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The theocracy also known as the U.S. Supreme Court decided that women's bodies don’t belong to them and has bought into right-wing victimhood - now, the Supreme Court is no longer the august body most Americans once admired. Read more»

The Arizona Supreme Court sided with two Phoenix business owners who oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds, with the court saying such objections 'may seem old-fashioned, or even offensive to some,' but they are still covered by the Arizona Constitution’s protection of free speech.

The Arizona Supreme Court Monday sided with two Phoenix women who said a city law aimed at preventing discrimination would have forced them to violate their Christian faith by creating custom invitations for same-sex weddings. Read more»

A federal appeals court said an inmate in Arizona’s Eyman prison could press his claim that prison officials violated his First Amendment rights by forcing him to work in the prison’s kitchen on a religious holiday.

A federal appeals court ruled last week that an Arizona inmate can sue prison officials who he said violated his Christian beliefs by forcing him to work on a religious holiday. Read more»

Jewish refugees aboard the German oceanliner MS St. Louis in 1939. After being denied rufuge in Cuba, the U.S. and Canada, most of the refugees were accepted into various European countries. Historians estimate that nearly a quarter of them eventually died in concentration camps.

Gov. Doug Ducey has a message for a neighbor of mine. "It was a mistake to let you into this country." My neighbor and I talk in the parking lot of an apartment complex that is, for all intents and purposes, a refugee relocation center. Turks, Russians, Burundians, Iraqis and Sudanese outnumber Latinos and African Americans. Read more»

A page from the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General's response to a FOIA request from the Center for American Progress for records of complaints and/or investigations involving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender detainees in ICE facilities from fiscal year 2008 to present.

One of the saddest and most damaging consequences of the Religious Right’s grip on partisan power over the past three decades has been the tarnishing of Christianity. Change happens when there is a shift in the wind—when collective urges and values find public expression and action. Pope Francis is one of the expressions of this change. In office less than a year, he has urged the church to be more compassionate and welcoming. Read more»

United States Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) of Texas's 1st congressional district

Rep. Louie Gohmert went on Fox News and accused President Obama of a pattern of discrimination against Christians, particularly in the military, but many of his examples were false, distorted or incomplete. Read more»

Why anyone who cares about tolerance and peace in today’s Middle East should care about the diminishing Christian presence in the land where the faith began. Read more»

People praying inside Cairo's Church of the Virgin Mary in the neighborhood of Shubra.

On the ancient cobblestones of Jerusalem’s Old City today Christians retraced what tradition holds as the path of Jesus in his final hours of life. Read more»

The rise of the "nones" poses challenges for many political strategists. Now a group of roughly 46 million people, they have become an important voting bloc that outnumbers both white mainline Christians and white evangelicals. Read more»

Making you scared and angry is an international industry. But you don’t need to buy in. Read more»

Half of Americans support gay marriage. And of course, half don't. But that's the same for every issue. So why not say what you think? Well done, Mr. President. Read more»

You’d think lawmakers and the governor are tiring of controversy as they approach the end of this year’s legislative session. But in what is widely seen as a contentious move in secular society, Brewer signed a measure allowing schools to offer a high school course on the Bible’s influence on Western culture. Read more» 2

The Prescott Courthouse decorated for the 2010 holidays.

A lover of Christmas says the real war over the holiday is not being fought over taxpayer dollars spent on carving scripture into courthouse walls, or the lawn in front of a city hall where a crèche used to be placed. How the holiday is being undermined by those who claim to protect it. Read more»

Glenn Beck speaks Thursday during his 'Courage to Stand' rally in Jerusalem.

If anyone was wondering what happened to Hermann Cain after his disappointing showing at the Ames straw poll, one had only to look toward the Holy City, where he was enjoying center stage with Glenn Beck at the final of three events set in Israel. (with video) Read more»

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Dec. 15.

For the first time in years, the people of Bethlehem have something more to celebrate at Christmas than the recollection of an important birth in their town 2,000 years ago. Relative quiet in the Palestinian city has bolstered tourism and the local economy. Read more»