(RNS) A question on religion brings candidates to the nexus of faith and public policy.
(RNS) If only Pence had opened up about Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Many conservative Christians are still upset that in 2015 the Indiana governor backtracked under pressure after signing a Religious Freedom Restoration Act in his state that critics said would allow discrimination against gays.
INDIANAPOLIS — On Wednesday (Sept. 14), a panel of three judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit lashed into Ind. Gov. Mike Pence's attempted ban of Syrian refugees resettling in the state.
These days, his fellow evangelicals don't care.
(RNS) The unusual faith mix of Donald Trump's running mate has helped shape him as a politician.
(RNS) The fight in Indiana isn't just about a piece of legislation. It's about fair-minded citizens speaking out against discrimination and for the common good.
(Reuters) Indianapolis, a corn belt city of 850,000 with a $4.4 billion tourism industry, has gone into full-on damage control to make sure its growing convention business is not harmed by a national uproar over a religious freedom bill that Pence signed into law last week.
INDIANAPOLIS — Senate President Pro Tem David Long said the change will "unequivocably state that Indiana's (religious freedom) law does not and will not be able to discriminate against anyone, anywhere at any time."
(RNS) Until the last few years, RFRA cases were victimless. That all changed in the 2000s, as conservative activists began using RFRA in a new way: as a sword, rather than a shield.
Gov. Mike Pence -- who himself has been urged to run for president -- is receiving support from other Republican contenders for his signing of the legislation.
While lawmakers debate changes in the law, The Indianapolis Star published a page one editorial in huge type, headlined "FIX THIS NOW."
Facing a rising tide of criticism and business boycotts against his state, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he would consider a second law that "amplifies and clarifies" the first one but added, "We're not going to change the law."
(RNS) The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) threatens to pull its convention out of Indianapolis after the governor signs a controversial religious freedom bill.
Church leaders and the GOP mayor of Indianapolis want the Indiana governor to veto, not sign, a bill that gives legal protection to business owners who refuse to serve gay couples.