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Top Stories | Apr. 9 2018

Marriage more likely among religious adults

WASHINGTON — Roughly half of all American adults (48 percent) say they are married, and members of certain U.S. religious groups are more likely... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Apr. 8 2018

US Navy rejects application of atheist chaplain

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy has turned down the application of an atheist chaplain to serve in the Navy Chaplain Corps. Jason Heap, a secular... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Apr. 7 2018

Report wants to address clergy substance abuse

NEW YORK — A report by the Episcopal Church’s Commission on Impairment and Leadership says the church has failed to adequately address alcohol... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Apr. 6 2018

College student’s First Amendment rights upheld

INDIANA, Pa. — A student kicked out of a Christianity class for saying there are only two genders has been reinstated to the class. Lake Ingle,... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Mar. 25 2018

ABS ‘.bible’ policy too restrictive, scholars say

NEW YORK — A group of Bible scholars is objecting to the way the American Bible Society (ABS) is running its recently acquired “.bible”... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Mar. 23 2018

ICE arrests increase after executive order

WASHINGTON — Arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents increased 30 percent from 2016 to 2017 after President Donald... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Feb. 25 2018

Walgreens to allow bathroom choice

DEERFIELD, Ill. — A new companywide policy permits customers at Walgreens stores to use the store bathroom that aligns with their gender identity.... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Feb. 23 2018

Uptick in sex offenses at Target stores

NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia — A study by Canadian pastor Paul Dirks of the Canadian “Woman Means Something” campaign documented 220... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Feb. 23 2018

Petition calls Franklin Graham ‘hate preacher’

BOONE, N.C. — A petition on Change.org describing evangelist Franklin Graham as a “hate preacher” for his outspoken views on Islam and... [READ MORE]

Top Stories | Feb. 19 2018

Wedding cake baker wins Calif. court case

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A California trial court has upheld a Christian baker’s right to refuse to create a wedding cake for a lesbian couple,... [READ MORE]