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Gay-rights advocates in Oklahoma launched a campaign Monday to stop a bill they say will codify the ability of religious-based adoption agencies to ... in at least seven other states, including Alabama, South Dakota and Texas last year, and other measures are pending this year in Georgia and Kansas.

Donald Haider-Markel, a political science professor at the University of Kansas, said the reintroduction of FADA may be more of a political calculation by Republicans than a real attempt at getting the bill passed. "It gets them on the record in favor, and they get a 'no' vote to pin on those Democrats in the ...

(WICHITA, Kan.) -- A Kansas missionary couple has been sentenced to two years and eight months in prison for giving brutal, religion-inspired beatings to two of the three children they adopted from Peru. James and Paige Nachtigal, of North Newton, were sentenced Thursday for several child abuse ...
The bill leaves out a glaring aspect of conversion therapy -- religion. Under McCreery's bill, there is no protection for minors undergoing conversion therapy through religious organizations. "That's intentional," McCreery said. "Missouri is a conservative state. I feel like my approach to this is a conservative ...
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is annoying many Spaniards by wearing a pro-Catalan yellow ribbon, the head of the English Football Association said, highlighting the need to be tough on keeping political symbols out of soccer. The FA's CEO, Martin Glenn, also said "we don't want" religious ...
Some participants at the Athens event held banners that denounced the book authors as traitors to the country or read, "No to ecumenical religion." ... The new textbooks, especially for the upper classes, devote more space to other Christian denominations and other religions that received mostly a cursory ...
Much of her confidence in the religion stemmed from a process called "independent investigation," she said. "You're not allowed to be a Baha'i until you've investigated all the religions that you believe are true or could be true," Fahimeh said. "It forces you to question everything." At 13, Fahimeh began her ...
Before his time in prison, Richard Liggett wasn't a religious person, John Liggett said. Discussion of God or religion "just wasn't our thing, " he said. When John Liggett turned 17, he joined the Army and left Kansas. That same year, he'd later learn, his brother was charged with murder and kidnapping.
Martin E. Marty, a prolific author, Lutheran theologian and careful observer of the American religious scene, says it best: "If we had a Mount Rushmore of ... To which Ron Benefiel, former president of Nazarene Theological Seminary of Kansas City, adds: "Billy Graham represented evangelical legitimacy.".
It's been more than two years since North Newton Police Chief Randy Jordan removed three Peruvian orphans from a tidy home in a tidy neighborhood in his town. He still gets choked up when he talks about the signs of abuse he saw. Sitting on the witness stand in a Harvey County courtroom on Thursday ...
A Satanic church is using the First Amendment to challenge Missouri's abortion laws on the grounds of religious freedom. The Satanic Temple last week filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of plaintiff Judy Doe arguing that the state's informed consent law, which mandates a 72-hour waiting period before a ...
The Kansas Republican Party last week approved a resolution that opposes "all efforts to validate transgender identity," in what a leading LGBT ... "This trend is continuing into 2018, and some of the worst bills support religious exceptions that codify discrimination into law, aim to erase trans people or bar ...
Kansas adoption and foster agencies could refuse placements that go against their religious beliefs -- including placements with gay and lesbian couples -- under bills in two legislative committees. Opponents of the bills say they would allow discrimination against same-sex couples, decreasing the ...

