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Religious Consistency and Hypocrisy: Election 2012
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

Let’s be clear: On Nov. 6, neither a Republican nor Democratic victory will bring in the Kingdom of God. Most people in America, whether they are religious or not, prefer consist ...

Chick-fil-A Draws Crowds (Not Just for the Waffle Fries)
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

It could get pretty crowded at Chick-fil-A this week — and not because of the fast-food restaurant's famous waffle fries.Supporters and opponents of gay marriage plan to appear at Chick-fil-A locations na ...

Scotland to Legalize Gay Marriage by 2015
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Scotland has announced it will allow same-sex weddings as early as 2015, becoming the first country in the United Kingdom to do so. Scotland has announced it will allow same-sex w ...

Episcopal Bishop on Gay Weddings: Yes, But No
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 10:16am | Type: Blog

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Episcopal Bishop Kee Sloan of Alabama voted in favor of his church's new ritual for blessing same-sex unions — but he won't allow priests in his diocese to perform it. ...

Black Preachers Divided on Same-Sex Marriage, Not Obama
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 8:06am | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON — The 200 or so African-American pastors gathered here for the Conference of National Black Churches feel strongly about the topic of gay marriage, some for, many against. But there's one thing ...

Polls: Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Endorsement Not Likely to Affect Election
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

President Obama’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage opened a torrent of speculation on what his newly enunciated position will mean politically, but the latest polls indicate the public largely backs his ...

Obama and Gay Marriage: In U.S. Religion, the Golden Rule Rules
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 9:29am | Type: Blog

As pundits and politicians struggle to divine the political fallout from President Obama’s sudden endorsement of same-sex marriage, one thing has become clear: The Golden Rule invoked by Obama to explain his c ...

TRANSCRIPT: President Obama's ABC News Interview on Same-Sex Marriage
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

"At a certain point, I've just concluded that — for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that — I think same-sex couples should be able to get married. Now — I have to tell yo ...

North Carolina Approves Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 6:03pm | Type: Blog

The sign outside the polling station at Devon Park United Methodist Church exemplified this state's struggle with a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. "A true marriage is male and fe ...

President Obama Backs Same-Sex Marriage
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

In an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, Barack Obama became the first President to formally endorse same-sex marriage. In an interview with ABC ’s Robin Roberts ...

Why the United Methodist Church Canceled Votes on Same-Sex Marriage, Gay Clergy
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 1:17am | Type: Blog

United Methodists concluded their General Conference last Friday (May 4) without voting on gay clergy or same-sex marriage, a surprising end to a disappointing week for gay activists. ...

United Methodists to Debate Allowing Gay Clergy and Same-Sex Marriage
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

As nearly 1,000 delegates from across the world gather in Tampa, Fla., for the United Methodist Church's General Conference , gay and lesbian activists have printed pamphlets promoting their cause in five languages, including Portuguese and ...

Pope Benedict XVI Denounces Cultural Shift Toward Gay Marriage in U.S.
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 5:29pm | Type: Blog

Pope Benedict XVI on Friday denounced the "powerful political and cultural currents" that are working to "alter the legal definition of marriage" in the United States. ...

Minnesota Church Finds the High Price of Supporting Gays
Originally Posted: 03/04/2012 - 8:05pm | Type: Blog

A small Minnesota church is finding out the high cost of standing up for same-sex equality — as well as an unexpected lifeline from the very people it decided to support. A small ...

Both Sides Gearing Up for Same-Sex Marriage Fight in North Carolina
Originally Posted: 02/27/2012 - 2:21am | Type: Blog

WILMINGTON, N.C. — As the only Southern state without a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage, North Carolina is the next battleground, with religious groups on both sides bracing for a high-stake ...

Washington Becomes 7th State to Legalize Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 11:35am | Type: Blog

In an emotional ceremony Monday (Feb. 13), Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation that makes Washington the seventh state to legalize gay marriage. In an emotional ceremony Monday ...

Are Millennials Conflicted About Morality?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:55pm | Type: Blog

The Public Religion Research Institute recently released the results of their newest survey, "Committed to Availability, Conflicted About Morality," which shined new light on the complexity of opinio ...

Friday Links Round-Up
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Korean-American youth. Soldiers vs. Schools. Movies. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:</p> Korean-American youth. Soldiers v ...

DC Catholic Charities: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Few people expect their workplace benefits to be a casualty of the culture wars, but in Washington, DC, the battle over same-sex marriage hit local employees of Catholic Charities square in the poc ...

The Sad State of Dialogue on Civil Unions
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I am an evangelical Christian who attends church regularly, so I was surprised to see a worship service on the grounds of the Hawaii state capitol this past Sunday. I am an evange ...