War with Iraq:
Public Figures & Celebrities:
- 'Intelligent Design Is Testable'
Michael J. Behe, a leading proponent of intelligent-design theory, says the ruling in the Dover case doesn't affect 'reality.'
- Case Closed
Pseudo-science and outright lies made the findings for the plaintiffs crystal clear.
- Salvos in the War on Christmas
'Tis the season to be debating whether Christmas is 'under siege' in our pluralist society.
- A Source of Scandal
The Vatican's document on gays in the priesthood represents a purge. A gay priest asks: Where is the message of Jesus in it?
- The Problem with God: Interview with Richard Dawkins
The renowned biologist talks about intelligent design, dishonest Christians, and why God is no better than an imaginary friend.
- Jesus Alone
Salvation cannot be bought except through the blood of Jesus. It doesn't get any clearer than that.
- No Faith in This Force
Memo to would-be Jedis: in the new movie, the knights are elitist, dictatorial, and unconvinced that good is an absolute.
- How Kinsey Ruined Sex for the Rest of Us
Did the famous researcher and subject of a Hollywood biopic launch a soulless sexual revolution?
Current Events & Politics:
- Creating an American Seder
July 4 should be considered an American holy day, complete with religious rites and rituals.
- When Did Madonna Become a Rabbi?
Judaism shouldn't need to depend on depraved pop cultural icons to make it appeal to the masses.
- Should Wives Be Porn Police?
Why women have every right to insist on mental as well as physical fidelity.
- God of Us All
Allah is the only God Muslims worship, and the same God as that of Christians and Jews.
- Homosexuality Is A Religious Sin, Not An Ethical One
Fighting gay sex--or even homosexual unions--only distracts from making straight marriage better
- I Still Believe In Islamic Law
But the Nigerian stoning-for-adultery case has made me call for a moratorium on applying it.
- The Summer of Gay Love 2003
Heterosexuality is in crisis. That's why we suddenly find gays so fascinating.
- Invasion of the Beautiful People
It's coming to a store near you
- Is America the 21st Century Rome?
What archeological digs tell us about why Jesus emerged in the first century
- Let's Have More Teen Pregnancy
Nature wants teens to have sex, but society wants them to wait for marriage. Which one is going to give?
- Saint Wonder Woman
Mary was de-sexed and dehumanized by church fathers. I'll take Wonder Woman as a role model.
- Science and Religion: The New Convergence
Once, we thought science would solve the Big Questions. But the more scientists learn, the more mysterious the questions become.
- Did God Really Save the Miners?
How we feel about the Somerset nine's rescue says a lot about what we think about God. By Frederica Mathewes-Green
- Would the World Be Safer Without Religion?
Faith makes people want to kill each other--from Israel to Northern Ireland, to Afghanistan and back By Gregg Easterbrook
- Is Christianity Going South?
Conservatives applaud the rising numbers of Third World Christians. But theological colonialism won't help them in the long run. By John Shelby Spong
- Are SUVs Immoral?
The evidence against the mobile monsters is mounting, but Americans keep buying them. By Gregg Easterbrook
- John Stott: A Fundamentalist in Sheep's Clothing?
The Anglican leader has decided to retire. What he needs to recognize is that his evangelical ideas retired long ago. By John Shelby Spong
- Do Pets Go to Heaven?
Can pets be reunited with their owners in the afterlife? By Brad and Sherry Steiger
- Dominus Iesus: The Voice of Rigor Mortis
The Vatican's exclusionist document exposes a hierarchy that refuses to face reality. By John Shelby Spong
- Sorry, Vatican, Religious Relativism Isn't the Problem
To proclaim Jesus as the fullness of salvation is one thing. To use Jesus as a weapon against the rest of the world is another. By Joan Chittister
- Why Do Religions Teach Love and Yet Cause So Much War?
Transcending the trauma to get to the truth of the world's faiths. By Ken Wilber
- A Man for a More Perfect World
If we can't all be Pat Tillmans, we can at least make sure we don't forget him.
