Gay Marriage

Essay

What Marriage Equality Isn’t

The Supreme Court’s recent decisions concerning same-sex marriage have been heavily touted as victories for the LGBT community. The material benefits that accompany marriage and …

By Kent L. Brintnall

Essay

2012: The Moment of Mormon Diversity

While he officially secured the Republican nomination last March, Mitt Romney’s primary victories in January 2012 all but guaranteed that, for the first time in …

By Max Perry Mueller

Editor’s Note

When Church and State Collide: The Supreme Court Goes to Mass

Any reader of U.S. history knows that religion and politics have mixed in a multitude of ways from the time of the nation’s founding. Motivated …

By Marie Griffith

Excerpt

My Journey Toward the “New Evangelicalism”

If you’ve never changed your mind about something, you may be dead. Spiritually, intellectually, and even politically, if new facts and realities don’t ever prompt …

By Richard Cizik

Essay

Why Mormon Men Love “Church Ball” and Are Scared of Homosexuality

Mormon men play a lot of basketball. Every Saturday morning across the country, Mormon men gather for a strange liturgy of “Church Ball” in the …

By Kristine Haglund

Profile

Meet Derrick Harkins, the Pastor Behind the Democratic Party’s Faith Outreach

CHARLOTTE — “Faith is an integral part of the Democratic Party,” the Reverend Derrick Harkins proclaimed Wednesday as he kicked off a panel on religion …

By Elizabeth Dias

Interview

The Lost Art of Political Compromise: An Interview with Al Simpson

Alan K. Simpson is one of America’s favorite political pugilists. A lawyer, legislator, and devout Episcopalian, during his four decades in national politics, Simpson has learned …

By Max Perry Mueller

Interview

Obama Backs Marriage Equality: A Christian Ethicist Responds

On Wednesday (May 9), President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC News. He noted that he and the first …

By Tiffany Stanley

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

Illinois

An Autoworker Reconciles God and Mammon

By Christopher D. Cantwell

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