(RNS) It seems very unlikely that government would mandate that religious organizations change their policies on gay marriage. It might, however, withdraw tax-exempt status, not from congregations, but from religious organizations.
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“I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else,” the former president said.
(RNS) A favorite talking point among conservative opponents is that the gay marriage ruling is akin to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. But there are several obstacles to that scenario. Here are six of them …
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) In a statement issued from Lambeth Palace in London, Welby said that the American church’s decision “will cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican Communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith resolutions.”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The changes provide as wide a tent as possible for the historic diversity that characterizes the Episcopal Church — guaranteeing access to marriage liturgies to all couples while protecting the conscience of clergy and bishops who dissent theologically.
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) Under the new rules, clergy can opt out of performing gay marriage ceremonies.
(RNS) It is harmful to religion and to democracy when one group is ready to turn its back on civil society and another group is ready to push it.
(RNS) The waves of social change sweeping across America got me thinking. Were Aunt Charlotte and Aunt Trudy more than simply “roommates”?
(RNS) The Supreme Court majority reasoned with concern for the real-world impact of dismantling the Affordable Care Act. That pragmatic approach also turned up in the long-awaited marriage ruling.