BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — At their annual meeting, Southern Baptists approved constitutional amendments aimed at dealing with abuse. If approved again next year, the amendments would allow the nation's largest Protestant denomination to remove churches that mishandle allegations of abuse or misconduct.
(The Conversation) — In an increasingly pluralist, multicultural West, blasphemy laws find fresh purpose in policing intolerance between religious communities.
(RNS) "Do we really surrender the entire American system of government to five people, unelected, appointed for life, with no consequences for the decisions they make?" Huckabee asked.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The fight over gay marriage is far from settled -- and some conservatives insist that it never will be -- but pro-gay groups clearly have the momentum. Here's why.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Taking a cue from religious conservatives, the liberal denomination of some 1 million members becomes the first in the country to attack same-sex marriage ban on religious freedom grounds.
(RNS) Divided over the 2012 state constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, the state's two Roman Catholic dioceses and the North Carolina Council of Churches are parting ways.
(RNS) A federal judge has struck down Oklahoma's constitutional amendment that would have prohibited judges in the state from considering Shariah law.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) Here in the only Southern state that does not have a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, both sides are gearing up for a fight at the ballot box on May 8. By Amanda Greene.