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Pope Francis Calls Traditional Marriage an Icon of God’s Love

“When a man and a woman celebrate the sacrament of marriage, God is reflected in them,” the Pope told an audience at the Vatican.

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

The Pope Francis Effect: 8 Ways He’s Changing the Catholic Church

So we know by now that Pope Francis is different. But is he changing more than just the tone of … Continued

After high court rulings, what will religious conservatives do?

The twin Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday (June 26) that further opened the door for gay marriage in the U.S. … Continued

ANALYSIS: A cultural wave on gay marriage reaches the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Sometimes a court opinion is more than just a court opinion. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 26-page decision Wednesday (June 26) … Continued

Is yoga instruction religious? San Diego court case may decide

SAN DIEGO — In an elementary school classroom with an American flag draped over one wall, a couple dozen students … Continued

Why marriage matters

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg News The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule on two cases about marriage. But regardless … Continued

After Rhode Island, is gay marriage ‘inevitable’?

WASHINGTON — Rhode Island on Thursday (May 2) became the 10th state to approve same-sex marriage, and the Delaware Legislature … Continued

Cardinal Dolan: Catholic Church could do better on gay outreach

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the top U.S. Catholic prelate, says the Roman Catholic Church has to make sure that its defense … Continued

Opponents of gay marriage say they’re no bigots

WASHINGTON — They are moms and dads, authors and activists, a former police officer and a former single mom. They’re … Continued

Poll: Americans see gay marriage as inevitable

WASHINGTON — Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S. is inevitable, according to a study by … Continued

Evangelicals embrace a like-minded pope

Not all Catholics appreciated Pope Benedict XVI’s staunch defense of Christian orthodoxy, traditional marriage and life from conception to natural … Continued

Vatican backtracks on support for gay couples

VATICAN CITY — A top Vatican official blamed the media for “derailing” his recent remarks on possible legal protections for … Continued

Latter-day Saints: Proposition 8 support based on traditional view of marriage

GEORGE FREY REUTERS Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gather around the Mormon Salt Lake Temple … Continued

What Christians should learn from Dan Cathy

Tim Carman/The Washington Post See also –What gay rights activists should learn from Shane Windmeyer On Monday it came out … Continued

As polls shift, gay marriage becomes a uniter, not a divider

HYATTSVILLE, Md. — For Sean Carlson, the little stories have added up the most. The moment that his mother, Barbara, … Continued

Vatican newspaper compares marriage equality to communism

VATICAN CITY — Faced with recent setbacks in the United States and in Europe, the Catholic Church has intensified its … Continued

Election’s over: What do we do now?

Tom Pennington GETTY IMAGES A voter completes her ballot on Nov. 6, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. The election is … Continued

Why is Billy Graham so involved in the 2012 elections?

After years of shunning the partisan political spotlight, is Billy Graham a born-again Republican? In May, the elderly evangelist was … Continued

Hispanics and values: How the GOP and the DNC address Hispanic issues

REUTERS Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to the Hispanic Leadership Network in Miami on Jan. … Continued