Although controversial, polygamy won't be disappearing anytime soon.
November 30th, 2017

When asked, most people will probably characterize polygamy as a relic of the past. After all, it was outlawed in the United States way back in the mid-1800s. How could it possibly still be happening? Contrary to popular understanding, polygamy … Continue reading

A sign encouraging voters to "vote no" on same-sex marriage in Australia
November 22nd, 2017

In a nonbinding referendum last week, Australians voted in favor of allowing gay couples to legally marry. The final tally: 61 percent in favor, 39 percent against. And while supporters of same-sex marriage are no doubt still celebrating this resounding victory, the months-long campaign revealed just how vast the cultural divide is on this issue. Continue reading

A waitress wearing jeans tying apron
October 20th, 2017

Kaetoya Watkins was thrilled when she was got offered a waitress job at Georgia Blue, a Mississippi restaurant chain. However, it didn’t take long for things to go south. Continue reading

A sign warning not to feed the homeless
July 13th, 2017

Way back in December, we wrote about the growing trend of cities criminalizing homelessness. As was the case then, churches continue to be on the front lines of this fight. The past few years has seen the number of homeless … Continue reading

Wedding cake for a gay wedding
June 29th, 2017

In a surprise announcement, the Supreme Court declared that it will rule on the case of a Christian baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. It all started in Denver, Colorado back in 2012, when a … Continue reading

A store offering payday loans
May 9th, 2017

Many people know someone who’s been caught in the payday loans trap. Perhaps some of us have even been there ourselves. It’s an issue that has plagued communities in America for decades – damning cycles of borrowing and debt that … Continue reading

President Trump signing an executive order on religious freedom
May 4th, 2017

President Trump marked the National Day of Prayer by signing an executive order making it easier for churches to take an active role in politics. The order gives churches much wider leeway to engage in political speech and endorse specific candidates. Continue reading

Kentucky to allow Bible study in schools
April 25th, 2017

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has signed a bill that will allow public schools in the state to teach Bible study classes. While these classes would not be mandatory, they are nonetheless proving controversial. Supporters of the measure say that the … Continue reading

A church is seeking to create its own police force.
April 14th, 2017

In an unprecedented move, the Alabama state Senate has approved a bill that would allow a Birmingham megachurch to create its own police force. These “church cops” would have the same authority and power as regular police officers, and would be permitted to carry guns. Continue reading

A man being detained by an ICE agent
April 10th, 2017

Few things spark more heated debate these days than the topic of immigration. On both sides of the matter, emotions run high and beliefs are deeply ingrained. But there is another aspect to this argument, one that is often glossed … Continue reading