WASHINGTON (RNS) Donald and Evelyn Knapp are businesspeople, not pastors. They abandoned their religious vocation the moment they traded the sacred meaning of marriage for a profit-making enterprise.
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(RNS) The Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom said the Hitching Post wedding chapel is not a nonprofit religious organization like a church, but rather is a religious for-profit limited liability company like a Bible publisher.
(RNS) Donald and Evelyn Knapp are ordained Pentecostal ministers who say they can’t provide same-sex services at their for-profit wedding chapel because it’s “something forbidden by their religious beliefs and ordination vows.”
(RNS) The ordinance bans discrimination among businesses that serve the public, private employers, in housing and in city employment and city contracting.
(RNS) – Freedom From Religion Foundation has reached a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service over electioneering in churches, a violation of their tax-exempt status.
(RNS) The next religious liberties faceoff may be between LGBT workers and private business owners who, the Supreme Court says, have religious rights.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The race to legalize same-sex marriage in the nation’s state and federal courts has become a self-fulfilling prophecy, fueled by an unbroken string of pro-marriage rulings since the Supreme Court first weighed in on the subject last June. As each decision strikes down state bans, it becomes more difficult for judges to ignore […]
(RNS) Fights in Arizona and Kansas about denying services to gays and lesbians mirrors the national debate on whether the religious rights of business owners also extend to their for-profit companies.
(RNS) James Dobson will speak at the March for Life rally on Jan. 22, as part of a new strategy to expand the annual event’s reach beyond its Catholic base to include evangelicals.