In his first interview since the 2012 presidential election, former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney said that he still maintains his opposition to same-sex marriage, in spite of the recent brief signed by lesser-known Republicans advocating its legalization in California.
"I believe that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman, and that's because I believe the ideal setting for raising a child is where there's a mother and a father in the home," Romney, who also opposed same-sex marriage during his 2012 bid for president, told Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace.
"Other people have differing views and I respect that, whether that's in my party or in the Democratic Party. But these are very personal matters. My hope is that when we discuss things of this nature, we show respect for people who have differing views," Romney added. more >>
With the election, scandals and budget battles, 2012 saw plenty of political losers. Here are the top ten political losers in American politics for 2012.
With Congress and President Barack Obama on the verge of passing an agreement to avoid the "fiscal cliff," America's political leaders have again shown an unwillingness to make difficult choices to deal with the nation's national debt, now at around $16.4 trillion. Americans said they were unsatisfied with the status quo and wanted their political leaders to work together to solve the nation's difficult problems, yet they re-elected a Democratic president, Democratic Senate and Republican House. more >>
According to a recently released survey by a major research organization, even after increased national exposure American perceptions of Mormonism have changed little over the past year.
The Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life released their findings last week, which were based off of surveys conducted from Dec. 5 to 9 among an estimated 1,500 adults. Pew's findings included 82 percent of respondents saying they learned little or nothing about Mormonism during the presidential campaign and "cult" being the word chosen most to describe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
David E. Campbell, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, told The Christian Post that the findings of the Pew survey were "not surprising." more >>
Many high profile people ranging from President Barack Obama to Kim Kardashian have issued warm holiday greetings this year, and The Christian Post has highlighted a few.
The White House 2012 Christmas card featured a painting by Larassa Kabel from Des Moines, Iowa. The artist featured the Obama family's dog, Bo, on the special card.
Describing the moment she learned First Lady Michelle Obama had selected her painting for the card, Kabel said, "It was a very surreal moment," according to ABC News. more >>
The Public Religion Research Institute confirmed that the religiously unaffiliated and minority Christian vote largely went to President Obama while Mitt Romney attracted most of the white, evangelical vote in November. The group's recent surveys highlight the challenge the GOP has in attracting minority voters.
According to the surveys, 25 percent of religiously unaffiliated voters supported Obama, with Romney winning only 7 percent of the same group. However, 40 percent of white, evangelical Protestants supported Romney while Obama received only 8 percent of that vote.
Each candidate received equal support from white, Catholic voters. more >>
A chief adviser on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is receiving flak over an op-ed piece that defends Mitt Romney and his campaign. He pointed out that the former governor received more votes than John McCain did in 2008.
Stuart Stevens, a well-known political consultant, made the remarks in response to the media coverage in the wake of the presidential election in which Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term.
"On Nov. 6, Mitt Romney carried the majority of every economic group except those with less than $50,000 a year in household income," Stevens wrote. more >>