Civil vs Religious

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin “In no church, no synagogue, no mosque, no temple, no religious house will those who disagree with same-sex unions be compelled to perform them. Period. This legislation is about civil marriage, not religious marriage.” -Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, seeking to calm fears over legislation passed Tuesday (June 28) that […]

Civil vs Religious

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin “In no church, no synagogue, no mosque, no temple, no religious house will those who disagree with same-sex unions be compelled to perform them. Period. This legislation is about civil marriage, not religious marriage.” -Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, seeking to calm fears over legislation passed Tuesday (June 28) that […]

The Supreme Court Decision

Supreme Court Issues Split Decision on Ten Commandments Cases RNS’ article of the week looks at the Supreme Court’s split decision on displays of the Ten Commandments. Key quote: Taken together, the decisions indicate the justices’ determination that there are instances-taken on a case-by-base basis-where the biblical laws may be placed in a government context. […]

The Supreme Court Decision

Supreme Court Issues Split Decision on Ten Commandments Cases RNS’ article of the week looks at the Supreme Court’s split decision on displays of the Ten Commandments. Key quote: Taken together, the decisions indicate the justices’ determination that there are instances-taken on a case-by-base basis-where the biblical laws may be placed in a government context. […]

Should Churches Celebrate Independence Day?

c. 2005 Religion News Service (UNDATED) First Baptist Church in Euless, Texas, prides itself on its fiercely patriotic approach to the Fourth of July. Last year, Marines rappelled into the sanctuary, church members in uniform stuck rifles and helmets into a Styrofoam grave site made by a Broadway set designer, and indoor fireworks exploded over […]