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Rabbi Hirschfield: WWJD about the Death Penalty?

posted by dgilgoff

Beliefnet contributor Rabbi Brad Hirschfield , author of You Don’t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right, Finding Faith Without Fanaticism, offers this post on a “What Would Jesus Do?” question about the death penalty at last night’s […]

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R + F > G ?

posted by swaldman

The most important political question in the Democratic race is whether Barack Obama will win the black vote. We forget that in 1988 Jesse Jackson won 13 primaries and caucuses while appealing to a smaller sector of the white vote […]

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New Romney Mailing in Iowa

posted by Michele McGinty

Comparing himself to McCain, Thompson and Giuliani on the gay marriage amendment as the only one who is for it but he leaves out Huckabee (who is also for it): For the first time, Mitt Romney is using direct mail […]

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Paul Endorsed by Nevada Brothel Owner

posted by Michele McGinty

Yes, politics does make for strange bedfellows, doesn’t it? Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, an underdog Texas congressman with a libertarian streak, has picked up an endorsement from a Nevada brothel owner. Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch near […]

Ron Paul’s campaign contribution may exceed $12 million

posted by Michele McGinty

If this is true and he leads in contributions, it will be a sad day for the Republican party and won’t bode well for next year. In an interview to be aired later today on Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al […]

McClellan’s Publisher: Bush did not lie to McClellan

posted by Michele McGinty

After making a splash by implying that Bush was part of a conspiracy: In an excerpt from his forthcoming book, released Monday on the publisher’s web site, McClellan recounts the 2003 news conference in which he told reporters that aides […]

Huckabee flip-flops on abortion

posted by Michele McGinty

On Sunday Huckabee rejects the idea of the states deciding the abortion issue: Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, who is gaining in the polls, said Sunday that he believes that individual states should not be able to decide if abortions […]

Evidently, Romney isn’t heeding Inglis’ wise advice

posted by Michele McGinty

John Fund asks Romney about giving “the speech” and about what Rep. Bob Inglis is reported to have said to him, “You cannot equate Mormonism with Christianity; you cannot say, ‘I am a Christian just like you.’” “I don’t recall […]

Romney Flip-Flops on the Human Life Amendment

posted by Michele McGinty

Hugh Hewitt absolutely eviscerated National Right To Life Executive Director, David O’Steen on his show over the committee’s endorsement of Fred Thompson: HH: All right, let’s go back…again, that’s bad data on your guys’ part, but I can’t substitute data. […]

“I would prefer the candidate who knows how to change the subject and stack the deck”

posted by Michele McGinty

When I read Gail Collins’ column I couldn’t tell if she was serious or not. It would be amazing to me that a Democrat would be happy that her candidate would rather duck the issue than answer a question as […]

How is Weyrich’s charge not bearing false witness?

posted by Michele McGinty

It seems to me that God-o-Meter’s quote from Paul Weyrich comes pretty close to bearing false witness. He needs to make his proof for such an allegation public or else apologize for slandering both NRLC and Thompson. Thompson’s endorsement makes […]

Howard Dean, the Democrats’ chief theologian?

posted by Michele McGinty

Has Howard Dean become the Democrats’ chief theologian? Will universalism become a part of the Democrat party platform? Who knew they had a position on salvation: Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean came out for inclusive team prayers in public […]

Fred Thompson to pick up the National Right to Life endorsement

posted by Michele McGinty

According to Fox: Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson has won the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee, the largest U.S. antiabortion group, three sources tell FOX News. The announcement is scheduled to be made Tuesday in Washington D.C. […]

So, I would be interested in David’s definition “children”

posted by Michele McGinty

Cause I would think 25 is a little long in the tooth. I’m referring specifically to David’s Amening this: Legacy-minded loyalists of the president, however, need to keep in mind that on children’s health insurance, preschool education and other issues, […]

I don’t think Romney could give David’s speech…

posted by Michele McGinty

Without looking like a flip-flopper and undercutting the message that he’s been running on since the beginning of his campaign. If Romney used this part of David’s speech, he would seriously be backtracking on the whole social issues he’s been […]

Is the defeat of the Oregon ballot initiative a harbinger of 2008?

posted by Michele McGinty

I was stunned when I heard that the ballot initiative to provide healthcare for children by imposing a cigarette tax had been defeated. We hear all the time how important it is to provide healthcare for the kids and smokers […]

Some good news from NJ!

posted by Michele McGinty

From a state that has never met a funding bill it didn’t love, NJ voters rejected funding embryonic stem cell research. I was completely shocked because the NJ voters aren’t usually that smart. In fact, I was quite bitter when […]

Enter to Win Tickets to The Economist’s NYC Debate!

posted by dgilgoff

The Economist is importing its popular series of London debates to New York on Saturday, November 10. Join Richard Neuhaus, Walter Russell Mead, Barry Lynn, and Irshad Manji as they face off over the question of whether religion and politics […]

“Religion and politics should always be kept separate”

posted by Michele McGinty

Sometimes I’ll come across a post by an atheist blogger about the need to keep religion out of politics, they want “policies based on scientific findings” and “reality-based government.” I’m not sure that science has come up with a solution […]

John Edwards’ new campaign ad

posted by Michele McGinty

It is absolutely brilliant! He attacks her right where she is most vulnerable, her inability to answer a question with a straight answer. If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it at Reformed Chicks. I’m so happy the Democrats […]

The Case for Public Torture (Sort of)

posted by swaldman

David (and Jim), it doesn’t follow that if we allow torture against terrorists we should also allow it against all manner of domestic criminals. The premise of the best pro-torture argument is: while torture is normally reprehensible, there is one […]

Clinton’s Christian Cred

posted by dcaldwell

As I was reading descriptions of Hillary Clinton’s “For Such a Time as This” faith tour in South Carolina over the last few days I got to thinking about the 1990s, and the delight with which United Methodists embraced the […]

Q&A with Howard Dean on Faith

posted by dgilgoff

I’m posting a few back-and-forths from a recent interview I did with Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean about the DNC’s stepped-up religious outreach program, called Faith in Action. A couple of the more telling lines, in my opinion, are […]

Enter to Win Tickets to The Economist’s NYC Debate!

posted by dgilgoff

The Economist is importing its popular series of London debates to New York on Saturday, November 10. Join Richard Neuhaus, Walter Russell Mead, Barry Lynn, and Irshad Manji as they face off over the question of whether religion and politics […]

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Traditional Marriage Wins Big
Social conservatives and defenders of traditional marriage won tremendous strategic victories in ballot initiatives on Nov. 4. First and foremost, the defenders of traditional marriage overturned the California Supreme Court's legalization last June of same-sex marriage. Despite being outspent nearl

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America: Fulfilling her promises
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The Party Platforms: Instructive Guides to Informed Voting - Part 3
Every year (beginning in 1988) the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has published a comparison of the two major party platforms to assist Southern Baptists and other people of faith as they seek guidance in the decision for whom to cast their ballots in the presidential ele

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