Jews push back against Scouts over policy banning gays

NEW ORLEANS (RNS) For nearly a decade, hundreds of Boy Scouts have learned the virtues of the Ten Commandments on an annual hike to local churches, synagogues and mosques. But this year, Touro Synagogue says it's no longer willing to take part because the Scouts deny membership to gay troop leaders and gay adolescent Scouts. By Bruce Nolan.

‘Ten Commandments Judge’ Roy Moore poised to return to Ala. court

Debbie M. Lord and Brenda Kirby |

MOBILE, Ala. (RNS) With 98 percent of state precincts counted, Roy Moore held on to 51 percent of the vote in his bid to retake his former job as chief justice of the state's supreme court, nearly a decade after he lost the job for refusing to remove a massive Ten Commandments monument. By Debbie M. Lord and Brenda Kirby.

10 Commandments judge seeks his old job back

Brendan Kirby |

MOBILE, Ala. (RNS) Republican Roy Moore's forced exit, almost a decade ago, as Alabama's chief justice position over a Ten Commandments monument is barely mentioned as he seeks to reclaim the job. Voters don't ask about it, and the two men running against him never mention it.