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Published: 02/23/11

Mike Huckabee Keeps Up Criticism of Islam in America

By  David Gibson - Politics Daily
Mike Huckabee Keeps Up Criticism of Islam in America

Just days after stirring Muslim ire for ripping Islam as "the antithesis of the gospel of Christ," Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee again sharply critiqued the religion, telling an evangelical magazine that Muslims are receiving special treatment "at the expense of others" -- apparently referring to Christians -- and that is "un-American." In the interview with Christianity Today, Huckabee was asked about New York Rep. Peter King's controversial plan to hold hearings in March on the alleged radicalization of American Muslims, and Huckabee responded by talking about concerns...

Published: 01/8/10

Religious Right Is Wrong on Amanda Simpson: She Deserves U.S. Job

By  Christine Wicker - Politics Daily
Religious Right Is Wrong on Amanda Simpson: She Deserves U.S. Job

Members of the Religious Right are protesting the appointment of Amanda Simpson as senior technical adviser to the U.S. Commerce Department. They're protesting because the new appointee was born Mitchell Simpson....

Published: 09/4/09

Did Bob McDonnell Read 'The Handmaid's Tale'?

By  Domenica Marchetti - Politics Daily
Did Bob McDonnell Read 'The Handmaid's Tale'?

Three years before Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell submitted his now-famous thesis at Regent University, (in which he described working women as detrimental to the family, called for a "covenant view" of marriage, and said government should favor married couples over "cohabitators, homosexuals, and fornicators"), the Canadian writer Margaret Atwood published her novel "The Handmaid's Tale." The same principles that McDonnell puts forth in his thesis are imagined into action in the extreme....

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Published: 07/9/09

Queen Sarah? Palin Takes a Page From the Book of Esther

By  David Gibson - Politics Daily
Queen Sarah? Palin Takes a Page From the Book of Esther

Sarah Palin as Queen Esther? Alaska's soon-to-be-gone-governor as a Hebrew heroine from 2,500 years ago?...

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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...

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Published: 05/25/08

McCain, TV Preacher Unendorse Each Other

By  Dave - Politics Daily
McCain, TV Preacher Unendorse Each Other

Well at least Rod Parsley, leader of a conservative Christian megachurch in Columbus, OH, gives as good as he gets. After saying Friday that he would not withdraw his endorsement of Sen. John McCain, pastor Rod Parsley has changed his mind. The pastor of World Harvest Church, in the Canal Winchester area, issued a statement almost identical to one he had sent late Friday night, but with one key change: the addition of the sentence "Therefore I withdraw my endorsement." Spokesman Gene Pierce wouldn't shed light on Parsley's decision, saying only "this statement is a clarification on...

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Published: 05/23/08

McCain Disses Preachers

By  David Knowles - Politics Daily
McCain Disses Preachers

It has become a leitmotif of this year's race for the presidency: Kooky preacher spouts off and is publicly dropped by political candidate. The latest edition of preacher hot-potato comes in the form of a twofer. John McCain has made an about face, and, in what might be called a preemptive move had he not actively courted the endorsement of the preachers in question, he has now rejected the endorsement of ministers John Hagee and Ron Parsley. McCain's story is an odd one. Here is a man who once bravely repudiated Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson as "agents of intolerance," only to later buy...

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Published: 05/5/08

Pander-Fest '08

By  David Knowles - Politics Daily
Pander-Fest '08

The following definitions come to us from the Oxford English Dictionary:pander v. 1. trans. To act as a pander to: to minister to the gratification of (another's lust).2. To lay the pander, to sub-serve or minister to base passions, tendencies, or designs. For another dimension of just what it means to "pander," we might also consult a thesaurus and look up the word "politics." Yes, political campaigns are, by definition, all about ministering to the gratification of another's lusts. Paid political consultants are hired to locate our basest desires, so that each candidate can exploit them. It...

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