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What was missing from the Iowa victory speeches: Any godtalk

Mulling over the interesting results from the Iowa caucuses. I’ll leave the pure political analysis for them who who gets paid for it. (Though I’ll note that only two kinds of journalists don’t suffer for being wrong: political pundits and…


Clergy appear to be turning to Dems

At least that’s the conclusion of one study of campaign contributions, according to Religion News Service. The study is by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group that tracks political gifts. It found that clergy and staff members…


Yahoo says that Romney is inspiring searches on lots of religions

Yahoo keeps track of how many searches are done for what. And it blogs tidbits about the data on it’s Buzz Log. Here’s today’s top tidbit: “Lookups on different belief systems are surging in Search, thanks in large to Mitt…


Former Mormon weighs in on the relative weirdness of religions

Kenneth Anderson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor at American University, Washington College of Law. The essay is in the American Standard, entitled Mormons, Muslims, and Multiculturalism. A nugget: Just as it is not considered…


Are Mormons weird? Compared to what?

Here’s the top of a piece I wrote that’s running today: If you could have seen a thought balloon circling out of Mitt Romney’s head during his “JFK speech” last week, it might have said: “Mormons aren’t weird.” But if…


Newsweek’s Meacham analyzes Romney’s speech

Jon Meacham does a really good job putting Romney’s “JFK” speech and the issue it tried to address in historical context. And I don’t only like it because he focuses on something I noticed, too. A nugget: In College Station,…


Thoughts about ‘The God of Americanism’

A careful blogreader found this at the bottom of today’s post of the Sightings e-newsletter: This month’s Religion and Culture Web Forum features James K. A. Smith of Calvin College on “The Gospel of Freedom, or Another Gospel? Augustinian Reflections…


Not everyone follows faith ‘n politics

On a day when Mitt Romney’s speech about religion fills the faithnews space, the goold folks at the Pew Research Center for People and the Press release a poll that shows many people aren’t nearly as focused on this stuff…


Romney boots the atheist vote, refuses to get specific about Mormon beliefs

Two quick thoughts about Mitt Romney’s just-finished speech about religion: 1) Yesterday’s Harris Poll says that 18% of Americans do not say they believe in God. But Romney defines America — and by extension his presidency — as an essentially…


Waiting for Romney

Or someone like him…As we all await Mitt Romney’s speech, scheduled for tomorrow, about his religion and what it means to be Mormon. Me, I’m willing to wait and see what he actually says. But I know lots of folks…

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