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Unite and Conquer

There are two major religions in Texas: Christianity and high school football. Fortunately for our governor-in-waiting, Attorney General Greg Abbott, a story out of East Texas this week gives him a chance to pander to people of both faiths. Share

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Muslim School Denied Entry in Texas Private School Sports League AUDIO

The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools faces accusations of religious discrimination after a Muslim school in Houston was denied entry.  Share

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Sunday Morning Conversations: Eleanor Clift

As the fight continues over the Obama Administration’s birth control coverage mandate, I was pleased to spend a few minutes talking about it with Newsweek Columnist and legendary pundit Eleanor Clift. Share

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Details of School Prayer Settlment Sound Difficult to Enforce

A school district in South Texas that was sued for what critics called pervasive religion on campuses has reached a settlement with the agnostic family.  The details on this are just fascinating and I would love to have been a fly on the wall for the mediation between the family and the school district. Share

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Ted Cruz: The News 92 FM Interview

My conversations with the GOP candidates for US Senate from Texas continued today with an, at times, testy exchange with former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz.  Share

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Catholic Church Objection to Health Mandate Sparks Hot Debate

Tempers are running high on this one.  Despite the Obama Administration’s signals that it wants to find a compromise with the Catholic Church over rules that would mandate coverage of contraceptives, both sides are fired up.  Share

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Inside Gov. Perry’s Hill Country Meeting with Evangelicals AUDIO

My friend Jay Root at the Texas Tribune was able to get some incredible details about the recent gathering in the Texas Hill Country in which Gov. Perry talked with Christian Evangelicals for about 8 hours. As Jay reports, the governor was asked some pointed questions, including one that prompted him to say nothing in […]

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Perry Prayer Rally “Establishes Him as the Frontrunner for the Republican Nomination” AUDIO

Even though it was billed as a non-political event, Governor Perry’s day of prayer and fasting at Reliant Stadium in Houston is being seen in Austin as a political success.  Share

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Explaining (To America) Governor Perry’s Stance on Gay Marriage

It seems Gov. Perry confused some social conservatives and the national media when he recently said that that it as “OK” with him that New York has legalized gay marriage. Share

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First Baptist Dallas Pastor: Christians Shouldn’t Try to Make Every Issue a Moral Absolute

Now that prayer events are being held to address the debt crisis (that’s in addition to Gov. Perry’s much-touted and controversial prayer event in Houston next month), I thought it would be interesting to talk with a prominent religious leader in North Texas about people turning to their faith in crisis situations. Share

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