This year's primary races have demonstrated—to a degree not seen in previous elections—how the intersection of religion and politics can be fraught with peril for pastors and politicians.
By John Rutledge
Students, administrators, faculty and alumni of Furman University are in an uproar over a speech by President Bush at the school’s commencement exercises in Greenville, S.C.
By Staff, Baptist Standard
Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee, who endorsed presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and drew sharp criticism for anti-Catholic comments, has written a letter expressing “deep regret” for causing any harm.
By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service
Lawyers for a conservative advocacy group are worried the uproar over allegations of child abuse at a West Texas polygamous sect’s compound could entice the courts to overstep their bounds and limit the rights of parents in the general public.
By Jonathan D. Rubin, Religion News Service
California Supreme Court justices overturned a statewide ban on same-sex marriages.
By Robert Marus, Associated Baptist Press
Conference maintains language that says homosexual activity is “incompatible with Christian teaching.”
By Daniel Burke, Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS)—Several prominent evangelical leaders have endorsed a “Reconciliation Referendum” that says Sen. Barack Obama’s recent address on race did not go far enough and pushes church leaders to speak up more about the need to address racism.
The Bible is the favorite book of all time for American adults…along with Lord of the Rings and, um… The Da Vinco Code.