- Pat Robertson Warns Pa. Town of Disaster
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday
- 'That's Not My Religion'
A parent and teacher tells the court that he's no atheist, but neither does he want his child taught intelligent design theory.
- Judge Rules School Pledge Unconstitutional
Ruling re-ignites previous battle over whether the phrase 'under God' in the pledge is unfair to atheists.
- Evacuees Strain States' Social Programs
Hurricane evacuees seeking food stamps in Texas started as a trickle and quickly turned into a torrent
- Fewer Bodies Than Expected Found in Sweeps
Authorities said Friday that their first systematic sweep of the city found far fewer bodies than expected
- How You Can Help
Charities collecting donations for hurricane relief
- Did God Send the Hurricane?
This natural disaster is bringing together a perfect storm of environmentalist and religious doomsday sayers.
- Careful What You Wish For
Why schools should teach evolution, intelligent design, and creationism. And why some religious conservatives may regret it.
- Bush Backs Equal Footing for 'Intelligent Design'
'Part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought,' president says.
- The Sin of Confederate Hero Worship
Why do Americans stand for Southerners idolizing the Confederacy, despite the evils of slavery and treason at its heart?
- Explaining the Issues
From abortion to gay rights to religious displays on public grounds, the new justice will face divisive issues.
- Culture Clash and the Commandments
It's amazing how much has always been at stake in the interpretation of these 10 terse phrases.
- What Intelligent Design Is—and Isn't
The more scientifically sophisticated we get, the stronger the argument for intelligent design.
- Scientists Boycott Kansas Evolution Hearings
Scientists have refused to participate in state Board of Education hearings this past week on how the theory of evolution should be treated in public schools, but they haven't exactly been silent.
- The Bad News About 'Revelations'
I had hoped for a popular cultural event that would keep the conversation about end-times going. 'Revelations' isn't it.
- 'Revelations': 'Must-See' TV
There may be biblical problems with the show, but 'Revelations' takes seriously the reality of evil in the world.
- Terri Schiavo's Choices and the Dying of Hannah Waskow
Like my mother, Terri Schiavo expressed her end-of-life wishes to her husband. Devotion dictates that he carry them out.
- Michael Schiavo, Model of Spousal Devotion?
Terri Schiavo's husband has fought fearlessly, taking his case to the highest authorities—all for the wrong goal.
- The Substance & Symbolism of Terri Schiavo's Case
Terri Schiavo is a symbol in the battle over life-and-death issues, and the dark road we're headed down if we let her die.
- Starving for a Fair Diagnosis
Terri Schiavo is not out of medical options. But that's the 'fact' her husband wants you to believe.
- The Necessary Conversation
Terri Schiavo's tragic story teaches us to talk with our loved ones about the end of life and the ends of life.
- Eyes Wide Open
Legal arguments aside, the Terri Schiavo story speaks to us at a deeply human level.
- A Modest Proposal
Let's at least be scolded for promoting something that comes straight from Jesus.
- Was God in This Disaster?
Turning to both Judaism and Buddhism for solace, the author meditates on God's role in the tsunami tragedy.
- Methodist Jury Convicts Lesbian Minister
A jury made up of United Methodist Church clergy convicted a lesbian minister Thursday of violating church law by openly living with her partner in a committed relationship.
- Red State Values, Blue State Values
Christian author Max Lucado compares the values of both kinds of Christians and talks about how to heal the nation.
- Perverted, God-Hating Frenchies vs. Inbred, Sex-Obsessed Yokels
Why Can't Liberals and Conservatives Get Along? Because They Fundamentally Misunderstand Each Other
- Did God Intervene?
Evangelicals are crediting God with securing re-election victory for George W. Bush.
- Faith Works?
Strong performance among evangelicals and traditional Catholics in key states propels Bush's victory
- David Barton & the 'Myth' of Church-State Separation
The Bush campaign has hired a controversial activist who calls the U.S. a 'Christian nation'
- A Vote for Truth
There are many reasons Jews should vote for Kerry in this election, including President Bush's lack of honesty and repentance.
