On Guilt by Association

Guilt by association is an integral part of presidential campaigns. Candidates hire staff and hunt for supporters far and wide. They seek to bask in whatever glow those associated with ...

Obama Denounces

Writing on Huffington Post, Barack Obama has denounced the widely viewed comments of his pastor in no uncertain terms. Impressively, he acknowledges the legitimacy of the questions raised by the ...

Those Pesky Pastors

Ambinder has a sensible post on the issue of pastoral endorsements, to the effect that with bedfellows like Hagee and Parsley, John McCain has to be careful about going after ...

The IRS Investigates

Before us, now, is a series of possible violations of the law against partisan political activity by non-profit organizations--specifically by religious institutions allegedly supporting Barack Obama's candidacy for president. Besides ...

Rumor Mill has Strong 2nd Quarter

Check out these numbers from the WSJ/NBC News poll out today. When responding to question 29, "What is Barack Obama's religion?", since December there was a 5% increase (8 to ...

Tony Perkins: McCain needs to Excite Us

Tony Perkins is echoing sentiments swirling among evangelicals about John McCain. Promoting his new book, Perkins said that McCain must actively reach out into the Christian community to heal wounds ...

Rev. Wright Footage

Check out Good Morning America's piece on Rev. Jeremiah Wright called "Is Obama's Pastor a Liability?" There is some great footage from the UCC. UPDATE: Here's another clip via Fox ...

Bush, Man of God

Take a look at the excerpts from Jacob Weisberg's new book on President Bush post in Slate today. Weisberg is not the first to get behind the Billy Graham walk-on-the-beach ...

Move Over Keith Ellison

Turning away from the presidential race for a moment, there was a significant event in Indiana yesterday. The late Congresswoman Julian Carson's grandson, Andre Carson, won a special election 54-43% ...

Another Pastor for McCain

In Mother Jones, David Corn calls attention to another McCain-supporting megachurch pastor whose animadversions against another religion might oughta be problematic for the GOP standard bearer-apparent. This time it's Rod ...

Rumbles from Rocky Top

This week the National Religious Broadcasters Convention takes center stage in Nashville, TN. President Bush and James Dobson will headline the event, but perhaps the person who will be talked ...

Done, and Done

The Catholic League is satisfied with John McCain's repudiation of "any comments that are made, including Pastor Hagee’s, if they are anti-Catholic or offensive to Catholics.” As in this from ...

Buckeye evangelicals

The conference call didn't leave me with much more to say about the Zogby poll of Ohio evangelicals. While I don't doubt the anecdotal evidence that white evangelicals are more ...

McCain to go to Israel

John McCain will travel to Israel next week in an effort to secure Jewish support in the U.S. and to show off his foreign policy credentials. Add to Favorite Articles