Posts Tagged ‘John McCain’

Election '08, Elections, Evolution & Creationism, Religious Right Research

I regard Sarah Palin’s new book like I do the movie “New Moon” – I’m not the intended audience and I don’t really care about it.

But the media keeps sticking the thing in my face. In the case of Palin’s book, it has become obvious that I’m going to be forced to look at the train wreck even though […] Read More

Election '08

Tomorrow, the 2008 election will be over, and the staff at Americans United can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

That relief won’t be based on the election’s outcome, but rather from no longer having to advocate constantly against the excessive use and abuse of religion in this presidential election — an abuse committed by both the political left and […] Read More

Church Politicking, Election '08

The Christian Coalition has unveiled its “nonpartisan” voter guide for distribution at churches and other locations before the November election. In a letter accompanying the document, Coalition President Roberta Combs calls the guide “one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections.”

What she didn’t say is that her guides are so […] Read More

Election '08, James Dobson, Religious Right Research

Back in the fall of 2007, I attended the Family Research Council’s “Values Voter Summit.” The Republican presidential field was quite crowded then, and all of the major contenders showed up to seek the Religious Right’s support.

Some were received with more enthusiasm than others. Mike Huckabee was a big hit, while Fred Thompson fizzled. The reaction to U.S. […] Read More

Election '08

For the past few days, both presidential candidates have been up in arms about a “lipstick on the pig” comment made by Barack Obama.

People have been wondering: does Obama’s comment mean he’s sexist? Is he calling Palin a pig? Or is it just an expression that the McCain camp has blown out of proportion?

Here’s my thought: No matter […] Read More

Election '08

I headed up to New York City this weekend to visit with some friends from college, but before I arrived, I made sure to let them know that on Saturday night, from 6 to 8 p.m., I had to watch the interviews the Rev. Rick Warren was holding with presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain at his evangelical mega-church. […] Read More

James Dobson, Religious Right Research

The Religious Right is once again flexing its political muscle.

It’s odd. Some media analysts say this movement is dead or dying – but the leadership of the Religious Right apparently hasn’t gotten the word yet.

Consider a story in today’s Washington Times. (Say what you will about that newspaper founded by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, but it does […] Read More

Church-State Milestones, Faith-Based Initiatives

In February of 1811, President James Madison vetoed a congressional bill incorporating an Episcopal church in Washington, D.C. Citing the First Amendment, Madison said the measure “exceeds the rightful authority to which governments are limited by the essential distinction between civil and religious functions.”

The bill indicated that the church, among other things, would be caring for the poor […] Read More

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