- The Moral Urgency of Electing John Kerry
His life embodies the proud Catholic justice tradition of putting the common interest before personal gain.
- Heaven Sent?
The President's supporters have repeatedly implied that God was partly responsible for Bush's election.
- The Real Reasons Evangelicals Love Bush
Persecution. Transformation. Calling. Clarity.
- Bush's Catholic Courtship Strategy
“If we lose any of the Catholic vote we'll lose the election,” says a Bush campaign adviser.
- Citizenship 'Under God'
To declare we are 'one nation, under nothing' is the ultimate act of hubris.
- My Passion Transformation
A Muslim writer raised in a Jewish-Christian family finds his view of Jesus and the Crucifixion altered by Gibson's film.
- Defending Traditional Marriage
Bush to support constitutional amendment prohibiting marriages between same-sex partners.
- The Gay Marriage Paradox
Why Americans won't tolerate a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage
- Why is Mel Gibson Censoring Me?
A leading Bible scholar reacts to the secrecy surrounding an advance screening of 'The Passion'
- A Million Years Apart
Scientists and creationists square off over the age of the Grand Canyon
- Church-State Separation as Weapon
The sky isn't falling, but Christians are being scrubbed away from the public square, says David Limbaugh.
- Catholic Politicians Can't Have It Both Ways
Bishops must crack down on legislators who call themselves Catholic but whose votes are grossly contrary to church teaching.
- In Defense of the Ten Commandments
We may be on the verge of a movement the likes of which this nation hasn't seen in generations, says Gary Bauer.
- "Do Everything" or "Do Nothing"?
A Muslim physician ponders the Terri Schiavo case.
- Florida Gov. Orders Feeding Tube Reinserted
Invoking a law passed only an hour earlier, Gov. Jeb Bush ordered a feeding tube reinserted into a brain-damaged woman.
- 'You Can't Whitewash the Events of the Bible'
Mel Gibson's movie 'The Passion' is faithful to scripture, and that's why critics are angry, says a Bible scholar.
- Why Roy Moore Lost
Is the removal of the monument the tragedy that some will consider it?
- The Real Problem with "Passion"
I don't know if the film is anti-Jewish. But the response to criticism of the movie smacks of anti-Semitism.
- White House Word Play
Does Bush's ambiguous phrasing reflect a growing acceptance of gay unions?
- Are the Democrats Anti-Religion?
How the media's reporting on the Religious Right keeps it from seeing the story of the Secular Left
- 'God is Doing a New Thing in the World'
A conversation with the man poised to be confirmed as the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop
- The New Politics of Gay Rights
Want a clue of how the court ruling will play out politically? Look at parital birth abortion.
- Are Gays Winning the Culture Wars?
The Supreme Court sodomy decision is about much more than allowing private consensual sex acts.
- If You Were God. . .
In 'Bruce Almighty,' Jim Carrey takes advantage of being God for a few days. What would you do?
- If Buddhism Had a Messiah
'The Matrix Reloaded' is a field day for Joseph Campbell types. Does all the religious imagery work?
- Are Republicans Making a Mistake Supporting Santorum?
Even those who love the sinner while hating the sin, do not necessarily think gays are halfway down the road to incest.
- Biology Prof Investigated for Religious Bias
Teacher refuses to write letters of recommendation for students who don't believe in evolution.
- Getting Over Roe v. Wade
A conservative Christian says it's time for his side to accept Roe as law and ask what's next.
- Bush vs. the Televangelists
For the first time, President Bush and his administration respond to anti-Islam comments.
- Harry Potter, Christ Figure?
Professional Harry watchers on whether J.K. Rowling's hero is meant to resemble Christ
- Should Israel Be the 51st State?
A crazy, logical step whose time has come.
- Atheist Scout Booted from Scouting
After extending the deadline to conform to Scout's oath, the Eagle scout is kicked out.
- Pledge of Allegiance Ruled Unconstitutional
A federal appeals court said using the phrase 'under God' in the pledge violates the first amendment.
