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Values Voters 2008: Will John McCain and Sarah Palin Pass the Test?

Thousands of extreme, conservatives will descend upon Washington DC on September 17th for the second Values Voter Summit hosted by the far right Family Research Council to discuss “the sanctity of life and marriage” and of course whether McCain and Palin are worthy enough for their support.

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Religious Right Watch: Sarah Palin At A Glance

While support for Gov. Sarah Palin from the religious right has been huge, Palin has also suffered some criticism from members of the pro-family movement.

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Bristol Palin Makes Religious Right “Forget” Its Stance on Teen Pregnancy

Religious right wing organizations have more empathy for Bristol Palin’s pregnancy than they know what to do with. But empathy is nowhere to be found in their judgmental policy agendas for the rest of American teens.

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Sexuality Politics No Trump Card for Younger Evangelicals

If Rick Warren were able to convey the diversity among evangelicals at the upcoming Saddleback Civil Forum, maybe we’ll actually get some honest conversation.

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Don’t Leave Sex Out of Saddleback

Rev. Rick Warren promises to engage Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama in a dialogue dedicated to “civil discourse and the common good of all” at the Saddleback Civil Forum on Saturday. Will those who advocate for sexual and reproductive justice be included in that “all?”

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Evangelicals Push for More Palaver on Abortion

As the electorate focuses on economic downturn, high energy prices and war, evangelicals are promising to turn the election rhetoric to abortion and gay marriage.

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Religious Right’s Old Guard to Make Strong Showing at the RNC

Though John McCain struggles to excite the religious right, many of its leaders will make the trip to St. Paul to showcase the movement at the Republican National Convention.

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Gov. Pawlenty and the Evangelicals: Where He Stands on Hot-Button Issues

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s evangelicalism has become one of the planks in pundit-class conventional wisdom about his chances of winding up John McCain’s running mate. What has the governor said and done over the years on evangelicals’ pet issues?

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Church Groups Focus on Gender-Based Violence at IAC

Is the focus on gender-based violence at the Ecumenical Pre-Conference an encouraging sign that churches are moving past patriarchy and coming to term with a reality that affects an estimated 1 in 3 women worldwide?

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War on Contraception and Science Going Strong

From Plan B to proposed regulations redefining contraception as abortion, the Bush War on Contraception and Science is being waged until the bitter end.

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