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April 2009


Poll: Minority of Catholics Oppose Notre Dame's Obama Invite

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

A just released Pew poll on the Obama/Notre Dame controversy finds that about half of Roman Catholics support the university's invitation to the president, while only 25 percent oppose it. Among white, weekly attending Catholics, however—among whom Obama did much better ...

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Catholic Church
Obama, Barack
polls
University of Notre Dame
religion
Pew Research Center

Christian Conservatives Will Cheer Specter Defection, but Toomey Is a Long Shot

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

It's little wonder that religious conservatives are cheering Arlen Specter's departure from the Republican Party; the Pennsylvania senator's liberal views on abortion rights and gay rights made him a Republican In Name Only, in their eyes. But will the Pennsylvania ...

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religion
conservatives
Specter, Arlen
Christianity
Toomey, Pat
politics
Republican Party

Miss California, Carrie Prejean, Signs With Top Christian Publicity Firm

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

Carrie Prejean became a hero to conservative Christians by voicing her opposition to same-sex marriage at the Miss USA pageant, and as the media interview requests have poured in, she is operating as a distinctly Christian celebrity. I've learned that Prejean has ...

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religion
California
celebrities
marketing
Christianity
Warren, Rick
evangelicals

Is the Christian Right Fading?

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

From the moment Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority opened its doors in 1979, the modern Christian right has always had a charismatic leader whose organization provided the movement with national infrastructure. Falwell and his group in the '80s. Pat Robertson and his ...

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religion

Exclusive: Notre Dame Alumni Launch Effort to Withhold Donations Over Obama Invitation

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

A group of Notre Dame alumni angry over the university's decision to feature President Obama as this year's commencement speaker is set to launch an online effort urging the school's financial backers to withhold donations until the university president is ousted. The ...

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Catholic Church
University of Notre Dame
Obama, Barack
religion

Liberal Catholics Broadcast Ads Thanking Democrats for 'Moral Budget'

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

The liberal group Catholics United has launched its largest advertising campaign to date with a spot that thanks Democratic senators in five "purple" states for supporting President Obama's 2010 budget. Listen to it here.

Rather than influence lawmakers, as ...

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Lincoln, Blanche
Pryor, Mark
Webb, Jim
religion
Catholic Church
radio
advertising
Obama, Barack
federal budget
Landrieu, Mary
Conrad, Kent
Warner, Mark
McCaskill, Claire
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