‘Violation of Trust’: Alabama Public Television Bans ‘Arthur’ Same-Sex Marriage Episode

Alabama Public Television (APT) decided not to air an “Arthur” episode depicting same-sex marriage because officials believed it would violate parents’ trust.

The animated children’s TV show launched its 22nd season with “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” on May 13, where  Arthur’s third-grade teacher Mr. Ratburn gets married to a male character in the episode. More>>

Ex-Gay Pastor’s Counseling of Those Questioning Their Sexuality Could Be at Risk With Equality Act

Ken Williams represents what some activists say is impossible: Previously gay, he’s now married to a woman and has kids. He says God has helped him change. Williams now works at a church and counsels people who face their own unwanted sexual attractions—but some say his work should be illegal. More>>

TN pastor: Lawmakers need to hear from silent majority

Liberal church leaders in Tennessee are demanding the end of religious freedom in The Volunteer State in the name of ending discrimination, but a pastor who opposes them says their views are not the norm.

 “Just because it sounds like a church, just because it looks like a church, just because they’ve got people in there that call it a church, and just because they’ve got a name that sounds like a church, doesn’t mean that they are a Bible-believing church,” observes Dale Walker, a member of the biblically conservative Tennessee Pastors Network.What causes liberal clergy to align with pro-homosexual groups’ demands for ‘tolerance’ and ‘inclusion’? More>>

ADF: BIG WIN for Jack! Colorado Ends Crusade against Cake Artist

Six years, one U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and a second lawsuit later, the state of Colorado has finally stopped its hostility toward cake artist Jack Phillips and his faith.

Today, the state officially agreed to dismiss its case against Jack. 

This is a big win for Jack – and for religious freedom! Praise God! It has been a long, difficult journey for Jack. He has endured not only multiple drawn-out legal processes, but also hate mail, nasty phone calls, and even death threats. Yet through it all, God has proven faithful. And now, we hope that Jack can finally move on. More>>

Methodist Church upholds ban on same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy, faces likely surge in defections

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The United Methodist Church, America’s second-largest Protestant denomination, faces a likely surge in defections and acts of defiance after delegates at a crucial conference Tuesday rejected a move to ease the faith’s ban on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy. More>>