When Religion & Politics Collide…(Are you watching the debate tonight?)

Hello World,

First of all, are you watching the debate between President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney tonight? This is the first of three debates between Obama and Romney leading up to the election on Nov. 6 …And if you live in Georgia, please remember that Oct. 9 is the deadline to register to vote if you plan on voting in the upcoming presidential election…Below are the details for tonight’s debate courtesy of 2012presidentialelectionnews.com.

Topic: Domestic policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHouron PBS)

The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.

The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.

Although the United States of America aims to separate church and state, that seems to go out of the window during election season…so I have decided to post some of the interesting stories I’ve seen on the Internet that highlight the collision of religion and politics…

1. “Churches using ‘souls to polls’ to rally vote”  by Curt Anderson of The Associated Press

2. “Jim Lehrer: Ask Mitt Romney if He Stands By Mormonism’s Views of Women” by Stacy Solie of The Daily Beast

3. “Jesus Could Be Their Candidate and the Republicans Would Still Lose” by Frank Schaeffer of The Huffington Post

4. “Seriously? Some Black Christians Waver Over Vote” by Associated Press

5. “NAACP working to protect churches following 2012 election” by Sy Becker of 22 News WWLP.com (VIDEO)

6. “Church Endorsements and the IRS” (VIDEO) by Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly on PBS.org

7. “Preachers telling blacks not to vote is sinful” by Bobby Ray Sanders of the Star-Telegram

Any thoughts?




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