Many Republican presidential candidates took a hard line in support of Kim Davis, echoing their criticism of gay marriage. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee called Davis’ arrest the “criminalization of Christianity.”
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(RNS) Many Christians seem to be leading with the back of their hands to gay people, not with the embrace of God’s love. And it just makes us look like haters to everyone else.
MOREHEAD, Ky. — William Smith and James Yates obtained a license from Deputy Clerk Brian Mason on Friday morning. As they exited the courthouse, they were greeted by supporters chanting “love has won.”
ASHLAND, Ky. — But Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, whom U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning has placed in the custody of U.S. marshals, said she will not authorize any of her employees to issue licenses in her absence.
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Lawyers filed an emergency motion to stop enforcement of an order requiring county clerks to issue marriage licenses to gay couples while Kim Davis’ case is on appeal.
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Defying the Supreme Court, county clerk says she was acting under “God’s authority” while continuing to deny marriage licenses to gay couples.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Speaker after speaker reiterated the point that it is a Christian’s duty to ensure biblical principles are being upheld by elected officials.
WASHINGTON (RNS) When three in four nations restrict religious speech and practice, it’s a “crisis,” said the director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs.
Iranian-American Saeed Abedini was sentenced by an Iranian court in 2013 to eight years in prison for allegedly compromising Iran’s national security by setting up home-based Christian churches there.