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Left paints the campaign as a religious war | Wash Examiner
The fundamental facts of the presidential race at this moment are that unemployment is high, the economy is by far the most important issue to American voters, and President Obama's handling of economic questions is overwhelmingly unpopular. Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and others are hammering the president daily on matters of job creation and economic growth.

Now some of Obama's activist allies and supporters in the press are engaged in a sharply focused effort to change the subject. Even as economic anxieties continue to rise, some of the nation's premier political journalists are consumed with the alleged influences of obscure religious philosophers on Republican candidates; on questions of creationism, evolution, and the age of the Earth; and on the fantasy that a Republican president might transform the United States into an Iranian-style theocracy.
2012elections  religion  abortion  home  nation 
september 2011 by johnniebyrd
Texas Lawmaker Calls for Congressional Probe Into Ban of Christian Prayers at Military Funerals - FoxNews
A Texas lawmaker is calling for a congressional investigation of the Houston National Cemetery after he went undercover and determined that cemetery officials are still preventing Christian prayers at the funerals of military veterans.

“The Obama administration continues to try to prevent the word ‘God’ from being used at the funerals of our heroes,” said. Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas).
religion  home  obama  nation  veterans  defense 
july 2011 by johnniebyrd
Point of View: Did Jesus really come to life again? - Florida Baptist Witness
The resurrection of Jesus from the dead serves as the central affirmation of the Christian faith. The Apostle Paul recognized that the Christian faith stands or falls on the truthfulness of the resurrection of Jesus (1 Cor. 15:12-19). A denial of the resurrection undercuts the uniqueness of Jesus and the power of the Gospel message of salvation alone through the person and work of Jesus.
home  religion  easter 
april 2011 by johnniebyrd
Easter Sunday: It’s not about the bunnies | The Washington Post
It’s not about bunnies. It’s not about coloring eggs. It’s not about chocolate. It’s not about flowers. It’s not even about spring or signs of “new life” in nature after a long winter. So what is Easter about?
home  easter  nation  christianity  religion 
april 2011 by johnniebyrd
‘Coming Apart at the Seams’ | National Review
Although secularization has long been on the rise, it’s more pronounced in the working class. Among the upper middle class, 42 percent say they either don’t believe in God or don’t go to church. In the working class, it’s 61 percent. In other words, a majority of the upper middle class still has some religious commitment, while a majority of the working class does not.
nation  home  culture  religion 
april 2011 by johnniebyrd
Is It Immoral to Cut the Budget? | Cato Institute
"What Would Jesus Cut?" So read the headline of a full-page ad published in Politico last month by Sojourners, the progressive evangelical Christian group.
home  budget  Congress  religion 
april 2011 by johnniebyrd

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