Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll (R-FL) weighs in on NAACP Convention members booing portions of Mitt Romney's speech.
Christianity in America is being hijacked. The faith known for Jesus Christ's teaching of "love thy neighbor as yourself" is in danger of being redefined by the far right as: "Hate the gays, Mormons and Muslims."
NBC is going to the White House for laughs this fall.
President Barack Obama and Oval Office hopefuls Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have all released at least one year of tax returns. And they all gave big money to charity.
CNN's Erin Burnett discusses whether or not Mitt Romney is Mexican American.
In the rolling hills of northern Mexico, about 180 miles south of the U.S. border, lies a community that stands out for its religious roots. The houses in this community surrounded by peach and apple orchards look more like homes you would find in the American Southwest than in Mexico. On top of a hill stands a gleaming white Mormon temple, a rarity in this largely Catholic country.
To ring in the New Year, CNN's Belief Blog asked experts in religion, faith leaders, and a secular humanist about how the forces of faith and faithlessness will shape the world in 2012.
Not long ago, many pundits agreed that the Republican nomination was Mitt Romney's to lose. Now, with one recent poll showing Gingrich up a whopping 21% over Romney among likely GOP voters nationwide (and wide leads in early states like Iowa, South Carolina and Florida), it appears the former Massachusetts governor could actually lose this thing in the next few weeks. So many are asking: What's gone wrong in Boston? And what if anything might he do?
TIME Magazine columnist Joe Klein discusses his recent article that points out what voters don't like about Mitt Romney.
The Rev. Robert Jeffress, a leading evangelical minister, claimed last Friday that Mormons are not Christians. Jeffress went on to declare that Mormonism is "a cult," meaning it's not a "real" religion, and he implored his followers to reject Mitt Romney, a Mormon, as a candidate for president because as Jeffress sees it: "As Christians, we have the duty to prefer and select Christians as our leaders."
Author and practicing Mormon Richard Bushman responds to a pastor's comments that the Mormon religion is a cult.
The 2012 presidential race has been dominated by one issue: the economy. Americans are desperately looking for a leader who can steer the country into full recovery; anything else is peripheral at this point.
On paper, Republican Mitt Romney seems to be the candidate's candidate.
Mitt Romney lashes out at President Obama over foreign policy and unemployment at this year's CPAC conference.
Attorneys are scheduled to be in court Wednesday to argue a motion to suppress evidence, a day after jury selection in the sexual assault trial of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs.
CNN's Sanjay Gupta speaks with Michael Watkiss, a reporter for CNN affiliate KTVK, about the sect run by Warren Jeffs.
A jury of 10 women and two men was selected Tuesday night at the sexual assault trial of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs.
Jury selection in the sexual assault trial of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs began in Texas on Monday, nearly a week after his motion to remove a judge assigned to the case was denied.
The best of Broadway is honored at the 65th annual Tony Awards.
"The Book of Mormon," a musical satire about religion written by the creators of "South Park," and "War Horse," a British play about a boy's search for his beloved horse, dominated the 65th annual Tony Awards Sunday night.
Frances McDormand and Sutton Foster also land in Broadway's winners circle
The Comedy Central series creators' Book of Mormon is up for 14 Tonys
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is not only running the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but he has also ousted at least 45 high-ranking members he considered a threat to his leadership, two well-placed sources tell CNN.
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is in Texas to face bigamy and sexual assault charges. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is once again running the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- this time from a jail cell, sources tell CNN.
American Christians, Muslims and those of other faiths are divided over what to do about a proposed Islamic community center near ground zero in New York, a new poll shows.
In September, former President Jimmy Carter said the controversial Islamic center should be built in New York.
For an organization that describes itself on its website as being "truly a melting pot," with membership that comes "from all walks of life," the Boy Scouts of America sure is picky.
A new documentary explores the role the Mormon Church played in making gay marriage illegal in California.
Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical Christian leaders last week issued a bold political statement. They intended to target the Obama administration. Inadvertently, they may have also hit probable Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
PHILADELPHIA -- Among the enduring themes of March Madness is that Somebody has improbably arrived Here from Somewhere Else. From an urban ghetto. From a farm. From a distant foreign country. Rosters are filled with unlikely journeys to center stage of the sports world for an hour or a weekend or a fortnight.
Manti Te'o refrained from mincing words each time he met a college coach. Te'o, one of the nation's highest ranked linebacker prospects, told every coach who recruited him that, after his freshman season, he might leave the country for two years.
"Everyone has a right to vote their conscience," the actors says in an exclusive statement
Was the American dog-lover who just cloned her pet at the center of a sensational Mormon sex slave case 30 years ago?
There's the Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls: blending her voice with singing partner Emily Saliers on songs such as "Closer to Fine" and "Galileo" and writing songs that tap into the duo's shared folk-oriented touchstones.
Amy Ray sings a song off her new record called "he's Got to Be."
More than half the teen girls taken from a polygamist compound in west Texas have children or are pregnant, state officials said Monday
Gordon Hinckley, the longtime head of the Mormon Church who died Sunday, had much to do with moving Mormonism closer to the mainstream
Gordon Hinckley, the 15th president in the Mormon church's 177-year history, died at age 97. CNN's Betty Nguyen reports
Mormon leader Gordon B. Hinckley died Sunday night at age 97, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced.
