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A key item of business at political conventions will be adopting party platforms. Offering a party’s official take on key issues, platforms serve to define a party and guide its candidates and activists for four years. Republicans are meeting in Cleveland this week, and Democrats will meet in Philadelphia next week. In meeting over the […] Read More

Some positive developments have resulted from presidential candidate Donald Trump’s advocacy of banning all Muslims from entering the U.S. Trump’s position has received bipartisan opposition. Opposition and critique of his statements from Democrats is expected, as Trump is a leading candidate of the opposing party. Widespread opposition from GOP leaders is another matter. Lindsey Graham, […] Read More

Presbyterian and Catholic politicians received recognition at a state Baptist convention just one week before Election Day. Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) leaders introduced two Republican candidates for office during the opening session of their annual meeting Monday night and another Republican candidate on Tuesday morning, despite IRS tax regulations that restrict partisan politicking by tax-exempt […] Read More

Americans United for Separation of Church and State has filed a complaint with the IRS over the Missouri Baptist Convention’s involvement in the Missouri Republican primary. Details of the involvement were laid out in an Aug. 22 news story by contributing editor Brian Kaylor. The MBC, however, remained politically active by backing an embattled […] Read More

With the Republican presidential campaign locked in a slugfest between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney over immigration, more reasoned Republican voices are struggling to get an audience. During the Republican debate last week in Tampa, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said that when conditions become so unfavorable for undocumented immigrants, they will leave the United […] Read More

Upending the Republican presidential race, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich easily won Saturday’s South Carolina primary. His double-digit victory capped off a dramatic rise in the polls after he trailed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the Palmetto State by double-digits just days earlier. Conservative evangelical voters lifted Gingrich to his dramatic victory […] Read More

The Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy official is involved in behind-the-scenes efforts to defeat President Barack Obama and stop former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney from garnering the Republican presidential nomination. Richard Land, head of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, has been involved with private strategy meetings and discussions for months – all while […] Read More

As Rick Perry jumps to the front of the Republican presidential polls, he continues to meet with and speak to conservative evangelical groups as a key campaign strategy. The Texas governor, who officially entered the race last month after months of strategizing, spoke this week to Liberty University and met with a group of Southern […] Read More

We are entering a new war against public education, according to an article posted Aug. 17 in Slate, a daily web magazine. The headline read, “The GOP’s New War on Schools.” As if on cue, Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry degraded public education the next day in New Hampshire, giving creationism the same billing as […] Read More

As eight Republican presidential hopefuls gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Wednesday night, they clashed with each other on a number of topics. At times, such as on the issue of immigration reform, many of the candidates even clashed with the very president they paid homage to with the debate location. Texas Gov. Rick […] Read More