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Is religion’s fight against gay marriage over?

A same sex marriage advocate waves a rainbow flag at a protest in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP ) Yesterday, … Continued

Keeping the faith: 2012 in gay rights victories

AFP/GETTY IMAGES In May, President Obama became the first U.S. president to say publicly he was in favor of same-sex … Continued

Seminary president: Faith leaders, it’s time to overturn Citizens United

BLOOMBERG An elderly man is helped to a voting booth at a makeshift polling location at P.S. 52 in the … Continued

Death of the Christian Right? Not so fast.

The 2012 elections raise questions for the Christian Right, but are far from a fundamental shift in the electorate.

Chastened Catholic bishops told they have to reform themselves

BALTIMORE — After sweeping setbacks to the hierarchy’s agenda on Election Day, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Monday (Nov. … Continued

What’s next for religious conservatives?

Mitt Romney failed in his bid to win the White House back for Republicans, but the biggest losers in Tuesday’s … Continued

Ryan to speak at tele-townhall

AP Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. waves after speaking to supporters at Cleveland State University on Oct. … Continued

Neither Obama nor Romney? Some Christians vote for’None of the Above’

Is it a sin not to vote? Or perhaps a virtue? The question may seem surprising, especially in a nail-biter … Continued

Pastors to challenge IRS over political endorsements, and they’re likely to get away with it

LOS ANGELES — In a matter of days, some 1,400 American pastors are planning to break the law. And they’re … Continued

Debate challenge: Connecting with the misunderstood white working-class

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in Manhattanon Sept. 25, 2012. (Photo by … Continued

God is back in the party platform, but religion remains an issue for Democrats

God was out and now God is in. And Jerusalem wasn’t the capital of Israel and now it is. The … Continued

Obama’s ‘war on religion': Breaking down Romney’s new attack ad

AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney arrives in in Bedford, Mass., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Nearly four … Continued

Teavangelicals are latest incarnation of religious right and Moral Majority cultural movements

Darren McCollester GETTY IMAGES CONCORD, NH – APRIL 15: Linda Dupere holds a sign at a Tea Party tax day … Continued

Whatever happened to the religious right?

Juana Arias JUANA ARIAS Ralph Reed and Pat Robertson speak at the Washington Hilton Hotel, 9/16/94, for the Road to … Continued

Memorial Day: What we owe them

Rob Edwards AP Connie Hoffman holds American Flags as she listens to Mayor Bob Vanlandingham during Memorial Day services Monday, … Continued

Opposition to gay marriage lower

Opposition to gay marriage is significantly lower in 2012 compared to the previous two presidential campaigns, a survey by the … Continued

Opposition to marriage lower in 2012 campaign

Opposition to gay marriage is significantly lower in 2012 compared to the previous two presidential campaigns, a survey by the … Continued

What Santorum meant to social conservatives

What Rick Santorum brought to the table this election cycle, and what won over social conservatives, was his inexhaustible energy … Continued

Was Santorum running for theologian-in-chief?

Rick Santorum has ended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. This is an historic moment. Santorum’s was possibly the … Continued

How Obama should fight the ‘war on religion’

A very wise Trappist monk once told me that unless everyone gets to heaven, no one will. It’s this sense … Continued