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Omar Ricci, a spokesman for the center, said Feigin's first call was filled with expletives, and included calling its members "rats" and telling them to leave their religion. The second one included death threats, he said. He said the center was ...
Meredith Richey, the Republican candidate running for the Kansas Senate from Lawrence, led a political group in California that actively opposed same-sex marriage and other laws aimed at protecting people from discrimination based on sexual orientation ...

Now Kansas is synonymous with the bible belt and religious extremism such as the Westboro Church. The state has become extremely conservative and voting Republican even to their own detriment, which has fiscally ruined the state and caused it to ...
I grew up in an Irish Catholic home in Overland Park, Kansas, the son of an ironworker and a home economics teacher. My Catholic high school planted a strong seed of public service.
But the church fell short by focusing exclusively on gay and lesbian LGBT Mormons who are not in same-sex relationships so they can maintain full-fledged church membership, avoiding mention of gay Mormons who try to maintain a connection to the ...
It features in a story in The Kansas City Star. The suit has to do with whether children playing on swings and merry-go-rounds on the playground of a Christian day school in Columbia, Missouri, are engaging in religion-related activities, which are ...
The provision would "vastly expand religious exemptions" under the civil rights Act and Americans with Disabilities Act to allow contractors "to harm hardworking Americans who deserve to be protected from workplace discrimination based on sexual ...
Meanwhile, a 10-member legislative panel earlier this month chose not to submit a recommendation to the Idaho Legislature regarding the state's faith-healing law, which allows families to cite religious reasons for medical decisions without risking ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Muslim businessman and his wife are suing a Connecticut yacht club on allegations club board members rejected their membership application because of their religion and falsely claimed they supported terrorism. Kamran Farid ...
The Vatican on Tuesday published guidelines for Catholics who want to be cremated, saying their remains cannot be scattered, divvied up or kept at home but rather stored in a sacred, church-approved place.
Abdeljabar Antar, who had remained in Tob Zawa with his wife and four children, said the IS militants had included foreign fighters "who spoke languages I don't know - Russians, Pakistanis.
In the Arizona case, the jury found the Colorado City Marshal's Office violated the rights of nonbelievers by breaking the First Amendment's promise that government won't show preference to a particular faith and force religion upon people. Jurors ...
Kansas City, Kan. -- Two unknown young people, possibly teenagers, attacked an 82-year-old retired priest as he was unloading a pumpkin from his car Friday afternoon outside the Blessed Sacrament Church, 2203 Parallel Ave.
Thus far, federal judges have generally been unsympathetic to arguments that certain types of anti-LGBT discrimination are permissible if in accordance with a person's religious beliefs. Trump has told conservatives he'd place a high priority on ...
"LDS people find Evan McMullin to be trustworthy on the account he shares their religious identification." McMullin, who is unmarried with no kids, downplays the role his religion is playing in his ascent. "It's about principles. They're not only ...
(RNS) Over the past two decades, the biggest story in religious voting patterns has been the emergence of the so-called God gap - the tendency of religious voters regardless of affiliation to prefer Republicans and of less religious ones to prefer ...

