Maria Puente is an author at Religion News Service.
Georgia governor vetoes religious liberty bill denounced as anti-gay
“I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia,” the Georgia governor said.
Singer Katy Perry wants to buy L.A. convent, in fight with nuns, archbishop
The nuns Googled Perry’s videos — and they weren’t pleased. They want to sell to a local restaurateur.
Duggars open up to Fox-TV’s Megyn Kelly on family sex scandal
For the first time, the couple acknowledged that four of the victims were their daughters, including younger sisters Jill and Jessa, who also spoke to Kelly, and one was a family friend.
Duggars reeling from Josh’s sex-abuse scandal
Josh Duggar apologized Thursday (May 21) and abruptly resigned his job at the Family Research Council in Washington, one of the leading conservative groups fighting abortion and gay marriage among other causes.
Kim Kardashian airbrushed out of ultra-Orthodox website
Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the Kikar HaShabbat website, said they removed Kim because she is a “pornographic symbol” who contradicts ultra-Orthodox values
HBO’s pending Scientology doc likely to anger Tom Cruise
(RNS) The film is reportedly based on the book “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright.
The uncensored Grimm fairy tales are even more grim than you thought
(RNS) The Grimm fairy tales you’re familiar with include added Christian elements and nothing that would offend a middle-class religious sensibility. Now you can read the gruesome originals.
Archbishop of Canterbury baptizes Britain’s future king, Prince George
(RNS) Baptism is an important religious ritual for British royals: Since the monarch is the head of the Church of England, eventually Prince George will take on that role, so it’s critical that he be raised as an Anglican.