The media was buzzing this week with news from Pew Research that 78 percent of white ‘evangelicals’ plan to vote for Donald Trump this fall. (It is not clear whether the addition of Mike Pence as his running mate will help or hurt, since Pence is by all accounts an evangelical himself, but he caved […]
Reaction to the truck attack in Nice, France, that left 84 dead and many more injured Thursday night followed a now familiar script on Friday, with calls for prayers, promises to root out terrorism and a proposal to conduct religious tests on U.S. citizens to find terrorist sympathizers.
As politicians debate restroom access, employment protection, insurance coverage, and military service for transgender people, questions of morality have emerged.
(RNS) Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, who rejected calls for the Catholic Church to apologize to gay people, tweeted about the number of abortions in the U.S. and added: “Isn’t this something we should be apologizing for?” Source: South African cardinal calls US abortion rate ‘a genocide’ for blacks | Religion News Service
Last week Reverend Rob Schenck, an evangelical Christian, published a morally confusing, anti-firearm piece in the Washington Post, in which he claimed that one can’t be both pro-life and pro-gun at the same time. Specifically, the tenor of the piece took the position that Christians can’t be pro-life if they’re pro-gun. For starters, Schenck’s position — that […]
Last week the New York Times ran an article discussing the trepidation some Evangelical Christians face when it comes to the Black Lives Matter Movement. It notes that religious support for Black Lives Matter generally lies with Christians and denominations that are more progressive, like the United Church of Christ, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and […]
WASHINGTON (RNS) Throughout her 2016 presidential campaign, one facet of Hillary Clinton, 68, has been unchanging. She was, is and likely always will be a social-justice-focused Methodist. This has been evident across her decades as a lawyer, first lady, senator and secretary of state right up to her passionate response to a question about faith […]
Unbelievers get low poll ratings but Sarah Jones — my guest blogger today — sees another message in the new Gallup data, one that could alarm evangelicals. Source: Atheists politicians might be rare now, but not for long | Religion News Service
Religions in the United States grow and shrink because of immigration, births, deaths and many other factors, but a recent report from the Pew Research Center offers a chance to look in detail at w… Source: Evangelical Protestants Are The Biggest Winners When People Change Faiths | FiveThirtyEight
Patrick J. Deneen bemoans the ground that classical liberals surrendered to progressives. He argues that religious conservatives need to step forward. Source: Why Religious Conservatives Are the Last Best Hope for Limited Government | Cato Unbound