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Poison Pen: James Dobson’s Latest Missive Misses The Mark

A letter drafted by Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family (FOF), has been getting some attention on social media sites and blogs lately.

In the missive, Dobson, a child psychologist who founded what has become one of the largest and most powerful Religious Right groups in the nation, surveyed the results of the November election. He’s not happy. Read more

Straying Flock: Overwhelming Majority Of Catholics Ignore Voting Instructions From Bishops

Last night the nation witnessed a debate between two Catholic politicians: Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.).

You could say these two represent divergent wings of America’s Catholic population. Ryan is a traditionalist who focuses on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage. Biden hews to the church’s social justice message, which is more progressive in tone. Read more

Prayer Puzzlement: After 50 Years, Some Still Misunderstand High Court Prayer Decision

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan attended a fund-raiser in Utah yesterday and was asked about school prayer. His reply was curious.

“That's a constitutional issue of the states, moral responsibility of parents, education,” Ryan said. Read more