Endorsement Watch: Huckabee Announces More Supporters

After the big-name endorsements from religious circles last year for a range of GOP candidates, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is continuing to add to his list with lesser-known faith leaders. In an announcement on Saturday, Floridians such as John Stemberger of Florida Family Action and Janet Folger of Faith2Action said he is their choice. […]

Court suggests son should decide circumcision fight

c. 2008 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. _ The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that a divorced couple’s bitter dispute whether to circumcise their 12-year-old son cannot be resolved without first deciding what the boy wants. The Supreme Court on Friday (Jan. 25) sent the case back to a trial judge to determine whether James […]

Court suggests son should decide circumcision fight

c. 2008 Religion News Service Pope calls for consistency in annulments VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI called for greater consistency in the granting of annulments, suggesting that Catholic church authorities in some countries have been too lax in declaring marriages void. Benedict made his remarks on Saturday (Jan. 26) to members of the Roman […]

Religious strategy heading into Super Tuesday

c. 2008 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ With primaries or caucuses in 24 states, the Feb. 5 Super Tuesday primary could very well produce the next presidential nominee for both major parties _ but how much of a factor will religion be? Super Tuesday will test a candidate’s appeal to evangelical strongholds in the Bible […]

Religious strategy heading into Super Tuesday

c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Gordon B. Hinckley, the 15th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who was credited with creating a more global, more visible church, died Sunday (Jan. 27) at age 97. Church officials in Salt Lake City said Hinckley died at 7 p.m. at his apartment of […]

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c. 2008 Religion News Service Protestants object to rosaries in Anglican cathedral LONDON (RNS) The dean of the Anglican St. Patrick’s cathedral in Dublin says his church will continue selling rosary beads despite opposition from Protestants in neighboring Northern Ireland who claim it should not peddle “things that are Roman Catholic.” The Very Rev. Robert […]

GUEST COMMENTARY: The religious test failed by voters and candidates

c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Eight years ago, when George W. Bush declared that Jesus was his favorite philosopher, suppose someone had asked a follow-up question. “Mr. Bush, Jesus invited his followers to love their enemies and to turn the other cheek. How will that guide your foreign policy, especially in the event, say, […]

Jim Martin: Fire John Gibson

Jim Martin over at the America magazine blog takes issue with Fox’s John Gibson’s comments following the death of actor Heath Ledger: Ledger’s most famous role was playing Ennis Del Mar, the gay cowboy in “Brokeback Mountain,” for which he received an Academy Award nomination. In the film, he says aloud to his dead friend, […]

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c. 2008 Religion News Service Creationists launch scientific journal (RNS) Answers in Genesis, the Christian ministry that founded the $27 million Creation Museum in Kentucky last year, has now launched an online technical journal to publish studies consistent with its biblical views. The Answers Research Journal will disseminate research conducted by creationist theologians and scientists […]