RELIGION IN THE NEWS
Staff Report - July 19, 2007
Evangelicals, Muslims Meet
Senator Linked to 'D.C. Madam' Says God, Wife Have Forgiven Him
Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, whose telephone number was disclosed by the so-called "D.C. Madam" accused of running a prostitution ring, says he is sorry for a "serious sin" and that he has already made peace with God and his wife. Associated PressA Blogger's Blend of Prayer and Politics Gains Influence
David Brody, who writes a blog and covers politics for the Christian Broadcasting Network, occupies a position of increasing influence in the 2008 presidential campaign. The New York TimesThompson Star Dims on Abortion Issue
Reports that Fred Thompson once lobbied to ease a controversial abortion restriction have cast a shadow over his outreach to social conservatives. Los Angeles TimesFaith Intertwines With Political Life for Clinton
Hillary Clinton has been alluding to her spiritual life with increasing regularity in recent years, using language that has dovetailed with efforts by her party to reach out to churchgoers who have been voting overwhelmingly Republican. The New York TimesRomney Criticized for Marriott's Hotel Pornography
Mitt Romney, who has campaigned against pornography, is being criticized by social conservatives who argue that he should have tried to halt hard core hotel movie offerings while on the Marriott board. Associated Press
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