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Head of Federal Election Commission calls separation of church and state a ‘fallacy’ and 2020 election a ‘spiritual war’

The head of the Federal Election Commission chastised Catholic bishops during a pair of interviews this week, accusing church hierarchy of “hiding behind” their nonprofit status and declaring that this year’s U.S. election amounts to a “spiritual war” that threatens the country’s “Christian moral principles.”

Some question replacing Mississippi’s Confederate symbol with ‘In God We Trust’

But tucked inside the legislation changing the flag was a peculiar mandate. "The new design for the Mississippi state flag recommended by the commission shall not include the design of the Confederate flag, but shall include the words 'In God We Trust,'" the act reads.

Ahead of Trump Bible photo op, police forcibly expel priest from St. John’s church near White House

Authorities also expelled at least one Episcopal priest and a seminarian from the church's patio.

Conservative group calls for ‘ReOpen Church Sunday’

A conservative law firm launched a “ReOpen Church Sunday” initiative this week, calling on churches to begin gathering in person again despite reports of the deadly novel coronavirus being spread during worship services.

Romney cites faith as inspiring his vote to convict Trump

Utah senator and Republican Mitt Romney voted to convict President Donald Trump of abuse of power, explaining he was compelled to do so in part by his faith as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Democratic presidential hopeful Tom Steyer on faith, climate change and who goes to heaven

Known for his environmental advocacy, Steyer, like other candidates, has made a point of referencing his faith often while on the campaign trail — and even referred to religious activists while on the debate stage.

Democrats’ new faith outreach director launches ‘listening sessions’

(RNS) — Years after Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign was criticized for what some argue was lackluster outreach to faith groups, the Democratic Party has hired a new religious outreach director and launched a round of listening sessions with faith leaders in the lead-up to the 2020 election.

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