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Fervent on the Fourth: Worshipping with the Tea Party

Why the Republican Party offshoot is best understood as a religious group.

What the Confederate Flag in Front of White House Says About Our Political Battles

This is the racist legacy of slavery and its aftermath, as typified in Civil War symbolism.

Why GOP opposition to Obamacare will hurt Hispanic outreach

Voting signs sit outside the Licking County Board of Elections on the first day of early voting in Newark, Ohio … Continued

No government shutdown: A biblical case for government

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg Good government is not the enemy of the people, either in the Bible, or today in … Continued

The Catholic Health Association v. the bishops v. Obama

Last week, the Obama administration published its final guidelines for contraception coverage by insurers, putting what should be closure on … 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

What part of ‘no law respecting an establishment of religion’ does North Carolina not understand?

Imagine driving from Northern Virginia to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, and as you hit the state line, you … Continued

State of the Union: How we remain divided

JIM WATSON AFP/GETTY IMAGES The US Capitol stands lit ahead of US President Obama’s State of the Union address in … 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

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

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

Cizik: It is time to act

The comment earlier this summer by Senate candidate Todd Aiken (R-Mo.) about “legitimate rape” was not just astonishing to pro-life … Continued

Ryan pick sparks outpouring of reaction

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney left jokes with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) after announcing him … 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

Americans less divided on approach to immigration, survey says

The recent Supreme Court ruling in Arizona v. United States, which tackled Arizona’s controversial 2010 immigration law, put the debate … Continued

‘Holy Terror’: Holy war is waging against sexual minorities

Gays are not ruining the fabric of American society. Rather, anti-gay fundamentalist Christians are. Take a deep breath. These are … Continued

Affordable Care Act:

David Goldman AP Supporters of President Barack Obama’s health care law celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington Thursday after … Continued

Why are evangelicals supporting immigration reform?

Americans believe there’s too much religion talk in the public sphere, and these days, it’s especially easy to be cynical. … Continued

The social conservative’s case for Mitt Romney

Contrary to popular belief, Mitt Romney is not a tough sell to social conservatives. Steven Senne AP Republican presidential candidate, … 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