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What Americans Think About Gay Rights and Religious Liberty

RELIGION | By Emily Swanson | Apr 2
A recent poll suggests Americans' sympathy for religious objection may be limited to wedding-related businesses.

ENDA Victim of Friendly Fire:: The ACLU & 6 LGBT Orgs Pull Support

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 9
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) hit an unexpected stumbling block Tuesday, when six national gay rights organizations led by the ACLU, citing objections to the bill’s religious exemption, publicly withdrew their support for the legislation.

Missouri Legislation Would Refuse Service Based on Religious Beliefs

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 26
Missouri legislators on Monday introduced legislation that would permit business owners to refuse service to LGBTs based on their religious beliefs.

Mich. Counseling Student Expelled Over Refusal to Treat Gay Client, Wins Case

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 12
A counseling student won her legal battle against Eastern Michigan University, who expelled her over her refusal to treat a gay client, and will be awarded $75,000 by the college.

Are Gays Really Living in Sin? An Examination of the Bible

RELIGION | By Pier Angelo | Jun 14
Does "The Book" really and clearly states that Homosexuality is a sin? Let’s take a quick look at the facts.

Softball Team Excluded Due to Pastor’s Bisexuality

NATIONAL | By Jim Salter | May 17
The new pastor at St. John United Church of Christ in the eastern Missouri town of St. Clair doesn’t play softball, but members of his church do. Or at least they did until their pastor’s sexuality prompted a boycott within their church league.

Mich. Counseling Student Refuses to Treat Gays, Gets Expelled, Sues University

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 30
A counseling student from the Eastern University Michigan was expelled for refusing to see gays and lesbians. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the student can argue "religious discrimination" in her suit against the university.

Killer Read Scripture, Stoned Gay Man

A 70-year-old man was stoned to death with a rock stuffed in a sock by a younger friend who alleged the victim made unwanted sexual advances, authorities said.

NYC mosque debate will shape American Islam

NATIONAL | By Rachel Zoll | Aug 30
The uproar over a planned Islamic center near the World Trade Center site is shaping up as a signal event in the story of American Islam.

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