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  • Indian Church displeased with ruling legalizing same-sex relationships

    Indian Church displeased with ruling legalizing same-sex relationships

    • Sep 7, 2018

    India’s Supreme Court ruled in a landmark judgment that homosexual acts between consenting adults are no longer a crime, but Church officials said that legal validity does not make such practices morally acceptable.

  • Tennessee bill would allow counselors to deny services

    Tennessee bill would allow counselors to deny services

    • Apr 6, 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill that would allow mental health counselors to turn patients away based on the counselors’ religious beliefs and personal principles has passed in the House in Tennessee, the latest state to introduce measures that opponents say legalize discrimination against gays, bisexuals and transgender people. The

  • Battle between religious and gay rights splits GOP states

    • Apr 6, 2016

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican lawmakers upset about the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage have advanced measures in about a dozen states this year that could strengthen protections for those who refuse on religious grounds to provide services to same-sex couples. The bills could benefit court clerks, photographers,

  • Bishop: Church needs legal shield to deny same-sex services

    Bishop: Church needs legal shield to deny same-sex services

    • Apr 1, 2016

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Catholic bishop told the Alaska House Judiciary Committee on Thursday the church reversed a 75-year-old policy of allowing people of other faiths to get married in one of its landmark chapels after same-sex marriage became legal. Bishop Edward Burns, head of the Juneau diocese, testified

  • The Vatican must speak on conscientious objection

    The Vatican must speak on conscientious objection

    • Oct 2, 2015

    For as long as anyone can remember, the Vatican has had a special genius for snatching public relations defeat from the jaws of victory. Even by that standard, the fracas surrounding Pope Francis’ meeting with Kim Davis last week, which broke out immediately after his massively successful US trip, sets

  • Two views that Francis was duped

    • Oct 2, 2015

    Perhaps you, too, are stunned and saddened that Pope Francis, who preaches against divisiveness, secretly met Kim Davis, one of the most divisive figures in America’s never-ending culture wars. If so, at least two journalists offer theories on why that’s not as horrible as it seems. Crux reported this morning

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