Amy Sullivan, who is one of the few journalists who really understand religion and the religio-political landscape, looks at Newt Gingrich's attempts to reach out to Evangelical voters in a post at Time magazine. It is more than passing strange that the new Catholic Gingrich should be courting Rev. John Hagee who thinks Catholicism is the "great whore." But, with Donald Trump becoming a birther and Michelle Bachmann considering the race (for those who think Sarah Palin is just too much of a nerdy intellectual), the GOP presidential sweepstakes promises to be strange indeed.
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- Talk of Latinos' potential political clout dominates La Raza gathering
- Editorial: Pope Francis' exhortation to walk on the margins makes us squirm
- Philippine church takes lead on Francis' environmental encyclical
- Special Section Preview: Social Justice
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