 1:14am | Type: Blog

Here are my selections for the ten most defining phrases that will stay with us from the past year. Generally, we only know how history will be remembered once it is in the rearvi ...

Contraception Opponents Hail D.C. Court Ruling
Originally Posted: 12/20/2012 - 2:11pm | Type: Blog

Foes of the federal contraception mandate are cheering a Tuesday appeals court decision requiring the Obama administration to devise exemptions to the new rule for two Christian colleges. ...

Burn Your NRA Card
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

Will Obama’s gun violence task force win out over the National Rifle Association’s targeted messaging strategy? President Obama addressed the nation on Wednesday morning to esta ...

Immigration reform advocates hopeful Obama will lead
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:12pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Raisa Camargo ...

Port St. Lucie resident to speak at immigration event in Washington, D.C.
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:18pm | Type: Press

December 1, 2012 Sojo in the News Isadora Rangel ...

Post-Election, GOP's Immigration Message Evolves
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Press

November 28, 2012 Sojo in the News Mara Laisson ...

Praising Immigrants, Bush Leads Conservative Appeal for G.O.P. to Soften Tone
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 5:27pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Julia Preston ...

Congress Urged to Pass Immigration Changes
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 5:25pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Miriam Jordan ...

On Scripture: Who is He? Malachi 3:1-4
Originally Posted: 12/05/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

After a point, our attempts to connect the characters and subject matter of the film Lincoln to current events seem rather forced. Who was Abraham Lincoln? You may get different a ...

Falling off the Fiscal Cliff: 5 Things You Need to Know
Originally Posted: 11/29/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

As the country braces for another fiscal showdown in the nation’s capitol, here’s five things you need to know on the issue likely to dominate the news over the next several months. ...

Who Speaks for Catholics?
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Before the election, several bishops went so far as to threaten their parishioners with eternal damnation if they voted for Obam ...

Madonna’s ‘black Muslim in the White House’ quip should give candidates pause
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 4:08pm | Type: Press

September 27, 2012 Sojo in the News Sally Quinn ...

A Shifty Sojourner
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 5:44pm | Type: Press

September 27, 2012 Sojo in the News Mark Tooley ...

Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Should Protect Programs for the Poor, Religious Leaders Say
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

November 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Obama and Romney respond to Christian leaders on poverty
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 5:43pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Politics of Jamie Sanderson ...

Local 'talk show' to explore variety of life topics
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 5:27pm | Type: Press

September 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Kevin Parks ...

President Obama’s faith challenge at the Democratic convention
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:43pm | Type: Press

September 6, 2012 Sojo in the News Robert P. Jones ...

Christian Leaders Press Presidential Campaigns for Response on Poverty: Obama and Romney Respond with New Exclusive Videos
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 5:44pm | Type: Press

September 9, 2012 Sojo in the News FinanzNachrichten ...

Obama pledges to protect vulnerable in ‘fiscal cliff’ talks, advocates say
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:47pm | Type: Press

November 16, 2012 Sojo in the News Amy Gardner ...

New Efforts by Barna Group, NAE, Others Aim to Reach—and Understand—Hispanics
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Press

November 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Melissa Steffan ...

Obama to meet with civic leaders after Hill huddle
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Press

November 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Jennifer Epstein ...

Evangelical leaders urge Obama, Congress to reform immigration
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:52pm | Type: Press

November 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Tom Strode ...

President Obama, Congressional Leadership Get Down to Business
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:46pm | Type: Press

November 16, 2012 Sojo in the News Christina Bellantoni ...

Faith, Hunger, Politics, Chicken & Waffles: A Conversation Between Chris LaTondresse and Adam Phillips
Originally Posted: 11/19/2012 - 10:52am | Type: Blog

It’s not that the religious right didn’t show up in the 2012 election. They did. But their irrelevance was proven time and time again, both in the primary and in the general election cycle. ...

Chastened Catholic Bishops Told They Have to Reform Themselves
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

After sweeping setbacks to the hierarchy’s agenda on Election Day, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Monday told U.S. Catholic bishops that they must now examine their own failings, confess their sins and ref ...

What the Most Negative Election in U.S. History Says About Us
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, we learned that President Barack Obama would remain the leader of the free world. But his victory came at a price. He and Governor Mitt Romney now have the honor of parti ...

