Posts Tagged ‘Mitt Romney’

Monday, May 21, 2012
Click through the slideshow to see most and least Mormon states in the United States:
WATCH: Pastor Says Put Gays And Lesbians In Electrified Pen To Kill Them Off
College Suing Obama Adminstration Over Birth Control Mandate
Twitter Testimonies From The HuffPost Religion Community
Indian Police Drop Charges Against Tibet Holy Man
My Neighbor’s Faith: The Rabbi And The Christian Cab Driver
Soraya Chemaly: A Message to Girls About Religious Men Who Fear You
You are powerful beyond words, because you threaten to unravel the control of corrupt men who abuse their authority.
Eboo Patel: The Holiness of Common Ground
Honestly, I hate the term “common ground.” It just sounds boring. But all of my shaking and wagging has only ever succeeded in ending conversations, and sending people running in the opposite direction.
W. Hunter Roberts: What Matters: A Christian Pastor’s Thoughts on Same-Sex Marriage
Jesus was more interested in love than he was in rules. That was what got him into so much trouble with the fundamentalists of his day
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.: The Titanic, Climate Change and Avoidable Tragedies
Like the Titanic, our present-day industrial civilization is a marvel of human ingenuity, and yet, a reckoning looms on the horizon.
Shastri Purushotma: Enter the Gate: Celebrating the Declaration of the Bab
On the night of May 22 this year, Baha’is around the world will hold celebrations to mark the 168th anniversary of that first evening in Shiraz when their Faith began.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
CHICAGO (RNS) Mitt Romney may or may not become the first Mormon to move into the White House next year, but a new study shows that Mormonism is moving into more parts of the country than any other religious group, making it the fastest-growing faith in more than half of U.S. states.

The 2012 Religious Congregations and Membership Study, released here Tuesday (May 1), shows that the mainline Protestants and Catholics who dominated the 20th century are literally losing ground to the rapid rise of Mormons and, increasingly, Muslims.

PHOTOS: Annual Hindu Festival Celebrates Transgender People
Peace Is Every Breath:
The Light Of Awareness
The High Price Of Losing Faith For Clergy
Pastor’s Secret Love For Garbage
Taco Bells Pays $27K To Nazarite Who Refused To Cut Hair
Daniel Philpott: Reconciliation 2012: A Local Response to Joseph Kony and the International Community
Kony 2012 has garnered more than 100 million hits and has motivated viewers to support the arrest and trial of one of the world’s most monstrous war criminals. What it misses, though, are the voices of ordinary Ugandans who have responded quite differently.
John Shore: Christians: Affirm That Same-Sex Relationships Are Not Inherently Immoral
This is an election year. If a petition calling upon Christians to affirm LGBTQ people is signed by hundreds of thousands of Christians, then the entire conversation around the gay issue changes.
Rev. Peter M. Wallace: Putting My Anti-Racism Training to Work: An Unexpected Encounter
If I hadn’t been at the Anti-Racism Training that day, would I have been so quick to invite this unknown African American man into my car? And give him that much money?
Joseph Ward III: Mormons Take Steps to Welcome Gay Community
As I listened, I heard dozens of straight and gay Mormons vividly reflect their pain and optimism, their confidence and uncertainty, about their faith.
Agapi Stassinopoulos: Bridging the Gap: Unbind Your Heart a Little More
At every moment we have the power invested in us to touch another human, heart-to-heart, and affect their lives by conveying the truth of all truths: We are One. We have the power to bridge the illusion and pain of separation.

Yes he is a controversial Pontiff, technically it is weird theologically I would support him, but he had a heart after Christ…and I did serve under him as a lay pastor so to see him sainted “officially” would be awesome.