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The Values Voter Summit Doesn’t Own God

I cringe as I listen to speeches invoking God’s name on behalf of political agendas.

Supreme Court poised to turn right in 2013 term

WASHINGTON — After two blockbuster terms in which it saved President Obama’s health care law and advanced the cause of … Continued

Atheists and humanists launch Freethought Equality Fund PAC

WASHINGTON — Atheists and humanists hope to increase their influence in politics with the launch of the Freethought Equality Fund, … Continued

Catholic bishop stumps for the GOP. Why?

(TONY GENTILE/REUTERS ) Catholic bishops have their party affiliations just like other Americans. Bishops also have the right to be … Continued

Should GOP ditch opposition to gay marriage and abortion? Not so fast, says Mike Huckabee.

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee. (MANDEL NGAN — AFP/GETTY … Continued

Natural disasters and climate change

Guarding a neighborhood after the Oklahoma twisters. (Brennan Linsley/AP) Pastor Mark Driscoll, who ministers in Seattle, told a Catalyst gathering … Continued

Years of tension yield to thaw between gays, Mormons

SALT LAKE CITY — After years of tension between Mormons and gay rights activists — with political action and theological … Continued

An appeal to see Romney’s softer side

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks the floor during the final day of the Republican … Continued

Anti-Obama black pastors group has deep conservative ties, records show

Since the Rev. William Owens launched his national campaign in May calling on African-Americans to withdraw their support of President … Continued

Combating Islamophobia: At long last, a sense of decency

AP FILE – In this March 28, 2012 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. listens during a news conference on … Continued

Liberal Jewish group launches political lobbying arm

WASHINGTON — Bend the Arc, a liberal Jewish group that has advocated for social justice causes for more than 30 … Continued

Health care’s messy morality: What’s next for Christians as the Affordable Care Act survives?

Melina Mara The Washington Post Healthcare activists gather in front of the Supreme Court as the decision is announced. Although … Continued

The great atheist ‘coming out’

Emerging ideas tend to go through three phases. First they are considered so dangerous or odd that people won’t talk … Continued

Senator Inhofe’s theological conundrum

Senator James Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) recent comments about climate change have turned a policy debate into a theological conundrum. As has … Continued

Colbert and the Super PACs: The men who stare at votes

Kris Connor GETTY IMAGES Stephen Colbert speaks during the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” on the National Mall on … Continued

Social conservative movement goes mainstream in 2012

With all the talk about the tea party eclipsing social conservatives as the most important grassroots base in conservative politics, … Continued

Newt Gingrich’s Catholicism and his 2012 penance

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks to a cheering crowd during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Thursday … Continued

Can a Mormon now be president?

By Julia Duin Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith was widely viewed by analysts as a chief obstacle to his 2008 run … Continued

Abortion issue not going away

By Connie Mackey It was with some surprise to see Mr. Stevens-Arroyo, a self-proclaimed Catholic, upset that Archbishop (soon to … Continued

God didn’t create corporations

The Declaration of Independence rests its claims for equal political rights on the fact that the “Creator” endowed human beings … Continued