Election Day 2012 Round-Up

Finally!  Time to vote (if you aren’t among the very many who have done so already).  I decided to round-up a list of the pieces I’ve written over the past few months that most pertain to the election today.

First, responses to the four Patheos Election Month questions.  This was a great series, generating a lot of response from various bloggers here at Patheos.  Check them all out.  Here are mine:

1:  What’s wrong–and what’s right–with the role of faith in American politics today?

Religious Freedom is for Everyone

2:  Does a candidate’s faith matter? 

Presidential Faith: When Difference Matters

3:  What are the key issues for people of your tradition to consider as they approach this election?

Poverty & Our Shared Humanity

4:  For whom will you vote for President, and why?

Barack Obama, Once More

As soon as Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his running mate back in August, I knew religion was going to be even more of an issue in this election.  I wrote this about it all:

RomneyRyanObamaBiden ~ Religion & Politics Overload

Additionally, I posted a series of prayers compiled by Faith Aloud, for the 40 days leading up to the election … prayers to end the War on Women.  Here was the first set:

This Week in Pro-Choice Prayer

Beyond that, I wrote a variety of posts on other issues relevant to the election as they emerged.  These are just a few.

On GOP men talking nonsense about rape:

If Only Mourdock Were Rare

Todd Akin, Paul Ryan, and The Rapist

On the probable illegality of a Catholic Bishop threatening the faithful with damnation if they vote for Barack Obama (and if only he were rare!):

Vote Wrong & Go to Hell?

On why race still matters, even when (and probably because) white folks ignore it:

The War on Black Women

Race Still Matters.  Religion … Maybe.

Read.  Listen.  Share.

And if you haven’t done so already … VOTE!


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