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Plunging into the Political Fray. Or Not.
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 4:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Remind me again what lawyers do. I forget. THE TAR SANDS in Alberta, Canada, have been in the n ...

What the Polls Don't Tell Us
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Writing for The Huffington Post, Eric Sapp takes a closer look at a recent Pew Forum poll. Writing for The Huffington Post , Eric Sapp takes a closer look at a recent ...

Romney May See an Evangelical 'Enthusiasm Gap'
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

Most Americans who know that Mitt Romney is Mormon say the presumptive GOP nominee’s faith doesn’t concern them. But a new poll indicates there may be an “enthusiasm gap” for Romney among white evangelicals, a ...

Pollster: Romney’s Israel Visit to Have Little Effect on Jewish Vote
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON — Neither Mitt Romney’s trip to Israel Saturday nor President Obama’s Middle East policies will have much effect on Jewish voters this fall, according to a new report that says Jewish voting pattern ...

Colorado Massacre: Faith Leaders Call for Prayer, Tighter Gun Control
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 5:15pm | Type: Blog

President Obama and his likely GOP challenger Mitt Romney called for prayers and reflection after a deadly shooting at a Colorado movie theater, while liberal religious leaders called for stricter gun control ...

Obama, Romney on Colorado Massacre
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney cancelled campaign events Friday in the wake of the unfolding tragedy in Aurora, Colo., where a gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater early today, killing at least ...

Amid Political Battle, Catholic Bishops Promote Natural Family Planning
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, then, may provide a window into a church teaching that is helping to drive the most serious standoff between the church and the federal government in decades. ...

Bachmann's Muslim Brotherhood Claims Draw Fierce Fire
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Accusations by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., that an Islamist group has infiltrated the U.S. government are drawing fierce criticism from fellow lawmakers and religious groups. ...

Evangelical Author Sees 'Mormonizing' of America
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 7:43am | Type: Blog

Stephen Mansfield, an evangelical author who has written widely about the faith of politicians, turns his attention to Mormons in his latest book, The Mormonizing of America. He talked with Religion News Servi ...

BibliFact Roundup
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:56pm | Type: Press

July 2, 2012 Sojo in the News Timothy Beal ...

Does a President's Faith Make Any Difference in How He Governs?
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

CNN.com's John Blake reports: We elect a president every four years, but perhaps we also elect a high priest.  Ever since George Washington spontaneously added “so help me God” to his inaugural oath, Americans have expected their presi ...

Religious Groups React to Supreme Court Health Care Ruling
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

Religious groups and social conservatives are reacting to the Supreme's Court's historic ruling that largely upholds President Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act. ...

Romney's Immigration Position May Collide with Evangelicals, GOP Base
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:19pm | Type: Press

June 18, 2012 Sojo in the News Paul Stanley ...

An Obama-Evangelical Alliance On Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:21pm | Type: Press

June 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Andrew Sullivan ...

Even Evangelicals Agree: Congress Needs to Take Action on Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:07pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Seth Hoy ...

Evangelicals Announce Mobilizing Strategy for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:16pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News New American Media ...

Black Mormons Face a Political Choice Like No Other
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

Twenty years ago, who would have predicted the 2012 U.S. presidential race would pit a black incumbent against a white Mormon? SALT LAKE CITY — Twenty years ago, who would have p ...

Obama and the Two Types of Marriage
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

In the wake of President Obama's declaration of his personal support for the right of same-sex couples to marry under civil law, the nation is understandably focused on debating the merits of this positio ...

The Problem with Certitude
Originally Posted: 05/25/2012 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

I'm troubled by the way many Christians choose to take definitive and certain stances about complex issues, and the rhetoric they use to state and defend these positions, rhetoric that tends to divide rat ...

QUIRK: Will Smith as Obama? It's All About the EARS.
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

Nearly four years after Smith joked about potentially playing Obama in a not-actually-happening biopic on the president's life, the "Men In Black 3" star is at it again. ...

Catholic Groups File Suit Over HHS Birth Control Mandate
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

Dozens of Catholic universities, dioceses and other institutions filed lawsuits in courts around the country on Monday in a coordinated effort, spearheaded by the U.S. hierarchy and Catholic conservatives, to ...

TRANSCRIPT: President Obama on Food Security, Hunger and Foreign Aid
Originally Posted: 05/18/2012 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

In advance of two days of meetings with G8 leaders at Camp David this weekend, on Friday morning, President Obama spoke to a gathering of international political and NGO leaders and activists in Washington, D. ...

Despite difference on gay marriage, spiritual adviser stands by Obama
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:01pm | Type: Press

May 17, 2012 Sojo in the News Perry Bacon Jr. ...

In face of faith-based attacks, Obama campaign hires faith outreach director
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:15pm | Type: Press

May 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Dan Gilgoff ...

Voters See Brighter Future for Economy
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

The Hill reports on a new poll focussing on the country's economic prospects. The Hill  reports on a new poll focussing on the country's economic prospects: ...

How Congress Can Hinder a Presidential Campaign
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

From yesterday's New York Times: "There is nothing a presidential campaign likes less than to be forced to answer for someone else’s actions." From yesterday's ...

After Obama’s Decision on Marriage, a Call to Pastors
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:17pm | Type: Press

May 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Peter Baker ...

