| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:50 PM
Hispanic evangelical leaders met Thursday night in Orlando to discuss ways to lobby the Legislature for Utah-style immigration reforms instead of the harsher Arizona approach that some state lawmakers are considering.
"In Florida, like in many other...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 9:47 AM
"In the Land of Believers: An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church"
By Gina Welch Metropolitan Books, 2010 320 pp. $25.00
That the United States is both a deeply religious country and a deeply divided one is no...
| Dec 19, 2011
Dan Carmichael had barely taken his first breath when a doctor announced his gender: "It's a girl."
That's where gender identity begins for most. A pronouncement at birth, a quick glance at the genitals revealing a person to be either male or female.
| Dec 23, 2010
It's become a tradition at the L.A. Times Food section: Every year we run a Christmas essay by a noted Southern California writer reflecting the unique nature of the way we celebrate the holidays. This year's is by novelist Michelle Huneven, whose books...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 8:24 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- People around the world, are looking for ways to offer help to victims in Japan.
From donating money, to sending relief supplies, you can offer assistance to those in need.
You can make a $10 donation right from your mobile phone...
| Feb 16, 2011
Ever since Mel Gibson's Aramaic flog-fest "The Passion of the Christ" brought in $84 million on its opening weekend in 2004, en route to a $612 million worldwide box office draw, film marketers have sought to emulate Gibson's courtship of the almighty...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 12:14 PM
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads a list of 19 so-called "stakeholders" who will meet with President Obama at the White House to discuss immigration reform Tuesday afternoon.
FOR THE RECORD
An earlier version of this story...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 6:21 AM
He may be down in the polls but Rick Perry still has more money to spend than most of his rivals. On Thursday he went on the air in Iowa with a 30-second TV spot aimed directly at that state's potent bloc of evangelical Christian conservatives,...
| Sep 18, 2011
Being artistic director of a major regional stage company means you get to give everyone "notes" — theater lingo for putting in your two cents while a play is being readied. Being Marc Masterson, newly arrived as South Coast Repertory's artistic...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Silicon Valley, the politically liberal technology hub, is an unlikely incubator of conservative Christian activism.
But a group of its venture capitalists is backing an ambitious project that seeks to affect the 2012 election by registering 5 million...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:28 AM
A new poll suggests that Mitt Romney's faith could play a role in the 2012 Republican nominating race, with a sizable portion of respondents saying they believe that Mormonism is a non-Christian faith.
The survey from the Pew Research Center for the...