OKLAHOMA CITY — Several Oklahoma leaders of Christian nonprofits said they were "cautiously optimistic" about a work-around the Obama administration proposed Friday for religious nonprofits that object to providing health insurance that covers birth control.
HELENA, Mont. — A lawmaker’s proposal protecting "alternative viewpoints" during the teaching of evolution and science in schools came under fire Friday from opponents who argued it would pave the way for teaching of creationism.
ATLANTA — Yes, the Constitution’s Second Amendment gives Americans the right to bear arms. But does it address the moral implications of owning them? Some local and national religious leaders believe it does not.
CHICAGO — When Illinois legislators approved civil unions last year, gay-marriage opponents turned to Scripture and church teachings to explain their resistance. But with state lawmakers poised to consider approval of same-sex marriage, Roman Catholic bishops and other advocates of traditional marriage have changed their tack.
JERUSALEM — If the Messiah descends from the Mount of Olives as foretold in the Bible, America’s two biggest Christian broadcasters are well-positioned to cover it live thanks to recent acquisitions of adjacent Jerusalem studios on a hill overlooking the Old City.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bernadette Barton spent years seeking the stories of Bible Belt gays and how their lives changed as they came out to their families.
Gene Robinson, the gay Episcopal bishop of the diocese of New Hampshire, did not set out to be a lightning rod in the conflict between religion and the drive to legalize gay marriage.
A friend was describing a lavish house she had just purchased. She listed multiple bathrooms, Jacuzzis and marble countertops, and then came the zinger, “It’s all because of God!” She is a firm believer in the prosperity gospel, so she expects God to reward her prayers with houses and cars, and whatever else her heart desires.
ATLANTA — Midway down a narrow second floor hallway at the Winship Cancer Institute, away from the hum of nurses ushering cancer patients into exam rooms, Dr. William Wood talks about the great need far beyond these walls and how his boyhood faith gave him a heart big enough to care.
WAUPACA, Wis. — There’s no cross, no steeple, nothing that says God here on the top deck of the Chief Waupaca as it plies the waters of Wisconsin’s Chain O’ Lakes.
In my childhood, I attended Catholic schools and wore the standard uniforms. Although at times I complained, in reality the uniforms were a blessing, since I didn’t have to compete with girls whose parents could afford pricier clothing.