Tagged Religion

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Please God, Endorse Me

Media figures often talk about how there are two different kinds of primaries going on: the electoral primary—decided by caucuses, primary elections, superdelegates, and a party convention—and the invisible primary. The invisible primary is made up of two components: fundraising and endorsements. The fundraising category is further split into money raised by Super PACs, organizations…

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The Fall of Traditional Faith

Our relationship with religion in the United States is quickly changing. The US is a country that prides itself on freedom of religion. This has been a central theme of our identity as a nation. People in the US are more than three times as likely to say that religion is very important in their…

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Indiana’s RFRA: Closeting the Cause

Hailing from Indiana, I can tell you that Hoosiers take pride in a few important things:   Our knowledge, love, and history of basketball Hoosier hospitality The mantra of “Keep it simple, stupid.” The first two are pretty widely known, while the last one on the list is more of an internal motto.  The essential…

Rescuing Education From Religion

BY DANNY STEINBERG What’s red, white, and blue and below almost twenty other colored pieces of fabric? The American flag at an education convention. As much as we like to tout ourselves as being the greatest nation on earth, the rest of the world is more than happy to provide ample opportunities to show just…

Newt Gingrich Campaigns In Florida On Final Weekend Before Primary
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Jesus is not “your homeboy.”

“I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen. -Richard Mourdock, Indiana Senate Candidate (R) (Let me just make a side note…

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Obama’s Lost Religion

In 2012, Obama managed to unite Christian leaders around the country in open opposition to him. Clergy composed lawsuits and anti-Obama campaigns while Obama refused to engage the very people he said he would represent in a speech in 2006. Obama is a devout Christian, but he has sidelined the leaders who helped elect him…

Where We Should Place Our Fears

BY RAJA KRISHNA This August, Texas Governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry stirred up controversy when he invited his fellow Texans, along with the nation’s governors, to join him in a mammoth prayer event at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. Dubbed “The Response,” it was marketed as a plea to God to solve our nation’s grave and…

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