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Some Pastors Praise Trump Order, Others Worry Over Integrity

Some Pastors Praise Trump Order, Others Worry Over Integrity

By Amy Forliti | May 7
President Donald Trump's order to ease limits on political activity by religious organizations is being met with both enthusiasm and dread from religious leaders

Texas Adoption Agencies Could Ban Jews, Gays, Muslims

Texas Adoption Agencies Could Ban Jews, Gays, Muslims

By Meredith Hoffman | May 6
Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by public or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under a proposal advancing in the Republican-controlled Legislature

Texas House OKs Barring Government from Subpoenaing Sermons

Texas House OKs Barring Government from Subpoenaing Sermons

May 6
In 2014, the city of Houston sought to subpoena sermons and speeches by five Houston pastors who opposed a local gay rights ordinance. Those were dropped, though, amid outcry over freedom of speech and religion.

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.

Hate Group Mouthpiece Blames "Uber-Liberal" Ivanka for Executive Order Not Targeting Gays

Hate Group Mouthpiece Blames "Uber-Liberal" Ivanka for Executive Order Not Targeting Gays

May 5
Hate group mouthpiece Bryan Fischer had harsh words for President Trump's daughter Ivanka, who he blames for the lack of language attacking the "homosexual lobby" in Thursday's executive order on religious liberty.

ACLU Says It Will 'See Trump in Court' Over Religious Executive Order

ACLU Says It Will 'See Trump in Court' Over Religious Executive Order

May 4
President Donald Trump today signed an executive order allowing religious organizations to endorse political candidates and expand participation in politics. It also enables private employers to use religion as a pretext to deny reproductive health care.

National LGBTQ Task Force Blasts Trump for Using Faith as Excuse for Pro-Discrimination Order

National LGBTQ Task Force Blasts Trump for Using Faith as Excuse for Pro-Discrimination Order

May 4
The National LGBTQ Task Force issued a statement regarding President Donald Trump's executive order on "religious liberty" signed Thursday in the Rose Garden of the White House as part of the National Day of Prayer.

Kansas Archdiocese to Usher Out Girl Scouts, and Cookies

Kansas Archdiocese to Usher Out Girl Scouts, and Cookies

May 4
The archdiocese covering the Kansas City, Kansas, region and much of the eastern part of the state said Monday it is severing ties with Girl Scouts and urging an end to cookie sales, citing philosophical concerns with the organization.

Trump to Weaken IRS Rule Against Church Political Activity

Trump to Weaken IRS Rule Against Church Political Activity

By Catherine Lucey and Rachel Zoll | May 4
President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order further weakening already-sparse enforcement of an IRS rule threatening the loss of tax-exempt status for religious organizations that endorse political candidates.

Girl Scout-Hating Anti-LGBT Pastor Says Public Schools Will Turn Kids Into Transgender Communists

Girl Scout-Hating Anti-LGBT Pastor Says Public Schools Will Turn Kids Into Transgender Communists

May 3
Radical anti-LGBT pastor Kevin Swanson took a break from calling for the death of gay people and decrying Girl Scouts Cookies for being lesbian confections to blast the country's public schools for being training camps for "transgender communists."

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