And his organization's latest campaign in launching after-school clubs for children, Greaves told RNS before a recent talk in Kansas City, is not so much about indoctrinating children into Satanism - he doesn't actually believe in the devil as a real ...
The question now before the U.S. Supreme Court is whether bans on funding religious groups in Missouri and many other states are in conflict with the U.S.
The three were arrested and charged in connection with plotting to bomb an apartment complex in western Kansas where 120 people lived, including Muslim immigrants from Somalia, federal officials said.
About 50 people attended the event at Highland Park high school, which was the third in a series sponsored by YWCA Northeast Kansas. Panelists included Canady, Deqa Rabile with the Islamic Center of Topeka and Jessica de la Rosa, 2016 YWCA Future ...
I worry about Kansas a lot these days, my home state for more than three decades. Several political and social developments worry me.
ROME (AP) - Italian playwright Dario Fo, whose energetic mocking of Italian political life, social mores and religion won him praise, scorn and the Nobel prize for literature, died Thursday.
Even as a U.S. court this year denied a Nebraska prisoner's request to practice the Pastafarian faith, ruling FSM a parody and not a religion, the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce went the other way, becoming the first country to grant Pastafarians ...
education: Attended Western Illinois University, 1969-70; bachelor's degree in religious education, Taylor University in Fort Wayne, Indiana 1975; master's degree in communications, Wheaton (Illinois) College, 1978.
He filled out the candidate questionnaire for the state's largest Anti-Abortion group, Missouri Right to Life, after months of refusing.
Federal authorities arrested three members of a right-wing, Kansas-based group who dubbed themselves "The Crusaders" on suspicion of plotting the bombing of a mosque and housing complex in garden City, Kansas, on Friday. The complex has approximately ...
At about 5 a.m. each day - maybe a little later on weekends - an email from the Rev. Bill Shillady arrives in Hillary Clinton's inbox.
At least 24 people were killed and 20 others injured in a stampede that occurred as they were crossing a crowded bridge to reach a Hindu religious ceremony in northern India on Saturday, police said. The stampede took place on the outskirts of Varanasi ...
Three Kansas men were arrested for planning to bomb a southwest Kansas mosque and apartment building. The intended targets were about 120 Somali ... Hasan had the group, made up of various religious and ethnic backgrounds talk about several topics ...
The leader of a quasi-religious sect - who calls himself Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan - has launched a film franchise in which he stars as a Messenger of God, or MSG for short, with divine powers to save the world.
Two weeks ago I attended a convention of the Kansas Baha'is held in Topeka. The primary purpose of the convention was to elect a delegate to the National Convention to be held in Wilmette, Illinois, in April next year.
Q: It seems to me like we're becoming less and less religious and moral as a nation. Isn't this what some of the recent polls are suggesting?
ROME (AP) - Italian playwright Dario Fo, whose energetic mocking of Italian political life, social mores and religion won him praise, scorn and the Nobel prize for literature, died Thursday.
The YWCA of Northeast Kansas has announced panelists for a series of forums focused on race, Ethnicity and religion.
... enjoyed by other religions. Along the way, something funny has happened to a movement founded in large part to critique organized religion: It's gotten organized, and has taken on both the trappings and some of the social functions of a real ...
A St. Louis seminary about to honor a Kansas priest for 60 years in the ministry pulled his name from the program after learning he'd been suspended five years ago by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas for inappropriate conduct. Kenrick-Glennon ...
Just as the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur began Tuesday night, a federal judge lifted a temporary restraining order against a California synagogue performing a ritual where chickens are twirled in the air before they're slaughtered.
And I believe we can have a Missouri where we are both protecting everyone's religious freedom while at the same time practicing non-discrimination.
The man who stabbed 10 people at a Minnesota mall had become interested in Islam in the last several months, withdrew from his friends and encouraged female relatives to be more religious, the FBI said Thursday. "We were told (he) had not previously ...
Jeremy Barclay serves as the Director of Communications for the Washington Department of Corrections, and has more than 13 years' experience in corrections.
Growing up in western Kansas taught Sen. Jerry Moran that government can make the lives of Kansas families, farmers and businesses more difficult by creating uncertainty and throwing needless regulations, taxes, fees and restrictions our way.
BISHOFTU, Ethiopia (AP) - Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a massive religious festival, witnesses said. The Oromia ...
Pope Francis and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev shake hands during their meeting with local authorities in Heidar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016.
Q: I didn't grow up in a religious family, and I've never been religious myself. Is it possible for someone like me who has never had any religion to become religious? Or is it too late (I'm almost 70)? - R.P.. A: No, it's never too late for anyone to ...
Dozens of people were crushed to death Sunday in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a massive religious festival, witnesses said. The Oromia regional government confirmed ...
Like many religious Democrats, Kaine acknowledges his personal opposition but says the state should not restrict a woman's right to choose.
"We urge the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to reverse the district court's decision and allow Ms. Sause a meaningful day in court as she attempts to vindicate her constitutionally-protected religious liberty." 3 Reasons Why you should read ...
It's a religious experience, attendees say, one that transcends denominations. Before the parade started, its narrator told the crowd to prepare "for the best day of your lives.
... with help from her son, Nicholas Ivor Martin, and her daughter, Jacobina Martin. Send your questions to Miss Manners at her website, MissManners.


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