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Sarah Palin: Sending the Signals (By D. Michael Lindsay)

posted by dgilgoff

Sarah Palin electrified the Republican National Convention last week. The Democrats are still smarting from her one-liners, and senior McCain advisors have to be concerned that, while she excites the party’s base, she also outshines the candidate. They will, no […]

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Barry Lynn on Obama’s Faith-Based Initiatives

posted by dgilgoff

Americans United for Church and State just released this statement on Obama’s plans for a President’s Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: OBAMA SUPPORT FOR EXPANSION OF ‘FAITH-BASED’ PROGRAM IS DISAPPOINTING, SAYS AMERICANS UNITED But Watchdog Group Says Candidate’s Opposition […]

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Obama’s AIPAC Speech: The Transcript

posted by dgilgoff

Remarks at AIPAC Policy Conference Senator Barack Obama June 4, 2008 As Prepared for Delivery It’s great to see so many friends from across the country. I want to congratulate Howard Friedman, David Victor and Howard Kohr on a successful […]

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Video/Text of Obama’s Faith and Race Speech

posted by dgilgoff

As Prepared for Delivery“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, […]

Hillary Clinton As Obamaesque

posted by dgilgoff

David Kuo argues that Obama will benefit from casting Hillary Clinton’s Kumbaya talk about possibly choosing him as her presidential running mate: [A]s these things often do, this will backfire. She has given Sen. Obama the thing he didn’t have […]

Take Beliefnet’s Faith and Politics ’08 Poll

posted by dgilgoff

Here’s an open invitation to take Beliefnet’s faith and politics ’08 poll. This is your chance to weigh in on the most faith-based presidential campaign in memory. We should have results next week.

In Iowa, a Tale of Two Upsets

posted by dgilgoff

The Iowa caucuses delivered a pair of dramatic upsets as Barack Obama, just three years into his first Senate term, racked up a strong first-place finish while the once seemingly inevitable Hillary Clinton finished third and as Mike Huckabee bested […]

Steve Strang: Candidates’ Faith Hasn’t Played Too Big a Role in White House Race

posted by dgilgoff

By Steve Strang, founder and publisher of Charisma magazine and a supporter of Mike Huckabee for president As a Christian, my faith is the most important thing in my life. It defines where I work, the friends I have, who […]

Mark DeMoss: Candidates’ Faith Has Played Too Big a Role in White House Race

posted by dgilgoff

By Mark DeMoss, president of The DeMoss Group and a supporter of Mitt Romney for President I have something in common with Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and, Mike Huckabee—we all claim affiliation with the Southern Baptist Convention, meaning […]

Richard Land: Romney Speech Reflections

posted by dgilgoff

By Richard Land Mitt Romney gave an eloquent defense of the positive and crucial rule that religion has played in our nation’s history from the first settlements down to the present day. In that regard, Gov. Romney performed an important […]

Richard Land: A Hope List for Romney’s Speech

posted by dgilgoff

Former Massachusetts Governor and current Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is going to give a speech on “Religion in America” tomorrow in Texas. I have been encouraging Governor Romney to give such a speech for over a year now, since […]

Has Romney Blurred the Lines Between Mormonism and Traditional Christianity?

posted by dgilgoff

By Dan Gilgoff When Mitt Romney stands before the nation tomorrow to deliver his much-anticipated “religion speech,” evangelical Christians will be listening particularly intently. Though polls show that one in four Americans feel squeamish about voting for a Mormon president, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Richard Land Responds to David Kuo re: Mullah

posted by dgilgoff

Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Libery Council, offers this reply to David Kuo’s recent posts Huckabee and the evangelical mullahs and the Mullah’s problem: Such unchristian, harsh and hostile language from David Kuo! In […]

Huckabee not GOP enough for Christian Right?

posted by dgilgoff

This morning’s Washington Times reports that an assortment of tax and immigration conservatives are ratcheting up their opposition to Mike Huckabee based on his tenure as Arkansas Governor. This quote pretty much sums up the story: “We called him a […]

Their Indecision Shows the GOP Field’s Shortcomings

posted by dgilgoff

Michele asks: How are the Republicans not capitalizing on the “muscle” of the “Christian Right old guard?” How can they get their support when no one is willing to offer it yet? The very fact that the Christian Right old […]

Are Dobson & Co. Really Washed Up?

posted by dgilgoff

“Dobson and Bauer and Land are shadows of their once-powerful selves. They have little power anymore to mobilize for any particular candidate”– David Kuo I’ll stick to Dobson, since I think he’s more powerful than any Christian Right leader to […]

An Evangelical for Mitt Chimes in on Huckabee

posted by dgilgoff

PR big shot Mark DeMoss, one of Mitt Romney’s most powerful and active evangelical backers, is well suited to join today’s debate on whether Christian Right leaders are forsaking the evangelical grassroots by declining to support Mike Huckabee. After all, […]

Disconnect on the Right?

posted by dgilgoff

Even after Mike Huckabee won the Values Voter Summit’s on-site straw poll last weekend in a landslide–Mitt Romney beat him by a hair in the corresponding online poll–the Christian Right’s top leaders have refused to galvanize behind him. Has a […]

Another Christian Rightist Meets Dr. Dean

posted by dgilgoff

Walking the halls at the Washington Values Voter Summit, I ran into Rev. Patrick Mahoney, a Washington-based Christian Right activist, who revealed that he had sat down with DNC chair Howard Dean last week. Mahoney, a longtime DC fixture whose […]

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Same-Sex Marriage: Are the People Sovereign, or is it to be the Courts?
On Nov. 4, 2008, the people of California, Florida and Arizona joined the ranks of the nearly 40 of the United States that have outlawed same-sex marriage either by amending their respective state constitutions or by passing appropriate legislation. The three states mentioned above amended their sta

posted 4:11:30pm Nov. 14, 2008 | read full post »

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

posted 11:35:03am Nov. 07, 2008 | read full post »

America: Fulfilling her promises
All Americans should take great pride and satisfaction in the election of an African-American as president of the United States. Given our nation's tragic racial history, it says something noble and fine about America that Barack Obama, both a product of a biracial marriage and the son of a Kenyan f

posted 2:03:21pm Nov. 06, 2008 | read full post »

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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