I'm not tied to any particular political line.
I first got involved with ending world hunger, and I got hip to the facts about it - what a huge problem it was and how it wasn't a matter of not having food or not knowing how to end it, but it was a matter of creating the political will.
I'm politically interested, but I have no particular talent as a political beast, stepping out and running for office.
Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it.
I grew up in a highly political home. My mother was the co-chair of the 300 Group, an organisation whose aim was to get more women MPs into parliament, and she herself stood in the 1987 election, the year before she died.
No matter where you stand politically - even if you're unsure of what your political ideology is - it is important to take part in the process of shaping our government.
This is an area where North Carolina does excel. I have known more colorful North Carolina political figures than I have colorless ones.
What we need to affirm is that Jesus is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. Whenever we marry Jesus to a political party, we are committing the sin of idolatry. We are making Jesus into the image of our political party.
A strong case can be made for religious leaders to speak out on political issues.
The real problem that I think those of us who are evangelicals and Democrats have to face up to is that the political right controls the religious media.
I fight, and have fought, for political freedom, for justice and for fairness and freedom of speech.
We've clearly seen that Tea Party Republicans are willing to take our economy hostage just to score political points, but I'm not willing to do that.
What I try to do is tell my constituents that this is what I believe and this is why I made that vote. And I think that that makes more sense to people generally than trying to triangulate some political position.
One of our most noble political tasks is to open up trust.
I'm a little bit of an amateur political junkie.
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