Day: January 4, 2016

Twenty lesbian women reflect on their lives as Mormons and ex-Mormons

Twenty lesbian women reflect on their lives as Mormons and ex-Mormons

Twenty different ex-Mormon women shared their stories of leaving the church and acknowledging their sexuality following the disclosure that Mormon elders expected the children of married LGBTQ people to disavow their parents in order to participate in the Mormon church. How do these stories broaden our understanding of sexuality and the dignity of human lives?

Armed militant groups occupy federal land, attend a local church service

Armed militant groups occupy federal land, attend a local church service

In Burns, Oregon, a self-styled militia has used weapons and threats of violence to occupy federal land which was originally set aside for the Northern Paiute tribe but later turned into the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. At least one member of the group has visited a local Episcopal/Lutheran church, sparking fear and worries.

Nearly 200 Muslim employees dismissed after conflict with prayer accommodations

Nearly 200 Muslim employees dismissed after conflict with prayer accommodations

Image of Muslim employees praying from CBS News story  The employees, who worked at a Cargill meatpacking plant in Colorado, were fired when they stopped coming to work after they and their employer could not come to an agreement on prayer-time. According to a company spokesperson, the dispute was over simultaneous prayer; the company claims it allows […]

RC Priest apologizes for hoverboard use during Christmas Eve Mass

RC Priest apologizes for hoverboard use during Christmas Eve Mass

In lighter news, a Roman Catholic Priest has issued an apology for riding a hoverboard during a Christmas Eve Mass. Father Albert San Jose was applauded by his parishioners, but suspended by the Diocese of San Pablo, in the Philippines, on the basis of disrespecting the sacrament. Video: NPR has the whole story on their blog, the two-way. […]