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Few Pastors Have Been Asked To Preside At Same-Sex Weddings – And No One Has Been Forced

Americans United had a little fun about two months ago with the Religious Right’s claim that if marriage equality became the law of the land, pastors would be forced to preside at same-sex weddings.

We produced a special website designed to keep count of all of the members of the clergy who have been compelled to marry same-sex couples.

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.

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.