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Why Apple Banned These Religious Apps

Religion News Service | Brian Pellot | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The late Steve Jobs was long considered a control freak by colleagues and employees. It should come as no surprise that the technology Apple des...

The Purpose Of Marriage Is Not Procreation

Eric Simpson | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Eric Simpson

The purpose of marriage is not motivated by survival of the species, the urge or mandate to procreate, nor merely to enjoy the pleasures of sex. Love is the unitive factor in marriage.

Christians: Affirm That Same-Sex Relationships Are Not Inherently Immoral

John Shore | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
John Shore

This is an election year. If a petition calling upon Christians to affirm LGBTQ people is signed by hundreds of thousands of Christians, then the entire conversation around the gay issue changes.

'Traditional Marriage' Declaration Seeks More Christian Signatures

Posted 10.04.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Nearly 200 pastors, policymakers and other New Orleans-area Christians were urged to sign a...

'Anti-Gay' App Removed From Apple App Store

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Manhattan Declaration, a controversial app condemning gay marriage, sparked outrage when Apple approved the app for inclusion in its App Store, fi...

Apple-Approved 'Anti-Gay' iPhone App Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: The Manhattan Declaration app has been removed from Apple's App Store. As PinkNews reported, Apple seems to have pulled the controversial a...

Kagan, Gays, and the Bogus Right Wing Ideas Factory

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

As Elena Kagan has emerged a front-runner for President Obama's nomination to the Supreme Court, the right wing's opposition playbook has not been updated in decades. But the world has changed around it.

Do We Really Want America to Be a Christian Iran?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

"Godly lives" is what the mullahs of Iran want everyone to live. It's the Taliban's big plan. And it's what the Manhattan Declaration authors have tucked up their sleeves.

Manhattan Declaration -- Who Are They Kidding?

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Let's hope the Mormon leadership is truly softening its position on the issue of gay rights. It has been a huge PR nightmare for the Church and one that divides so many Mormon families.

The Gay Community's Pope Problem

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

It is time to admit that the gay community has a gigantic Pope problem. Under the leadership of Benedict XVI, the Vatican has become an implacable foe of basic rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Christian Leaders Scapegoat Gays on Marriage

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

In the new, anti-gay "Manhattan Declaration" scores of Christian signatories reveal the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of their obsessive persecution of gay people.

Gay Rights and the Natural Law Farce

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Yes Robert George, reason plays a role in deciding natural rights. But if we're going to use reason, let's use real reason, and not lean on our ivy-league credentials to pass off homophobia as genuine rationality.