Tracy Simmons| Religion News Service

Stories by Tracy Simmons| Religion News Service
Pork-laced bullets designed to send Muslims straight ‘to hell’

SPOKANE, Wash. — Still angry about the idea of an Islamic cultural center opening near Ground Zero, a group of … Continued

Victims raise profile of ‘spiritual abuse’

SPOKANE, Wash. — Karen Wanjico had no choice. Turn away from her mother like the rest of her congregation, or … Continued

Lesbian answers bishop’s call for dialogue on gay marriage

SPOKANE, Wash. — What do you do when your spouse of 10 years — the person you’ve spent a decade … Continued

Woman crusades to save sister’s life, end the death penalty

SPOKANE, Wash. — They stood in front of a shopping mall, shackled together, heads down, nameplates dangling around their necks, … Continued

Washington churches told not to collect funds for gay marriage fight

SPOKANE, Wash. — Churches in Washington state are being reminded that collecting money for a political cause is not OK … Continued

Can conservatives overcome Washington’s secular bent to ban gay marriage?

SPOKANE, Wash. — Conservatives in Washington state claimed victory this month by collecting double the signatures needed to send the … Continued