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What Americans believe about violence against the government

By Ryan Burge — January 14, 2021

(RNS) — The relationship between partisanship and support for violence against government is clear. Church attendance does not appear to fuel the fire — nor tamp it down.

If you’re religious and supported President Trump

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 11, 2021

(RNS) — Can you simultaneously believe in God and the president?

Witches to GOP: If you summon a demon, have a plan to banish it

By Heather Greene — January 8, 2021

(RNS) — The events of Jan. 6 prove without a doubt the GOP is incapable of controlling what it unleashed with Trump.

President Trump is a religious leader

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 17, 2020

(RNS) — Trumpism, like other bad religions, denies science, identifies dark forces and denies reality.

Dear AOC: You blew it

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 26, 2020

(RNS) — US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made a huge mistake. There is still time to correct it.

Is Kamala Harris anti-Catholic?

By Thomas Reese — September 10, 2020

(RNS) — It is important to distinguish anti-Catholicism from anti-clericalism.

Trump or Biden? What’s a Catholic voter to do?

By Thomas Reese — August 27, 2020

(RNS) — In order to be totally in line with Catholic social teachings, you would have to be a pro-life liberal Democrat. These unicorns have a hard time winning elections.

Survey: Most Americans aren’t comfortable going back to religious services

By Yonat Shimron — June 23, 2020

(RNS) — The only religious group comfortable with church reopenings was white evangelicals — strong partisan supporters of the Republican Party and President Donald Trump.

Is Trump killing his supporters?

By Thomas Reese — April 2, 2020

(RNS) — Data from the Pew Research Center indicates that Republicans may have risked their lives because they trusted the president’s views on the pandemic.

The Focolare have two words for our broken political dialogue: Jesus forsaken

By Charles C. Camosy — January 31, 2020

(RNS) — The lay Catholic group teaches a model of dialogue that urges us to Christ-like suffering as a bridge to those with opposing views.

For many religious Americans, the word ‘liberal’ has become taboo

By Ryan Burge — September 11, 2019

(RNS) — If you went to a church on a random Sunday morning in 1974 and grabbed 20 white parishioners, 11 would have been Democrats. Today, four would be Democrats. And those Democrats would outnumber the politically liberal churchgoers by a 2-1 ratio.

Just like political parties, religious groups see their rivals as extremists

By Ryan Burge — August 9, 2019

(RNS) — White evangelicals and atheists sum up the political landscape the same way: “My party is moderate and sensible, while the other party is filled with extremists.”

The death of trust and the triumph of suspicion

By Thomas Reese — June 26, 2019

(RNS) — Unless we build bridges and trust, neither the church nor America has much of a future.

Oklahoma conservatives’ views on medical marijuana evolving

By Sean Murphy — June 23, 2018

Their support for a medical marijuana measure on Tuesday’s ballot could ensure Oklahoma joins the growing list of states that have legalized some form of pot.

The tax bill: What happened to ‘family values’ and ‘pro-life’ principles?  

By Dwayne Royster — December 1, 2017

(RNS) — To lavish gifts on the rich and corporations while demolishing any chance at a decent life for many other people who need help is cruel.

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