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Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Faith Blog Round-up on Candidates Forum

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Several of the faith bloggers did live blogging during our presidential candidates forum last night. I also include a few conservative blogs to be “fair and balanced.”

Aaron Krager from Faithfully Liberal:
Faith, values, poverty: Sojourner’s Forum – Hillary Clinton
Faith, values, poverty: Sojourner’s Forum – Barack Obama
Faith, values, poverty: Sojourner’s Forum – John Edwards
Final thoughts on Sojourner’s Forum

David Kuo:
The Faith Forum – a first thought
The Faith Forum – wondering about poverty
The Faith Forum – Roundup

From the Beatitudes Society, Rev. Anne Howard:
Live-blogging the Candidates: Refreshing, and even revealing…of all of us

Alexander Carpenter at Faith in Public Life:
The quick and dirty Sojo presidential Forum

Jesse Lava at Faithful Democrats:
A Groundbreaking Forum on Faith

World Magazine:
The Democratic Faithful

Independent Conservative:
Democrats Talking About Matters of Faith. Total Comedy!

UPDATE: I’ve found a few more since my first round of:

Andrew Sullivan:
Faith-Off

Xpatriated Texan:
Fluff and Pomp-enstance

Jenna Tiitsman at Auburn Media:
First-Ever Faith Debate for Dems

Collin Hansen, for Christianity Today’s Liveblog:
Faith Forum for Democrats

Faith in Public Life hosts a conversation between Eric Sapp of Common Good Strategies, Rabbi Andy Bachman, a private blogger and Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim, and Jamison Foser of Media Matters:
Faith in Public LIVE: Eric Sapp, Rabbi Andy Bachman and Jamison Foser



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RMWestjr

posted June 8, 2007 at 10:05 am


LOL at “Fair and Balanced”…. it reminds me of “The View”….. a token conservative is provided to make sure they don’t lie in their advertising.
My read on the politics and faith is that the current democrat (and liberal) set of presedential candidates use faith as a political tool. During the 2004 election, democrats invoked God’s name 3 times more than republicans AND were found three times more in CHURCHES campaigning…talk about the separation of church and state?
I carefully watched President Bush’s use of God and his faith during his presidency. He only expresses his faith when asked. The current perception of President Bush constantly touting his religion exists only because his opponents constantly bring it up giving the audience the impression that he beats his chest concerning his faith. My point is that Bush does not flaunt his faith. It’s his opponents want want him to look like he does.
I do see many of the democrat candidates beat their chests. Since all the attention is on the democrat hopefuls, I have little experience to date on the republican candidate’s use or abuse of faith.



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L. Parsons

posted June 9, 2007 at 9:36 pm


That Democrats may be using their faith as a political tool does not mean that their faith isn’t genuine – they’ve just finally realized that they shouldn’t keep it a secret anymore. For me, a theologically conservative but politically liberal Christian, it’s like I’m finally seeing people who believe and think as I do running for office. Maybe they were there all the time, but I didn’t know it before. As for the forum, which I was lucky enough to be able to attend, I went in quite excited about Obama, but left much more excited about Edwards. In particular, because I think that he had the opportunity to answer questions most directly about his faith, its policy implications, and poverty. And I wasn’t impressed with Obama’s answer on Israel, as he did not acknowledge Israel’s longstanding oppression of the Palestinians that have driven them to violence. That said, I would have liked to have all the candidates respond to the same questions. Now I know I’ll have to do a lot more research before deciding on who will get my vote in the primaries.



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david r

posted June 12, 2007 at 2:58 am


check out another thoughtful blog post on this subject at
http://www.redletterbelievers.blogspot.com



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PicieraCeaw

posted February 20, 2008 at 7:27 am


Every chrome she gets the nageative you’d think she was a median person.



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