- Santorum: Criminalizing Gay Sex?
Conservative-gay-Catholic commentator Andrew Sullivan says the senator's words are damaging on many levels.
- Court Strikes Down Virtual Child Porn Law
Ruling seeks to clarify First Amendment rights relating to computer-generated images on the web
- Did the Devil Make Her Do It?
Discuss the Andrea Yates verdict
- The Potter Parody That Got Out of Hand
Condemned for defending Harry Potter, the author thinks Christians should heed St. Paul's advice.
- What I Would Say to Osama bin Laden
Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh talks about how listening is the first step towards peace.
- The Unkindest Cut
PETA's dirty war against kosher ritual slaughter distorts Judaism's reverence for animals.
- Kabbalah for Everyone
Kabbalah is a universal wisdom not specific to Jews, says Michael Berg. His new book explores how to use it to connect to God.
- Maccabees vs. Reform Jews
Would the Hanukkah heroes have tolerated me--a Jew who eats pork and is married to a Christian?
- Why Dr. Laura Dumped Judaism
This has to be one of the shallowest renunciations of faith I've ever heard.
Issues in Faith & Spirituality:
- 'We Have Sinned Against You'
A leading evangelical speaks at the Mormon Tabernacle and says evangelicals have spread lies about LDS beliefs.
- A Topic Deeply Buried
'Latter Days' director C. Jay Cox speaks to Beliefnet about his film and Mormonism's stance on homosexuality.
- Staying Power
I grieve that ex-Mormons have been treated like 'traitors to their faith.' I also grieve that many find leaving the only option
- Mormon Black History Month
How white and African-American Mormons are dealing with the Church's racially troubled past.
- Are Mormons Christians?
Chuck Colson says no; Orson Scott Card defends his faith
- Rick Warren: 'God Didn't Need Us, He Wanted Us'
In part one of a two-part interview, Rick Warren talks about his surprising relationship with God.
- How Porn Destroys Lives
Pamela Paul was shocked by what she found while researching how pornography is changing our culture: everyone is doing it.
- Rick Warren's Second Reformation
The first reformation of the church was about creeds. The next will be about deeds, says the purpose-driven pastor.
- Is God Omnipotent?
Surprising answers from the world's religions.
- Where Was God Born?
Best-selling author Bruce Feiler finds the answer in his latest exploration of the lands of the Bible.
- The Resurrection of Jesus: An Interview with Lee Strobel
The author of 'The Case for Easter' says believing in Jesus' literal, physical resurrection is crucial for Christians.
- 'I Am a Mystic'
'I never doubt,' says Bishop Spong. 'It's not that I'm getting older and cramming for finals. It's that God becomes more real.'
- The Divine Ick Factor
How creepy religion heightens television dramas.
- Sparing the Rod
An outraged mom's campaign to ban a spanking tool marketed as biblically based.
- Why the Dead Want Our Attention
Real-life psychic Echo Bodine talks about messages from the dead in TV's 'Medium,' the film 'White Noise,' and her own life.
- Her Mother's Glory
Rape is one of the hardest of abortion cases. But my wife is not a tragic victim. She is the happy mother of four children.
- 'The Patient Is the Exorcist': Interview with M. Scott Peck
Breaking a decades-long silence, the author of 'The Road Less Traveled' describes the exorcisms he conducted on two women.
- When Disaster Strikes, Who Can Be Saved? One Christian View
Beliefnet's Bible scholar answers a question about salvation for non-Christians who died in the tsunami.
- Poll: Most Americans Believe in Virgin Birth of Jesus
A majority of Americans -- and a larger percentage of Christians -- believe Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary and did not have a human father, a new Newsweek poll shows.
- 'Expect God's Favor': Interview with Joel Osteen
A rising young televangelist says that by expecting the best, we can enjoy the abundant life God wants for us.
- December Dilemma Watch
The controversial (and humorous) debates over how families and communities handle the holidays
- God or science?
Never before has a school district taught intelligent design, which suggests a higher being created the evolutionary process.
