(RNS) The result was a split-the-baby solution that largely pleased Obama’s gay rights supporters while mollifying some religious critics and leaving enough ambiguity to blunt the opposition of more hard-line foes.
Articles tagged “religious freedom”
(RNS) God as a source of peace would not want to be associated with a name-sharing squabble. The Arabic term “Allah” predates Islam, and Muslims have no ownership over it.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Pakistan and Syria have earned their places on the list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom, says a leading religious liberty watchdog.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “If history has any lesson to teach us about silence, it’s not a good one,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl said.
(RNS) The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is calling for the secretary of state to add Syria and seven other countries to the list of worst religious freedom offenders.
(RNS) The owners of Elane Photography in New Mexico want the U.S. Supreme Court to focus solely on free speech — in this case, the freedom not to photograph same-sex ceremonies.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Hobby Lobby says Obamacare tramples on its religious freedom. But Hobby Lobby is not a person — it’s a corporation. What religious rights, if any, do corporations have? The Supreme Court will try to answer that question.
(RNS) What’s next? Disobeying traffic signs because a gay-friendly city government put them up? Drawing down on a policeman because he happens to be gay? Obeying only those laws that no gay person supports or benefits from?
(RNS) While religious liberty remains a “core value” in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday, “so is non-discrimination.” And therein lies the balancing act that’s at the root of several other disputes.
(RNS) Instead of live and let live, entire states are saying, “Your existence as a free being makes us feel less free. So kiss your freedom goodbye.”