This religious shift could one day give the political throw-weight to Democrats that evangelicals gave Republicans for a generation.
This isn’t the first time they’ve been in a predicament when it comes to dealing with federal rules of wedlock.
Astonishingly, a plurality of Republicans now believe that humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.
Last month, the Vatican sent around a questionnaire on “pastoral challenges to the family,” in preparation for its big bishops’ synod in Rome next October. One priest has answers that his bishop may not want to hear.
Sure, conservative anxiety about Pope Francis has been building for months, but since His Holiness exhorted the faithful with his “Joy of the Gospel” there has been a serious outbreak of Francis Derangement Syndrome (FDS).
A federal judge’s decision declaring part of Utah’s anti-polygamy law unconstitutional doesn’t just let the state’s polygamists come out of the shadows. It sharply criticizes the LDS Church for embracing the very world-view that led to the persecution of Mormons in the 19th century.
Speaking on Huffpost Live a couple of days ago, Rick Warren compared Obamacare’s contraception mandate to a law requiring Jewish deli owners to sell pork, saying that if the latter took place, “I would be out there with the rabbis protesting that. Why? I don’t have a problem with pork, but I believe in your right to not have to sell pork if it’s not in your faith.”
Seventy-five years ago, Connecticut Gov. Wilbur Cross recorded his Thanksgiving Proclamation in the first sound film ever made by a governor of the state. Cross, a Democrat, grew up in the farming community of Mansfield and went on to become professor of English at Yale, editor of the Yale Review and dean of the Yale […]