SALT LAKE CITY – While the BSA insists that religiously affiliated troops, including those sponsored by the LDS Church, can continue to ban gay leaders, many observers doubt such an exemption can be legally defended.
(RNS) “When we ask people about what America thinks, what America is like, their answers are influenced by what is flashing in their minds. The news. The people they know. What they’ve seen themselves or what their friends experienced.”
(RNS) In response to the Louisiana governor’s order barring Westboro protesters from the funerals of two shooting victims, church leader Benjamin Phelps said in a YouTube video that “God sent the shooter.”
The vote by the Boy Scouts of America’s board to lift the organization’s ban on gay scout leaders is just the latest chapter in a long history of controversy over who merits the right to wear the scout uniform.
(RNS) A sampling of religious response to the Boys Scouts of America’s drop of its ban on gay adult leaders.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Rob Bell maps Christian faith onto modern evolutionary science, quoting New Age healing champion Deepak Chopra, Sufi mystic Rumi and Catholic theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin — an amalgamation sure to rile some in the evangelical crowd that made him famous.
(RNS) Under the settlement, the Federal Bureau of Prisons agreed to acknowledge humanism as a “worldview” and allow its adherents the same rights and recognition enjoyed by inmates of other faiths.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The bishops questioned the safety of the vaccines, saying the manufacturer failed to provide requested information and the government disregarded the bishops’ request for tests.