Christian traditionalists see American freedom as derived from Christian faith. That flies in the face of the historical record – and it distorts today's political debates.
Franklin Graham had made remarks about Islam that Muslims and others said were insulting. The Pentagon rescinded his invitation to speak at a May 6 event.
Hillary Rodham Clinton edged out Sarah Palin as most admired woman in this year's Gallup poll. But Palin won handily among Republicans, and she tied Clinton among Independents.
Wednesday's National Prayer Service featured an array of faith leaders, as Democrats aim for inclusiveness and a fuller religious voice.
Pastor Rick Warren interviews Obama and McCain in a live broadcast Saturday.
The author and activist aims to strengthen the link between spirituality and commitment to moral issues like poverty.