- 'Evangelical Christianity Has Been Hijacked': An Interview with Tony Campolo
Speaking out on gays, women and more, a progressive evangelical says 'We ought to get out of the judging business.'
- The Case for a Creator
Random, undirected evolution is incompatible with Christianity, says a well-known evangelical author.
- Charles Stanley: Satan 'Always Attacks the Mind'
The evangelist who inspires George W. Bush--and millions more--talks about how evil works and how to fight it.
- Debater of the Faith
Harvard psychiatrist Armand Nicholi asked of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, 'Is there a God?' The answer is now a PBS special.
- Vengeance Chic
In the post-9/11 world, is revenge becoming as spiritually accepted as forgiveness once was?
- Is America in Bible Prophecy?
Beliefnet talks to the evangelist whose new book has zoomed up the best-seller lists in its first two weeks.
- 'Our Gods and Goddesses Are Closer to Us'
How modern pagans are reviving the polytheistic religions of the ancient Greeks, Druids, Egyptians, and other civilizations.
- The Christianity Battles
What if Ebionite Christians, Marcion Christians, or Gnostic Christians had been more convincing?
- Leaping Faiths Part 2
For the first time, I felt the meaning of Sabbath, but I still had doubts about why I needed an actual conversion ceremony. by Noah Chrismer
- The Problem with 'Women's Spirituality'
A segregated spiritual subculture does women no good, even if it does have adorable butterflies in the logo.
- Freethought Revival
Susan Jacoby dissects the history of secularism in the U.S., and argues the time is right for a new secular hero.
- Scholarly Smackdown
Did Paul distort Christianity?
- Desmond Tutu's Recipe for Peace
One of the world's heroes believes, 'God works through us and through history to bring about God's dream.'
- An Integral Spirituality
The silken thread that unites the world's great wisdom traditions.
- Humans Are Not God's Only Intelligent Works
Can anything in the Bible be reconciled with the concept of aliens? A Jesuit astronomer mulls Mars, scripture, and more.
- No Biblical Foundation
Pat Robertson says the country is deeply divided because we no longer revere the Bible.
- Who Is Doing the Dividing?
Bishop Robert Duncan, spiritual leader of conservative Episcopalians, talks about heresy in a "highly sexualized culture."
- Do Children Need Religion?
For healthy psychological development, kids need to know there is something greater than themselves.
- Presiding over Crisis- and Maybe Schism
The Presiding Bishop sees the denomination's current path as the only way--because it's 'truthful.'
- A Persecution Complex
The time for Christians really to start worrying is when we find ourselves winning too many popularity contests.
- Religion: For Dummies
Scientist Richard Dawkins on Darwin, the Sistine Chapel, and why the world would be better off without religion.
- The God of Abraham, Jesus and Muhammad
The author of God: A Biography says that, yes, of course Jews, Christians, and Muslims worship the same God.
- Why Be Christian?
Revisionist Jesus scholar Marcus Borg explains why "Christianity makes persuasive and compelling sense."
- Why Liberal Should Read the Bible
The Bible doesn't go away if we don't read it. Others just tell us what it says.
- Not Such a Bright Idea
Some nonbelievers are calling themselves 'Brights.' But is what they imply about religious people valid?
- A Quite Contrary Mary
Like Jesus, Mary Magdalene is now the subject of a cultural makeover. What agenda do feminist scholars have in mind?
- This is Insurrection
Do evangelical Christians really want to say that this United States government is no longer a legitimate government?
- Is Science a 'Satisfying Replacement' for Religion? A Conversation with E.O. Wilson
The Pulitzer prize-winning author and sociobiologist dicusses creation myths, evolution, free will, and his Baptist upbringing.
- Video-game Values
Yes, games improve visual skills and hand-eye coordination, but what do they do to the soul?
- What Has Changed
A conservative Episcopalian says the election of Gene Robinson has refocused her allegiance to a worldwide church
- The Gay Bishop Debate
Our complete coverage of the Episcopal Church's decision to ordain an openly gay bishop
- How Churches Have Failed Singles
Mixed messages and counterproductive 'singles ministries' have forced many Christians to endure protracted singlehood.
