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December 2008


Interview: Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land on Obama Transition Team's Religious Outreach Offensive

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

For my story today on the Obama transition team reaching out actively to religious groups as it crafts a policy agenda and prepares to set up its own version of the Bush White House's Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives, I wanted to know if conservative ...

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religion
Obama, Barack
Obama administration

Ted Haggard to Promote Documentary

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

I'm surprised this story didn't get more attention last week. Ted Haggard, the Colorado megachurch pastor and National Association of Evangelicals president who left both positions after a former male prostitute said he'd engaged in drug-fueled trysts with him, is ...

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After the Rick Warren Flap, Can Obama Appeal Both to Gays and Evangelicals?

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country.

I'm struck by the blizzard of comments responding to yesterday's report that evangelical megapastor Rick Warren will give the invocation at Barack Obama's inauguration, especially the number of gay commenters venting outrage over the selection. Warren supported ...

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religion
evangelicals
Obama, Barack
Inauguration
LGBT rights
voters
Warren, Rick

Louisiana's Congressman-Elect Anh 'Joseph' Cao: From Aspiring Priest to Politician

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country.

After Republican Anh "Joseph" Cao's surprise victory against scandal-plagued Democratic Rep. William Jefferson in Louisiana this month, House Minority Leader John Boehner sent his fellow GOP-ers a memo entitled "The Future is Cao": "The Cao victory is a symbol of what ...

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religion
Cao, Joseph
politics
Louisiana
Congress
Christianity
2008 Congressional elections
House of Representatives

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