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Demand legal protection: It’s okay to be gay at work

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg You can still be fired for being gay in 29 states, and for being transgender in … Continued

Opponents to Boy Scouts policy to launch alternative

A fledgling organization that opposed the Boys Scouts of America’s decision to accept openly gay Scouts announced Tuesday (July 9) … Continued

Fossil fuels are a faith issue

(AP) One day, our children, their children, will almost certainly ask, “What did you do to solve the climate challenge?” … Continued

Religious groups OK with gay Scout ban for years now say no problem. What gives?

For years, the biggest faith groups in the Boy Scouts Mormons, Catholics and Methodists supported the organization’s ban on openly … Continued

We aren’t at their mercy as much as they (or we) think we are

NEW YORK — The ancient dream of making money by simply moving money took a hit last week when Citibank … Continued

Some Jews can’t get jazzed over Hanukkah

Ayelet Waldman isn’t shy about sharing her true feelings about the upcoming Jewish festival of lights. “I loathe Hanukkah,” said … Continued

Prepare to chill out D.C.: Spiritual mega-teacher Eckhart Tolle makes first appearance

Just in time. Spiritual celeb-guru Eckhart Tolle is appearing in Washington next week for the first time – one night … Continued

Some Mormons separate gay marriage rights from church rites

Jim Urquhart Reuters Practicing Mormon Chad Smith and his daughters Kathryn, 6, left, and Olivia, 4, attend a gay pride … Continued

Why are Millennials leaving the church?

Three-quarters of Millennialls agree that present-day Christianity has “good values and principles,” but strong majorities also agree that modern-day Christianity is “hypocritical” (58 percent), “judgmental” (62 percent), and “anti-gay” (64 percent).

‘Reverts’ return to their childhood faith

Bruce Boling will celebrate Easter Sunday this weekend among Southern Baptists, just as he did when he prayed at a … Continued

Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, ex-leader of Philadelphia archdiocese, dies at 88

Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, whose 15 years as shepherd of the 1.5 million-member Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia was marked by celebration … Continued

The religious case for legalized abortion

It is the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. More than 35 million women in the … Continued

Breaking children’s spirits in God’s name

“To Train Up a Child” is the revealing title of an authoritarian child-rearing manual, written by a right-wing evangelical pastor … Continued

Why the Mississippi personhood amendment self-imploded

Bruce Newman AP Amendment 26 supporter Joyce Haskins, with her grandchild Landry Bruce, waves to passersby outside the voting booths … Continued

Who owns the word ‘Adventist,’ or ‘Catholic’?

By Julia Duin Do religious groups have the right to sue you if you use their name, logo or so-called … Continued

The secular best and the worst of 2010

I’ve always tried to avoid engaging in the hoary journalistic practice of filling space at the end of December by … Continued

Keep the faith, Ms. Rice – change the venue

Author Anne Rice said last week that she was ‘quitting Christianity:’ The once-lapsed Catholic wrote that she was could no … Continued


“You shall be holy for I the Lord, your God, am holy.” –Leviticus 19:2 Holiness is easily commanded in this … Continued

Immigration reform advocates to pray, rally and march in Washington

Thousands of people of faith representing dozens of religious denominations and organizations will demonstrate their support for immigration reform in … Continued

Religions need to live and let live

On the immediate level, the move by the Vatican is likely the consequence of the continuous decline of Catholic Church … Continued