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Why evangelicals love Santorum, hated JFKupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 09:15:00

Sen. Rick Santorum, who is campaigning to become America's second Catholic president, disagrees from the bottom of his gut with the first Catholic to hold the office.

Poll: Men, evangelicals boost Santorum updated: Wed Feb 22 2012 06:05:00

A poll released Wednesday showed Rick Santorum maintaining his lead nationwide among likely Republican voters, topping his closest rival Mitt Romney by a margin of nine percentage points.

Iran must stop persecuting minority religionsupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 10:51:00

In March 2009, when I was detained in Evin Prison in Iran, two evangelical Christians were arrested. I never met them but spotted them a few times through the barred window of my cell as they walked back and forth to the bathroom down the hall.

Survey: Did churches do enough during economic downturn?updated: Thu Nov 17 2011 08:22:00

Americans are divided over whether churches and clergy have provided enough moral leadership on the country's economic problems, according to a recent survey.

Straddling the line between church and politics in 2012 GOP raceupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 17:10:00

Thomas Jefferson famously wrote about the wall of separation between church and state. He didn't mention separating church and politics, but everybody knows it's a sticky wicket.

Romney's faith an issue in GOP race?updated: Mon Oct 10 2011 17:10:00

CNN's Candy Crowley looks at how GOP candidates are dancing around fellow Republican Mitt Romney's Mormon faith.

Evangelist Billy Graham is released from the hospitalupdated: Mon May 16 2011 05:48:00

Evangelist Billy Graham was at home Sunday after being discharged from an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital where he was treated for pneumonia, the hospital said.

2010: Graham attends library ceremonyupdated: Wed May 11 2011 18:48:00

Evangelist Billy Graham makes his first public appearance in years while attending the re-opening of his library.

Billy Graham hospitalized for pneumoniaupdated: Wed May 11 2011 18:48:00

Famed evangelist Billy Graham, 92, was being treated Wednesday at an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital for pneumonia following an overnight health episode, according to a spokesman.

Presbyterian Church U.S.A. to allow gay and lesbian clergyupdated: Tue May 10 2011 23:10:00

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Tuesday voted to allow the ordination of openly gay and lesbian ministers.

Born-again rebel Don Miller reveals 'best sermon I ever heard'updated: Mon Jul 19 2010 16:25:00

Donald Miller sat alone in a hotel room and cried.

Religious conservatives want immigration reformupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 15:21:00

A group of conservative evangelical leaders broke with their political brethren Wednesday, coming to Washington to push the White House and congressional leaders to pass comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path for undocumented immigrants to attain legal status.

New force for broad immigration reform: conservative evangelicalsupdated: Mon May 10 2010 10:27:00

Tea Party activists and other conservatives are planning rallies next month in support of Arizona's tough new immigration law, which has come under attack from Democrats, Latino groups and some maverick Republicans.

A Supreme Court without Protestants?updated: Mon May 10 2010 09:53:00

For most of American history, a Supreme Court with no Protestant Christian judges would have been unthinkable. Nearly three-quarters of all justices who've ever served on the nation's high court have been Protestant. And roughly half of all Americans today identify themselves as Protestant.

Evangelical leader takes on Beck for assailing social justice churchesupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 17:28:00

An evangelical leader is calling for a boycott of Glenn Beck's television show and challenging the Fox News personality to a public debate after Beck vilified churches that preach economic and social justice.

Super Bowl ad spat not Tebow's fumbleupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 16:37:00

For the last two weeks I've listened to people all up in arms that former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will star in a 30-second, anti-abortion commercial with his mom during Sunday's Super Bowl.

CNNMoney: Focus on the Family buys Super Bowl adupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 14:46:00

Focus on the Family, a Christian non-profit group, said it will air its first Super Bowl spot during the upcoming game.

Evangelist Oral Roberts dead at 91updated: Wed Dec 16 2009 11:58:00

Evangelist Oral Roberts, founder of the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University, died Tuesday from complications of pneumonia in Newport Beach, California, his spokeswoman said. He was 91.

Lutherans accept clergy in 'lifelong' same-sex relationshipsupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 21:50:00

After hours of back and forth between members, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America decided Friday evening to accept noncelibate clergy members and lay leaders who are in "lifelong" and "monogamous" same-sex relationships.

Torture prompts soul-searching among some Christiansupdated: Fri May 22 2009 19:43:00

The men first ordered Ken Cordier to strip naked.

Survey: Support for terror suspect torture differs among the faithfulupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 21:49:00

The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new survey.

