Religion in the 2012 Elections


Some thought that as Rick Perry faded from the presidential race, so would the culture wars. And then we saw a late push by evangelicals in favor of former Sen. Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucuses.

That is why on January 25 in Houston the Texas Freedom Network will give you two unique opportunities to hear from some of the nation’s leading experts on the turbulent intersection of religion and politics in America:

  • Pulitzer Prize-winner Leonard Pitts in the evening (7 p.m.)
  • Earlier in the day, a free symposium at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University (1 p.m.)

We hope you will make plans to join us on January 25 in Houston when we’ll hear from Pitts, a nationally syndicated columnist whose work appears regularly in newspapers around the country; John Green, one of the nation’s preeminent students of the relationship of religion and politics; Gordon College President Michael Lindsay, an award-winning sociologist who is among the youngest presidents in the country among nationally ranked colleges and universities; and a host of other experts on topics ranging from Islamophobia to abortion and gay rights.

More details (including a full list of speakers) and registration information are available at


5 Responses to “Religion in the 2012 Elections”

  1. Richard Crooks Says:

    Religion and politics should never mix. Religious nuts from every direction will alway fight with each other, when you get a bunch of lieing politicans involved the public majority will loss.

  2. Charles Says:

    I have just one thing to say. Show us what you got Rick “Chrisy O’Donnell” Santorum.

  3. David Says:

    This is a good time to remind Americans about the history of Oliver Cromwell. Santorum, even though he’s Catholic, potentially shares some characteristics with Cromwell, except he’ll be overthrowing our democracy, rather than the monarchy in the name of religious zeal.
    Best if we steer clear of Perry, Santorum, and any other of these clowns.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    How do I sign up for Leonard Pitts this week at Rice and Emanu El?

  5. TFN Says:

    You can buy tickets ($20) for Pitts, register (free) for the symposium, and get more information about the event here:

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