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Putrid Poll: Dubious Family Research Council Survey Finds Most Americans Want Politics In The Pulpit

Is asking pastors to follow the law regarding pulpit politicking akin to bullying clergy? The Religious Right seems to think so. Read more

Noble Advice: Keep The Church Out Of Partisan Politics

The Religious Right makes it seem like nearly every pastor in America would endorse political candidates from the pulpit if only the pesky tax code didn’t prohibit it, but a new survey shows that couldn’t be further from the truth. Read more

Candidates And Religion: Voters Want Policy Plans, Not A Profession Of Faith

During this election cycle, a lot of candidates have been pandering incessantly to the Religious Right under the assumption that wearing one’s religion on one’s sleeve will mean more votes.

Turns out they’re wrong.

A survey conducted by LifeWay Research, which is the research arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, found that just 16 percent of Americans are more likely to vote for a candidate who speaks regularly about his or her religious beliefs. Read more

Hurricane Gus Update: Church Politicking Scheme Is Category 4 Threat To American Democracy

The Rev. Gus Booth is one of a handful of clergy who plan to endorse political candidates from the pulpit this Sunday as part of a Religious Right scheme to turn churches into a right-wing political machine.

Booth, pastor of the Warroad Community Church in Warroad, Minn., says he has every right to tell his parishioners how to vote. Read more