| Oct 10, 2011
| 10:56 AM
If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be Mormon, would you vote for that person?
Earlier this year, Gallup pollsters asked that exact question, and 76 percent of those who responded said yes, they would....
| Oct 11, 2011
Robert Jeffress introduced Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit on Friday. He started a great big hullabaloo by asking, "Do we want a candidate who is a good, moral person, or one who is a born-again follower of the Lord Jesus Christ?"
| Oct 16, 2011
| 3:00 AM
It was said of Al Smith, a Roman Catholic, that if he won the 1928 presidential election he would take orders from the Vatican and not uphold the Constitution.
John F. Kennedy famously confronted that anti-Catholic prejudice in a 1960 speech to the...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 1:44 PM
Capt. Ryan Jean wanted to perform well on the Army's psychological evaluation for soldiers. But he also wanted to answer the questions honestly. So when he was asked whether he believed his life had a lasting purpose, Jean, an atheist, saw no choice but...
| Oct 21, 2011
Does the Bible make you a liberal?
OK, we'll wait a moment for your blood pressure to return to normal.
It does sound counter-intuitive, judging from the consistent, persistent right-of-center statements by people who call themselves "Bible-believing"...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 8:36 AM
Despite the rain, snow and blustery wind Saturday, a crowd of more than 100 robed clergy and their congregants surrounded the 18-foot-tall bronze statue of Martin Luther that overlooks Lake Montebello and recreated the original unveiling service from 75...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Everything is in place to create a new Presbyterian denomination comprised of conservative congregations and led by First Presbyterian of Orlando.
The only thing missing is churches.
"It's kind of like an empty warehouse," said First Presbyterian Pastor...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 9:40 AM
The letter from Donald Boesch, "Climate change is real" (Oct 29) seems to typify for me the problem underlying many of these science vs. special interest debates that constantly roil public opinion in the U.S. and prevent the effective implementation of...