(RNS) — Two graphic artists claim that the ruling means that Phoenix's anti-discrimination law "cannot compel us to imagine and create custom artwork that violates our beliefs." Actually, that's not the case.
(AP) — Though the state Supreme Court said its ruling is limited to custom wedding invitations, the justices addressed a larger question of religious freedom and LGBT rights than the Colorado wedding cake case.
(USA Today) — Responses to Deedra Abboud's Facebook posts have ranged from disturbing to just plain scary.
GABORONE, Botswana (Reuters) -- Steven Anderson, of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, notoriously welcomed the gunning down in June of 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida by saying "there's 50 less pedophiles in this world."
(RNS) The pastor of Tempe's Faithful Word Baptist Church was due to visit South Africa later this month for a series of evangelical events.
(RNS) A tiny Arizona church with no permanent home won 9-0 at the Supreme Court in a free speech case.
(RNS) "People prayed, people went to church. I remember on Sundays the stores were closed," said an Arizona state senator.
(RNS) The best reason to ignore Anderson isn’t to deny him press coverage, or to acknowledge that gay rights won and he lost, but to recognize that there are more important social justice issues the LGBT equality movement should focus on.
(RNS) The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday leaves unchanged 20 state laws blocking same-sex unions. Each is already under legal attack, and some judges in those cases had been waiting to see what the high court would do. The court's instruction Monday: Proceed.
The state of Arizona is an unlikely home for visible atheist politicians. But according to secular lobbyist Seráh Blain, a new national initiative may help more states mirror Arizona’s rapid expansion of atheist participation in politics.
After Greece vs. Galloway, Arizona Rep. Juan Mendez tells RNS why atheists should offer invocations at government meetings, and why all people should support them.
Arizona's James Woods could be the first person elected to U.S. Congress to openly campaign as an atheist, and the first blind member of Congress in nearly 100 years. He spoke with RNS about his beliefs and his campaign.
Arizona's religious liberty bill became an anti-gay bill because both sides saw this a fight between religious liberty and LGBT rights.
(RNS) Fights in Arizona and Kansas about denying services to gays and lesbians mirrors the national debate on whether the religious rights of business owners also extend to their for-profit companies.
(RNS) Muslims around the world have varying views about what Shariah entails, and its role in personal and public life. So what exactly is Shariah? Here are five facts that might help make sense of this complex and often misunderstood term.
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