The Issue: Same-sex marriage support more vocal, more widespread

The Issue: Same-sex marriage support more vocal, more widespread

Same-sex marriage is garnering new-found, or at least more publicized, acceptance across the United States, cutting across political and philosophical lines as the idea of two people of the same sex in a committed relationship isn't as off-putting as it was, say, a year ago.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
George W. Bush urges immigration reform

George W. Bush urges immigration reform

DALLAS, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush returned to the spotlight to urge Congress to pass immigration reform, saying immigrants help "invigorate our soul."
S. Baptists: Gay marriage no civil right

S. Baptists: Gay marriage no civil right

NEW ORLEANS, June 21 (UPI) -- The Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in New Orleans, has approved a resolution that declares same-sex marriage is not a civil right.
Anti-Romney Tea Party activists mobilize

Anti-Romney Tea Party activists mobilize

COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- South Carolina Tea Party activists mobilized against GOP White House front-runner Mitt Romney, alarmed he has benefited from a fractured conservative vote.
Obama, McCain share stage with pastor

Obama, McCain share stage with pastor

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Likely Republican presidential nominee John McCain, in a forum in California Saturday, promised a pro-life administration if he is elected in November.

NPR fields complaints on conservative chat

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- National Public Radio says some U.S. listeners complained and a few applauded after it aired a series of interviews with political conservatives last month.

Bush praises Southern Baptists

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush Wednesday praised Southern Baptists for "good works" from fighting hunger to disaster relief.

GOP hopefuls don't impress evangelicals

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Leaders of evangelical Christians in the United States are expressing dissatisfaction with the three leading Republican presidential hopefuls. Christian journalist Marvin Olasky, a University of Texas professor, says Christian conservatives have significa

Church leaders push immigration reform

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Religious leaders from several denominations are joining the fight over granting U.S. citizenship to the nation's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants.

Rice gets warm welcome from Baptists

GREENSBORO, N.C., June 15 (UPI) -- When U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke to the Southern Baptists, there was little sign that U.S. President George Bush's popularity had plunged.

Thousands rally in D.C. on Darfur

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington Sunday to urge U.S. and world leaders to do more to stop the genocide in Sudan.

Churches split on immigration reforms

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- A survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life in Washington showed that Christians were conflicted over immigration reforms.

Miers nomination splits conservatives

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Sunday TV talk show discussion of President Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court highlighted a split among conservatives in the issue.

GOP admits to mailers suggesting Bible ban

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The Republican National Committee says it mailed fliers to voters in two states suggesting liberals want to ban the Bible, the New York Times reported.

Civilization: Religion and reproduction

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The most fascinating aspect of a new PBS documentary on religion and reproduction is that the traditionalists embrace science in defining human life and the pro

Family values warning

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- Recently, a meeting took place between the leaders of the pro-family movement and Republican National Committee Chairman Mark Racicot.

Hot Buttons: Talk show topics

Animal rights advocate Peter Singer says Christianity is harmful to animals, The Washington Times reports. "One of the things that cause a problem for the animal movement is the strong strain of fundamentalist Christianity that makes a huge gulf between h
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International