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.

To what extent has radicalism swept the United States?

It is a known fact that radical Christianity is often overlooked and equally sometimes ignored. There is a widespread consensus across the United States by newly established Christian radicals that … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Religion or Politics – Which is to blame for the ongoing issue of abortion in the United States?

2014 marked 41 years since the famous Roe v. Wade case, where the Supreme Court decided to establish a woman’s constitutional rights to abortion in the first three months of … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Political Integrity & The Healthcare Gospel

Video taken from Fox News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6F0pvImpOY&feature=youtu.be All Presidents must dream of ending their terms with the realisation of a vision.  But will Barack Obama realise his, with the fulfilment of a … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

How convincing is ‘The war on Christmas’ in the modern day America?

(Video taken from The O’Reilly Factor 5/12/2013)  The global corporation Fox News is the largest conservative producer of journalism in the U.S. As such it argues almost every month that citizens, or … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Justice Scalia Continues his Crusade to Defend Keeping God and Religion in the Public Arena.

Addressing a Christian audience at Colorado University on October 1st, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia put forward the case that secularists are misguided in their on-going contention that the U.S … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mormonism: Did It Impact Romney’s 2012 Presidential Election?

In America there is supposed to be a separation of the Church and State but was this really the case when it came to voting in the 2012 Presidential Election? … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Does Creationism Have A Place In Politics?

Source: Youtube Christine O’Donnell, during an interview in 1998 provided the world with a blunder of a quote “evolution is a myth.” Years later, in 2010, when she tried to … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Religious Politicians are full of crap

The founding fathers, despite having believers among them, did not share the ideological intention of forming a Christian nation, they wanted religion to be a separate institution and not have … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Conservative Christians are being “coerced” by the Government

In a recent video clip from the Christian Broadcast Network, (CBN), two Idaho minsters face hefty fines and possible jail time for refusing to marry a homosexual couple.  In the … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The First Amendment meets Reality

For a country that prides itself upon its equal liberty, and takes so seriously its constitution, to what extent is America’s most treasured amendment met with such diligence when religion … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is this what the founding fathers meant?

  America is often seen by the rest of the world as a Christian nation, in 2007 a U.S Religious Landscape Survey showed that of the 30,000 people questioned, 78.4% of … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

“His Will Be Done,”; Does God have a place in current US politics?

Sen. Ted Cruz – On God’s Role In His Fight – The Brody File – click here for the video In a recent interview with CBN regarding the government shut … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church and State how deep should the divide go?

“Americans today should be free as the Founders were to pray,” So says David A. Courtman in the latest round of a subject that has been debated since the founding … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Religion: Impeding Same sex marriage in the United States of America?

  The issue of same sex marriage has been heavily debated over the last couple of decades. The pro-gay marriage lobby has seen support for this issue gain momentum both … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The National Organization for Marriage Vs. same sex marriage.

“Two-thirds (67 percent) of Americans agree that gay and lesbian relationships should be accepted by society, while roughly 1-in-4 (26 percent) disagree.” As shown by the polling data above generally … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Catholic Vote Anti-Abortion Campaign Video of 2009

“Life. Imagine the potential”, says Catholic Vote’s campaign video against abortion, a movement of “a community of patriotic Americans who believe our nation’s founding principles are good and true, and … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

What is Christian Libertarianism and can they truly be seen as Christian?

What is Christian Libertarianism? According to Murray Rothbard, the group began to emerge in the mid-17th century during the European colonization of the Americas. They are a Christian group who … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why the Christian Right opposes “Obamacare” and why it really shouldn’t.

You don’t exactly have to spend hours researching Obamacare to discover that the Christian right within America isn’t exactly its biggest fan.  In the words of Doctor Benjamin Carson, surgeon, … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

“In God We Trust” – Do ‘We’ all agree?

The phrase “In God We Trust” made its first appearance on the American coins in 1864, and later on the paper currency in 1957.  But recently it was announced that … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Should religion influence your vote?

  It is undeniable that US presidential campaigns over the years have often been heavily focused on the candidates own faith. Even the most recent election in 2012 could not … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Should Same-Sex Marriage be Legalised in the United States?

The issue of marriage equality has been a very controversial topic of late, one supported by President Barack Obama. Obama has publicly supported equality for same-sex couples, and has even … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Can you be a true American if you don’t believe in ‘God’?

http://images.christianpost.com/full/63987/perplexed-by-the-pledge.jpg            The questions of what it means to be an American, and whether the US is a Christian nation have become seemingly intertwined. From inaugural Presidential speeches to the … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Does the Bill of Rights lack support for the minority religions?

A minority is defined as ‘a racial, religious, political, national, or other group thought to be different from the larger group of which it is part’, i.e. the United States … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

# Free Speech…?

(Source: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/17/sorry-you-cant-get-out-of-hell-by-retweeting-the-pope/) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the hundreds more that exist, welcome to the world of social media. The first words …“Are you on Facebook?” Personal information placed on the internet … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Does America want to protect it’s own notion of being Christian from Islam?

President Barack Obama claimed while in Turkey in 2009, that  “we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Abortion, “A relic of the past”. A Republican view in modern America.

The issue of abortion for the Republican Party, has been a major issue on their policies since the Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade (1973) which gave women more … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Religious Freedom Day- more like Religious Freedom What?

Set up under George W H Bush’s administration in 1993, Religious Freedom Day occurs every year on 16th January, focusing on the respect and freedom to practise whichever religion one … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment