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Christian conservative group announces support for Trump as evangelical leaders remain divided

Christian conservative group announces support for Trump as evangelical leaders remain divided

A Christian conservative organization wrote to 100,000 pastors Tuesday urging them to support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump for president, the latest exchange in a series of salvos among faith leaders divided over Trump’s candidacy. David Lane, the leader of the American Renewal organization, wrote an email to pastors arguing that Trump is the obvious choice […]

God and politics reconsidered

God and politics reconsidered

Faith may not win elections, but it’s the ultimate force for good LOUISVILLE – Religion and politics are again at the forefront of this year’s presidential race. Yet, in this campaign, self-described evangelicals don’t seem as concerned as they once were about a candidate’s personal faith. Otherwise, more of them might support the openly Christian […]

Conservative religious voters perplexed by 2016 presidential campaign

Conservative religious voters perplexed by 2016 presidential campaign

For a generation, Christian conservative activists played such a central role in Republican presidential campaigns that the GOP has been called America’s first religious party. They opposed abortion and same-sex marriage and supported the party’s opposition to legal recognition of those two issues. And they promoted public recognition of religion, such as courthouse displays of […]

Georgia Religious-Liberty Fight Reveals Weakened Influence

Georgia Religious-Liberty Fight Reveals Weakened Influence

For evangelical voters, it wasn’t supposed to be this way. Not in Georgia, at least. When Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, first heard that Governor Nathan Deal had vetoed a controversial religious-liberty bill, his phone exploded with text messages. HB-757 was seen […]

Cost of 2016 Presidential Race Passes $1 BILLION

Cost of 2016 Presidential Race Passes $1 BILLION

Fundraising in the presidential contest has zoomed past the $1 billion mark, fueled by the dozens of super-wealthy Americans bankrolling super PACs that have acted as shadow campaigns for White House contenders. Presidential candidates and the super PACs closely aligned with them had raised a little more than $1 billion through the end of February, newly released […]

Evangelicals Give Big South Carolina Kiss To Donald Trump

Evangelicals Give Big South Carolina Kiss To Donald Trump

For months and months, Donald Trump has been exclaiming, “The evangelicals love me and I love them.” Well folks, tonight that love affair paved his way to victory in the all-important South Carolina Primary.  72% of the voters in South Carolina Saturday night with evangelical. Trump won 33 percent, of them. Ted Cruz won 27 […]

Cruz: I’m the only candidate who can beat Trump

Cruz: I’m the only candidate who can beat Trump

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Sen. Ted Cruz told a group of pastors here that they can help blunt the national momentum of Donald Trump if they work to help Cruz win next week’s Iowa caucuses, and that his campaign is the only one that can beat the real estate mogul. Cruz, who is battling Trump […]

Rubio: Americans With ‘Traditional Values’ Feel ‘Out of Place

Rubio: Americans With ‘Traditional Values’ Feel ‘Out of Place

Republican presidential candidate Florida Sen. Marco Rubio declared Sunday that he has been called a “bigot” for supporting the biblical definition of marriage and explained such language is often used by the left to make millions of conservatives feel “out of place in their own country.” In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Rubio was questioned […]

Trump to court evangelicals in talk at Liberty University

Trump to court evangelicals in talk at Liberty University

(RNS) Donald Trump is expected to speak later this month at evangelical bastion Liberty University, an appearance that could provide the Republican presidential front-runner another chance to bolster his already strong showing with conservative Christians. The Jan. 18 talk to students and faculty at the Lynchburg, Va., campus will take place just two weeks before […]