Mark A. Kellner
Recent Articles by Mark A. Kellner
Published: Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:37 pm MDT
A quarter-century after East Germans first freely crossed into the West, decades of atheism have left their mark. However, those who do embrace faith become strong adherents, observers say.
Published: Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:03 am MDT
Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old Oregon woman who said she would end her life November 1 due to terminal and incurable brain cancer, may not do so that day, media reports indicate. Meanwhile, debate continues ...
Published: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:12 pm MDT
An estimated 150 Michigan pastors said they'd go to jail rather than comply with a proposed expansion of Michigan's civil rights laws to cover "sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression."
Published: Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:04 am MDT
Despite a 2004 federal law, the state of California is telling churches and other faith-based employers their health insurance programs must pay for elective surgical abortions. Two Christian groups are threate...
Published: Monday, October 20, 2014 6:18 pm MDT
The owners of a religiously themed, for-profit wedding chapel in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, have sued city officials over what they say is a threat to their business: perform same-sex weddings or face a $1000-a-day ...
Published: Monday, October 20, 2014 12:59 pm MDT
Legal scholars question whether "church autonomy," which allows religious groups wide latitude over internal operations, can properly apply in civil litigation discovery. Houston's city attorney still questions...
Published: Thursday, October 16, 2014 2:36 pm MDT
A magistrate in North Carolina refused to perform a same-sex marriage last week, citing his religious views. Can public officials bow out when their duties and faith conflict?
Published: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:54 am MDT
Houston city attorneys are attempting to subpoena sermon texts in an ongoing battle over an "equal rights" bill that once required access to restrooms by transgendered persons.
Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:02 pm MDT
Two days after same-sex marriage was effectively legalized in Indiana, the Catholic-affiliated University of Notre Dame said it would extend employee benefits to same-sex spouses. Other Christian schools in the...
Published: Monday, October 13, 2014 11:49 am MDT
Following Monday's Supreme Court decision not to hear appeals concerning laws banning same-sex marriage in five states, traditional marriage supporters are regrouping in the face of increasing opposition.