Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
May 20, 2013
- The Washington Times
Wash. Times: Evangelical weakness in gay Boy Scouts debate could hurt GOP
Signs of waning evangelical power in the nation’s culture wars and in Republican policy — and some unexpected challenges for GOP candidates — loom as the 103-year-old Boy Scouts of America gears up for a definitive vote this week on whether to welcome openly gay youths into the organization’s ranks.
May 17, 2013
- The New York Times
NYT: Abortion law in Arkansas is blocked by U.S. judge
A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked enforcement of one of the country’s most stringent abortion laws, an Arkansas ban on the procedure at the 12th week of pregnancy, saying the law was likely to be declared unconstitutional.
May 15, 2013
Reuters: Critics slam new cloning research
Scientists' assertion that the advance in therapeutic cloning announced on Wednesday could not and would not pave the way to cloning a baby did little to assuage critics of the research.
May 09, 2013
- The Wall Street Journal
WSJ: The Pentagon's problem with Proselytizing
In early April, Army Reserve soldiers in Pennsylvania were told in a redeployment briefing that evangelical Christians and Roman Catholics were "extremists," the same category as al Qaeda.