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Sister Jane Dominic Laurel

School Official Responds to Outrage Over Anti-Gay Nun’s Speech, Counter Petition Launched

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Apr 4
The chaplain of a North Carolina catholic school issued a statement explaining his decision to schedule a controversial lecture by a Dominican nun that condemned homosexuality, saying that the sister’s comments were in keeping with Catholic teaching.

Cincinnati Catholic Teacher Contract Specifies ’Lifestyle’ Firing Offenses

RELIGION | By Lisa Cornwell | Apr 4
A new contract proposal from the diocese specifies some violations of Catholic doctrine that could put teachers out of a job - including abortion, artificial insemination and "homosexual lifestyles" - and extends violations to include public support

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant

Miss. Governor Signs Religious Practices Bill

RELIGION | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Apr 4
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant

Miss. Governor to Sign Anti-Gay ’Religious Freedom’ Bill

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 3
Mississippi’s Republican Governor Phil Bryant said he plans to sign a religious freedom bill that could allow business owners deny service to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs.

World Vision Board Member Resigns Over Gay Uproar

A World Vision board member has resigned in protest after the Christian aid group quickly reversed its decision to hire employees in same-sex marriages.

Beelzebub, the Honey Maid Bee has the sting of the Dark Lord

Evangelical Group Joins One Million Moms’ Fight Against Satanic Snack Food

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Apr 2
A Michigan-based Evangelical group defied the impossible by making One Million Moms appear rational with a boycott against Nabisco’s Honey Maid Graham Crackers.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis: Traditional Marriage an ’Icon of God’s Love’

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 2
Despite his comments on homosexuality last year, Pope Francis praised traditional marriage Wednesday in his general speech at the Vatican.

Sister Jane Dominic Laurel - she’s not as nice as she looks.

Bigoted Bride of Christ Blasts Gays, Divorce and Single Parents

A recent speech given to a group of Charlotte, N.C., high school students against homosexuality, single parenthood and masturbation caused an uproar, sparking a petition from parents, teachers, students and alumni.

Franklin Graham

Billy Graham’s Son: I Support Putin, But I’m Not Homophobic

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 2
In a new interview with the Charlotte Observer, Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, condemns homosexuality, President Obama’s apparent homosexual agenda, but says he isn’t a homophobic or intolerant.

Christian Preacher Wins Lawsuit Wrongful Arrest

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 1
A Christian street preacher won over $21,600 after a three-year battle against the Greater Manchester Police, whom he said wrongfully imprisoned him for 19 hours after he allegedly harassed two gay teens via reading scripture.