Kellie Kotraba| Religion News Service

Stories by Kellie Kotraba| Religion News Service

Gay Mormon characters step out of the shadows

Twenty years ago, a gay Mormon character stepped onstage for the first time. His name was Joe Pitt, and he … Continued

Fox apologizes for comments on Wiccans at University of Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson has apologized for comments he made about Wiccans, saying he “should have … Continued

Teen activist emerges as an atheist hero at Skepticon

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Jessica Ahlquist earned quite a reputation in her hometown of Cranston, R.I.: Witch. Nazi. Satanist. But in … Continued

Members of burned Missouri mosque look to an uncertain future

JOPLIN, Mo. — When the mosque here on the outskirts of town burned to the ground on Aug. 6, the … Continued

Missouri prayer amendment passes by wide margin

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Voters in Missouri overwhelmingly approved a “right to pray” amendment to the state’s constitution on Tuesday (Aug. … Continued

Counter-protesters targeting Westboro Baptist Church

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Thousands of people wearing red shirts gathered in this city’s downtown Saturday (July 21) to honor an … Continued