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  • In Theory: On gay marriage and religious liberty

    In Theory: On gay marriage and religious liberty
    In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing same-sex marriage, Republican Texas Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton issued a statement and a nonbinding legal opinion, saying that if county clerks or other officials chose not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or perform weddings, then the state would help them fight whatever lawsuit they may face.
  • In Theory: Was shooting also an attack on religion?

    In Theory: Was shooting also an attack on religion?
    In a column published online by the Religion News Service, Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin addressed the murder of nine people on June 17, 2015 at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C. Salkin considers two narratives that have been...

    In Theory: The Pentagon takes an inclusive stance

    In Theory: The Pentagon takes an inclusive stance
    Protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation will now be part of the Defense Department’s equal-opportunity policy, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Tuesday, June 9. The Pentagon updated the department’s military equal-...

    In Theory: Justices confirm faith in religious garments

    In Theory: Justices confirm faith in religious garments
    This month, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a 17-year-old Muslim girl who was rejected a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch store because she wore a head scarf. In 2008, Samantha Elauf wore a black head scarf to an interview for a sales position at an...

    In Theory: Is spirituality 'worse' than religious?

    In Theory: Is spirituality 'worse' than religious?
    Speaking at the Skeptics Society Conference at Caltech late last month, author and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins addressed the recent Pew study, which showed that the number of people who identified with no particular faith had grown 22.8% between...