Can meeting of evangelical elites change GOP race?
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins
January 13th, 2012
02:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Can meeting of evangelical elites change GOP race?

(CNN) - More than 150 conservative Christian leaders are headed to a Texas ranch on Friday for two days of meetings about the presidential race and the possibility of coalescing around one Republican candidate.

The news media has made much of the meeting, which will include such well-known evangelicals as Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and former presidential candidate Gary Bauer.

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Filed under: 2012 • Belief Blog • Faith • Texas
Bush aide finds forgiveness and a second career
December 13th, 2011
09:34 AM ET
3 years ago

Bush aide finds forgiveness and a second career

Washington (CNN) - Tim Goeglein never expected to see the president again, let alone get called into the Oval Office, because he committed the ultimate Washington sin - he betrayed the boss.

"The leader of the free world has lots of people to see, he has lots of things to do," Goeglein said, sitting in his office at Focus on the Family, where he is now vice president of external relations.

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The gospel according to Herman Cain
November 20th, 2011
07:10 AM ET
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The gospel according to Herman Cain

(CNN) - On a bright spring day in 2007, a black-robed Herman Cain officiated the wedding of a young couple at a mansion outside of Atlanta. The sun sparkled on the pair’s wedding rings as Cain, an associate minister at a nearby church, held them aloft.

All seemed perfect.

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Religion
Rep. Ryan hits back at Catholic class warfare question
October 27th, 2011
12:25 PM ET
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Rep. Ryan hits back at Catholic class warfare question

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, waded into a bit of economic theology Wednesday. The staunch Catholic, who recently told CNN that he gave up fear for Lent, was asked about the collision of his faith in finance and his faith in the church.

The Vatican put out a new financial document Monday called "Towards reforming the international financial and monetary systems in the context of a global public authority." The document calls for a new global economic authority that could impose penalties on member states as a "way of ensuring that they possess efficient markets," Roman Catholic Bishop Mario Toso said at a Monday news conference.

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Filed under: Paul Ryan • Religion
Belief Blog: Bachmann faces theological question about submissive wives at debate
August 12th, 2011
12:22 PM ET
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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
Michele Bachmann officially leaves her church
July 15th, 2011
01:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Michele Bachmann officially leaves her church

Washington (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has long been a darling of conservative evangelicals, but shortly before announcing her White House bid she officially quit a church she'd belonged to for years.

Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman, and her husband Marcus withdrew their membership from Salem Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minnesota last month, according to church officials.

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Filed under: 2012 • Belief Blog • Michele Bachmann
Texas governor convenes day of prayer and fasting
June 7th, 2011
04:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Texas governor convenes day of prayer and fasting

(CNN)- On August 6, Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants you to drop the Texas BBQ, grab a moist towelette and fold your hands to pray. On Monday, Perry declared the date a “day of prayer and fasting for our nation’s challenges.”

"America is in crisis, " the Republican governor says on a website promoting the event. "We have been besieged by financial debt terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters."

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Why Ralph Reed matters
June 3rd, 2011
07:38 AM ET
3 years ago

Why Ralph Reed matters

Washington (CNN) – On Friday and Saturday, just about every Republican hoping for a shot at the GOP nomination for president will metaphorically kiss the ring of Ralph Reed and schmooze his conference crowd.

The political powerhouse is throwing the event of the moment in Washington, DC - the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ralph Reed
President to hold Easter prayer breakfast
April 19th, 2011
09:50 AM ET
3 years ago

President to hold Easter prayer breakfast

Washington (CNN) -President Barack Obama will host an Easter prayer breakfast Tuesday morning in the East Room of the White House.

He will be joined by about 130 clergy and faith leaders from a wide range of Christian backgrounds including Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox clergy, a White House official told reporters.

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Filed under: President Obama
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