Secular Adoption Agency Takes In Children the Catholic Church Doesn’t Care About

Ever since civil unions became legal in Illinois, Catholic-run, partially-state-funded adoption agencies have been closing shop because they refuse to put children in the homes of loving, gay couples. Now, the Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley, a secular agency, is stepping in to help out the children that the Catholic charities don’t seem to [Read More...]

The Revamped Focus on the Family

It’s not everyday I get to say this, but I was quoted in the cover story for July’s issue of Christianity Today. It involves the future of the Christian group Focus on the Family now that James Dobson has stepped down. A bit of background: Jen McCreight and I attended a Focus event last August. [Read More...]

Why Did This City Council Use Public Funds to Bring in a Christian Band?

The Parks & Recreation Department in Liberty, Missouri is sponsoring a summer concert series, which sounds all well and good. In fact, this August, the KC All Stars will be playing. Over the weekend, though, the concert series kicked off with a performance by Sidewalk Prophets, a Christian band. The event cost the city $9,500. [Read More...]

11-Year-Old Hero Will Lead Gay Pride Parade

Guess who’s helping lead San Antonio’s gay pride parade this Saturday? Will Phillips! Will is the 11-year-old who’s been advocating civil rights for years — years! — refusing to stand for the Pledge because we don’t really have “liberty and justice for all” and speaking out in support of same-sex marriage. Will has long been [Read More...]

Georgia License Plates Will No Longer Have ‘In God We Trust’ on Them

Church and State will remain separate on Georgia’s license plates thanks to all of you. Earlier this week, I mentioned that Georgia was having an online vote to decide it’s new license plate. And three of the eight entries had “In God We Trust” printed on them. Like this one: Well, there were enough complaints [Read More...]