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Trump's Religious Liberty Executive Order Doesn't Match His Rhetoric

Trump's Religious Liberty Executive Order Doesn't Match His Rhetoric

May 7
President Trump signed an executive order that is meant to allow churches to get more deeply involved in politics.

Gay GOP Leader Backs Trump in Face of 'Religious Liberty' Executive Order

Gay GOP Leader Backs Trump in Face of 'Religious Liberty' Executive Order

May 5
After a draft leaked in February, many LGBTQ Americans were fearful that President Trump's "Religious Liberty" executive order would discriminate against their community.

Oklahoma Author Awarded Ownership of Microfilm Lunar Bibles

Oklahoma Author Awarded Ownership of Microfilm Lunar Bibles

By Justin Juozapavicius | May 5
A Texas state agency has withdrawn its ownership claim to 10 microfilm Bibles that Apollo astronauts took into space, ceding them to an author who says they were left to her by a NASA chaplain.

Alabama Church Community Proposes Bill to Create Own Police Force

Alabama Church Community Proposes Bill to Create Own Police Force

Apr 23
Briarwood Presbyterian Church serves 8,000 people a day. Its push to form its own police force is raising concerns, reports David Begnaud, who spoke to the church's lawyer.

Church Led by Gay Pastor Dismisses Homophobic Protester

Church Led by Gay Pastor Dismisses Homophobic Protester

By Brittany Ferrendi | Mar 6
In a livestream clipped by Pink News, an unidentified man walked in front of the service members and called openly gay Pastor Don Frueh an "abomination." He wore a shirt that read "FEAR GOD," and added, "I can't find a wife in this homosexual city."

Survivor Quits Pope's Panel on Sex Abuse

Survivor Quits Pope's Panel on Sex Abuse

Mar 4
Marie Collins quit the panel set up by Pope Francis to protect minors form sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, citing a culture of resistance at the Vatican. Seth Doane spoke to Collins and joins CBSN from Rome.

Ex-Congregants Reveal Years of Ungodly Abuse

Ex-Congregants Reveal Years of Ungodly Abuse

By Mitch Weiss | Feb 28
From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: Years of terror - waged in the name of the Lord.

Pope Francis: Native People Have Rights Over Their Lands

By Nicole Winfield | Feb 17
Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts with the Trump administration.

'Jesus Walked Here' :: Dr. Elizabeth McNamer on the Evidence and Significance of Bethsaida

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 13
The Biblical city Bethsaida is one place we know the historical Jesus walked and performed miracles. Dr. Elizabeth McNamer has led groups of volunteers at the archaeological site for twenty years. In a chat with EDGE, she discusses her book.

Under IS Rule, Mosul Descended into Darkness, Dread, Pain

By Lori Hinnant | Dec 14
The Associated Press interviewed more than two dozen residents who have left Mosul since Iraqi troops began retaking outlying districts last month. They gave a glimpse into life in a place that has been virtually sealed off from the outside.

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