Bill Levin, who calls himself the church’s minister of love, formed it partly to test Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which bars the government from infringing on religious practices.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year history.
(RNS) Financially strapped families must decide whether to keep $100,000 all for themselves, or help another family.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) In court they admitted to urinating on the mountain and swearing at a guide who told them to respect the mountain because local people have strong religious beliefs that it is where their ancestors reside in the afterlife.
(RNS) A new app called Instapray, founded by Stanford grad Fryderyk Ovcaric and backed by venture capitalist Peter Thiel among others, is billed as “a safe place that connects people around the world through prayers.” But it also puts some of our worst impulses on display.
(RNS) Unlike Christianity, Judaism and Islam, historically all led by men, or the philosophies of the East such as Buddhism where male scholars and monks dominate, folk religions are often practiced and led by women.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) In a letter to the school district, some 80 miles south of Oklahoma City, a church leader assured administrators that the Satanic book is “no where (sic) near as graphic as the Christian Bible.”
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (RNS) Will HBO’s scathing documentary of Scientology, which airs March 29, prompt the secretive, litigious church to change? Don’t bet on it.