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  • Seminary prof reflects on pleas to flip vote

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Thursday, January 19, 2017 (2 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- A raucous presidential election year turned personal for Lloyd Harsch, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary history professor, when his seminary inbox filled with more than 90,000 emails from distraught voters.

    Harsch is a member of this year's Electoral College.

    As Harsch, with wife Jill, travel this week to attend the presidential inauguration and ceremony festivities in Washington, D.C., emails and letters continue to come in. The nature of the emails gave Harsch pause. Read More

  • Clinton, Trump share plans for Supreme Court

    by Mark Kelly, posted Thursday, October 20, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    LAS VEGAS (BP) -- The third and final debate of the 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump focused on various issues of concern to many evangelical Christians: the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion, immigration, personal character, and ongoing turmoil in the Middle East.

    The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, hosted the 90-minute debate between Clinton, the Democratic nominee, and Republican nominee Donald Trump. Chris Wallace, host of "Fox News Sunday," moderated the event. Read More

  • Clinton, Trump clash in 2nd heated debate

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, October 10, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court -- the defining issue for many evangelical Christians in the 2016 presidential election -- finally received attention just before the close of the second debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Sunday night (Oct. 9).

    The debate -- only two days after the release of a 2005 video in which Trump lewdly describes his efforts to have sex with women other than his wife -- lacked discussion of such issues as abortion and marriage until about 10 minutes before its end. Then an audience member asked the candidates about their priorities in ... Read More

  • Study: Pastors prefer 'Undecided' to Clinton or Trump

    by Bob Smietana, posted Thursday, October 06, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Political endorsements by preachers appear to have been few and far between this election season. That may be because the most popular candidate among preachers is "I don't know," a new study shows.

    A new report from LifeWay Research found 4 out of 10 Protestant pastors are undecided about which candidate to vote for. A third (32 percent) plan to vote for Donald Trump. One in 5 (19 percent) plans to vote for Hillary Clinton. Four percent support Gary Johnson. Three percent do not plan to vote. Read More

  • Clinton, Trump spar over race, personal ethics

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (BP) -- Race relations, personal ethics and terrorism were among the topics discussed by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Sept. 26 in their first head-to-head presidential debate.

    The 90-minute event hosted by Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., included no mention of abortion, same-sex marriage, transgenderism or religious liberty by either candidate and no specific mention of radical Islam during the discussion of terrorism. Read More

  • Clinton's DNC speech short on social issues

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 29, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    PHILADELPHIA (BP) -- Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's 5,000-word address to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 28 devoted a total of one phrase to abortion and even less to so-called homosexual rights.

    The sparse mention of social issues led Walter Bradley, a former Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission trustee who served as New Mexico's Republican lieutenant governor from 1995-2002, to express concern Clinton seemed to "avoid these very important issues." Read More

  • DNC features PPFA head, talk of 'glass ceiling'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, July 27, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    PHILADELPHIA (BP) -- Talk of Hillary Clinton's Methodist roots, an address by Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards and discussion of Clinton's becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party were among the newsworthy events July 26 at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

    On the day delegates officially nominated Clinton, her husband, former President Bill Clinton, delivered a keynote address chronicling their life together and her record of public service, including its religious influences. Read More

  • Kaine, a social 'moderate,' is Clinton VP choice

    by David Roach, posted Saturday, July 23, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, whose pro-life stands in state-level offices stand in stark contrast to a socially liberal voting record since being elected to the U.S. Senate, has been selected as the running mate of presumed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

    The former secretary of state and first lady announced her selection July 22 via text message to her supporters, The New York Times reported.

    Elected to the Senate in 2012, Kaine served as Virginia's governor from 2006-2010 and as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2009-2011. Previously, he served as Virginia lieutenant governor and mayor of Richmond. Read More

  • Obama admin to 'review' Planned Parenthood, CMP

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 24, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Obama administration has agreed to "review all the information" surrounding two videos that show Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of baby parts obtained through abortion. The administration also said it will not agree to defund America's largest abortion provider.

    On the 2016 presidential campaign trail, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton defended Planned Parenthood as providing "essential services for women." Read More

  • Clinton, Paul talk abortion on 2016 campaign trail

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- With abortion emerging as an issue in the 2016 presidential campaign, a Florida pastor involved in pro-life ministries is urging believers to vote for pro-life candidates while not pinning their ultimate hope for protecting unborn children on either major political party. Read More