Belief Blog: Bachmann faces theological question about submissive wives at debate
August 12th, 2011
12:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Belief Blog: Bachmann faces theological question about submissive wives at debate

(CNN)- Thursday night in the Fox News GOP debate in Ames, Iowa, congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, was asked by columnist Byron York whether she would be "submissive to her husband" if she were elected president.

Before the congresswoman had a chance to answer, a chorus of boos rang down from the audience.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Belief Blog • Michele Bachmann
Understanding Jon Huntsman's distinct brand of Mormonism
June 21st, 2011
03:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Understanding Jon Huntsman's distinct brand of Mormonism

(CNN) - How key is Jon Huntsman's Mormonism to understanding him and his rise as a politician?

His grandfather was an apostle in the Mormon church, his father is a lay leader in the church, and Huntsman himself was a Mormon missionary to Taiwan, which gave him the language skills that helped land his last job, as President Barack Obama's ambassador to China.

Listen: Is Huntsman Too Mild-mannered for the GOP faithful? The News Networks? CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Bob Costantini discuss:


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Filed under: CNN Belief Blog • Jon Huntsman
Is America ready for a Mormon president?
Former Republican Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced his presidential candidacy in New Hampshire Thursday.
June 2nd, 2011
04:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Is America ready for a Mormon president?

(CNN) - Mitt Romney’s campaign team knows that his Mormon faith scared off Republican voters the last time he ran for president.

But they believe a lot has changed in the last four years.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Belief Blog • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
Government review of televangelists' finances released
January 7th, 2011
01:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Government review of televangelists' finances released

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(CNN) – The result of a Senate committee's long-awaited review of media-based ministries has finally been released.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, began the investigation into six televangelists in November 2007, when he was head of the Senate Committee on Finance. His office released the review Thursday.

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Filed under: Charles Grassley • CNN Belief Blog • Senate
October 14th, 2010
05:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Belief Blog: Nearly half of evangelical leaders have met their lawmakers

Nearly half of the nation's top evangelical Protestant leaders have met with their current senator or representative personally, according to a poll released Thursday by the National Association of Evangelicals.

Some 48 percent of the group's board of directors have done so, while others have met congressional staffers or phoned or written to their elected officials, the survey found.

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Filed under: CNN Belief Blog
September 22nd, 2010
12:52 PM ET
4 years ago

GOP candidate's witchcraft dabbling worries Wiccan

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(CNN) –The high priestess followed the media coverage this weekend and grew concerned.

Not only had a woman who is running for the U.S. Senate once lumped witchcraft with Satanism, a horrible insult in and of itself, but also she then went on to distance herself from that earlier statement, calling those who practice witchcraft "questionable folks."

Once again, the Rev. Selena Fox realized, it would be on her and other Pagans to educate.

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Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • CNN Belief Blog