Culture

AP
October 30, 2014
Priests could “refuse to conduct civil marriages now as a matter of principled resistance” to gay marriage, Philadephia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput recently
AP
October 29, 2014
Veteran film and television actor Tony Lo Bianco condemned the New York Metropolitan Opera’s decision to stage “The Death of Klinghoffer,” an opera about the true story of the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro by Islamic terrorists and their execution of 69-year-old Leon Klinghoffer.
A&E
October 28, 2014
Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson and his eldest son Alan Robertson, both of whom are Christian ministers, released The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible today, which is a New King James Version of the Bible complete with testimonials, selected indexes on Jesus’s life, weekly readings, and devotional commentary from both men throughout the book.
CNSNews
October 28, 2014
In its most recent assault on religion in the public sphere, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group, has issued a complaint against Russellville High School in Russellville, Ala., after the school’s head football coach allowed two students and an adult to be baptized on the team’s practice field one afternoon after football practice.
By JEFF BARNARD and RACHEL D'ORO
October 30, 2014
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.
By STEVE PEOPLES
October 29, 2014
SEATTLE (AP) — She has delivered the same 64-word speech eight times already, but Gabby Giffords is struggling to get through the ninth.
By RACHEL ZOLL
October 28, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others — gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful — were asked a simple question: How many live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage?