Tag: Gay Marriage

  • Social justice and civil rights activists had a lot to like in President Obama’s address, but religious conservatives were concerned by the “reframing” of issues such as gay marriage as matters of freedom and justice. More

    January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

  • Gay marriage is not a campaign issue in Minnesota this season, and it’s not on the ballot. But the Catholic archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis recently sent a message opposing gay marriage to every Catholic family in the state. Father David of McCauley of the Minnesota Catholic Conference says it is an effort “to make Catholic people aware of Catholic teaching.” More

    October 29, 2010 | Comments (20)

  • “I would say to the evangelicals who have joined this movement be careful, you will be used,” says Rev. Richard Cizik of the New Evangelical Partnership. “I want a society and a government and its policies to reflect values I find in Scripture, but that’s not what you hear from Tea Party leadership.” More

    October 8, 2010 | Comments (9)

  • Proposition 8 passed in California mainly because Mormon churches mobilized for it. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints withstood blistering criticism from outside the faith. Now, resentments are festering inside the Mormon community.

    May 22, 2009 | Comments (84)

  • Bishop Harry Jackson, chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, gives his assessment of President Barack Obama’s first 100 days.

    April 29, 2009 | Comments (7)

  • Managing editor and correspondent Kim Lawton highlights the findings about young evangelicals in the Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly/UN Foundation survey on religion and America's role in the world.

    October 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • Although white evangelical Christians have voted overwhelmingly Republican for the last 20 years, younger evangelicals are less supportive of John McCain than evangelicals over 30, according to a new poll.

    September 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton discusses the challenge John McCain's campaign may face in sustaining the enthusiasm of social conservatives.

    September 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • Read more of the Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly interviews about same-sex marriage with three Presbyterian ministers in California.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments (1)

  • The question of whether to ordain gay clergy has challenged and divided many denominations, including Conservative Jews. The Orthodox strongly oppose gay ordination, but reform Jews accept it. Now, the Conservative movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards has recommended that Conservative seminaries should be allowed to admit gays.

    February 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

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