A Jewish group offering therapy for same-sex attraction will be ceasing operations in January as a result of a lawsuit filed against it in New Jersey.
Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, also called JONAH International, sent an email to supporters on New Year's Eve announcing the closure.
"The N.J. court delivered its final judgement on Dec. 18, 2015. Under the order, JONAH must permanently cease operations, including providing referrals and operating its website and listserv," read the email. more >>
The issue of gay marriage is threatening to split apart the Anglican Communion ahead of an important summit in Canterbury in England next week, with African and Asian leaders threatening to walk out on Archbishop Justin Welby.
Mail Online reported that Welby is preparing for a "make of break" effort at the summit in order to keep the Anglican churches together despite disagreements over homosexuality.
Although Welby and the Church of England have remained opposed to the legalization of gay marriage, a number of bishops within the Anglican Communion, including American church leaders as part of the Episcopal tradition, have backed the practice. more >>
A national church-state watchdog group based in Washington, DC has entered the legal fray over a Kentucky business that refuses to print t-shirts for a gay pride event over religious objections.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed an amicus brief in the Kentucky Court of Appeals on Monday against Hands on Originals and its owner, Blaine Adamson.
"Appellee Hands On Originals, Inc., a commercial printing company, maintains that the First Amendment allows it to disregard this law and to deny service to customers seeking T-shirts for a gay-pride event because, it says, its 'work is expressive and artistic'," reads the brief. more >>
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An Oregon Christian couple have paid the state-ordered $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for refusing to bake a wedding cake for their same-sex ceremony earlier this year.
The Oregonian reported on Monday that Aaron Klein, the former co-owner of the now defunct Sweet Cakes by Melissa, handed over a check of $136,927.07 to the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries' Portland office for the damages and accrued interest.
Aaron and Melissa Klein had initially said that they will not be paying the money to Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, the lesbian couple they refused to bake a cake for in 2013. The Kleins have explained that their objection to participating in same-sex weddings stems from their religious belief that traditional marriage is defined as a union between one man and one woman. more >>
Despite publicly stating this summer that opposing same-sex marriage would be "front and center" in his 2016 campaign, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz told a moderate Republican donor in New York that it won't be a priority if he becomes president.
A recording of Cruz's conversation with the donor during a fundraiser held Dec. 9 at the Sullivan & Cromwell law firm on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York was highlighted in a POLITICO report Wednesday.
While Cruz's comments on the issue doesn't depart from what he has said previously, the report said it reflects a penchant to change his priorities according to his audience which could make him vulnerable in the January run-up to the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses. more >>