Conservative author and traditional marriage advocate Ryan Anderson says that conservative Evangelicals have a harder time coming out against same-sex marriage today than gays, lesbians and transgenders have in coming out about their sexual preference or identity.
Anderson, a Heritage Foundation senior fellow and author of Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, spoke on the topic of civil liberties at a pro-LGBT summit in Washington D.C. Thursday that was organized by The Atlantic.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in June to nationally legalize same-sex marriage, Anderson was interviewed by The Atlantic's Mary Louise Kelly on how America should straddle the fine line between granting the LGBT community its protections under the law while not infringing upon the religious liberties of those who oppose same-sex marriage. more >>
The Church of England is calling out U.K. cinemas for what it says is hypocrisy and "double standards," after theater chains rejected the Lord's Prayer ads, but now are playing animations it believes are promoting Hinduism.
"There is an unfortunate combination of double standards and hypocrisy on display in this decision making process which needs addressing urgently," said Rev. Arun Arora, the Church of England's director of communications, according to The Telegraph on Thursday.
Leading cinema chains in the U.K., including Odeon, Cineworld and Vue, have been screening a 7-minute animated film called "SanJay's Super Team," which shows Hindu deities protecting a young boy during prayer. more >>
Atheist author Richard Dawkins has claimed that people on the political left are ignoring Islam's "misogyny and homophobia," and defended GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's free speech rights.
While Dawkins said he does not support Trump's views that all Muslims should be banned from entering the U.S., he spoke out against a growing U.K. petition calling for the Republican to be banned from entering the country due to his controversial views.
"I mistakenly RTd the petition to ban Trump from UK, & I swiftly corrected it. Horrible though his views are, free speech is more important," Dawkins said on his popular Twitter page earlier this week. more >>
An Ohio man is facing a fine of $500 per day as he refuses to give up his freedom of speech and comply with orders from local authorities to remove a zombie-themed nativity scene displayed in his front yard.
For the second holiday season in a row, Jasen Dixon and his wife, Amanda, have constructed a nativity scene in their front yard in Sycamore Township that is stirring outrage among Christians, local officials and even his own family.
Dixon's controversial manger scene features a wooden manger roof, a bed of hay, gloomy lighting and figures that resemble zombie versions of baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the three wise men, with baby Jesus depicted as having greenish-gray skin and demonic eyes. more >>
Donald Trump puts his notes back in his jacket after talking about Democrat opponent Hillary Clinton at a Trump for President campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina December 4, 2015. The notes read, "Beat Hillary, No Strength, No Stamina, Goes Away".
Nearly two-thirds of likely Republican voters support candidate Donald Trump's controversial ban on Muslim immigration idea, according to a recent poll.
Back in October, sixty-five legal experts of high repute issued "A Statement Calling for Constitutional Resistance to Obergefell v. Hodges" — the Supreme Court case that ruled in favor of gay marriage.
In the statement the legal scholars rightly accuse the High Court of eschewing "reliance on the text, logic, structure, or original understanding of the Constitution, as well as the Court's own interpretive doctrines and precedents."
Moreover, they argue that the Court failed to show any compelling reason for "why it is unjustified for the laws of the states to sustain marriage as it has been understood for millennia as the union of husband and wife." more >>