Topics :: freedom of religion

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Church and State :: A History of Religious Intrusion into Government

CULTURE | By William E. Kelly | May 25
Were the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution devised as religious decrees to maintain the status quo, or to allow for the inevitable evolution of our democracy without regard to any specific religion?

Christian Preacher Wins Lawsuit Wrongful Arrest

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 1
A Christian street preacher won over $21,600 after a three-year battle against the Greater Manchester Police, whom he said wrongfully imprisoned him for 19 hours after he allegedly harassed two gay teens via reading scripture.

Miss. Religious-Practices Bill Goes to Negotiation

RELIGION | Mar 28
Mississippi lawmakers could try to write a final version of a religious-practices bill that has sparked concerns about anti-gay discrimination.

’Next Fall’ a Personal Collaboration for Actor and Director

HIV/AIDS | By Michael Cox | Jan 17
"Next Fall" may be the most profound and personal collaboration between the actor Kendall Hodder and director Russell Greene. In the play, a tragic accident puts Adam’s feelings about his devoutly religious partner to the test.

Ministers Back Colleagues at Pa. Same-Sex Ceremony

RELIGION | Nov 10
About 50 ministers are giving their symbolic support to a colleague facing sanctions from the United Methodist Church by participating in a same-sex wedding ceremony.

’GCB’ Gets Bitch-Slapped By Conservatives

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 12
ABC’s new hit show "GCB" has been slammed by conservatives for its betrayal of Christians. Some groups and politicians are even asking viewers to boycott the program.

Gay UK Dean Threatens to Sue Church of England

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 17
A gay UK dean is threatening to sue the Church of England for being rejected from becoming Bishop of Southwark.

Ku Klux Klan to Rally for Christian Anti-Gay Student

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 6
A Christian student at a Georgia university who was ordered to learn more about gays has found new allies willing to stand up for her constitutional rights: the KKK.

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