(RNS) Michael Griffin says that at the suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school where he worked for more than a decade it was no secret that he is gay, but when he told administrators that he was going to marry his partner he was fired. The episode is the latest in a string of similar incidents, and it came just a week after New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the church is not “anti-gay” but has been “outmarketed” on the issue of gay marriage.
Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Church blames research team for citation errors in book.
(RNS) Writing on the eve of the departure of world leaders to Johannesburg to attend a memorial service for Mandela, who died last week, Dominic Lawson wrote in the Daily Mail: “He was a giant — but how absurd for the BBC to compare Mandela to Christ.”
(RNS) Mormon missions are often described as “the best two years.” Many who serve talk about spiritual highs, miracles and mind-expanding experiences. Few detail how tough the work can be, how rigorous, how stressful.
Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officially declared that Sunday, December 8 would be “Humanist Community Day” in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This was a historic moment for Humanists, atheists, agnostics, and the nonreligious—not just in Massachusetts, but across the United States. To my knowledge it is the only proclamation ever released by a governmental authority in […]