Religion and Politics in the US

Welcome to RelPol, a student peer reviewed online magazine. This magazine is part of the assessment for the module "In God We Trust" @ the University of Hull.

Political and Religious Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage since the Landmark Supreme Court Ruling

 It cannot be denied that the influence of religion on politics (Christianity in particular) in the United States is still substantial. The Obergefell v. Hodges Ruling of June 2015 which … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is Politics at a Crossroads with Religion?

http://www.cathnewsusa.com/2012/03/in-u-s-politics-religion-still-plays-a-part/ A recent study from Pew Forum has suggested that the influence of religion in, not only, American politics, but American life, has declined over recent years. However, of this … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Heritage or Hate

On the evening of June 17 2015 nine African Americans were murdered during a prayer service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church. The suspected perpetrator of the Charleston shootings … Continue reading

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Who can claim religious exemption for providing birth control?

  The Obamacare reforms; formally known as the Affordable Care Act were signed into Law by President Barack Obama on 23th March 2010. The Presidents goals for the improvements to American … Continue reading

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The Republican Party and the US as a Christian country

This political cartoon shows the issue of the Republican Party’s belief that the US is a Christian nation. This in turn, leads the party to want Christian beliefs to influence … Continue reading

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How closely is the issue of abortion in the USA related to religion?

Abortion and women’s reproductive rights have been a widely debated topic is recent years in the United States. Roe v Wade [1] in 1973 was a landmark case, extending a … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ben Carson Has No Faith in Democracy: His Fear of a Muslim president shows he doesn’t really trust the voters or the republic

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/nicole-hemmer/2015/09/29/carsons-muslim-president-comments-show-no-faith-in-american-democracy    This article is written by Nicole Hemmer, talking about the statement which stated by Ben Carson – a neurosurgeon, what he thinks about the importance of the faith … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Religious Extremist Reactions To The Legalization Of Gay Marriage

On June 26th 2015 the Supreme Court ruled in the case Obergefell v. Hodges that state enforced same-sex marriage bans were unconstitutional. The Supreme Court ruling is seen as a triumph … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Texas Trying to Rewrite History through Religion

                               Back in November of 2014, the Texas School Board of Education approved textbooks that told students that biblical figures had much more influence on the U.S. government than … Continue reading

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Kanye West Is More Of A Deity Than A President.

Kanye West is God. He has said so himself in songs and in the media, his fans would seemingly agree because there is even a church created around his alter … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · Leave a comment
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