Recent Articles by Matthew Brown
Senators introduce bill to protect religious opponents to gay marriage from losing tax-exempt status
Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 5:23 pm MST
A group of U.S. senators has introduced a companion bill to a House proposal that would protect religious institutions and other nonprofits from losing their tax exempt status for opposing same-sex marriage.
Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 4:52 pm MST
Hauwa Ibrahim was enjoying a snack of a fried bean cake in the public square of her village in northern Nigeria when she noticed a picture on the newspaper used to wrap her food.
Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 3:48 pm MST
At first blush, the idea of a television news story on suicide sparked an instinctive "bad for TV" response — weak visuals for a difficult topic that would take more than a couple of minutes to explain.
Published: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 4:30 pm MST
Two independent studies show prayerful people can better control their emotions and have better outcomes in psychiatric treatment.
Published: Monday, December 2, 2013 11:52 pm MST
Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the church has been for universal health care for almost a century, but it can't support Obamacare as long as it forces Catholics to violate their conscience.
Published: Thursday, November 28, 2013 3:22 pm MST
Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, predicted clergy would pay attention once they learned a federal judge in Wisconsin ruled the clergy housing tax break is unconstitutio...
Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:40 am MST
Oregon voters may have two same-sex marriage ballot initiatives to consider when they go to the polls next year. One would legalize gay marriage while the other would exempt religious objectors from accommodati...
Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:08 am MST
The U.S. Supreme Court will take on the Affordable Care Act again, this time deciding whether the controversial law violates the religious freedom rights of for-profit businesses that don't want to provide cont...
Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:00 pm MST
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce this week that it will take on a case that pits claims of religious freedom against the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate.
Published: Monday, November 25, 2013 4:45 pm MST
News reports of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit with Pope Francis on Monday in Rome indicated the event was symbolic, but mending a centuries-old rift between the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox ch...