- A Sense of Impending Struggle
Notes from the front lines of the Episcopal Church General Convention
- A God of Surprises
Miracles don't prove anything, but they are a reminder that the world isn't always what we expect it to be.
- Matthew, Mark, Luke and...Thomas?
What would Christianity be like if gnostic texts had made it into the Bible?
- How to Be an Apatheist
In a world torn by religious zealotry, not caring much about other people's beliefs (or even your own) can be a virtue.
- The Vice of Public Piety
A healthy faith involves questioning, doubting, and even keeping your beliefs to yourself.
- What It's Like to Speak in Tongues
As the strange sounds rolled off my tongue, they sounded like mindless babble. So why did I feel a sense of inexplicable peace?
- Was Jesus Married?
A new novel forces people to confront a biblical puzzle. Was Mary Magdalene Mrs. Jesus?
- Jesus Will Save You--Whether You Agree or Not
Controversial minister says Jesus' redemptive death saves everyone, even those who don't believe in him.
- Paul's Grit Under Pressure
He was shipwrecked, stoned, beaten and laughed at--but he kept going. Paul's strength in weakness is a model for all Christians.
- Animals, Meat, and the Kingdom of God
The Bible makes it clear that animals are part of salvation history--and humans are their spiritual leaders.
- Christian Views Not Welcome?
Men like Rod Paige and Franklin Graham are not afraid to boldly confirm their Christian beliefs, even when it's unfashionable.
- I Married a Witch
A 'conscientious objector' to religion discovers there's room in his home for Durga, the Virgin Mary, and Shamanic healings.
- The Special Challenge for Missionary Religions
Can missionary efforts be pursued in healthy, constructive, and noncoercive ways?
- 'Mommy, Did the Jews Kill Jesus?'
A Jewish mother is disturbed by what her daughters heard from Christian friends.
- Brood Indigo
The Indigo Children are supposed to save the world--just like their Boomer parents set out to do.
- Who Believes in the Devil?
Contrary to media wisdom, a belief in the devil is widespread--even among the nation's best-educated.
- Assisted Suicide: A Christian Choice and a New Freedom
It's time for Christianity to grapple with the ethical issues that face us at the end of life.
- Can Reincarnation Be Proven?
How researchers have investigated claims of past lives.
- Trash the Self-Help Books: Your Life Is Not About You
You won't discover your life's meaning by looking within you. You were made for God, not vice versa.
- The Wisdom of Jesus
Jesus was a story-teller and a speaker of great “one-liners.”
- Jesus Was Lonely, Too
Jesus is intimately acquainted with the devastating effect of loneliness. He is also able to lift us out of the deepest pit.
- The Biblical Basis for Being Pro-Choice
The Bible never mentions abortion, but it does offer support for choice.
- The Devil is Real
I was skeptical about whether the exorcisms I performed were doing anything--until an unseen force grabbed my hand.
- Godless Who's Who
A look at some of the major players among American nonbelievers.
- Jesus and Muhammad: The Parallel Sayings
Edited by Joey Green
- Hang Six
A biblically correct solution to the Ten Commandments controversy
- Godly Men Shouldn't Be Weenies
Men want risk, danger, a battle to win. Their souls atrophy when they think God wants them to be 'swell guys.'
- Artifact of 'Brother of Jesus' Discovered
Bone container carries Aramaic inscription 'James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus'; archaeologist certifies first-century date.
- Girl Meets God
A convert from Judaism to Christianity is suprised to find solace among Messianic Jews
- Having Sex the Christian Way
Advice from Christian sex manuals: Pray, read the Bible...and play with jump ropes and vibrators.
- 'You Got Another One, Joey!'
Even people who look like Joey do nice things for strangers.
- Everyone's Going to Heaven
'Gospel of inclusion' says Jesus saves, but no declaration of belief in him as Savior is necessary for salvation.
