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Essay

Why I Fight Against Same-Sex Marriage

Rich Stearns is a servant, a Wharton grad who leapt from the top of corporate America and landed in a stream, knees bent bracing. Arms …

By Eric Teetsel

Profile

Farewell to Bob Edgar—Congressman, Minister, Activist

B ob Edgar was in his element on April 18. He stood behind a podium in Washington, D.C., making the case that the United States’ current …

By Renée K. Gadoua

The States Project

New Hampshire: A Protester Fights to Live Free or Die

A Protester Fights to Live Free or Die.

By Madeline DeSantis

Essay

Unrepresentative: How the NRA and Planned Parenthood Failed Recent Tests

The donor rolls of the National Rifle Association and Planned Parenthood do not share many of the same names. But these organizations’ responses to the …

By Michael Peppard

Review

Surveying a Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage

Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in AmericaBy Jeff ChuHarperCollins, 2013 Of all the songs in the “dog-eared …

By Win Bassett

Report

Christians Divided on Morality, Legalization of Marijuana Use

A lthough the federal government continues to rank marijuana as one of the most dangerous drugs, efforts to legalize it – for both recreational and medical …

By Robert P. Jones

Excerpt

Religious Leaders to Government: We Must Get Our Fiscal House In Order

Both Republicans and Democrats have a religion problem, and it has nothing to do with same-sex marriage, abortion, or religious liberty. Rather, their serious stumbling …

By Jim Wallis

Editor’s Note

Boston: A Runner’s Reflection

When called on to comfort and reassure communities stricken by tragedy—be it manmade or act of God—American politicians often turn to sports metaphors. The marathon …

By Max Perry Mueller

Report

What Ever Happened to the Common Ground on Abortion Reduction?

The temperature of abortion politics is usually at a steady boil. Over the past two years, it has been downright scorching. Last week, heated debates …

By John Gehring

Essay

North Carolina’s “Official Religion”: The Convoluted History of American States and Established Religions

Last week, in a move that seems more reminiscent of 1783 than 2013, North Carolina legislators proposed a bill declaring their right to establish an …

By Benjamin E. Park

States of the Union

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

Ohio

An Atheist Finds (Some) Reasons to Believe in Her Old Church.

By Sarah Stankorb

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