The 2016 election cycle has definitely cultivated an interesting and divergent compendium of Christian and evangelical appraisals concerning the respective candidates running for president.
Donald Trump's unconventional and unexpected campaign that earned him the Republican nomination has forced Evangelicals into a fratricidal conflict that has and will change the context of conservative Christian political witness going forward.
While the friction has at times been exaggerated and pharisaical, generally, it's a good thing. more >>
Choosing the future president of the United States of America is not the only decision voters across the nation will find themselves voting on come November 8.
Marijuana legalization, doctor assisted suicide, and repealing a constitutional measure that prohibits state funding of religious endeavors are on state ballots across the nation.
Less than two weeks away from the presidential election, these and over 150 other initiatives and proposals will be on the ballot in various states come the second Tuesday of November. more >>
Among the most bitterly contested of issues the next president will undoubtedly influence are the legal rights surrounding the institution of marriage which in the last few years has been significantly redefined.
As a result of the June 2015 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, some commentators have said such a decision represents the final nail in the coffin for social conservatives committed to upholding the historic, traditional understanding of marriage and an unmitigated victory for the Sexual Revolution.
But the current presidential platforms continue to show a stark contrast between what the two sides in American politics advocate for and believe. more >>
With less than two weeks to go until the election day, Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton is dominating Republican Party nominee Donald Trump in the polling.
Echoing a trend found for the past few weeks, multiple election forecast sites have predicted a sweeping electoral college victory for the former secretary of state.
As Trump's Republican support continues to fracture, states that have consistently gone Republican for decades have become competitive. more >>
Thank you, Donald Trump! You are not the candidate I would have chosen to speak for the abused and dis-respected American worker and taxpayer, but you were the one who made their cause your cause.
You gave a voice to the frustration and anger that has been building over the direction our leaders have taken this country. You are the candidate who stood up against the "wisdom" of the ruling class, who brushed aside their attacks and revealed the hypocrisy of the elites, as they look down on us "deplorables" beneath them. You are the one who laughed at their political correctness. For that you deserve our sincere thanks.
You have raised issues that need to be aired in public. Good people can disagree on their respective positions on these issues (and I certainly disagree with you on many), but they need to be tested and challenged by a vigorous debate. Trade, foreign policy and wars, NATO, Supreme Court selections, immigration policy, tax reform, protecting religious freedom and economic freedom, government debt and spending, strangulation by regulation, currency manipulation by the Fed, and so on, are all serious issues that you tried to raise at one time or another. more >>
WASHINGTON — White evangelical Protestants are more likely to hold a negative view of today's American culture than any other social demographic, an extensive new survey released by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute has found.
The Washington-based PRRI, a nonprofit research firm, unveiled its 2016 American Values Survey at the Brookings Institution on Tuesday.
The survey, which is based on interviews with 2,010 randomly sampled adults from all 50 states between Sept. 1 and Sept. 27, finds that there is great divide when it comes to how different ethnic groups and social classes view the direction of America and the societal changes that have occurred since the 1950s. more >>