A sometimes overwhelming number of Republican voters swept Mitt Romney to victory Saturday in the Nevada caucuses, where the former Massachusetts governor scored well with conservatives, late deciders and veterans, according to early entrance polls.
From Florida, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney comments on his victory in Nevada and plans for his campaign.
In the face of Huckabee's surge, the former governor is trying to convince Iowa voters he can reunite the Reagan coalition
Mike Huckabee says he has apologized to Mitt Romney for his comment on Mormonism in a New York Times magazine article.
Republican Mike Huckabee Wednesday personally apologized to rival Mitt Romney for comments he made in an upcoming New York Times Magazine article that appear to disparage the Mormon faith.
White House hopeful Mitt Romney on Thursday articulated his position on the role of religion in America, but avoided details about his personal faith.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney promised he would separate his faith from his politics if he won the office.
Instead of answering questions about his Mormonism, the candidate's speech tried to rally religious conservatives
Some are comparing his speech on Mormonism to the one JFK gave in 1960 on his Catholicism. But there are differences
Mitt Romney is brushing off comparisons between his upcoming speech about religion and John F. Kennedy's famous 1960 address, but the White House hopeful says the subject is an important one in the campaign.
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney will attempt to reassure voters about his Mormon faith during a speech in Texas this week, the former Massachusetts governor's campaign has announced.
A Utah judge Tuesday sentenced polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs to two consecutive prison terms of five years to life for his conviction on two counts of being an accomplice to rape, a court spokeswoman said.
Polygamist-sect leader Warren Jeffs is sentenced to five years to life in prison for arranging the marriage of a minor.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said this week that if elected president he would punish states that provide illegal immigrants with tuition breaks or those that issue them driver's licenses.
CNN's Glenn Beck asks tough questions and gets honest answers from GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. (Part 1)
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney put aside questions about his Mormon faith and focused instead on what he described as his shared values with Christians, according to an audio recording of an invitation-only meeting that CNN obtained.
CNN's John King reports on a closed-door meeting '08 hopeful Mitt Romney had with evangelicals in South Carolina.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs tried to hang himself earlier this year while he was in jail awaiting trial, according to court documents unsealed by a Utah judge on Tuesday.
As religious conservatives ponder how to react to Mormon candidate Mitt Romney, a powerful evangelical announces his view that Mormons too are children of Abraham
A member of Warren Jeff's fundamentalist cult, Jessop talks about escaping a brutal life, what it was like being one wife of many, and why she stayed as long as she did
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney narrowly won a straw poll of mostly Christian conservative voters at the Family Research Council's Values Voters Summit held this weekend in the nation's capital.
CNN's Bill Schneider says Mitt Romney's win in a straw poll of mostly Christian conservative voters is significant.
Evangelical leader Richard Land visits the Situation Room to discuss Republican presidential candidates.
To understand Mitt Romney's rise to become a successful CEO and governor, one must look at his early experiences in the Mormon church, including his 2½ years as a missionary.
It could just be fear of Rudy Giuliani, but some evangelical leaders are seeing a savior in the GOP's great Mormon hope
The polygamist "prophet" is found guilty of accessory to rape, a victory for a novel legal tactic focusing on child abuse
The Warren Jeffs trial has opened a window to a generation of street kids cast out from their polygamist communities
Members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a polygamous sect, moved to this remote part of the desert to get out of the spotlight. But the harsh glare of public scrutiny is all they've been getting lately.
A former follower of a polygamous sect leader claims she was acting to preserve her eternal salvation when she obeyed his command and married her cousin at age 14
Candidates and religion
As former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney tries to distinguish himself from his Republican rivals in the race for president, he's also distancing himself from President Bush.
Civil rights activist Al Sharpton, who led the charge to have radio host Don Imus fired for making racially insensitive remarks, is now under fire for a comment about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormon faith.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney returned to his native state of Michigan on Tuesday to kick off his bid officially for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
We're about 40 days away from November's critically important midterm elections, and the campaign volume is rising.
Downtown Salt Lake City is not the world's easiest place to operate a bar. Mormons dominate the population, and although some Mormons do consume alcohol, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sa...
Nevada state troopers found one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, along with wigs, cell phones, laptop computers and more than $54,000 in cash, on a highway north of Las Vegas, authorities said Monday.
I am out west in Utah, Nevada and Arizona looking for the other fundamentalist polygamist on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. The one whose name isn't Osama bin Laden. It's Warren Jeffs.
What's the next cool thing on TV? It may prove to be "Big Love," an HBO drama scheduled to debut in June 2006. Like many TV series, it is an intimate look at marriages in the suburbs. Unlike other TV series, each marriage on this show involves the same husband.
The filmmaker and cast behind "Latter Days" are on a mission: to get as many people as possible in to see their little film.
Perhaps Joe Mohen should have predicted that his company would put him at odds with Southern Baptists and Mormons. But when he came up with the idea behind ParishPay-a service that allows parishion...
People sometimes ask me, "What's your favorite road trip?" There's no singularly definitive American road trip, of course--it's too big a country for that--but there's a scenic byway that comes clo...
CLAIRE and Mike Averett, 42 and 45, hopped around a lot in the '70s and early '80s, moving from Utah to Oregon to California to Colorado. Then, when Mike was laid off from his job as a social work ...
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