New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ declaration that he’s not a believer in the “separation of church and state” has won him a new group of fans: Orthodox Jews and evangelical Christians, whose leaders lauded the liberal Democrat.
Author: Mark A. Kellner
Catholic bishop leader hits Biden’s claim that pope OKs abortion funding
The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops fired back against President Biden’s claim that some bishops do not want to block taxpayer funding of abortion, while another bishop accused the president of being a “fake” Catholic.
Outgoing Georgia Rep. Jody Hice to join evangelical advocacy group for senior adviser role
The Family Research Council said Tuesday that outgoing Rep. Jody Hice, Georgia Republican, will join the conservative Christian organization in January as a senior adviser to longtime President Tony Perkins.
And then there were ‘nones’: Americans identifying as non-religious plateaus in yearly Gallup survey
There’s been a rise in the number of Americans identifying as claiming no religious affiliation — often referred to as “nones” — but the surge may have hit a speed bump.
Mormon Church backs ‘Respect for Marriage Act,’ writing same-sex nuptials into federal law
On Tuesday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorsed the pending Respect for Marriage Act, a bill in the Senate that would enshrine protections for same-sex marriage in federal law.
Montgomery County Council unanimous in vote for antisemitism resolution
A unanimous Montgomery County Council on Tuesday passed a non-binding resolution affirming an internationally recognized definition of antisemitism and condemning anti-Jewish hatred.
Half of U.S. Protestants want political agreement at church each week: survey
Half of American Protestants who attend church want to be part of a congregation that shares their political views, a recent survey shows.
West Virginia’s top court upholds private school scholarships in victory for parents, advocates say
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is lauding a state Supreme Court ruling that upholds the state’s “Hope Scholarship Act,” a year-old law allowing parents to send children to private and often faith-based schools.
AOC, five other N.Y. Democrats call on Orthodox Jewish university to recognize gay student group
New York’s Yeshiva University should “recognize” a gay student group, a group of congressional lawmakers including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the orthodox Jewish school in a two-page letter recently.
Newsom’s pro-choice billboards citing Bible verse draw rebukes from religious leaders
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s inclusion of a Bible verse on two billboards in conservative-led states advertising California as an abortion sanctuary is drawing sharp denunciations from religious leaders on the right.