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Faith in the 2012 Election Faith in the 2012 Election
Religion emerged as an important issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. The personal religious identity of President Barack Obama and the Republican candidate, Governor...

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Commentary on the Election Commentary on the Election
This collection gathers together key statements from politicians, campaign officials, journalists, and others as they analyze and react to the role of religion in the 2012...

William Newland, Catholic Family Business Owner, on Why Businesses Should Be Able to Reject the Contraception Mandate on Religious Freedom Grounds

July 30, 2012
We feel that all Americans deserve the right to follow their religious freedom. All Americans, including family business owners, have the right to live and do business according to their faith. And these fundamental principles are being denied us and taken away from us through this HHS Mandate. [...] My father started this business fifty years ago and he started it with everything that he supplied into this business. He did it on his own, contrary to what, maybe, our president would think. He did it on his own. I watched him implement the moral values, ethical standards, the conduct and corporate culture that we have today, that has made this business successful and profitable for fifty years. Now we are being asked to change that corporate culture.