'We're the Greatest': Empty Boast or Call to Action?
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 9:44pm | Type: Blog

Some people who say America's the greatest really believe that we have the best health care, the best education, the highest incomes, the most liberty, the least corruption, and the most opportunities to ...

The 'Nones' Say 2012 Election Proves They are a Political Force
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 5:59pm | Type: Blog

fter Tuesday's election, that may soon change. According to a Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life study released last month, “nones” — those who say they have no religious affiliation or do not believ ...

‘Mormon Moment’ Ends with a Loss — But Romney’s Religion Still Won
Originally Posted: 11/07/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Overall, most observers say, the Romney candidacy was a net positive for his Utah-based faith. SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons in Utah and across the nation were thrilled by the prospe ...

Religiously Returning to 2004
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 5:15pm | Type: Press

November 1, 2012 Sojo in the News Mark Tooley ...

Faith Means a Lot of Waiting Around
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

Almost 50 years after Kennedy was assassinated, we’re still giving legal benefits to some couples but denying them to others, not to mention that we fill our prisons with brown-skinned people, too many women a ...

Obama Endorses Gay Marriage Push in Washington, Maine
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

Late last week, President Barack Obama endorsed the same-sex marriage referendum on the Washington state ballot and also formally backed a similar measure on the ballot in Maine. ...

Muslims Back Obama, But By Smaller Margin Than 2008
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

Nearly nine in 10 Muslim American voters pulled the lever for the Democratic candidate in the last two presidential elections, partly because of Republican policies and rhetoric that many considered anti-Musli ...

Obama's Biggest Religious Coalition? The Nones
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 5:57pm | Type: Blog

The largest slice of President Barack Obama’s religious coalition -- at 23 percent -- is not very religious. They’re the “nones,” also known as unaffiliated voters, according to a new American Values Survey ...

Survey: Gap Between 'Social Justice' and 'Right to Life' Catholics
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 1:09pm | Type: Blog

More American Catholics believe their religious leaders should be focused on issues related to poverty and social justice during this election season, rather than spending time and energy on other issues such ...

Evangelicals Mobilizing for Romney Campaign
Originally Posted: 10/22/2012 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

The Romney-Ryan ticket is the first Republican presidential campaign in history without a Protestant candidate, but this hasn't deterred evangelicals from launching massive get-out-the-vote and registrati ...

Debating the Value of the Debates
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

These quadrennial campaign sideshows have nothing to do with one's capability, preparation, aptitude or suitability for the presidency. Why, exactly, does it matter if Pres ...

QUIRK: PBS CEO Paula Kerger Addresses Big Bird Craze
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

PBS CEO Paula Kerger addresses the Big Bird, post-presidential debate controversy. OK, the @firedbigbird tweets have been hilarious. And it's almost understandable th ...

Who Didn’t Win the Presidential Debate?
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

Clearly it is the mission of the church to tell and to show the millions of people who have fallen below the poverty line that they are not alone. Jesus clearly says, in the Matthew 25 that how we treat them i ...

Racial Politics
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It is contrary to Christian values to use attacks on welfare to win white votes. RACE WAS THE issu ...

Links of Awesomeness: Sept. 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

The world's most dangerous hiking trail, some underwater streets, skyscrapers cleaning our air, Wes Anderson's working on a new film, and imagine having a cold brewski with President Obama. Also — 2, ...

Obama Surges Ahead Among Catholic Voters
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

President Obama’s support among Catholic voters has surged since June, according to a new poll, despite a summer that included the Catholic bishops’ religious freedom campaign and the naming of Rep. Paul Ryan, ...

Transcript: Remarks by the President to the U.N. General Assembly
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 2:06pm | Type: Blog

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY on September 25th, 2012. Editor's Note: The following is a transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks to th ...

White Working Class Voters Still Looking for a Candidate, Still Religious
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

The white working class, a potentially rich bloc of voters for Republicans or Democrats, hasn’t settled on Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama, a new study from the Public Religion Research Institute shows. ...

U.S. denominations urge candidates to respond to poverty
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Press

September 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Anglican Journal ...

US church leaders invite presidential candidates to present policies on poverty
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Independent Catholic News ...

Poverty Rate Unchanged, But Still Historically High
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:58pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Pam Fessler ...