(RNS) The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) threatens to pull its convention out of Indianapolis after the governor signs a controversial religious freedom bill.
(RNS) Pope Francis will become the third pope to visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when he meets with the president and first lady during his U.S. tour in September.
LOS ANGELES –The ballot initiative is given no chance of becoming law, but it gives sponsors a means to attract attention to their proposal. The initiative would authorize the killing of gays and lesbians “by bullets to the head” or “any other convenient method.”
(Reuters) Seattle-based Gen Con’s Chief Executive Adrian Swartout said in a letter to the governor that diverse attendance is important to its annual convention, which it says has a $50 million yearly impact on Indianapolis.
(RNS) Some Nigerians fear that another term for Goodluck Jonathan would mean the emergence of more Muslim extremist groups in addition to Boko Haram. And they are willing to pin their hopes on a Muslim candidate.
(Reuters) Opponents called it a “religious discrimination bill” which would allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against gays and others on religious grounds.
(RNS) Pope Francis is trying to tighten church teaching against the death penalty. Not all American Catholics, however, are convinced.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Eight former teachers described school buses segregated by gender, classroom racism and textbooks with pages on evolution, fossil fuels and sexual reproduction ripped out.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) Oklahoma’s conservative lawmakers came up with a religious tactic to block same-sex weddings. In a twist, their efforts to restrict who can perform marriages could make it easier for gay couples to wed.