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How to speak Christian truth to political power

Christine Emba, Christine Emba is the editor of In Theory, and she writes about ideas for The Washington Post’s Opinions section. Follow her @christineemba Since 2013, Rev. Russell Moore has been president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, this country’s biggest Protestant denomination. While

The War on Christians Enough is Enough Already

Bethany Blankley, Prominent Southern Baptist leaders argue that Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), the “moral and public policy arm” of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), should no longer be on the SBC’s payroll. For years his consistent commitment to divisiveness has now moved beyond being “out of touch” with the ERLC’s

Florida Democrats clucking over voter registration drives at local Chick-fil-A restaurants

Democrats in Pinellas County, Fla., are crying fowl over the supervisor of elections’ decision to hold voter registration drives at nine area Chick-fil-A locations earlier this week on National Voter Registration Day. Susan McGrath, head of the county Democratic Executive Committee and leader of the Pinellas Stonewall Democrats, a pro-LGBT equality group, says she is

Blamed for Benghazi: Filmmaker jailed after attack now lives in poverty, fear

Four Americans died in the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, and those who survived saw their stories of heroism told in a Hollywood movie, but the filmmaker whose work was wrongly blamed for touching off the event lives in obscurity, poverty and fear, has learned. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the Coptic Christian whose short video

The Evangelicals and the Great Trump Hope

ROBERT P. JONES, HOW have white evangelical Protestants — self-described “values voters” — become a forceful bloc of supporters for Donald J. Trump? A recent carefully choreographed meeting between Mr. Trump and evangelical leaders provided a window into the ways many are trying to square this circle. Most notably, James C. Dobson, the founder and

Southern Baptist Convention president: Why I agreed to meet with Donald Trump

Dr. Ronnie Floyd,  I am the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest evangelical denomination in the U.S., and I have agreed to meet with Donald Trump.  While I have no intention of endorsing Donald Trump — or any other candidate for that matter — I believe it is incumbent upon me to learn all I can about each candidate and their platform. Therefore,

Politics, God and America

Cal Thomas, Religion and politics are again at the forefront of this year’s presidential race. Yet, in this campaign, self-described evangelicals don’t seem as concerned as they once were about a candidate’s personal faith. Otherwise, more of them might support the openly Christian candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, rather than Donald Trump, whose familiarity with the

America Has The World’s Most Predatory œVictims

John Hawkins, “Bullying isn’t cool. Bullying is lame. Bullying is ugly and has a stupid name. For a healthy world, bullying’s unfit. And I think I know what we should do to i-it. Do do do do do to i-it. Let’s all get together and make bullying kill itself. Bullying’s an ugly thing Let’s shove