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Published: 09/28/10

Opinion: Religious Right and the Tea Party: A Marriage of Convenience?

By  Barry W. Lynn - AOL News
Opinion: Religious Right and the Tea Party: A Marriage of Convenience?

(Sept. 28) -- Many Americans were alarmed in the 1980s when the religious right seemed determined to control everyone's life from the moment of conception until the moment of death. These days, many share a similar distaste for the tea party movement, which believes some mystical force called "The Market" will make all of America's problems dissipate in a frenzy of mergers and acquisitions that will trickle benefits to the unemployed, the uninsured and the underserved. ANOTHER VIEW The Tea Party Unites Fiscal and Social Conservatism -- Penny Nance, CEO, Concerned Women for America Da...

Published: 04/26/10

Congress Urged to Drop Evangelist From Event

By  Andrea Stone - AOL News
Congress Urged to Drop Evangelist From Event

WASHINGTON (April 26) -- A Muslim civil liberties group urged Congress to disinvite evangelist Franklin Graham from a prayer event, just days after the Pentagon booted the minister from another gathering because of his anti-Islam remarks. Graham is scheduled to attend the congressional National Day of Prayer event on Capitol Hill on May 6. He was to have led services at the Pentagon the same day but was told last week that he was no longer welcome after Army leaders decided his comments that Islam is a "very evil and wicked religion" were a problem. Graham refused to back down, saying on Fox ...

Published: 04/24/10

Dobson's Successor Gives Mega-Ministry New Focus

By  Andrea Stone - AOL News
Dobson's Successor Gives Mega-Ministry New Focus

COLORADO SPRINGS (April 24) -- Jim Daly is certain there is "a right way and a wrong way" to live one's life, and it's all about Jesus Christ and a literal reading of the Bible. But the new leader of the evangelical ministry Focus on the Family isn't going to get in your face if you disagree. At a time when the conservative movement is dominated by raucous tea party demonstrations for lower taxes and smaller government, Daly seems oddly disconnected. "Don't know much about it, to be honest with you," he said, even though a recent poll showed that many tea party supporters are social conservat...

Published: 04/23/10

National Day of Prayer: Franklin Graham Deserved to Be Booted

By  David Corn - Politics Daily
National Day of Prayer: Franklin Graham Deserved to Be Booted

Imagine if a leading American imam decried Christianity as an "evil" religion and then was invited to participate at a National Day of Prayer event at the Pentagon. How would conservative pundits, shouting heads, bloggers and politicians react? There would be denunciations, calls for rescinding the invitation, demands for explanations from the Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and questions hurled at the Obama White House. Fox News execs could only be happier if this occurred during sweeps weeks. But if a prominent Christian evangelist described Islam as an "evil" religion and subsequently recei...

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Published: 02/28/09

James Dobson Retires to Focus on His Own Damn Family

By  Dylan and Ethan Ris - Politics Daily
James Dobson Retires to Focus on His Own Damn Family

The Rev. James C. Dobson has selflessly given three decades of his focus to your family, intimate behavior and sex life. But one man can only enjoy so much voyeurism. And thus Dobson has resigned as chairman of Focus on the Family, the Colorado Springs ministry he founded to keep the gays out of right-wing radio... James Dobson is stepping down as chairman of Focus on the Family, the conservative religious group announced Friday -- a change that comes as the political movement Dobson has long embodied has been torn by questions over its direction and priorities.Dobson, 72, will continue to bro...

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Published: 11/5/08

God's Vote?

By  David Knowles - Politics Daily
God's Vote?

Remember this?Sarah Palin told a high-profile conservative Christian leader that she isn't discouraged by the Republican ticket's sagging poll numbers because she and running mate John McCain have been underdogs all their lives. "I know at the end of the day, putting this in God's hands, the right thing for America will be done at the end of the day on Nov. 4," the GOP vice presidential nominee told James Dobson, head of Focus on the Family, who interviewed Palin by phone Monday in Colorado. Pretty much speaks for itself....

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Published: 06/25/08

Fanning the Flames of Faith

By  Justin Paulette - Politics Daily
Fanning the Flames of Faith

Barack Obama has been overtly religious during the primary season, speaking openly of his Christian faith and the strong influence which it exerts over his actions. In small part, such professions were coerced via persistent e-mail traffic contending that Obama was a Muslim pen-pal of Bin-Ladin. Yet the unforced tenor and persistent legacy of Obama's religious statements defy a mere reactionary explanation, seeming rather to reflect a sincere conviction. It is this sincerity of belief which caused Obama such vulnerability in the Rev. Wright scandal. If Obama struck the public as disinterested ...

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Published: 06/24/08

James Dobson on Barack Obama

By  Dave - Politics Daily
James Dobson on Barack Obama

James Dobson delivers a rant about Barack Obama's version of Christianity. Evangelical christianity (the religious right, if you will) has no central leadership, but James Dobson is probably the most respected person among those with influence among that group. His purpose here is to point out that, while Obama is nominally a Christian, he is not any kind of Christian that evangelicals are used to voting for. Votes on abortion, gay rights and Obama's position (consistent with liberal Christianity) that the Jesus is only one path among many to get to heaven are highlighted. This of course is d...

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Published: 02/7/08

Dobson Endorses Huckabee

By  Dave - Politics Daily
Dobson Endorses Huckabee

While most commentators have proclaimed that McCain has won the GOP nomination now that Romney's out, it may be interesting on the GOP for awhile yet. There is still another top tier candidate yet in the race, he has won a not insignificant amount of delegates so far, and now it's a two man race. And now Huckabee has the endorsement of one of the most respected Evangelicals in the country: Dobson, founder of Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Focus on the Family, talked to the GOP presidential hopeful Thursday and later was to release a statement explaining his choice, said Gary Schneeberger, a sp...

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Published: 02/5/08

James Dobson Will Never Vote For McCain

By  Dave - Politics Daily
James Dobson Will Never Vote For McCain

This is pretty big. Lots of folks assume that the Evangelical vote is this great big monolithical thing and we do whatever our leaders tell us. Which bears little resemblance to reality. I am an Evangelical and I can tell you that there are lots of folks who call themselves Evangelical leaders, they all try and speak for us, but we rarely pay any attention whatsoever. But if there was one guy who commands a lot of respect in the community, it's James Dobson and he's declaring that if McCain is the general election candidate for the GOP, he, (like Ann Coulter!) will sit this one out. Here's ...

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