Focus on the Family's James Dobson steps downupdated: Sat Feb 28 2009 00:47:00

James Dobson, the influential evangelical leader of the Christian ministry Focus on the Family, has stepped down as board chairman, he announced Friday. Obama's Religious Appeal: Bringing (Some) Evangelicals Inupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 12:00:00

A dramatic breakthrough in support among Evangelicals did not take place as expected by many observers. Why?

The accuracy of pollsupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 16:42:00

Voters discuss whether they trust poll numbers.

Evangelicals reluctantly embrace McCainupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 16:42:00

The Rev. Loran Livingston can see the stress in their faces and hears the dilemma in their questions as Election Day draws near. Does Sarah Palin Have a Pentecostal Problem?updated: Thu Oct 09 2008 17:00:00

One reason the Republicans aren't going after Obama's relationship with the Rev. Wright: their Veep candidate has her own church issues

Commentary: Christian bookstore's shameful actionsupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 10:51:00

In the 19 years that Teresa Hairston has published her magazine, GospelToday, she has never faced a major situation with Christian bookstores across the country that carry the publication.

Evangelist's compound raidedupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 17:26:00

FBI agents raided an evangelist's headquarters Saturday as part of a child abuse investigation.

Palin and her faithupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 12:34:00

CNN's Randi Kaye reports on Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's spiritual journey and religious outlook.

Pastor: GOP may be downplaying Palin's religious beliefsupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 12:34:00

For more than two decades, vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was a practicing Pentecostal.

McCain must embrace Palin's beliefs, evangelical leader saysupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 11:53:00

Her faith is one of the reasons many evangelical Christians are excited about Sarah Palin's addition to the Republican presidential ticket, but the Alaska governor's evangelical beliefs have also drawn scrutiny.

How faith shaped Palinupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 11:53:00

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council talks about faith and Gov. Sarah Palin with CNN's John Roberts. Are Evangelicals Really Sold on Palin?updated: Fri Sep 05 2008 17:00:00

Viewpoint: Her anti-abortion credentials are impeccable. But some of her views are at odds with younger Evangelicals

Palin's big announcementupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 11:44:00

CNN's Dana Bash reports on Sarah Palin's announcement regarding her teenage daughter's pregnancy out of wedlock.

Evangelicals rally behind Palin after pregnancy newsupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 11:44:00

Key evangelical leaders rallied to Sarah Palin's support Monday amid news that her 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, was having a child.

Analysis: Candidates can't ignore values-based votersupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 15:32:00

Exactly how much of a role will faith and values play in determining the next occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?

Pastor: Not going to play 'gotcha' with McCain, Obamaupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 19:22:00

The Rev. Rick Warren said Thursday that his upcoming forum with Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama will be aimed at asking them tough "heartland questions."

McCain, Obama to address 'values voters'updated: Wed Aug 13 2008 16:55:00

Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama plan to appear together Saturday at a minister-moderated forum held in a church as thousands of evangelicals plan to gather in the nation's capital to pressure both men move further to the right on social issues.

Obama seeks religious voteupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 23:12:00

Panelists weigh in on how successful they feel Sen. Barack Obama will be in his efforts to court more religious voters.

Obama works to mobilize 'Christian left'updated: Wed Jul 02 2008 23:12:00

Democrats have usually conceded the evangelical vote during presidential elections, but Sen. Barack Obama is trying to change that by mobilizing what some call the "Christian left."

Evangelical movement touts 'Jesus for president'updated: Sun Jun 29 2008 20:06:00

They're spiritual misfits. Rabble-rousers. They packed the shell of the old Baptist church on Negley Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to hear author, Christian activist and fellow misfit Shane Claiborne stump on the campaign for a third party candidate, Jesus.

Evangelist accuses Obama of 'distorting' Bibleupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 22:32:00

A top U.S. evangelical leader is accusing Sen. Barack Obama of deliberately distorting the Bible and taking a "fruitcake interpretation" of the U.S. Constitution. Obama's Play for the Faithfulupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 21:00:00

The candidate's meeting with Christian leaders hints at the campaign's strategy -- and what it may have to do

Analysis: Democrats woo disaffected evangelicalsupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 19:49:00

Four years ago, Michael Farris was knee-deep in presidential politics.

Candidates on money, religionupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 19:49:00

Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser explains what John McCain and Barack Obama are up to on the campaign trail.

'Raw Politics': Shhh! The candidate is prayingupdated: Sat May 24 2008 15:57:00

Not so many years ago, polite people did not talk about sex, religion or politics. At least not in public. They had plenty to do with all three, let me assure you, but they didn't talk about it, because they knew if they did, someone would get into trouble.

Evangelicals are reaching outupdated: Sun May 11 2008 10:12:00

For decades, evangelicals have been seen as solid supporters of the Republican Party. Tom Foreman reports.

