Stephanie Samuel

Christian Post Reporter

Prop. 8 Opponents Defend Homosexual Judge

The lawyers representing the two same-sex couples who filed a lawsuit against California's Proposition 8 says former Judge Vaughn Walker's sexuality and involvement in a same-sex relationship are not enough to prove he made a ruling based on a personal desire to be married. Conservatives, on the other hand, say doubt about his ability to serve impartially should have been enough for him to disclose it or step down from the case.

Chinese House Churches Petition for Religious Freedom

Despite the pressure traditionally put on unregistered "house churches," clergy from dozens of these churches are petitioning China's legislature to guarantee the religious freedom of Shouwang Church. Many of the church's members were arrested last month while trying to hold worship services outside.