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Key Moral Issues Arise in GOP Platform
Key Moral Issues Arise in GOP Platform

By: Brian Kaylor
As the GOP holds its national convention this week and Democrats are set for next week, both parties will hash out language for their platforms, which can impact those parties and public policy decisions.

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GOP Leaders Speak Out Against Trump's Hateful Rhetoric
GOP Leaders Speak Out Against Trump's Hateful Rhetoric

By: Zach Dawes
People of goodwill should speak out against harmful rhetoric perpetuated against Islam and Muslims. Thankfully, that's what GOP leaders are doing regarding Donald Trump's latest diatribe.

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Missouri Baptist Convention Promotes Republican Candidates
Missouri Baptist Convention Promotes Republican Candidates
Despite IRS tax regulations that restrict partisan politicking by tax-exempt organizations, Missouri Baptist Convention leaders introduced three GOP candidates at their annual meeting.
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Did Missouri Baptists Cross Line with GOP Primary Support?
Did Missouri Baptists Cross Line with GOP Primary Support?
The Missouri Baptist Convention's involvement in the Missouri GOP primary is the subject of an IRS complaint filed by a group that advocates for church-state separation.
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GOP Rancor Over Immigration Overshadows Party's Moderate Voices
GOP Rancor Over Immigration Overshadows Party's Moderate Voices
With the GOP presidential campaign locked in a slugfest between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney over immigration, more reasoned Republican voices struggle to get an audience.
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Gingrich Uses Racial Politics in South Carolina Win
Gingrich Uses Racial Politics in South Carolina Win
Conservative evangelical voters lifted Newt Gingrich to his dramatic victory in South Carolina's GOP primary as the thrice-married politician won the first southern primary by invoking subtle racial arguments.
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SBC Official Involved in Political Efforts to Defeat Romney, Obama
SBC Official Involved in Political Efforts to Defeat Romney, Obama
Although he claims to be nonpartisan, a Southern Baptist official is working behind the scenes to defeat President Obama and stop Mitt Romney from earning the GOP presidential nod.
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Perry Continues to Court Evangelicals
Perry Continues to Court Evangelicals
Continuing to court evangelicals as part of his campaign strategy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told Liberty University students about his personal faith journey.
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Is a New War Against Public Education Being Launched?
Is a New War Against Public Education Being Launched?
Some GOP presidential hopefuls seem to be waging a war on public education, sending dog-whistle messages to the Christian Right that they can count on them to support the teaching of creationism in science classes.
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GOP Candidates Clash with Themselves, Reagan on Immigration Reform
GOP Candidates Clash with Themselves, Reagan on Immigration Reform
During Wednesday's GOP presidential debate, many candidates clashed on immigration reform with the very president they paid homage to with the debate location.
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Republicans Talk Tax Hike on the Poor and Middle-Class, Protect Rich from Taxes
Republicans Talk Tax Hike on the Poor and Middle-Class, Protect Rich from Taxes
Having earlier opposed the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts that benefited the wealthiest Americans, Republicans want to raise the payroll tax on the poor and middle-class.
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Iowa Straw Poll Reveals Role of Religion in Politics
Iowa Straw Poll Reveals Role of Religion in Politics
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's courting of conservative evangelicals gave her the edge among GOP presidential hopefuls in the Iowa Straw Poll, but can she survive the candidacy of Texas Gov. Rick Perry?
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Sen. Mark Hatfield – Last of the Moderate Republicans?
Sen. Mark Hatfield – Last of the Moderate Republicans?
Former U.S. Sen. Mark O. Hatfield of Oregon, who died this month, was one of the last of a remarkable breed of politicians – a moderate Republican. His Christian faith, more than some ideology, shaped his actions.
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Conservatives Must Choose: Ayn Rand or Jesus
Conservatives Must Choose: Ayn Rand or Jesus
If the GOP's conservative religious base ever discovers what author Ayn Rand really believed and how influential she is within senior GOP circles, the party will have a huge problem on its hands.
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Gingrich Polls Higher than Obama among Evangelicals
Gingrich Polls Higher than Obama among Evangelicals
Evangelicals favor five possible GOP presidential candidates more than President Obama. Their numbers dropped among born-again Christians, and not one received favorable ratings from members of non-Christian faiths.
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Will Politicians Heed Lincoln's Words of Compassion?
Will Politicians Heed Lincoln's Words of Compassion?
As Presidents Day nears, it's a good time to recall Abraham Lincoln's words during his second inaugural, calling the country to care for the widow and orphan. If only the House GOP would embody his words.
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What Will House Republican Budget Cuts Do to Churches?
What Will House Republican Budget Cuts Do to Churches?
House Republicans are placing low-income Americans at risk with their proposed spending cuts. When the poor turn to churches for help, churches won't have the resources to make up such cuts.
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House GOP Appointments Are Bad News for Hispanics
House GOP Appointments Are Bad News for Hispanics
The recently announced committee chairs for the 112th Congress clearly indicates that the new GOP House leadership is detrimental to the well-being of the Hispanic community.
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Politicians Pander to Rich, Ignore the Poor
Politicians Pander to Rich, Ignore the Poor
President Obama and Republicans in Congress appear willing to continue the national pastime of pandering to the wealthy at the expense of the needy. Their deal should offend anyone who cares about justice.
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Many Will Die if Health-Care Reform is Dismantled
Many Will Die if Health-Care Reform is Dismantled
Many GOP politicians repudiate health care as a universal right and are determined to dismantle or defund health-care reform. If they do, millions will have no hope for coverage and many will die.
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Reagan's Budget Director Wants Bush Tax Cuts to Expire, Critiques Tax-Cut Religion
Reagan's Budget Director Wants Bush Tax Cuts to Expire, Critiques Tax-Cut Religion
With every GOP leader preaching tax cuts, one Republican sounds like John the Baptist in the wilderness. His words affirm that Americans are in a dream world about cutting taxes. And we had better wake up.
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Candidates Choose Tea Party Ideology over Science
Candidates Choose Tea Party Ideology over Science
Few Tea Party adherents think global warming is a problem, and most GOP Senate candidates in heated races expressed doubts about the science of climate change. Scientific certitude is no match for ideological absurdity.
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