While the U.S. Constitution specifically mandates no religious litmus test should be used to determine who holds office, Christians still grapple with how—and if—their faith should inform their choice in candidates. And they often use the Bible to back their decisions.
WASHINGTON (ABP) – The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty joined Jewish and interfaith leaders in drafting a statement Feb. 21 calling on candidates to refrain from using religion as a political wedge.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) – Tennessee faith leaders called on presidential candidates to refrain from negative campaign rhetoric regarding immigration leading up to the state’s March 6 Republican primary.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (ABP) – A biologist with scientific interest in the evolution-creation debate attributed a recent LifeWay Research poll reporting that three-fourths of Protestant pastors reject evolution and nearly half believe the earth is about 6,000 years old to a commonly held but false idea
WASHINGTON (ABP) – Dozens of religious, civil rights, labor and women’s organizations, wrote the White House Dec. 7 asking how the Obama administration decides whether religious organizations may discriminate when hiring for government-funded positions.
WASHINGTON (ABP) – An interfaith leader and Baptist minister said Oct. 15 that a 13-year-old government commission on international religious freedom now facing funding obstacles is too politicized to effectively address the “tremendously important issue” of religious persecution.
ATLANTA (ABP) -- There was no heated rhetoric, and only a few talking points, when two savvy 30-something Christians -- a Democrat and a Republican -- came to Mercer University to speak about their faith and their work inside the Beltway. The speakers, Katie Paris