Sen. Rick Santorum, who is campaigning to become America's second Catholic president, disagrees from the bottom of his gut with the first Catholic to hold the office.
A poll released Wednesday showed Rick Santorum maintaining his lead nationwide among likely Republican voters, topping his closest rival Mitt Romney by a margin of nine percentage points.
In March 2009, when I was detained in Evin Prison in Iran, two evangelical Christians were arrested. I never met them but spotted them a few times through the barred window of my cell as they walked back and forth to the bathroom down the hall.
Americans are divided over whether churches and clergy have provided enough moral leadership on the country's economic problems, according to a recent survey.
Thomas Jefferson famously wrote about the wall of separation between church and state. He didn't mention separating church and politics, but everybody knows it's a sticky wicket.
CNN's Candy Crowley looks at how GOP candidates are dancing around fellow Republican Mitt Romney's Mormon faith.
Evangelist Billy Graham was at home Sunday after being discharged from an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital where he was treated for pneumonia, the hospital said.
Evangelist Billy Graham makes his first public appearance in years while attending the re-opening of his library.
Famed evangelist Billy Graham, 92, was being treated Wednesday at an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital for pneumonia following an overnight health episode, according to a spokesman.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Tuesday voted to allow the ordination of openly gay and lesbian ministers.
Donald Miller sat alone in a hotel room and cried.
A group of conservative evangelical leaders broke with their political brethren Wednesday, coming to Washington to push the White House and congressional leaders to pass comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path for undocumented immigrants to attain legal status.
Tea Party activists and other conservatives are planning rallies next month in support of Arizona's tough new immigration law, which has come under attack from Democrats, Latino groups and some maverick Republicans.
For most of American history, a Supreme Court with no Protestant Christian judges would have been unthinkable. Nearly three-quarters of all justices who've ever served on the nation's high court have been Protestant. And roughly half of all Americans today identify themselves as Protestant.
An evangelical leader is calling for a boycott of Glenn Beck's television show and challenging the Fox News personality to a public debate after Beck vilified churches that preach economic and social justice.
For the last two weeks I've listened to people all up in arms that former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will star in a 30-second, anti-abortion commercial with his mom during Sunday's Super Bowl.
Focus on the Family, a Christian non-profit group, said it will air its first Super Bowl spot during the upcoming game.
Evangelist Oral Roberts, founder of the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University, died Tuesday from complications of pneumonia in Newport Beach, California, his spokeswoman said. He was 91.
After hours of back and forth between members, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America decided Friday evening to accept noncelibate clergy members and lay leaders who are in "lifelong" and "monogamous" same-sex relationships.
The men first ordered Ken Cordier to strip naked.
The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new survey.
James Dobson, the influential evangelical leader of the Christian ministry Focus on the Family, has stepped down as board chairman, he announced Friday.
A dramatic breakthrough in support among Evangelicals did not take place as expected by many observers. Why?
Voters discuss whether they trust poll numbers.
The Rev. Loran Livingston can see the stress in their faces and hears the dilemma in their questions as Election Day draws near.
One reason the Republicans aren't going after Obama's relationship with the Rev. Wright: their Veep candidate has her own church issues
In the 19 years that Teresa Hairston has published her magazine, GospelToday, she has never faced a major situation with Christian bookstores across the country that carry the publication.
FBI agents raided an evangelist's headquarters Saturday as part of a child abuse investigation.
CNN's Randi Kaye reports on Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's spiritual journey and religious outlook.
For more than two decades, vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was a practicing Pentecostal.
Her faith is one of the reasons many evangelical Christians are excited about Sarah Palin's addition to the Republican presidential ticket, but the Alaska governor's evangelical beliefs have also drawn scrutiny.
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council talks about faith and Gov. Sarah Palin with CNN's John Roberts.
Viewpoint: Her anti-abortion credentials are impeccable. But some of her views are at odds with younger Evangelicals
CNN's Dana Bash reports on Sarah Palin's announcement regarding her teenage daughter's pregnancy out of wedlock.
Key evangelical leaders rallied to Sarah Palin's support Monday amid news that her 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, was having a child.
Exactly how much of a role will faith and values play in determining the next occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?
The Rev. Rick Warren said Thursday that his upcoming forum with Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama will be aimed at asking them tough "heartland questions."
Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama plan to appear together Saturday at a minister-moderated forum held in a church as thousands of evangelicals plan to gather in the nation's capital to pressure both men move further to the right on social issues.
Panelists weigh in on how successful they feel Sen. Barack Obama will be in his efforts to court more religious voters.
Democrats have usually conceded the evangelical vote during presidential elections, but Sen. Barack Obama is trying to change that by mobilizing what some call the "Christian left."
They're spiritual misfits. Rabble-rousers. They packed the shell of the old Baptist church on Negley Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to hear author, Christian activist and fellow misfit Shane Claiborne stump on the campaign for a third party candidate, Jesus.
A top U.S. evangelical leader is accusing Sen. Barack Obama of deliberately distorting the Bible and taking a "fruitcake interpretation" of the U.S. Constitution.
The candidate's meeting with Christian leaders hints at the campaign's strategy -- and what it may have to do
Four years ago, Michael Farris was knee-deep in presidential politics.
Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser explains what John McCain and Barack Obama are up to on the campaign trail.
Not so many years ago, polite people did not talk about sex, religion or politics. At least not in public. They had plenty to do with all three, let me assure you, but they didn't talk about it, because they knew if they did, someone would get into trouble.
For decades, evangelicals have been seen as solid supporters of the Republican Party. Tom Foreman reports.
For decades, evangelicals have been seen as solid supporters of the Republican Party. That could be changing.
