| May 12, 2011
| 8:53 AM
Whichever side you favor on gay rights, it's been a mixed week for you.
Coral Ridge Ministries, a conservative Christian organization in Fort Lauderdale, sounded an alarm about the U.S. Navy's plans to allow same-sex weddings in military facilities at...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 5:50 PM
Q. A recent Gallup poll has revealed that, for the first time, a majority of Americans support gay marriage. According to the figures, 53% of Americans say they believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid; in 1996, the figure was...
| Jun 5, 2011
Of the 44 U.S. presidents, all but a handful have been affiliated with a relatively narrow list of traditional Protestant denominations.
Eleven were Episcopalians (12 if you count Thomas Jefferson, whose adult beliefs are a subject of debate), eight were...
| Aug 8, 2011
Mark O. Hatfield, whose 35 years as Oregon's U.S. senator illuminated his conviction that Republicans could be God-fearing conservatives and also passionate advocates for ending wars and racial discrimination, has died. He was 89.
Hatfield died Sunday in...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 3:16 PM
For Ramadan, the Islamic holy month that falls in August this year, we asked a few people in South Florida why they became Muslim and what it has meant to them. Here are the last two.
Patricia Salahuddin teaches at the Design and...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Silicon Valley, the politically liberal technology hub, is an unlikely incubator of conservative Christian activism.
But a group of its venture capitalists is backing an ambitious project that seeks to affect the 2012 election by registering 5 million...
| Sep 18, 2011
Being artistic director of a major regional stage company means you get to give everyone "notes" — theater lingo for putting in your two cents while a play is being readied. Being Marc Masterson, newly arrived as South Coast Repertory's artistic...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Is the Dead Sea worth its salt? Israel tourism officials hope you think so. They want to have it included on a list of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
And they’re not coy about whom they’re talking to.
“I would like to ask all my dear...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 12:14 PM
CNN received a lot of praise for its "Magic Wall" technology during its 2008 coverage. And John King, who worked the touch-screen electoral maps, like no one else was rightfully celebrated in connection with it by me and many others.
So, none of this...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 10:59 AM
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is an evangelical Christian. He is devoted to his faith in a very public way, and that, as much as his perplexing play on the football field, has made him a cultural lightning rod. The wise heads of football insisted...
| Jan 12, 2012
New Hampshire Republicans are practical people.
As I traveled around the state this week, voters who said they supported Mitt Romney in Tuesday's presidential primary consistently offered two reasons for their choice.
One was Romney's resume: his...