Tag: World Religion

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 […]

Interfaith service highlights similarities, embraces differences

In the wake of a fatal attack against the Jewish people of Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill community, local religious leaders chose to come together and focus on unity at an Interfaith Gathering on Sunday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Martinsburg. The service, which was being planned for a few months, took […]

Bishop Knew of Sexual Abuse, Did Nothing

For the first time on television, the former executive assistant to Buffalo’s Bishop Richard Malone explains why she decided to speak out against the bishop for not taking action against priests accused of sexual abuse The Roman Catholic Church is facing its biggest crisis in the United States since the Boston sex abuse scandal 16 […]

Young Catholics urge Vatican: Be LGBT inclusive

World Religion Catholic bishops are entering their final week of debate over hot-button issues facing young Catholics, including how the church should welcome gays and respond to the clerical sex abuse scandal that has discredited many in the church hierarchy. The monthlong synod of bishops ends next Saturday with the adoption by the 260-plus cardinals, […]