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Midday Roundup: Tennessee clerks resign over gay marriage

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Taking a stand. The mayor of Decatur County, Tenn., has appointed a new county clerk after the entire clerk’s office staff resigned last week over their…

Philadelphia finds new ways to celebrate

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Sexuality | Happiness, in the debased sense, has been achieved by the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. This was evident everywhere in Philadelphia, birthplace…

Kenyan evangelicals protest upcoming Obama visit

By Onize Ohikere
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Kenya | President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Kenya sent a small group of protestors to the streets on Monday. Their message to him: Don’t advocate for gay…

The comment pulpit

By Marvin Olasky
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Supreme Court | George Takei, who as a young actor played Sulu on the Star Trek television series nearly 50 years ago, is now a gay activist. He is so angry about Supreme Court…

Waking up to a changed America

Waking up to a changed America

By J. Paul Nyquist
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Books | American Christians find themselves living in an increasingly hostile environment. An excerpt from a WORLD Book of the Year runner-up

When the culture equates dissent with bigotry

By Nick Eicher
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Marriage | In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have the right to get marriage licenses, I talked this week with John Stonestreet of the Chuck…

Couples sue Christian clerk who won’t issue marriage licenses

By Lynde Langdon
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Marriage | Four Kentucky couples—two heterosexual and two homosexual—have sued a county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to them. “My conscience will…

Oregon orders Christian bakery owners to pay $135,000 fine

By Leigh Jones
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Religious Liberty | Oregon’s labor commissioner has ordered the owners of a Portland-area bakery to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for whom they declined to bake a…

The uncharted legal territory of same-sex marriage

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Law professors and historians are weighing in on how to balance the newly declared legal right of same-sex couples to marry with the right to religious…

Montana man demands ‘legitimacy’ for second wife

Montana man demands ‘legitimacy’ for second wife

By Evan Wilt
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Marriage | A married Montana man plans to sue the state for the right to wed a second woman. Nathan Collier traveled to the Yellowstone County Courthouse on Tuesday to…

Tax exemption in the crosshairs

Tax exemption in the crosshairs

By Jim Henry
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Religion | The New York Times ’ Mark Oppenheimer says it’s time for churches to pay their ‘fair’ share

Gay lobby groups go after clerks who won’t issue marriage licenses

By Jae Wasson
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Marriage | In the face of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, state officials with religious convictions are grappling with how to reconcile their beliefs with the pressure…

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