Today in religion news: Robert Spencer gets rejected by a Catholic diocese, a win and a lose against the contraception mandate, the debacle over the fetus-is-not-a-person argument by a Catholic hospital and Mormon activism.
I don't wear clothes like him, eat like him or live like him. But when it comes to respecting fellow beings, nurturing goodwill, mitigating conflicts, forgiving others and building cohesive societies, I can relate.
As New York legislators prepare to pass the strictest gun control law in the nation and Vice President Joe Biden leads a task force on the White House's response to gun violence, a group of religious leaders are joining in Washington, D.C. to demand quick action to prevent gun violence.
Now that the Rev. Louie Giglio, the Atlanta pastor who was going to pray at President Barack Obama's inauguration but came under fire for an anti-gay sermon, has bowed out, conservative Christians and evangelicals ask: are they welcome in the public square?