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Love Wins, As It Always Should

Faith leaders reflect on the historic SCOTUS decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

Evangelical Employers Can Discern Without Discriminating

Do Christian organizations need to be exempt from anti-discrimination policies?

On Religious Liberty and Gay Rights: Who Would Jesus Sue?

Christians today are all too ready to lawyer up. They should remember the way of Jesus instead.

Mormons — Yes, Mormons — Are Having an LGBT Moment

Mormon support for gay marriage grows.

Who would God discriminate against?

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would protect gay, lesbian and transgender Americans from workplace discrimination.

Are Catholic bishops really the final authority on the faith?

Pope Francis delivers his speech during a meeting with young people on September 22, 2013 in Cagliari, Italy. Pope Francis … Continued

An aging maverick, Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong has no regrets

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — At 82, retired and enjoying life, Bishop John Shelby Spong doesn’t have to be the liberal … Continued

Religious groups feel the pinch of government shutdown

WASHINGTON — As the government shutdown enters its second week, some religious groups are starting to feel the pinch, and … Continued

Conservatives say censorship has increased on Facebook, iTunes

RNS () — Todd Starnes did not think he had violated Facebook’s community standards when he posted about “wearing an … Continued

A PAC for atheist candidates

A new Political Action Committee (PAC), the Freethought Equality Fund, is dedicated to expanding voters’ choices by backing the candidacy of open nontheists to public office.

Conservatives promote House bill to protect opponents of gay marriage

WASHINGTON — Conservatives are rallying around a House bill designed to protect religious people who advocate for traditional marriage — … Continued

Catholic chaplains given marching orders barring service to gay couples

RNS () — Catholic military chaplains cannot be forced to witness or bless a same-sex marriage, nor are they allowed … Continued

Pope Francis identifies with regular Catholics

Pope Francis made a significant push Thursday toward his vision of a more pastoral, less doctrinaire Catholic Church, saying the … Continued

NY state pastor among Methodists defying church law

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Rev. Steve Heiss presided at his first same-sex marriage ceremony in a field in upstate New … Continued

Atheists and humanists launch Freethought Equality Fund PAC

WASHINGTON — Atheists and humanists hope to increase their influence in politics with the launch of the Freethought Equality Fund, … Continued

Interview: Desmond Tutu on gay rights, the Middle East and Pope Francis

RNS () — Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his fight against apartheid in … Continued

Vladimir Putin and God

How exactly does “God created us equal” work in Russia, Mr. Putin?

Gay rights vs. religious rights: 7 issues to watch

NEW YORK — The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those … Continued

Newest ‘Values Voters’ adversary to America: The Emergent Church.

RNS () — Christian conservatives who think Satan is using communism and Islam to bring down America can add a … Continued

Conservatives vow suit over N.J. gay conversion law

TRENTON, N.J. — Licensed therapists are banned from using conversion therapy to try to change a child’s sexual orientation from … Continued