Obama and Gay Marriage: In U.S. Religion, the Golden Rule Rules
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 9:29am | Type: Blog

As pundits and politicians struggle to divine the political fallout from President Obama’s sudden endorsement of same-sex marriage, one thing has become clear: The Golden Rule invoked by Obama to explain his c ...

One in Six Voters Still Think Obama’s a Muslim: Why?
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

After nearly four years in the Oval Office, President Obama is incorrectly thought to be Muslim by one in six American voters, and only one quarter of voters can correctly identify him as a Protestant, accordi ...

John Stott, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien: Why American Evangelicals Love the British
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

May 1, 2012 Sojo in the News Molly Worthen ...

Obama pastor Jeremiah Wright’s message for young Christians
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:21pm | Type: Press

May 7, 2012 Sojo in the News Michelle Boorstein ...

Why all the shouting?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:22pm | Type: Press

May 6, 2012 Sojo in the News Gregg Davison ...

War and Peace and the President
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

Yale Professor David Bromwich analyses President Obama's foreign policy for The Huffington Post. Yale Professor  David Bromwich  analyses President Obama's foreign pol ...

Going Native
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:25pm | Type: Press

April 30, 2012 Sojo in the News James Taranto ...

Update: Obama in Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 05/01/2012 - 5:04pm | Type: Blog

Presidents Obama and Karzai have signed in Kabul a strategic partnership agreement between the two countries. The Associated Press reports: “The partnership spells out the U.S. relationship with Afghanistan beyond 2014, covering security, e ...

Evangelical Christian leader Jim Wallis preaches principle over party
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:22pm | Type: Press

May 1, 2012 Sojo in the News Joe Frolik ...

Q'ing Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:57pm | Type: Press

April 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Mark Tooley ...

Nebraska Lawmakers Approve $2M Study on Keystone XL Route Through State
Originally Posted: 04/12/2012 - 8:29am | Type: Blog

The Nebraska state legislature on Wednesday approved a bill (LB1161) that will allow Nebraska to proceed with a $2 million study to find a route for TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline t ...

President Obama to Young Evangelicals: 'God’s Hand is Moving through His People'
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

In a video address Tuesday, President Obama told hundreds of young evangelical Christian leaders gathered at the Q Conference in Washington, D.C., that they had a partner in the White House in their humanitari ...

Bishops Say Obama Compromise is `Unconstitutional’
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

The nation’s Catholic bishops say the Obama administration’s proposed revisions to a mandate that requires insurers to provide birth control coverage are still unacceptable and even “radically flawed" -- ...

President Obama: Easter Celebrates 'That Glorious Overcoming'
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

President Obama hosted his third annual Easter prayer breakfast for about 150 members of the clergy from across the nation in the East Room of the White House Wedndesay morning. In his six-minute address, Obam ...

SBC's Richard Land Says Obama, Jackson, Sharpton 'Exploiting' Trayvon Martin's Death
Originally Posted: 04/03/2012 - 10:36pm | Type: Blog

“Rather than holding rallies on these issues, the civil rights leadership focuses on racially polarizing cases to generate media attention and to mobilize black voter turnout,” Richard Land, president of the S ...

BREAKING: ICE Arrests 3,100
Originally Posted: 04/03/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

This just in from the Associated Press: "The Obama administration said Monday it arrested more than 3,100 immigrants who were illegally in the country and who were convicted of serious crimes or othe ...

Franklin Graham Meets With Black Church Leaders
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 4:55pm | Type: Blog

Religious leaders from the NAACP met with evangelist Franklin Graham Tuesday, less than a month after they accused him of "bearing false witness" when he questioned President Obama's Christian f ...

White House Proposal Gives Religious Groups More Say in Birth Control Mandate
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

The Obama administration is offering to expand the number of faith-based groups that can be exempt from the controversial contraception mandate, and proposing that third-party companies administer coverage for ...

How to Measure the 'Evangelical Vote'
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

Presidential hopefuls are again battling it out to be the God candidate, but the tide of the so-called “evangelical vote” seems ever-shifting. In Tuesday’s Mississippi and Alabam ...

Afghanistan Massacre Shows War Has Failed
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

After weeks of tumultuous upheaval, the slaying allegedly by a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant is just the most recent incident undermining U.S. objectives to win hearts and minds. Frankly, that mission has long been ...

Afternoon News Bytes: March 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

CNN: The Psychological Toll Of War (OPINION) What motivated an American soldier to allegedly open fire and kill 16 innocent Afghan civilians in cold blood? No one knows at this point. The soldier, an Army staff sergeant, seems to have acted alone, ...

Afternoon News Bytes: March 12, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/12/2012 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

THE NEW YORK TIMES: The Nuclear ‘Implementation Study’ President Obama and his advisers are in the middle of a once-in-a-decade study of the nuclear arsenal and nuclear war plans. For strategic and budgetary reasons, they need to further reduce th ...

Afternoon News Bytes: March 2, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/02/2012 - 2:55pm | Type: Blog

THE ATLANTIC: 'We Wish Like Hell We Had Never Bought': Voices From The Housing Crisis If you guessed that young people are staying out of the housing market, you'd be very right. They're low on jobs, high on student debt, and f ...