Tag: World Religion

Christian Baker Can Sue Colorado For Religious Persecution

Last week, a federal judge ruled that Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, could proceed to sue the state for anti-religious bias. Phillips previously fought a case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court after the Colorado Civil Rights Commission cited him for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex […]

Homosexuality is to blame for sexual abuse, not Catholic church, claims German cardinal

German cardinal on Friday provoked anger and controversy when he claimed the Catholic church was not responsible for sexual abuse by its clerics, and instead sought to pin the blame on homosexuality. “What has happened in the church is no different from what is happening in society as a whole,” Cardinal Walter Brandmüller said. “The […]

Court nixes discrimination against students of religious schools

Textbook-lending program challenged for refusing service to some All students in New Mexico will have equal access to educational resources after the state Supreme Court struck down a textbook lending program’s refusal of service to religious schools. The non-profit legal group Becket noted the ruling followed the precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court decision Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, which […]

Christian Baker Back in Court

Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds – a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court – argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition. Lawyers for […]

No Separation of Satan and State? Satanic “Christmas” Displays Aren’t Progress

What would the Founding Fathers have said about satanic displays at Christmastime on government property? Would they have insisted their First Amendment mandates allowing such or that something has gone terribly wrong with their American experiment? The Land of Lincoln is now more like the land of Satan, because in the Illinois Capitol Rotunda we […]

Parliament of the World’s Religions

On Nov. 1, I traveled with my dear friend, the Rev. Sara Isbell, to the seventh Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, Canada. The first Parliament was held in 1893 in conjunction with the World’s Columbian Exhibition or what is more commonly referred to as the Chicago’s World Fair. Some 4,000 people from a […]

POPE ‘WORRIES’ ABOUT HOMOSEXUAL CLERGY

Pope Francis is quoted in a new published book saying that having gays in the clergy “is something that worries me” and remarking that some societies are considering homosexuality a “fashionable” lifestyle. “In consecrated life and priestly life, there is no place for this kind of affection,” he is quoted as saying in the Spanish-language […]

WORLDWIDE CATHOLIC NUNS DENOUNCE CHURCH’S ‘CULTURE OF SILENCE,’ URGE ABUSED SISTERS TO REPORT TO POLICE

The Catholic Church’s worldwide organization of nuns called on nuns who have been sexually abused to report their abuse to law enforcement and church officials. The International Union of Superiors General (IUSG) encouraged nuns Friday to report abuse, condemning the church’s culture of silence and secrecy, and vowing to help nuns who have been abused to […]

Islamic conquest continuing in Canada

Islam now is the second largest religion in Canada with a total Muslim population of around 1.5 million. The number is increasing geometrically and according to statistics, the size of Muslim population in Canada may cross 15 percent of the total population by 2030. The most Muslim populated areas in Canada are Greater Toronto and […]

Group pushing United Methodist Church to fully include LGBTQ community

Dozens of people from around the metro area want the United Methodist Church to fully include gay people in their congregations. Former Kansas City, Kan., Mayor Mark Holland is leading the global campaign for change. With the elections of Sharice Davids in Kansas, a gay state representative from Lenexa, Kan., and a gay governor elected […]