In early Christian texts, God gives birth to Israel and is described as a woman in labor and a mother comforting her children.
The Christian left has played a strong role in America's history. In this election too, it is not silent.
The Anglican church has been criticised for standing against gay marriage, but it has taken a positive step on an issue that many activists see as more important.
Feminists played a major part in raising the profile of women in the church. Now they need to step up for same-sex marriage.