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Latinos, Religion and Politics

October 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Another survey was recently released showing that Latino voters may not be as conservative as the conventional wisdom suggests, especially in regards to same sex marriage. This new Pew Hispanic Center and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life survey shows that half of Latinos surveyed support allowing gays and lesbians to marry with [...]

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Tags: Evangelicals · Mitt Romney · Same-sex marriage · Uncategorized

Yeehaw: Get Ready for Rick Perry

August 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Texas Governor Rick Perry reminds me of a better looking, more confident George W. Bush (not that I would necessarily describe GWB as handsome). Both men were popular governors of Texas, both men were yell leaders in college, both were mediocre students, both can channel the Lord in their vernacular in a way that resonates [...]

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Tags: Evangelicals · GOP · Immigration · Mitt Romney · Rick Perry

Do we need a “Hispanic Karl Rove”?

August 18th, 2009 · 23 Comments

Yesterday, while skimming through the Huffington Post, I caught this piece about Reverend Samuel Rodriguez. Yes, he’s the crazy pastor I blogged about nearly two years ago who referred to us like this, “We Hispanics are emotional people. We are telenovela, Ricky Martin, J Lo, salsa and habañero chiles.” Uh, stereotype much? Well, now Rev. Rodriguez [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · Education · Evangelicals · GOP

Seneca: Latinos and the GOP, Part II

March 18th, 2009 · 38 Comments

During the Nixon Administration, the GOP began to assimilate the White South and all its cultural baggage: racial resentment of the African-American progress and the betraying Democratic Party. Meanwhile, Latinos still in overwhelming numbers remained Democrats. It was in the early 80’s with Ronald Reagan and the rise of the religious Evangelical Right that many [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · African-Americans · Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Democratic Party · diversity · Economics · Evangelicals · Federico Peña · GOP · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Immigration · Sen. Mel Martinez · Seneca · voting trends

Looks like Palin has her own church issues — Why isn’t this footage all over the news?

September 9th, 2008 · 9 Comments

It seems that Governor Sarah Palin has some church problems of her own. Remember a few months ago when we couldn’t turn on the evening news without hearing repeated footage of Reverend Wright and his rantings? And while I don’t agree with Rev. Wright’s statements, I think that it is a little odd how there are statements [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Evangelicals · Iraq War · Pentacostal churches · Presidential Elections · Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin chosen by McCain as VP candidate – Is she a friend of the Latino community?

August 30th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Yesterday John McCain shocked many by selecting Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential nominee. Palin, a 44 year old mother of five, has been the governor of Alaska for nearly two years, and prior to that, her other experiences in electoral politics were when she served as mayor of Wasilla and on its [...]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Evangelicals · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Iraq War · John McCain · Pentacostal churches · Presidential Elections · Sarah Palin

Latino religous leadership up in arms over same sex marriage

September 21st, 2007 · 30 Comments

I found this press release today while combing through the news. Some prominent Latino religious leaders, including the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, the same doofus who said that we are telenovela, Ricky Martin, J Lo, salsa and habañero chiles, want a constitutional amendment to protect marriage as only a union between a man and a woman. [...]

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Tags: Evangelicals · Same-sex marriage

More Latinos join Pentacostal churches

August 25th, 2007 · 14 Comments

I found this article about the growth in Pentacostal churches in Tucson. I can understand why Latinos leave the Catholic church.  Catholicism is mysterious, old, and often quite serious. Then of course, there are the abuses of the Catholic church, but I think that you can find abuses in almost all major faith organizations. I was [...]

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Tags: Evangelicals · Pentacostal churches