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  • Arizona businesses already can refuse to serve gays: SB1062 explained

    It’s either a small fix to protect the free exercise of religion or a "no cake for gays" bill that would invite businesses to discriminate, depending on whom you talk to. The legislation,¬†SB 1062, would bolster a business owner’s right to...
  • Rome's inspiring Baroque sights

    Rome's inspiring Baroque sights
    Rome is a showcase of Western civilization, layered with elements of the city's 2,000-year-old history. Among the traffic-choked 20th-century boulevards, you'll find marble ruins of ancient times, early Christian churches, grand Renaissance buildings...
  • Gay rights activists in uproar over Arizona 'religious freedom' bill

    Gay rights activists in uproar over Arizona 'religious freedom' bill
    TUCSON -- Say a gay couple in Phoenix walks into a bakery to order their wedding cake. The baker refuses to take their order because of his deeply held religious beliefs. Under a measure that passed the Arizona Legislature this week, the baker would...
  • The God Squad: God will take your questions now

    Some time ago, I asked readers to share with me the one question they would ask God. I personally would ask: "Was I a good man?" I'd want to know how much of our goodness is credited by God, how much of our evil is forgiven by God, and how much God simply...
  • New religious school could answer city's prayers

    A group interested in founding a private Christian high school in Newport Beach found a possible location at the site of their alma mater, a school that has since been converted into the West Newport Community Center. Newport Beach is hoping to get a...
  • Faith-healing Philadelphia couple sent to prison for sick son's death

    A Philadelphia couple who lost a second son by trying to cure him with prayer instead of science have been sentenced to prison in the death of the boy, who was ill with pneumonia but never saw a physician. Judge Benjamin Lerner sentenced Herbert and...
  • Variety Stands By Story on 'Noah' Survey

    Variety is standing by its coverage of an online survey from Faith Driven Consumer about the prospects for Paramount Pictures' biblical-themed epic "Noah" conducted by the Raleigh, N.C.-based organization. Paramount on Tuesday issued a press release...
  • 'Noah:' Faith-based group, Paramount in biblical battle

    Talk about a Holy War. Paramount has taken the unusual step of issuing a press release debunking a survey and a resultant Variety story about the faith-based community’s skepticism for the studio’s upcoming¬† tentpole “Noah.” In...
  • Internet Facts? No Wonder Kids Are Cynics

    Internet Facts? No Wonder Kids Are Cynics
    Maya Angelou may have said "there is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic," but in today's world, it is difficult to grow up as anything otherwise. At school, we learn about ecosystems and the fragile interaction of species; how the greenhouse effect...
  • Congregations, nonprofits work to address stormwater pollution

    Congregations, nonprofits work to address stormwater pollution
    Once, when heavy rain hit the roof of the Maryland Presbyterian Church in Towson, there was so much runoff that it would wash away the wood chips and soil that cover the children's play area. Today, the church on Providence Road uses rain barrels and...
  • Snake-handling preacher bitten, dies; no hospitals for him, son says

    Snake-handling preacher Jamie Coots has died of snakebite. In some readings of the Bible, faith is stronger than venom. "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any...