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Saint G.K. Chesterton? Some delight, others worry about effort to canonize writer

CANTERBURY, England — Christians and Jews are mounting campaigns for and against a path to sainthood for British writer G.K. Chesterton … 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

Seeking a comeback, Eliot Spitzer says ‘I sinned’

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned five years ago amid a prostitution scandal, said he’s running for New … Continued

The right to blaspheme: For no god and country

(Streeter Lecka — GETTY IMAGES) I could not have had a more patriotic beginning. I was born on Flag Day … Continued

Franklin Graham vs. the IRS

Republican nominee Mitt Romney meets with the Rev. Billy Graham, and his son Franklin Graham in Montreat, N.C. in 2012. … Continued

Atheists: Let your conscience be your god

Recently I was invited to participate in a Religion and Law Conference at Florida State University. Almost all the other … Continued

Bergoglio: A pope of paradox for a church in transition

VATICAN CITY — A hierarchy looking to make a clear statement about where the troubled church is headed chose on … Continued

America mirrors global godless trend

For years, we’ve heard how the world is much less religious than America, and that America is a bit of … Continued

Herb Silverman for U.S. Senate

Courtesy of Herb Silverman In South Carolina, when a U.S. senator resigns, the governor is responsible for appointing a replacement … Continued

American Muslims celebrate defeat of congressional critics

American Muslims are celebrating the ouster of two congressmen known for their anti-Islamic rhetoric, and heralding the outcomes as a … Continued

Jesus, moral intelligence and choosing a president

LUCAS JACKSON REUTERS Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question as he debates President Obama during the second U.S. … Continued

ANALYSIS: As Mitt Romney moves to the middle, anti-abortion activists try to cover his right flank

As Mitt Romney has moved to the center in an effort to overtake President Barack Obama in the campaign’s homestretch, … Continued

The importance of this election

DON EMMERT AFP/GETTY IMAGES Landon Peterson peeks out of the voting booth while his mother Meghan votes March 20, 2012 … 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

Baptist leader stands his political ground on Todd Akin’s campaign

ST. LOUIS — Don Hinkle stands out among the serious, conservative men of the Missouri Baptist Convention. Not that Hinkle … Continued

Political slogans are not enough

Matthew Apgar AP Marilyn Streubel, front, worships with song during the 61st annual National Day of Prayer event held at … Continued

Poll: Majority of Americans would vote for an atheist for president

For the second time in less than a year, the Gallup poll reports that a majority of Americans would vote … Continued

Does this candidate have a prayer?

“South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum,” observed Congressman James L. Petigru, … Continued

Marriage in the Bible: Love prevails?

For years, I have privately mused that the Bible is a problematic book. As the holy book for Christians, it … Continued

Nonbelievers flex their political muscles

WASHINGTON — One of the biggest growth areas in political activism around religion is coming from an unlikely source: the … Continued