Tag Archives: Republicans

America’s Empty Church Problem

The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse. Over the past decade, pollsters charted something remarkable: Americans—long known for their piety—were fleeing organized…

Trump’s Rise and GOP Economics May Shift Catholic Priorities

For much of its long history in the U.S., the Catholic Church was known as the champion of the working class, a community of immigrants whose leaders were steadfast in…

Religious Voters Feel Conflicted About Presidential Candidates

Researchers seeking to predict how Americans will vote have for years identified an important clue: The more religious you are, the more likely you are to lean Republican.

How Abortion Divides Clinton and Kaine

The Democratic presidential nominee and her running mate have different views on federal funding for the procedure. What does that mean for the campaign?

Touring Israel With 450 Christian Zionists

I listen to a lot of conservative talk radio. Confident masculine voices telling me the enemy is everywhere and victory is near — I often find it affirming: there’s a reason…

Is the GOP Losing Its Religion?

In American politics, where has God gone? Of course this is an inadequate way of posing the question. God is always present for believers, even if the political workings of…

Jimmy Carter Plans Baptist Conference for Unity

Former President Jimmy Carter, who has long put religion and racial reconciliation at the center of his life, is on a mission to heal a racial divide among Baptists and…

Mormons Hold the Key for 3rd Party Success

Millions of voters are less than thrilled with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as their likely choices for president, but perhaps no group more so than Mormons.