from The Great Debate:

Carson in Jordan: God bless and keep the Syrians – far away from us

By Shibley Telhami
December 2, 2015

Source: Carson campaign/ Facebook/ screen shot

Source: Carson campaign/ Facebook/ screenshot

On Saturday Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who had strongly opposed absorbing Syrian refugees in the United States, suddenly turned up in Jordan visiting the very refugees he wants to keep away from American soil. What explains the sudden interest in a group GOP presidential candidates have been competing to keep out? Carson’s move, a new poll suggests, could well save his lead among evangelical Christians.

from The Great Debate:

Jesus wouldn’t join the NRA

By Abigail Disney
October 30, 2015

Customers view semi automatic guns on display at a gun shop in Los Angeles California

Customers view semi automatic guns on display at a gun shop in Los Angeles, California, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Mormon faith may hurt Romney in U.S. primaries – poll

November 23, 2011

 Mitt Romney’s Mormonism could hurt the Republican candidate with evangelical voters in his fight for the party’s presidential nomination, but those voters would favor him over President Barack Obama in the general election, according to a newly released poll.

Evangelical Christians from Global South see expanding influence

June 22, 2011

Prisoners attend a cult meeting presided over by Evangelical pastor Marcos in Rio. 30 October 2009