Several prominent leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention said Monday that Baptists have a moral responsibility to combat climate change -- a major shift within a denomination that just last year cast doubt on human responsibility for global warming.
CNN's Mary Snow looks at divisions among evangelicals in the Republican race for the White House.
The Christian conservative leader is still mulling a GOP endorsement. But his influence may not be what it once was
Politician, bass player and preacher, Mike Huckabee tells CNN's the Campaign Trail about his faith and his future.
Mike Huckabee's bare-bones Iowa campaign may have been short on cash and full-time staff, but it was long on grassroots innovation -- and supported on the ground by an impressive array of evangelical networks.
In the face of Huckabee's surge, the former governor is trying to convince Iowa voters he can reunite the Reagan coalition
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney put aside questions about his Mormon faith and focused instead on what he described as his shared values with Christians, according to an audio recording of an invitation-only meeting that CNN obtained.
CNN's John King reports on a closed-door meeting '08 hopeful Mitt Romney had with evangelicals in South Carolina.
"I will never vote for anyone for the president of the United States who supports abortion or gay marriage."
A new interpretation of the Bible's edicts on divorce suggests that some conservative Christians may be reevaluating their hard line
The aging evangelist meets with two Presidents and the family of a third in one busy day
It could just be fear of Rudy Giuliani, but some evangelical leaders are seeing a savior in the GOP's great Mormon hope
The Juanita Bynum saga is the latest high-profile quandary for Pentecostalism. Is there something about this denomination that makes its preachers more prone to scandal?
The professional atheist accuses Graham of being "a fraud." Attacking an ailing icon is both his specialty and his right, but the facts show otherwise
A Protestant firebrand will hand over the leadership of his Church, but his grip on political power remains sound
Sondra Oster Baras is an Orthodox Jew doing an unorthodox job.
Christians and Jews
The Rev. Billy Graham, the 88-year-old legendary Christian evangelist, was hospitalized in North Carolina early Saturday for evaluation and treatment of intestinal bleeding.
The evangelist and counselor to Presidents was "incredibly supportive to me personally" during the Monica Lewinsky ordeal, the former First Lady tells TIME
Billy Graham's wife and partner passes away after a lifetime of evangelism and celebrity
Ruth Graham, who surrendered dreams of missionary work in Tibet to marry a suitor who became the world's most renowned evangelist, died Thursday. She was 87
Three former Presidents gather in North Carolina to pay tribute to the evangelist who counseled 10 of them
"When I have children one day," Samantha Krieger of Dallas, Texas, wrote to CNN.com, "they will know of the legacy that Dr. Jerry Falwell left."
The separation of church and state in this country is narrowing. And it is the church, not the state that is encroaching. Our Constitution protects religion from the intrusion or coercion of the state. But we have precious little protection against the political adventurism of all manner of churches and religious organizations.
As senator turned actor Fred Thompson considers a presidential run, his Christian credentials are being questioned by Dr. James Dobson, a major voice among Christian conservative voters.
A sharp difference of opinion over which issues ought to top the political agenda of Christian conservatives spilled out into the open at this week's meeting of the National Association of Evangelicals.
Ted Haggard says he's about to embark on a process of rehabilitation known as "spiritual restoration," an ancient practice that could take years to complete.
A national religious leader with White House ties, the Rev. Ted Haggard, resigned Thursday after accusations by a male prostitute that the pastor paid him for sex during a three-year period.
The Rev. Ted Haggard agreed Saturday to resign as leader of the megachurch he started in his basement more than 20 years ago after its independent investigative board said he was guilty of "sexually immoral conduct."
The president of the National Association of Evangelicals resigned Thursday after denying an accusation by a male prostitute that the pastor paid him for sex over three years.
PHILIP ANSCHUTZ had three things going against him when he started producing movies six years ago. First, the secretive billionaire financier was a major contributor to Republican candidates. That ...
An unlikely coalition of evangelical Christians, FORTUNE 500 executives and environmentalists is coming together to press the U.S. government to take action to curb global warming.
Evangelist Pat Robertson apologized in a Wednesday letter for saying that the major stroke suffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was divine retribution for "dividing God's land."
Pat Robertson's mouth has cost him his piece of the Holy Land.
After Hurricane Katrina hit, Rick Warren was one busy pastor. He traveled to Houston to preach to 8,000 evacuees in the Astrodome, standing in a skybox next to Oprah Winfrey. He went on the Larry K...
President Bush suggested Wednesday that Harriet Miers' evangelical Christian beliefs were part of the reason he nominated her to the Supreme Court. But later a White House spokesman said her religion played no role in her selection.
Evangelist Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, said Tuesday that a sinful New Orleans could find spiritual rebirth in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Evangelist Billy Graham is in stable condition at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, North Carolina, a hospital spokeswoman said Saturday.
A fourth American missionary died overnight from wounds in a drive-by shooting in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the U.S. military said Tuesday.
Evangelist Billy Graham was in stable condition Thursday recovering from hip surgery he underwent Tuesday night at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, a spokesman for the hospital said.
I'm being stalked in cyberspace. Hey, I'm not a naturally paranoid kind of guy, but I'm beginning to feel as if people are watching me to make sure I don't say the wrong thing. And it's making me w...
It takes a brave white man to approach 35,000 black Baptists and ask for their wallets. But on a steamy June afternoon at the St. Louis convention center, a little-known Memphis entrepreneur shows ...
When Dick Cheney kicked off his New Year by deciding not to make a run for the White House in 1996, business executives lost their favorite candidate for President. But corporate America has a muc...
TO THE STRAINS of a recorded gospel song, top managers and their staffs intently watch slides of an evangelical mission to Poland. The music stops and the lights come up. Several of the 75 or so me...