Barbara Bradley Hagerty http://wfpl.org en For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A 'Disaster' http://wfpl.org/post/albert-mohler-2012-election-evangelical-disaster Many religious conservatives thought this might be the year of an evangelical comeback, when voters would throw President Obama out because of his support of same-sex marriage and abortion, and his health plan's birth control mandate. It didn't work out that way.<p>"I think this was an evangelical disaster," says Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.<p>Mohler says white evangelicals moved in lockstep: Seventy-nine percent voted for Republican Mitt Romney, the same percentage as voted for President George W. Bush in 2004. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:18:24 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2423 at http://wfpl.org For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A 'Disaster' Battleground States Carry Obama To Second Term http://wfpl.org/post/obama-wins-re-election Americans elected Barack Obama to a second term Tuesday, with the president capturing or on the verge of winning all of the key states that had been at the center of his hard-fought campaign against Republican Mitt Romney.<p>"Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you," Obama said early Wednesday at a speech before thousands of supporters in Chicago. "I have learned from you. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:52:51 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2384 at http://wfpl.org Battleground States Carry Obama To Second Term Both Candidates Leave God Off The Campaign Trail http://wfpl.org/post/both-candidates-leave-god-campaign-trail Religion used to be everywhere in the presidential elections. George W. Bush courted conservative believers in 2004. In 2008, Sarah Palin excited evangelicals and — unexpectedly — so did Barack Obama.<p>What a difference a few years make. In 2007, then-candidate Obama used evangelical language to describe his Christian conversion: He was a young, secular community organizer who occasionally visited the local Chicago church, when one day he walked to the front of the sanctuary and knelt before the cross.<p>"I felt I heard God's spirit beckoning me," Obama recalled. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 12:25:02 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 1851 at http://wfpl.org Both Candidates Leave God Off The Campaign Trail