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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 ...


 

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