Most Americans Favor Gays Serving Openly in the Military
In his first State of the Union last week, President Obama called on Congress to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which effectively prevents gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. According to a March 2009 survey report from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, 59% of Americans favor allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military.
|Q&A: Faith Healing and the Law
This week, two Oregon parents whose reliance on spiritual healing resulted in the death of their 16-year-old son were found guilty of criminally negligent homicide. For an in-depth exploration of legal issues that courts must consider in cases concerning faith healing, go to the Pew Forum's Q&A with church-state scholar Robert W. Tuttle.
|Feb. 3, 2010 - The Washington Post|
Religious leaders worry that Obama's faith council is for show
Exploring faith leaders' concern that religion has taken a back seat in President Obama's administration, Washington Post
reporters Michelle Boorstein and William Wan cite a Pew Forum study
that found that there was much less media coverage of faith-based initiatives during the first six months of Obama's presidency than there was during George W. Bush's first six months in office. Read more Pew Forum in the News articles »