In today’s news:
- Coverage of this weekend’s ‘Pulpit Initiative‘ is rolling in. 33 pastors violated federal law to endorse a political candidate from the pulpit on Sunday. Interfaith Alliance’s new video – Pulpit Politics: The Race for Pastor-in-Chief – is a fresh reminder of why clergy and candidates are best left kept a long-distance relationship. In other words, I’m your pastor, and I approve this ad. [Washington Post; Washington Post; Interfaith Alliance; New York Times]
- After the film Obsession circulated in political battleground states recently, a Dayton, Ohio Mosque was the target this weekend of anti-Muslim mischief. [Dayton Daily News]
- “Just curious” if Barack Obama is the Antichrist? Give us a break. [Charlotte Observer]
- As Sarah Palin treads carefully between religion and public policy, a reminder of the power of political cartoons. [Los Angeles Times; Washington Post]
- This year’s “See You at the Pole” was flagged as more politically charged than usual. See You At the Pole is a national event in which school children gather at the flag pole before school to pray – for some about politics, and others, less homework. [Christian Post]
- The upcoming release of Religulous has got critics saying ‘cameras roll, and faith hasn’t a prayer.’ Interfaith Alliance tells the Chicago Tribune we think we can handle the satire.
Please keep your seats and tray tables in their full upright and locked position as we prepare for religion and politics in today’s news – from Interfaith Alliance.