- If God Smites, Why Can't We?
How the wrathful God of the Old Testament had a change of heart.
- The More Jews the Better?
Some rabbis & Jewish leaders want to return to ancient Judaism's universalistic mission--making it more available to outsiders.
- Polygamy: Not as Rare as You May Think
About a third of the world lives in societies that allow plural marriages.
- The Rapture Factor
Why conservative Christians' love of Israel is intertwined with the Battle of Armageddon
- What Is It Like to Be a Palestinian Christian?
Palestinian Christians could disappear altogether in the Holy Land within a generation.
- The Next Christendom
How Southern Christianity--as expressed in Africa, Asia, and Latin America--will change the faith worldwide.
- Can I Be a Buddhist and a...
Beliefnet members debate whether or not it's okay to blend Buddhism with other religions and belief in God.
- 'Bullied and Brainwashed'
A strident anti-creationist's churlish rhetoric debases what could be fascinating conversation about what made us and why.
- What Good Is Religion?
From an evolutionary standpoint, religious behavior is pointless. Why do humans waste time, money, even their lives on it?
- Guilt-Free Pleasures
How finding a moral middle ground for viewing cyberporn saved my marriage. By Richard Easton
- Teaching Casey to Pray
Family prayer was a failure in our house, until one special night.
- Vatican Closes Door on Gay Seminarians
New document underscores Church teaching that homosexual acts are 'grave sins' and contrary to natural law.
- Gay Episcopal Bishop Offers Concession
As Anglicans around the world try to resolve their deep rift over homosexuality, the gay American bishop at the center of the fight is offering a concession to his critics.
- Religious Groups Mull Options as Canadian Court OKs Gay Marriage
Religious and pro-family groups who oppose gay marriage tried to make the best of Thursday's (Dec. 9) Supreme Court ruling that paves the way for Canada to become the third country to allow nationwide recognition of gay marriages.
- Is This Shark Gay? Kiddie Cartoons and the Culture Wars
Does 'Shark Tale' have a pro-gay message? Does 'The Incredibles' mock schools where everyone's 'special'? Should anyone care?
- Did Jim McGreevey Have a 'Real' Marriage?
Yes, despite his revelation of homosexuality, the McGreevey marriage was not a mistake.
- 'I Don't Even Hate Him for That, But It Just Hurts Me'
Jamiel Terry talks about why he came out in print and growing up the gay son of Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry.
- What Would Jesus Say About Gay Marriage?
Divorce, not homosexuality, was the deviation that preoccupied him.
- Reactions to the Massachusetts Supreme Court Ruling
Tampering with 'society's DNA' or ensuring the 'continuing vitality of marriage'? Both sides weigh in.
- Gay Marriage
Our complete coverage of the debate over gay sex and marriage
- Was Sodom into Sodomy?
What the Bible says about sodomy, homosexuality and sin
- A Profound Attack
Bush's declaration of war on the rights of gay citizens threatens to defile the Constitution.
- My Blessed Gay Marriage
A church blessing may not be a legal marriage, says a gay man, but it is a union in God's eyes
- Anti-Bully Program Accused of Gay Agenda
The Civil Rights Team Project, a school anti-bullying program, has been under fire since August
- The Love That Dares Not Be Criticized
Militant gays are trying to silence those who believe homosexual acts are sinful.
- To Be Gay and Muslim
"To live my life as a straight man, I feel I would be mocking Allah." By Asma Gull Hasan
- A Non-Homophobic Home
My faith impels me to teach my children that love comes in many forms, both straight and gay.
- Separation of Church & Gay
Conservative religious groups and gay-rights supporters square off over Bush's faith-based initiatives
- "Gay Propaganda"
James Dobson's critique of TV dads
- Heather Has One Decade
The author of the controversial book for children of lesbian parents looks back. By Lesléa Newman
- On My Honor
A former Eagle Scout says, 'Don't take the scouting experience away from gay boys'. By Dan Wakefield
- 'He's Bringing Great Sadness to Our Home'
Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry talks about his gay son.