(RNS) As he competes against a Mormon in the presidential election, President Obama has appointed the first Mormon member of his White House faith-based council. By Daniel Burke
Archives: July 2012
(RNS) Prominent evangelical author Jonathan Merritt has revealed in an online interview that had an encounter with another man that “went beyond the bounds of friendship.” By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) For the second time in less than a year, Gallup reported that a majority of Americans would vote for an atheist for president. Then again, atheists are running behind every other group, including gays and Muslims. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) Hundreds of pilgrims are visiting the upstate New York shrine to Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the 17th-century Native American woman who will become the Catholic Church's first Native American saint this October. By Renee K. Gadoua.
(RNS) Though Mitt Romney talks little about his Mormon faith on the campaign trail, his many years as a church leader in Massachusetts have left a contradictory legacy about how he connected with people then — and about his challenges connecting with voters now. By Shira Schoenberg.
(RNS) Most Americans who know that Mitt Romney is Mormon say the presumptive GOP nominee’s faith doesn’t concern them. But a new poll indicates there may be an “enthusiasm gap” for Romney among white evangelicals. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) A hotel in the United Kingdom has replaced in-room Gideon Bibles with the soft-porn best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey. By Nancy Trejos.
Was it evil or liberals behind the Aurora massacre? One man is just setting up crosses. Goodbye Gideon bibles, hello 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'
(RNS) Compared to Hispanic Americans, black Americans are far more likely to believe abortion should be legal in most circumstances, even when they personally reject the procedure as immoral. By Lauren Markoe.