Government and Politics

Justices Sharply Divided in Gay Rights Case

December 12, 2017
The Supreme Court entered the latest battleground in the culture wars on Tuesday, hearing arguments in a hard-fought clash between gay rights and claims of religious freedom that was a sort of sequel to the court’s 2015 decision establishing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Interfaith Alliance promotes equality, unity through Listening Tour

November 3, 2017
Extremism, hatred, bigotry, violence — these are all things Interfaith Alliance of Iowa aims to tackle through its Listening Tour, a road trip to Iowa communities intended to foster discussion about civil rights and freedom of religion issues that exist on a local, state, and international scale.

For the First Time in 100 Years White House Will Hold Bible Study - World Religion News

August 9, 2017
The Christian Broadcasting Network has reported that Christian leaders now enjoy access to the White House thanks to President Donald J. Trump. The Republican political cabinet now engages in a weekly Bible study which is attended by top administration leaders like Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Vice President Mike Pence. Even Betsy DeVos, the Education Secretary, joins in when she is in Washington. Source: For the First Time in 100 Years White House Will Hold Bible Study... Read more about For the First Time in 100 Years White House Will Hold Bible Study - World Religion News

House Rejects Bill to Examine Islamic Leaders Based on Their Level of Extremism - World Religion News

July 19, 2017
The House rejected a Republican proposal on July 14 which called for studying Islamic religious doctrines and schools of thought. Opponents decried the bill saying it is unconstitutional. They also believe that adoption of this measure will lead to targeting Muslims. Democrats were joined by 20 GOP centrists to defeat the amendment. The bill’s vote was 208 for and 217 against. Source: House Rejects Bill to Examine Islamic Leaders Based on Their Level of Extremism -... Read more about House Rejects Bill to Examine Islamic Leaders Based on Their Level of Extremism - World Religion News