NEW YORK (AP) — When Donald Trump assumed the presidency, conservative religious leaders drew up "wish lists" of steps they hoped he'd take to oppose abortion and rein in the LGBTQ-rights movement. With a flurry of recent actions, Trump's administration is now winning their praise
(RNS) — While some religious and religious liberty groups have applauded a new Commission on Unalienable Rights, a coalition of 430 human rights, civil rights, foreign policy and faith organizations, leaders and scholars has submitted a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him
Over the past few years, some Christians have reduced the concept of religious liberty to merely serve as a counter-value to the rights of LGBTQ persons. This misinterpretation of what religious liberty actually means hurts the historic freedom to practice our faith.
An anti-gay US Christian fundamentalist pastor who has been accused of Holocaust denial has become the first person to be barred from entering Ireland under a 20-year-old immigration law.
For the 21st straight year, the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) is languishing with little hope of becoming law. MONA would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Missouri’s Human Rights Act alongside race, gender, religion and other categories.
While 9 out of 10 Christian pastors say helping Christians have biblical beliefs about specific issues is a major part of their role as clergy, according to a report by Barna, half of them feel occasionally or frequently limited in their ability to speak out
(RNS) — A new survey finds that Americans continue to oppose the idea that small-business owners should be able to refuse products or services to gay or lesbian people due to their religious beliefs.
Cynthia Newman, former dean of Rider University's College of Business Administration, resigned saying the school's decision to not consider bringing Chick-fil-A to campus because of its opposition to the LGBTQ community conflicted with her faith and Christian values.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) — A special session of the United Methodist Church decided Tuesday (Feb. 26) to strengthen the denomination’s ban on the ordination and marriage of LGBTQ people, by a delegate vote of 438-384.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) — In a surprise, the plan recommended by the United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops was rejected Monday (Feb. 25) by the denomination’s decision-making body.