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TV Guide

April 11, 2008

I know what I’ll be watching Saturday evening…Jesus Camp Part Deux. Add to Favorite Articles


April 9, 2008

Mike Huckabee is nowhere near leaving the political scene. Instead, he is staying in the public eye and will be delivering a speech on April 15th called “In God We Trust: The Role of Faith in Politics.” Huckabee’s website has the ominous 24 style countdown clock for the event. Will it boom or bust? Add […]

Muslim Myth Persists

April 6, 2008

The number of people who believe Barack Obama is a Muslim has remained steady in the past month. A Pew Poll from late March had the number of misinformed at 10 percent. The Wall Street Journal poll from earlier in March put the number at 13 percent; all in all fairly steady. Add to Favorite […]

Palestinians for Obama

April 3, 2008

Al Jazeera has an intersting video of young Palestinians in Gaza who are phone banking for Barack Obama. Add to Favorite Articles

The Story that Won’t End

April 3, 2008

It has been 37 days since people started paying attention to Jeremiah Wright. Today, Time has a story about how Obama found his way to TUCC. Add to Favorite Articles

An Unlikely Couple

April 1, 2008

Turning away from the presidential race momentarily, Al Gore is playing matchmaker to an unlikely couple: Pat Robertson and Al Sharpton. The two have agreed to appear together in advertisements as part of Gore’s 300 million dollar campaign to raise awareness about climate change. Sharpton didn’t believe the former Vice President was serious, “At first […]

Punished with a Baby

March 31, 2008

Barack Obama spoke to a crowd in Pennsylvania on Saturday about sex education and told them the following: “When it comes specifically to HIV/AIDS, the most important prevention is education, which should include — which should include abstinence education and teaching the children — teaching children, you know, that sex is not something casual. But […]

McCain Courts Catholics

March 31, 2008

As Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News points out, John McCain is quietly engaged in the delicate courtship of Catholic voters. A key swing demographic, Catholics could crown McCain victorious come November. However, the generally moderate group could also be turned off if McCain lines up too closely with the religious right. Thus, tact […]

Pennslyvania On My Mind

March 27, 2008

With Pennsylvania’s upcoming contest looming (April 22), attention has turned to winning over one of the state’s crucial religious blocs. No, its not the Quakers, but the Catholics who are being courted by Obama and Clinton. Recent polls have Clinton leading among Catholics, but Obama is not conceding this crucial Keystone constituency. Some are speculating […]

Still a Christian

March 27, 2008

Barack Obama reiterated his commitment to his Christian faith in Greensboro, NC yesterday. When a member of a town hall meeting asked the Senator about the role Jesus plays in his life, Obama said “I’m a Christian. What that means for me is that I believe Jesus Christ died for my sins, and, uh, and, […]

Post Speech Poll

March 27, 2008

A new NBC/ Wall Street Journal poll has some interesting numbers. Besides showing that Americans are reticent to elect AARP members president, the poll revealed strong insight into the Rev. Wright fallout. First, most Americans followed the Rev. Wright controversy somewhat or not too much (37 and 19). Thirty five percent of respondents said that […]

He’s Gone Again

March 25, 2008

Rev. Wright was set give his first public sermon since relinquishing his post this evening, but the event was called off for “security concerns” and the potential for a media circus. Add to Favorite Articles

He’s Back… …

March 25, 2008

Rev. Wright will be delivering three sermons starting with the first tonight in Florida. The church where Wright is speaking is banning recording devices, but stay tuned for a bootleg recording. Add to Favorite Articles

Rebellious Religion Redux

March 25, 2008

Politico’s Andrew Glass points out in a worthwhile read that Rev. Wright is certainly not the first or most controversial pastor in American history. Two figures mirror Wright’s controversy and fall from grace. They are Rev. Samuel Buchard made famous for his “Rum, Romanism and Rebellion” line that hurt Republicans in the 1880’s and Charles […]

Easter at TUCC

March 24, 2008

Fox News’ Jeff Goldblatt covered Easter services yesterday at Trinity United Church of Christ. As Goldblatt explains, the services did address the recent controversy referring to Rev. Wright’s fall from grace as “a public lynching”. Here are some highlights. trinityby luvnews Add to Favorite Articles

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