WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) Here in the only Southern state that does not have a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, both sides are gearing up for a fight at the ballot box on May 8. By Amanda Greene.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) A proposed Alabama law would allow churches or ministries to teach a religion class to public school students off campus, if parents and school boards give permission and the churches provide transportation and other expenses. By Greg Garrison.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A House committee holds hearings Thursday that will find the Obama administration guilty of trampling on religious freedom by requiring employers to provide insurance that includes contraception coverage. By Lauren Markoe.
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Gov. Christine Gregoire was scheduled Monday to sign legislation to make Washington the seventh state to allow same-sex marriage, although opponents promised a high-stakes fight at the ballot box. By Tracy Simmons.
LONDON (RNS) In the first case of its kind, a British court has convicted three Muslim men — who claimed they were acting under teachings of their religion — of openly advocating the execution of gays. By Al Webb. 250.
While sections of the internet have “gone dark” today in protest of SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act. Internet companies such as Google (which is has a special logo today) and Wikipedia (which has taken itself down for the day in protest) think the legislation goes too far, and are taking action against it. […]
The Republican Iowa caucuses finished up last night, and while Mitt Romney technically won by 8(!) votes, there wasn’t a real “clear” winnerâÂ?¦except for God: There was a LOT of God-talk last night in the candidate’s concession speeches. Mitt Romney, a Mormon, made sure to state that “Freedom is a gift from God,” while barely […]
(RNS) Instead of year-end analyses and new-year resolutions, I prefer to share important lessons I have learned. Most came the hard way. That’s the first lesson: The easy way rarely leads anywhere worth going. Here are others as we begin a new year: – Make your bed and wash the dishes. Take pride in doing […]
Ah, New Years Eve. A time for revelry, resolutions, and twitter controversies involving John Lennon, Cee Lo Green and atheists. Long story short: several folks are miffed at singer Cee Lo Green for changing a lyric in John Lennon’s “Imagine” while performing on New Year’s Eve in Times Square. He reportedly tweaked the line “nothing […]
(RNS) The world may still have gold and myrrh, but it's quite possible that frankincense could become a thing of the past, given ecological pressures on the arid lands where it grows in Ethiopia. The storied resin — known to millions as one of the three gifts of the Magi, the wise men who visited […]