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Young black men are created in the image of God, too

Trayvon Martin was created in the image of God, and should not have been killed. Ever since our culture replaced … Continued

On July 4th, cherishing precious religious freedom

Americans manifested staggering rudeness and aggression during a public gathering with the local Muslim community on June 4 in Tennessee. … Continued

With Supreme Court rulings, it gets (so much) better

The outgoing bishop of New Hampshire, Douglas E. Theuner, right, presents the incoming bishop, V. Gene Robinson, left, with a … Continued

The real fights over gay marriage are just starting

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage, while historic, didn’t settle the issue. In fact, they fuel it. … Continued

Florida’s anti-Sharia law problematic, and not only for Muslims

State lawmakers around the country have proposed bills to effectively make sharia law illegal. FOR GOD’S SAKE | Having handily … Continued

Catholics clinging to guns, not God?

A man fires his handgun along a mountain range in Buckeye, Arizona, January (Joshua Lott/Reuters ) The Boston Marathon bombing … Continued

Pastors weigh in on gay-marriage court cases

On Tuesday, Supreme Court justices questioned whether same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry. On Wednesday, the court will … Continued

Love is stronger than hate: Why Holy Week is the perfect time for marriage equality

“Holy Week” is when Christians remember the last days of Jesus of Nazareth, from his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, through … Continued

Religious freedom at school

When people ask if kids in public schools have First Amendment rights, I’m tempted to answer “only if you think … Continued

Catholic Church still plagued by cardinal sin

View Photo Gallery: Cardinals from around the world gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave … Continued

Gay marriage opponents make their case to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Foes of same-sex marriage are warning the Supreme Court that lifting state or federal restrictions would threaten their … Continued

Abortion foes debate best PR approach

When thousands of abortion opponents gather on Friday (Jan. 25) on the National Mall for their annual protest march, they … Continued

40 years after Roe, abortion remains legal – but restricted

WASHINGTON — Forty years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion, the constitutional right many Americans take for granted is coming … Continued

Roe a matter of religious liberty

Forty years after abortion was made legal by the momentous Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, women’s access to … Continued

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, most under 30 don’t know case was about abortion

J. Scott Applewhite AP Roe v. Wade: decided on Jan. 22, 1973. Found that a Texas law that criminalized assisting … Continued

Faith-based procrastination: Religious job bias in taxpayer-funded programs

No American should be denied a taxpayer-funded job because of what he or she believes about religion. Yet that’s exactly … Continued

Suffer the children

As news about shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., began to spread last week, I could hear the … Continued

Both sides brace for Supreme Court battle on gay marriage

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision to take up the explosive issue of same-sex marriage will thrust the high court … Continued

Don’t deface the anti-Muslim Metro ads

REUTERS Cyrus McGoldrick, a member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, talks to commuters as they walk by an advertisement … Continued

Preachers arrested during New Orleans gay pride party plan to sue for right to protest

NEW ORLEANS — Nine preachers and activists who were arrested on Sept. 1 after they allegedly yelled slurs during the … Continued