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2013 Marked Shifts in Views on Social Issues
Originally Posted: 12/30/2013 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

The year 2013 ushered in a number of data milestones in American public opinion. Here is a sampling reported by the Pew Research Center. The year 2013 ushered in a number of data ...

After Prop 8, Mormons Take Different Tack in Hawaii Gay Marriage Fight
Originally Posted: 09/19/2013 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

After keeping quiet while Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and others approved gay marriage, Mormon leaders are once again speaking up — but with a new, post-Proposition 8 tone and emphasis. ...

There’s Something in the Air: Grace
Originally Posted: 08/02/2013 - 8:42am | Type: Blog

Rather than a Third Great Awakening I believe we are standing in the threshold of a Great Grace Awakening. It’s a move of the Holy Spirit drawing people away from legalistic and fear-based beliefs to a place s ...

Equal Justice Under the Law
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

The words above the Supreme Court read, “Equal Justice Under the Law.” This week, two Supreme Court outcomes dramatically affected the reality of those words. The words above the ...

One Man's Uphill Fight to Change Young Minds on Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 06/24/2013 - 7:50am | Type: Blog

Ryan Anderson, 31, has planted himself on arguably the most unpopular stance for his generation: opposing gay marriage. Ryan Anderson has planted himself on arguably the most unpo ...

Supreme Court Marriage Rulings: Anything But Simple
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

If the range of possible Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage this month requires a scorecard, the potential confusion arising from those decisions may demand a manual. If the ra ...

What Will the Supreme Court Do on Gay Marriage?
Originally Posted: 06/11/2013 - 9:14am | Type: Blog

Houston lawyer Mitchell Katine came to the Supreme Court 10 years ago for the final chapter of Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark gay rights case in which the justices struck down state sodomy laws. ...

Top Mormon Leader Warns Against ‘Tolerance Trap’
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

The President of the Mormons’ Quorum of Twelve Apostles and next in line to take over the church’s reins didn’t specifically mention gay marriage, but his comments came amid controversy on the issue nationwide ...

Cardinal Dolan: Catholic Church Could Do Better on Gay Outreach
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the top U.S. Catholic prelate, says the Roman Catholic Church has to make sure that its defense of traditional marriage is not reduced to an attack on gays and lesbians. ...

ANALYSIS: Supreme Court Searches for Way Around Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

On Wednesday, it was arcane arguments over matters of legal standing that seemed to most animate the justices, reflecting what seemed to be a desire to find a way for the court to sidestep a definitive up-or-d ...

On Gay Marriage, Supreme Court Ponders Not ‘If’ But ‘How’
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 8:01am | Type: Blog

The question inside the courtroom was not so much can there be gay marriage, but “how do you establish marriage equality?” said David Boies, another attorney for Prop 8 opponents. ...

Opponents of Gay Marriage Say They’re No Bigots
Originally Posted: 03/25/2013 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Leading opponents of gay marriage are trying to stop an increasingly popular movement as it approaches two dates with history this week at the Supreme Court.     WASHINGTON ...

Poll: Americans See Gay Marriage as Inevitable
Originally Posted: 03/14/2013 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S. is inevitable, according to a study by LifeWay Research, a Nashville polling firm with ties to the Southern Baptist Convention. ...

Both Sides Brace for Supreme Court Battle on Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 6:50pm | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court's decision to take up the explosive issue of same-sex marriage will thrust the high court into a policy debate that has divided federal and state governments and courts, as well as voter ...

California's 'Prop 8' Ruled Unconsitutional
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

In a decision that likely will set the stage for a high-stakes showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down California's Proposition 8 ballot measure that banned g ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

Looking at reality TV’s latest sensation: All American Muslim, stories of Missouri's Chocolate University harvesting more than cocoa beans, exploring the terms behind the latest anti-bullying legislation, ...

Seventy-two Days Does Not a Marriage Make
Originally Posted: 11/02/2011 - 7:54am | Type: Blog

It lasted 72 days. And now, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are calling it quits. The two were first spotted together one year before when Kim attended one of Kris' basketball games. ...

The Sad State of Dialogue on Civil Unions
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I am an evangelical Christian who attends church regularly, so I was surprised to see a worship service on the grounds of the Hawaii state capitol this past Sunday. I am an evange ...

Bishop Robinson's Lost Prayer at the Inaugural Kick-off
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Sunday afternoon, I sat in front of the TV with a box of tissues and watched every second of the "We Are One" concert at the Lincoln Memorial live on HBO.</p> ...

Look Who's Praying at the Inauguration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The first openly gay Episcopal bishop.</p> <p>The first female president of the Disciples of Christ.</p> The first openly gay Episcopal bishop. The first fem ...