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‘America For Jesus’: Is Religious Right Rally About Prayer Or Politics?

Religious Right activists are planning a big “America for Jesus” rally in Philadelphia this fall. The AFJ website said the Sept. 28-29 “solemn assembly” is intended “to summon together the whole body of Christ to pray for the church and our nation.”

But is this event really about prayer? Read more

Call Of The Wild: Is The Religious Right Due For A Revival?

Up-and-coming Religious Right leader Lou Engle held a rally in Sacramento, Calif., over the weekend, an event a local newspaper referred to as “a religious revival meeting with a political bent.”

According to the Sacramento Bee, the 12-hour rally was loaded with attacks on same-sex marriage, legal abortion, erotic material and other things Engle doesn’t like. Read more

Call And Response: Religious Right Rallies To Fire Up Base For November Elections

This weekend, Religious Right groups will kickoff election season by holding the first in a series of rallies, conferences and other events to stir up their base and turn out the vote in November.

On Sept. 3-4, Lou Engle, the raspy-voiced founder of the neo-Pentecostal group TheCall, will lead the initial event in Sacramento. “Faithful Christians” will gather to pray for the “sanctity of life,” the “sacredness of marriage,” and the “preservation of religious liberty.” Read more

California Dreamin': Dobson, Religious Right Allies Answer Theocratic Call In Golden State

Look out, California, the Religious Right is bringing out the big guns!

That is, James Dobson of the Focus on the Family broadcasting empire has accepted an invitation to attend a prayer rally in San Diego this Saturday as the Religious Right's last attempt to pass Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that would deprive gays and lesbians of the right to marry in California. Read more

Call On The Mall: Religious Right To Lead 'Solemn Assembly' In D.C. Tomorrow

Most political observers will be watching the Rev. Rick Warren's Saddleback Church tomorrow evening, where Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama are scheduled to take part in a presidential forum on faith and values.

The Saddleback event is not a debate, and McCain and Obama won't appear on stage at the same time. But both men are expected to answer a number of questions about how their personal religious views might affect their time in office. Read more