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Poll: Catholics agree with Pope Francis that church is ‘obsessed’ with moral issues

RNS () — Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world last month when he gave a wide-ranging interview in which he … Continued

Newest ‘Values Voters’ adversary to America: The Emergent Church.

RNS () — Christian conservatives who think Satan is using communism and Islam to bring down America can add a … Continued

How to read (and think) like an atheist

There were two categories of teenagers in the 1950s: those who could name one book by an atheist and those … Continued

4 reasons why Republicans are rekindling evangelical outreach

Do Republicans have an evangelical problem in a party that’s been both derided and heralded as God’s Official Party? The … Continued

Southern Baptist Richard Land passes baton to Russell Moore

WASHINGTON — In a generational changing of the guard, Southern Baptists are gaining a new advocate for their values in … Continued

Did Glenn Beck just back gay marriage?

Mark Sterkel AP Should social conservatives push for the government to stop regulating marriage? Could Glenn Beck help shift America’s … Continued

Election 2012: ‘Mormon moment’ or a last gasp coalition?

Jonathan Newton THE WASHINGTON POST Confetti falls at the end of President Obama’s Election Night rally on Nov. 7, 2012 … Continued

Election’s over: What do we do now?

Tom Pennington GETTY IMAGES A voter completes her ballot on Nov. 6, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. The election is … Continued

An open letter to religious conservatives

Dear Christian Right: GETTY IMAGES Supporters of President Obama cheer as they wait for the president to appear on stage … 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

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

Romney proves his trustworthiness on social conservatives’ issues

REUTERS Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question as President Obama listens during the second presidential debate in Hempstead, … Continued

Why we need feminist theology: Romney and ‘binders full of women’

AP Moderator Candy Crowley, center, applauds as President Obama, right, shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the … Continued

On debates, Los Angeles rabbi: ‘Each statistic makes my spirit sink’

AP Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama spar over energy policy during the second presidential debate at Hofstra … Continued

Obama flays the religion card

REUTERS President Obama answers a question from an audience member in front of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the … Continued

The presidential debates: Religion? Anyone?

Marvin Joseph/The Post and Melina Mara/The Post President Barack attends a campaign event at Bowling Green State University in Bowling … Continued

Romney appeals to evangelicals through ‘Judeo-Christian’ values

Mitt Romney angered evangelicals during his first White House run in 2008 by blurring the theological lines between their faith … Continued

Conservative Christian leaders focus on Romney’s policies, not faith

More than two dozen Christian conservatives are trying to put theological debates about presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormonism to rest … Continued

Pro-life Democrats get the boot at the DNC

BLOOMBERG A delegate wears a sequined U.S. flag hat during day three of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. A … Continued

Republican Paul Ryan still has a Randian problem

Four years ago, when it was discovered that Sarah Palin attended a Pentecostal church in Wasilla, Alaska, the question ‘What … Continued