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President Barack Obama explained the executive actions he was taking to prevent the possible deportations of millions of undocumented immigrants during a primetime address on Thursday from the East Wing of the White House. Many Christian leaders praised the effort, while others – including key Southern Baptist leaders – joined Republican leaders in attacking Obama’s […] Read More

It was pouring down rain, but the atmosphere and what I was hearing made it seem as if the sun was shining. “I have to say that it is one of the great honors of my life to be able to address this gathering here today,” President Barack Obama said not long after coming onto […] Read More

During President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, he highlighted the importance of faith leaders as he urged a joint session of Congress to tackle immigration reform. Although the most explicitly religious of Obama’s State of the Union addresses other than his 2011 speech, he primarily referenced God in a few typical, […] Read More

President Obama wants to change the federal immigration law more than he seemingly wants to change the national ethos related to the undocumented. Changing the former without changing the latter leaves the nation divided. It breeds resentment against immigrants. Obama calls for comprehensive immigration reform, while he uses language that feeds negative narratives about the […] Read More

Scholars of presidential rhetoric often compare presidential inaugurations to religious ceremonies, with the occasions serving to reinforce the nation’s civil religious expectations. Following tradition, President Barack Obama’s inaugural festivities today remain covered with religious garb – from the oath of office to the personalities on the platform to even the fact that the ceremony is […] Read More

Has President Barack Obama become what he, his campaign and liberal pundits accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of being? Romney was pulverized for flip-flopping, shading ideas to the point of distortion and making up facts. Yet within weeks of being re-elected president, Obama has done the same thing. With few exceptions, the left has […] Read More

On June 4, 2009, about eight months after he took office for his first term, President Barack Obama addressed the Muslim world from Cairo, Egypt. His remarks were titled “A New Beginning” and were delivered from the stage of the University of Cairo, at the joint invitation of the Universities of Cairo and Al-Azhar. The title […] Read More

An African-American seminary professor blasted President Obama for being an inauthentic African-American. Union Theological Seminary professor Cornel West accused Obama of being “a Rockefeller Republican in blackface.” Blackface was a makeup used in the 19th and 20th centuries by white actors to caricature African-Americans, creating a negative stereotype. The use of blackface today by white […] Read More

After months of campaigning and billions of dollars spent, Americans woke up Wednesday morning to a familiar political landscape. Although few changes will occur in the makeup of leaders in Washington, critical statewide ballots on issues like marriage, marijuana, religious liberty and immigration show a divided and changing populace. With President Barack Obama easily securing […] Read More

Through three debates we have seen the presidential candidates discuss a variety of topics. One topic that both candidates focus most of their time and energy on is making sure the middle class is strengthened. They talk about tax breaks for the middle class, education and training. I’m not saying it’s bad to talk about […] Read More