Bill helping Sandy-wrecked worship houses draws praise

Washington D.C., Jul 13, 2013 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious leaders have praised senators who introduced a bill this week which would ensure that houses of worship are not discriminated against when federal funds are distributed for disaster relief. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, a part of the Homeland Security department, has come under fire from inter-faith leaders for its policy which helps all non-profts except houses of worship. “Right now FEMA, which has … [Read more...]

Penn. attorney general refuses to defend state marriage law

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 13, 2013 / 08:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The attorney general of Pennsylvania has said she will not defend a state law defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman in court because she does not agree with it.Thomas Peters, a spokesman for the National Organization for Marriage, said the action shows that the recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings favoring same-sex unions “set a bad precedent” that will allow elected officials “to not represent the will of … [Read more...]


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