The Issue: Same-sex marriage support more vocal, more widespread

The Issue: Same-sex marriage support more vocal, more widespread

Same-sex marriage is garnering new-found, or at least more publicized, acceptance across the United States, cutting across political and philosophical lines as the idea of two people of the same sex in a committed relationship isn't as off-putting as it was, say, a year ago.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
George W. Bush urges immigration reform

George W. Bush urges immigration reform

DALLAS, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush returned to the spotlight to urge Congress to pass immigration reform, saying immigrants help "invigorate our soul."
S. Baptists: Gay marriage no civil right

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NEW ORLEANS, June 21 (UPI) -- The Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in New Orleans, has approved a resolution that declares same-sex marriage is not a civil right.
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Obama, McCain share stage with pastor

Obama, McCain share stage with pastor

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Bush praises Southern Baptists

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GOP hopefuls don't impress evangelicals

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Church leaders push immigration reform

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Rice gets warm welcome from Baptists

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Thousands rally in D.C. on Darfur

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Churches split on immigration reforms

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- A survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life in Washington showed that Christians were conflicted over immigration reforms.

Miers nomination splits conservatives

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Sunday TV talk show discussion of President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court highlighted a split among conservatives in the issue.

GOP admits to mailers suggesting Bible ban

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The Republican National Committee says it mailed fliers to voters in two states suggesting liberals want to ban the Bible, the New York Times reported.

Civilization: Religion and reproduction

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The most fascinating aspect of a new PBS documentary on religion and reproduction is that the traditionalists embrace science in defining human life and the pro
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Richard Land
President George W. Bush participated in a immigration reform meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on March 23, 2006. Sitting to the presidents right was Co-Owner of Peck's Nursery Shirley Peckosh and President of the ethics and religious Liberty Commission Dr. Richard Land. (UPI Photo/G. Fabiano/pool)

Richard D. Land (born 1946) is the president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), the public policy entity of the Southern Baptist Convention in the United States, a post he has held since 1988. He is also the host of For Faith & Family and For Faith & Family's Insight, two nationally syndicated radio programs. He was the primary author of the Land letter, an open letter sent to President George W. Bush by leaders of the religious right in October 2002 which outlined a "just war" argument in support of the subsequent military invasion of Iraq.

In 2001, President Bush appointed Land to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), a federal agency, created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1988, for the purpose of monitoring the freedom of conscience, thought and religion or belief abroad. President Bush reappointed Dr. Land for a second term in June 2004. He was subsequently appointed by then Majority Leader Bill Frist in July 2005. Land continues his service to the Commission.

Land appeared prominently in the PBS Frontline documentary The Jesus Factor, covering the Evangelical Christian views of President George W. Bush. Land often appears on news programs to discuss Christian matters. Land also appeared in the movie Article VI, in which he discusses religion in politics.

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