'Raw Politics': Religious right leaning toward Democrats?updated: Sun May 11 2008 10:12:00

For decades, evangelicals have been seen as solid supporters of the Republican Party. That could be changing.

Southern Baptist leaders shift position on climate changeupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:41:00

Several prominent leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention said Monday that Baptists have a moral responsibility to combat climate change -- a major shift within a denomination that just last year cast doubt on human responsibility for global warming.

Evangelicals in the 2008 raceupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 19:56:00

CNN's Mary Snow looks at divisions among evangelicals in the Republican race for the White House. Is Dobson's Political Clout Fading? updated: Thu Jan 24 2008 14:00:00

The Christian conservative leader is still mulling a GOP endorsement. But his influence may not be what it once was

Who is that Huckabee guy?updated: Sat Jan 05 2008 00:28:00

Politician, bass player and preacher, Mike Huckabee tells CNN's the Campaign Trail about his faith and his future.

Analysis: Huckabee taps evangelical enthusiasmupdated: Sat Jan 05 2008 00:28:00

Mike Huckabee's bare-bones Iowa campaign may have been short on cash and full-time staff, but it was long on grassroots innovation -- and supported on the ground by an impressive array of evangelical networks. Romney's Conservative Counterattackupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 12:00:00

In the face of Huckabee's surge, the former governor is trying to convince Iowa voters he can reunite the Reagan coalition

Romney's faith pitch recorded behind closed doorsupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 21:29:00

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.

Romney's Mormon issueupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 21:29:00

CNN's John King reports on a closed-door meeting '08 hopeful Mitt Romney had with evangelicals in South Carolina.

Commentary: Will evangelicals choose Giuliani over faith?updated: Thu Nov 08 2007 20:29:00

"I will never vote for anyone for the president of the United States who supports abortion or gay marriage." An Evangelical Rethink on Divorce?
updated: Mon Nov 05 2007 12:00:00

A new interpretation of the Bible's edicts on divorce suggests that some conservative Christians may be reevaluating their hard line Billy Graham's First Family Trifectaupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 19:00:00

The aging evangelist meets with two Presidents and the family of a third in one busy day Why Evangelicals May Turn to Romneyupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 17:40:00

It could just be fear of Rudy Giuliani, but some evangelical leaders are seeing a savior in the GOP's great Mormon hope Are Mega-Preachers Scandal-Prone?updated: Fri Sep 28 2007 12:00:00

The Juanita Bynum saga is the latest high-profile quandary for Pentecostalism. Is there something about this denomination that makes its preachers more prone to scandal? Why Christopher Hitchens Is Wrong About Billy Grahamupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 10:00:00

The professional atheist accuses Graham of being "a fraud." Attacking an ailing icon is both his specialty and his right, but the facts show otherwise Belfast's Paisley Loses his Flockupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 15:00:00

A Protestant firebrand will hand over the leadership of his Church, but his grip on political power remains sound

Christians, Jews in Holy Land allianceupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 02:48:00

Sondra Oster Baras is an Orthodox Jew doing an unorthodox job.

Christians and Jewsupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 02:48:00

Christians and Jews

Billy Graham in hospital for intestinal bleedingupdated: Sat Aug 18 2007 01:57:00

The Rev. Billy Graham, the 88-year-old legendary Christian evangelist, was hospitalized in North Carolina early Saturday for evaluation and treatment of intestinal bleeding. Billy Graham: Hillary's Solace updated: Wed Aug 08 2007 04:00:00

The evangelist and counselor to Presidents was "incredibly supportive to me personally" during the Monica Lewinsky ordeal, the former First Lady tells TIME Ruth Graham, Soulmate to Billy, Diesupdated: Fri Jun 15 2007 15:25:00

Billy Graham's wife and partner passes away after a lifetime of evangelism and celebrity Billy Graham's Wife Ruth Diesupdated: Thu Jun 14 2007 19:40:00

Ruth Graham, who surrendered dreams of missionary work in Tibet to marry a suitor who became the world's most renowned evangelist, died Thursday. She was 87 Billy Graham: "A Spiritual Gift to All"updated: Tue Jun 05 2007 09:30:00

Three former Presidents gather in North Carolina to pay tribute to the evangelist who counseled 10 of them

Falwell's legacy: faith, hate or Teletubbies?updated: Tue May 15 2007 18:49:00

"When I have children one day," Samantha Krieger of Dallas, Texas, wrote to, "they will know of the legacy that Dr. Jerry Falwell left."

Dobbs: A call to the faithfulupdated: Tue May 08 2007 16:03:00

The separation of church and state in this country is narrowing. And it is the church, not the state that is encroaching. Our Constitution protects religion from the intrusion or coercion of the state. But we have precious little protection against the political adventurism of all manner of churches and religious organizations.

