(RNS) — Answer: Because it's a good culture war issue.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Supporters of such measures argue that the core issue is protecting a group's right to live out its religious faith, while critics see them as attacks on LGBT rights.
WICHITA, Kan. (RNS) — 'Mike has enemies because of his faith who may try to paint him in a poor light and make it difficult for him to reach the Secretary of State position,' the pastor of nominee Mike Pompeo wrote to his congregation.
(AP) Attorneys for the accused, charged with plotting to bomb Muslims in rural southwest Kansas, say Trump voters there have a 'different belief system' than potential jurors who live near urban Wichita.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Reuters) Three men charged with plotting to bomb an apartment building in western Kansas where Muslim immigrants from Somalia lived and had a mosque plead not guilty but remain in jail.
(RNS) The Rev. Cynthia Meyer said she is 'heartbroken' by the resolution.
OLATHE, Kan. (Reuters) A prosecutor urged a jury to give a Missouri white supremacist he called a "remorseless killer" a death sentence for murdering three people he thought were Jewish outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year.
(Reuters) Local churches and other groups are offering to house the portrait, which had hung in the school since at least the 1950s, and community leaders have been working to defuse anger over its removal.
(Reuters) A Kansas man was arrested on Friday as part of an FBI sting operation in which he was plotting a suicide car bombing at Fort Riley army base in support of the Islamic State militant group, prosecutors said.
(RNS) In some places, whites seem to be on a mission to preserve the benefits of white privilege, even if that means gun violence, police brutality, unfair sentencing and the languishing of urban schools.
(RNS) Steve Drain, spokesman for Westboro Baptist Church, says the intersection of 12th and Orleans streets is "the epicenter of the moral struggle of the covenant."
(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) Nothing rallies the troops better than self-righteous fury. Tell those who are indeed being victimized that they are under assault by a vulnerable minority, turn attention away from those actually gunning for their money and freedom, and create a scapegoat.
(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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