(RNS) — No Southern state has enacted laws banning the ex-gay therapies, but North Carolina's executive order bans government support for the practice, mostly used by evangelical ministries dedicated to changing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
(RNS) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a lawsuit challenging Maryland’s controversial executive order banning state agencies from contracts with businesses that boycott Israel.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'We take this step because we know that in solving the many, many problems and our great challenges, faith is more powerful than government and nothing is more powerful than God,' he said in a Rose Garden ceremony.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The president plans to sign the order in a Rose Garden ceremony Thursday (May 3) that is expected to be attended by members of his Cabinet and some 200 representatives of religious groups.
NEW YORK (RNS) The Trump administration's attempts to ban travel to the U.S. by Muslims has had a severe and repugnant impact on Shiite Muslims in particular.
(RNS) These Court Evangelicals have sacrificed the prophetic voice of their Christian faith for a place of power and influence in the current administration.
(USA Today) The 13 appellate judges, who include 10 nominated by Democratic presidents, seemed likely to rule against Trump.
(RNS) A clownish cast of old-school religious-right figures and various other Trump disciples eagerly showed up to dutifully support the president’s executive action, completely unaware of how insignificant it turned out to be.
(RNS) Many religious leaders were eager to see this 1954 law weakened. Others wanted to see it preserved.
(RNS) The executive order signed on the National Day of Prayer draws fire from the left and mixed reviews from conservatives, many of whom say the order doesn’t go far enough.
(RNS) President Trump can expect serious pushback on a religious liberty executive order he is reportedly poised to sign.
NEW YORK (RNS) Leaked drafts of President Trump’s order suggest it will be read by many as a broad assault upon LGBT rights and a license to deny basic services to same-sex couples.
WASHINGTON (USA Today) More than 50 GOP House members want the president to fulfill a campaign promise to scale back Obama-era protections for gays and lesbians. The White House says it's complicated.
CHICAGO (RNS) President Trump's executive order would have more than halved the number of refugees accepted by the United States from the current ceiling of 110,000.
There was no escaping those prior, contextual statements by the President and his advisors.