Church leaders and the GOP mayor of Indianapolis want the Indiana governor to veto, not sign, a bill that gives legal protection to business owners who refuse to serve gay couples.
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(RNS) If you follow the headlines, it feels like an invisible finger has flicked the first domino in a long row of tiles. But don’t be fooled.
(RNS) Now that the largest group of Presbyterians has approved same-sex marriage, attention turns to the Methodists, the largest mainline denomination in the U.S. that still prohibits it.
(Reuters) A majority of the 171 regional “presbyteries,” or local leadership bodies of the church, have now voted to change the wording of the constitution to define marriage as a commitment “between two people, traditionally a man and a woman.”
Backing marriage equality on social media sites, including on Facebook or Twitter, “is not an organized effort to attack our effort, or our functioning as a church.,” Elder D. Todd Christofferson said in the interview.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) Oklahoma state Rep. Todd Russ said the federal government is attempting to change the traditional definition of marriage, so his legislation would place the responsibility for officiating marriages in the hands of clergy.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A solid 56 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, up from just 11 percent in 1988.
(Reuters) One friend-of-the-court brief was filed on behalf of dozens of prominent conservatives, including billionaire political activist David Koch, which says that “conservative values are consistent with – indeed, are advanced by – affording civil marriage rights to same-sex couples.”
(RNS) If you serve the public, you have to bake the cake and arrange the flowers. Don’t pick this one thing to use as justification for not loving your neighbor as yourself.