(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.
(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.”
(RNS) — Unless we build bridges and trust, neither the church nor America has much of a future.
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.
(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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Churches would gain the right to endorse political candidates and still retain their tax-free status under a provision in House Republicans' tax overhaul plan.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin makes no apologies for waging a licensing fight against a Louisville clinic that is the last remaining facility performing abortions in the state.
(RNS) The president’s decision to continue Obama’s policy was lost amid anger over the travel ban and the ecstasy over his Supreme Court pick. But Trump’s move began to draw delayed responses from social conservatives.
(RNS) Politicians must respect Hispanics' wide-ranging differences and speak to each community with distinction. Anything less is ignorance, and it might even be racism.
(RNS) Leaked emails aren't anti-Catholic and neither is Hillary Clinton. But spreading such charges goes against canon law, and is more about politics than the faith.
(RNS) Politically, she has little to gain and a great deal to lose. But from the standpoint of democratic discourse, the time may be ripe to challenge evangelicals’ loyalty to Republican politicians.
(RNS) I was there for his tightly scripted 'conversation' with 900 conservative Christians but learned little about how his faith shapes his politics.
(RNS) The Georgia Republican's choice of Bible quotes condemning homosexuality infuriated several colleagues.
(RNS) Political parties need vigorous moral and philosophical debate, and that will not happen if evangelicals oppose all Democrats as a matter of course.
(RNS) Sen. Ted Cruz announced April 27 that Carly Fiorina would be his running mate if he wins the GOP presidential nomination. She withdrew from the race in February.