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What About The First Amendment? Looking Toward The Next Presidential Debate

The first presidential debate took place last night, with Republican candidate Donald Trump squaring off against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Who won depends on who you ask.

Americans Really, Really Don’t Like Partisan Politicking From The Pulpit

There has been more debate than ever this campaign season about whether or not houses of worship should be permitted to endorse or oppose candidates for office. This is mostly thanks to Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, who has repeatedly said that if he is elected he will end legal restrictions that keep churches from acting like political action committees.

Religious Right Support For Donald Trump Exposes Movement’s Values Void, Says Americans United

Family Research Council And Other Groups Would Excoriate A Democrat Who Had GOP Candidate’s Background, Says Church-State Watchdog

Thousands of conservative evangelicals will converge on Washington, D.C., this weekend for the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit to proclaim a thrice-married, coarse reality TV star as their standard-bearer.

It’s a move that exposes the desperation and hypocrisy of the Religious Right, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Trump’s Veep Pick Is A Favorite Of The Religious Right

Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump in July selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, a move signaling that the controversial real estate mogul and reality TV star is continuing his aggressive courting of the Religious Right in the hopes of achieving victory this fall.

Trumpeting Church Politicking

When it comes to the matter of houses of worship endorsing political candidates, Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump said he is out to make Religious Right dreams come true. 

The federal tax code currently prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profits, including religious institutions, from using their resources to intervene in elections by endorsing or opposing candidates for public office. But during his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in July, Trump promised to do away with that longstanding prohibition if he wins the presidency.

Requiem for a Dream?

By Sarah E. Jones

Donald Trump is winning the evangelical vote. Recent polls show him with 78 percent support among this bloc of voters.

Some in the media are confused. Why has a thrice-wed businessman of dubious piety done so well with devout voters?

Pulpit Politicking: Trump Proposal Is A Huge Mistake

Donald Trump wants to repeal the federal law that bars tax-exempt groups, including houses of worship, from intervening in partisan politics by endorsing or opposing political candidates. Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has some unusual ideas; this is among his worst.

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