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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

The last day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., represented a “mainstreaming of Mormonism,” according to an expert on religion and politics. “Last night was a really dramatic shift from the way Romney has handled the issue of his Mormon faith,” Brian Kaylor tells in a Skype interview the day after Mitt […] Read More

What shall we make of those who beseech the divine, but evade their own earthly responsibility? Faith without works is dead. So reads The Letter of James, a New Testament book that challenges the idea that authentic faith is only a matter of mental assent to a set of theological utterances (James 2:17). But James […] Read More

A prominent African-American Southern Baptist pastor hopes messengers at next week’s annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention will pass a resolution condemning Mormonism as racist. The move by Dwight McKissic, a pastor in Arlington, Texas, comes as some Southern Baptist leaders attempt to rally support for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, whose Mormonism makes […] Read More

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office […] Read More

“Start packing!” That was Mitt Romney’s directive when asked if he had anything to say to President Obama now that, at least unofficially, the 2012 general election campaign for White House residency has begun. Not at all a surprising response from the Republican candidate who contends that reality is fundamentally economic in nature, and, therefore, […] Read More

The two scenes – one from the past, the other contemporary – are strikingly similar. So are the contrasts. Both involve candidates for political office attending a festival of sorts. The feast scene from the past involves Jews and Gentiles (the text describes them as “Greeks”) coming together in Jerusalem to observe the Jewish Passover. […] Read More

Politicians often say, when speaking about immigration, that the undocumented must “get in line” if they want to be legally in the United States. What is unclear is what they mean by the line. “Those people that are here illegally today…should get in line with everyone else who’s in line legally. They should not be […] Read More

Mitt Romney’s statement of disinterest in the well-being of America’s poor has drawn sharp criticism from Christian leaders and commentators. “I’m not concerned about the very poor,” Romney said in a CNN interview the day after he won the Florida Republican primary. “We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it.” […] Read More