Surprise! A same-sex marriage story that gets religion

For the latest Christian Chronicle, I wrote a news story on judicial authorities in the Pacific Northwest state of Washington formally admonishing a superior court judge — also a Church of Christ elder — for voicing his preference not to perform same-sex marriages. As part of that story, I cited the Wall Street Journal’s recent report [Read More…]

When religious liberty clashes with gay rights

This was the headline on a Wall Street Journal story this week: Some Businesses Balk at Gay Weddings And the subhead: Photographers, Bakers Face Legal Challenges After Rejecting Jobs on Religious Grounds At this point, the Journal arrives at a critical juncture: the lede. The opening sentences will give a pretty clear idea where this story [Read More…]