Dobson: Thompson must express faithupdated: Thu Mar 29 2007 17:18:00

As senator turned actor Fred Thompson considers a presidential run, his Christian credentials are being questioned by Dr. James Dobson, a major voice among Christian conservative voters.

Global warming gap among evangelicals widensupdated: Wed Mar 14 2007 19:36:00

A sharp difference of opinion over which issues ought to top the political agenda of Christian conservatives spilled out into the open at this week's meeting of the National Association of Evangelicals.

Haggard's 'restoration' won't come easyupdated: Fri Nov 10 2006 11:43:00

Ted Haggard says he's about to embark on a process of rehabilitation known as "spiritual restoration," an ancient practice that could take years to complete.

Gallagher: Allegations raise political, timing questionsupdated: Fri Nov 03 2006 09:37:00

A national religious leader with White House ties, the Rev. Ted Haggard, resigned Thursday after accusations by a male prostitute that the pastor paid him for sex during a three-year period.

Church forces out Haggard for 'sexually immoral conduct'updated: Fri Nov 03 2006 07:38:00

The Rev. Ted Haggard agreed Saturday to resign as leader of the megachurch he started in his basement more than 20 years ago after its independent investigative board said he was guilty of "sexually immoral conduct."

Evangelical leader quits, denies male escort's allegationsupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 19:27:00

The president of the National Association of Evangelicals resigned Thursday after denying an accusation by a male prostitute that the pastor paid him for sex over three years.

Fortune: The Passion of Philip Anschutzupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

PHILIP ANSCHUTZ had three things going against him when he started producing movies six years ago. First, the secretive billionaire financier was a major contributor to Republican candidates. That ...

Fortune: Strange bedfellowsupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 02:47:00

An unlikely coalition of evangelical Christians, FORTUNE 500 executives and environmentalists is coming together to press the U.S. government to take action to curb global warming.

Robertson apologizes to Sharon's sonupdated: Thu Jan 12 2006 15:09:00

Evangelist Pat Robertson apologized in a Wednesday letter for saying that the major stroke suffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was divine retribution for "dividing God's land."

Israel: Woe unto Pat Robertson for criticizing Sharonupdated: Thu Jan 12 2006 04:15:00

Pat Robertson's mouth has cost him his piece of the Holy Land.

Fortune: WILL SUCCESS SPOIL RICK WARREN?updated: Mon Oct 31 2005 00:01:00

After Hurricane Katrina hit, Rick Warren was one busy pastor. He traveled to Houston to preach to 8,000 evacuees in the Astrodome, standing in a skybox next to Oprah Winfrey. He went on the Larry K...

White House defends talk of Miers' religionupdated: Wed Oct 12 2005 15:53:00

President Bush suggested Wednesday that Harriet Miers' evangelical Christian beliefs were part of the reason he nominated her to the Supreme Court. But later a White House spokesman said her religion played no role in her selection.

Graham: 'I would never say this is God's judgment'updated: Tue Oct 04 2005 17:40:00

Evangelist Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, said Tuesday that a sinful New Orleans could find spiritual rebirth in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Billy Graham hospitalized after fallupdated: Sat May 15 2004 08:57:00

Evangelist Billy Graham is in stable condition at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, North Carolina, a hospital spokeswoman said Saturday.

Four U.S. missionaries killed in Iraqupdated: Tue Mar 16 2004 08:08:00

A fourth American missionary died overnight from wounds in a drive-by shooting in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the U.S. military said Tuesday.

Evangelist Billy Graham stable after surgeryupdated: Thu Jan 08 2004 03:09:00

Evangelist Billy Graham was in stable condition Thursday recovering from hip surgery he underwent Tuesday night at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, a spokesman for the hospital said.

Fortune: MACATTACKED!updated: Mon Jun 09 1997 00:01:00

I'm being stalked in cyberspace. Hey, I'm not a naturally paranoid kind of guy, but I'm beginning to feel as if people are watching me to make sure I don't say the wrong thing. And it's making me w...


It takes a brave white man to approach 35,000 black Baptists and ask for their wallets. But on a steamy June afternoon at the St. Louis convention center, a little-known Memphis entrepreneur shows ...


When Dick Cheney kicked off his New Year by deciding not to make a run for the White House in 1996, business executives lost their favorite candidate for President. But corporate America has a muc...

Fortune: PROFITING WITH HELP FROM ABOVE Flocks of businessmen are born-again Christians, and many run their companies according to biblicupdated: Mon Apr 27 1987 00:01:00

TO THE STRAINS of a recorded gospel song, top managers and their staffs intently watch slides of an evangelical mission to Poland. The music stops and the lights come up. Several of the 75 or so me...

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