Religion

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Texas House OKs Letting Clergy Refuse To Marry Gay Couples

Republicans, who control the Legislature and haven’t lost a statewide office since 1994, say the bill will keep church elders from being sued for refusing to perform weddings that clash with “sincerely held” religious beliefs.

05/21/2015

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John Glenn Wants Evolution Taught In Schools

Astronaut John Glenn, now 93 with fading eyesight and hearing, said in a recent interview that he sees no contradiction between believing in God and believing in evolution.

05/20/2015

Pamela Geller

Who Is Pamela Geller & The American Freedom Defense Initiative?

The organizer of Sunday night’s Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland had plenty to say after the shooting in Garland that left two people dead — fervently defending holding the event.

CBSDFW.COM–05/04/2015

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Suspects Dead In Garland Art Show Shooting

An event in Garland on Sunday night took a deadly turn as two suspects began firing shots outside of the Curtis Culwell Center during a Muhammad art exhibit.

05/04/2015

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Police Say Woman Tried To Resurrect Dead Boy

A woman from Balch Springs is behind bars, accused of causing the death of a 2-year-old boy, and then trying to raise the child from the dead in a religious ceremony.

04/14/2015

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Police Up Security At Irving Mosque After Threats

Security at the Islamic Center of Irving has been increased after religious leader said they received several disturbing phone calls and messages in the last few weeks.

04/09/2015

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Cruz Calls Religious Liberty A Defining Issue

Sen. Ted Cruz said that concern about religious freedom, awakened in the debate over a new Indiana law, could unite conservative Republicans and Democrats in 2016.

04/02/2015

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Lawmaker Drops Religious Freedom Proposal

A legislator from Dallas has scrapped his proposal preventing the government from burdening a person’s free exercise of religion after opposition from Texas businesses.

03/11/2015

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Patrick Asks Texans To Protect Marriage

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick urged a gathering of religious conservatives to become an army of supporters to help him oppose abortion, protect marriage and defend the Constitution.

02/25/2015

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North Texas Ash Wednesday Services

Many people across North Texas will be participating in local Ash Wednesday services as Lent begins. Here is a partial list of some Ash Wednesday services in the DFW area.

02/18/2015

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Faith Leaders Rally For Marriage Equality

Hundreds of faith leaders are set to gather at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday to rally in support for marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Texans.

02/17/2015

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Pope Says It’s OK To Spank, With Conditions

Speaking at a general audience Wednesday Pope Francis said that the use of corporal punishment was acceptable, with certain conditions.

02/06/2015

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