Atheists are still the most mistrusted group in the U.S., and a godless politician is still the least likely candidate to win votes in a presidential election.
Last Saturday The New York Times ran a piece about the history of the Wichita, Kan., family that bankrolls many ventures in conservative politics: Quixotic ’80 Campaign Gave Birth to Kochs’ Powerful Network.
Arkansas took center stage in the same-sex marriage debate May 9 when a state judge overturned a 10-year constitutional amendment that banned same-sex unions in the state.
The morning after Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza handed down his ruling, the Carroll County Clerk's Office in Eureka Springs began issuing marriage licenses. In all, 15 licenses for same-sex couples were issued. On Monday, couples lined up at courthouses in Pulaski, Washington and Saline counties to get licenses.
An execution scheduled for Tuesday in Huntsville was stayed by a federal appeals court in New Orleans two hours before Robert James Campbell was set to be put to death.
The court said prosecutors in Campbell's case did not take into account evidence that he had an intellectual disability.
The Boston cardinal recalled his early years of ordained ministry at the Spanish Catholic Center in Washington, "an uplifting experience in my life."
This week’s Supreme Court ruling allowing sectarian prayers at public meetings dealt a body blow to atheist organizations.
The 5-4 decision in favor of the any-prayer-goes policy in the town of Greece, N.Y., avoided two alternatives that the justices clearly found abhorrent.
Faith and Justice: Religious progressives have been the neglected stepsister to her big brother, the religious right. But their time is coming.
"We have to stop executions until there's been a full investigation, independent investigation and full transparency," one lawyer said.
Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta pledged to restrict the presence of guns in Catholic institutions in response to a new Georgia law that would allow licensed gun owners to carry arms into schools, churches and other locales.
Set to take effect July 1, the law was opposed by the Georgia Catholic Conference.
Writing in his column in the May 1 issue of the Georgia Bulletin, newspaper of the Atlanta archdiocese, the archbishop said he regrets the enactment of the new law "more than I can possibly express."