Maintaining their cultural traditions, including their native language was critical as these immigrants made many contributions in areas including education and religion. Many German immigrants, especially those connected with the Catholic and Lutheran persuasions settled in Southwest Kansas, bringing ...
Sam Brownback is no longer the governor of Kansas. He is now the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International religious Freedom, which in the Trump Administration probably means he travels to third-world countries and explains the Old Testament to warlords and murderous dictators while ...
State officials have squandered all our hopes and dreams before they even had a chance to be fully realized, saying that no, a dog cannot run for governor of Kansas. I guess Kansas officials don't want us to be happy. That or they aren't ready to admit that yeah, you know what, everything would probably ...
Former Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will be sworn in as ambassador at-large for international religious freedom Thursday, and people are already lining up to tell him how he should handle the job. In his October statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Brownback said he would "press ...
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will resign his post Jan. 31 to serve as the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Republican governor notified Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach of his impending resignation in a letter Thursday, one day after Vice President Mike Pence was ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell's office said in an email to Kansas reporters that the Senate will vote Wednesday afternoon on what's called a "cloture" ... President Donald Trump has nominated Brownback to be U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, a post within the State ...
Brownback thanked McConnell and U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, Kansas Republicans, for their work on his confirmation in a tweet Monday. He has been waiting for confirmation since July when his nomination for ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom was announced, and he ...
A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of two northern Utah residents who claim they were fired from their jobs at the Kellogg Co. in 2012 because their religious beliefs prevented them from working on Saturdays. Richard Tabura and Guadalupe Diaz argued in their appeal to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court ...
A woman who says Missouri abortion law violates her religious beliefs brought her case before the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday. The woman, identified in court ... "She's not a bad believer under her religion (by conforming to the state's informed consent laws)," he said. "Her argument is the state is a ...
The Washington-based ambassador serves as the nation's main advocate for religious minorities facing persecution around the globe. ... Colyer is seeking the GOP nomination for governor in 2018 against a crowded field of candidates, which includes Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and insurance ...
When you say love, every faith tradition, every religion will say, 'Oh, yes.'" Divine wondered if there were other similar spiritual centers in Kansas City and posed the question to curiousKC. She didn't want religious centers with a strictly defined belief system. Rather, she wondered about centers with more ...
When you say love, every faith tradition, every religion will say, 'Oh, yes.'" Divine wondered if there were other similar spiritual centers in Kansas City and posed the question to curiousKC. She didn't want religious centers with a strictly defined belief system. Rather, she wondered about centers with more ...
Marked by their religion and their language -- most Rohingya speak a dialect of Bengali, while most of their neighbors speak Rakhine -- they are easy to target. The recent surge of violence erupted after an underground insurgent group, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation army, attacked at least 30 security ...
11 with a program featuring guest speaker Annie McKay, director of Kansas Action for children. Activities on Feb. 12 will get underway at 7:40 a.m. with guest speakers, including the Rev. Tex Sample, and workshops throughout the day. The Great Plains Conference United Methodist women and Church ...
Although the march is open to people of any religion, its president and others have called Catholics the backbone of the march and the pro-life movement. ... A 2016 report on religious liberty and nondiscrimination, also from Pew, found that 51 percent of Catholics consider having an abortion morally wrong ...
An order of nuns brought their fight to stop a natural gas pipeline project on their rural Pennsylvania property to a federal appeals court Friday. The Adorers of the Blood of Christ argue that the construction of a pipeline through their cornfield in Lancaster County represents a violation of their religious ...
HERINGTON, Kan -- A Kansas public elementary school is ending the free distribution of Bibles to students after complaints that the practice violates the constitutional separation of church and state, the school superintendent said. "Our district respects all religious beliefs and the constitutional rights of ...
The Trump Administration announced Thursday that it would create a new division to protect the religious rights of health care providers, including those .... The launch of a new division at @HHSGov dedicated to allowing and protecting #LicenseToDiscriminate under a guise of religion is a clear indication ...
Gov. Sam Brownback is another step closer to leaving Kansas and joining the Trump Administration. His nomination to become ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom once again had to go through the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday, where he was approved.
It is a spontaneous uprising that crosses geographic, sociological, and even religious lines. The Iranian government has now mounted counter-demonstrations in the streets of some of these cities, and more than 20 people, that we know of, have died at the hands of government security forces. Hundreds ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wants to combine its office and duties with the Office of Religion and Global Affairs, created four years ago to advise State Department leaders on religion-related policy matters and to help diplomats navigate religious dynamics overseas. (Religious freedom experts are divided over whether ...
The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in a legal fight over a Mississippi law that lets government workers and private business people cite their own religious beliefs to deny services to LGBT people. Opponents say the law could lead to discrimination against those who support same-sex marriage.
Sam Brownback of Kansas was giving a tender goodbye. Speaking to a roomful of fellow Republicans over lunch at the Wichita Pachyderm Club last month, he mused about his next act, a post in the Trump Administration as ambassador at large for international religious freedom, which was announced in ...
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is going to get another chance to join the Trump Administration. President Donald Trump will formally renominate the Kansas Republican late Monday to become ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, according to the White House. Brownback was first ...
Herington Elementary school, located in Kansas, has consented to end the school's annual Bible giveaway tradition. The public school permitted Gideons International, a Christian organization, to give away Bibles for free within its school grounds. The decision to stop the Bible giveaway was made after the ...
The Boy Scout bylaws include a "Declaration of Religious Principle," which states that "The Boy Scouts of America maintains that no member can grow into the best ... She can name religious people who caused harm, she said, and also can tell how she has become a better person since leaving religion.
A school district in Kansas has put an end to it its yearly Bible giveaway at a public elementary school after it received a complaint from one of the nation's leading secular legal organizations. Herington Elementary School will no longer allow an outside Christian organization to hand out Bibles to students in ...
Televangelist Joel Osteen is coming to Kansas City on Friday with a New Year's message that he promises won't be political. "Let go of the old, the disappointments, whatever didn't work," he told The Star in a Thursday phone interview after drafting his sermon. "Make room for God to bring the new.
He's running for governor of Kansas, the obvious next step in his political ascent, particularly after he did not secure a Trump Cabinet post. ... Kobach has another advantage involving Brownback: the term-limited governor, who was nominated for an obscure State Department "religious freedom" ...
(AP) -- Attorneys for three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees are urging a federal judge to include prospective jurors from rural western Kansas because they are more likely to have voted for President Trump. But the government countered that ...
With the help of religious leaders of diverse traditions, Inter-Faith Ministries designed guidelines that helped religious leaders share a prayer inclusive and respectful of all. It worked quite well for decades at City Hall, but was discontinued by the county, which wanted to select its own religious leaders.
A Kansas public elementary school is ending the free distribution of Bibles to students after complaints that the practice violates the constitutional separation of church and state, the school superintendent said Tuesday. "Our district respects all religious beliefs and the constitutional rights of every student," ...
The U.S. Supreme Court considered the religious makeup of an area when it ruled 5-4 in 2014 that legislative bodies can begin their meetings with prayer, even prayers that favor a specific religion. The decision said that "the Christian identity of most of the prayers given reflected the predominantly ...


 

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