Kevin Eckstrom| Religion News Service

Stories by Kevin Eckstrom| Religion News Service

Franklin Graham: Putin Is Better than Obama on Gay Issues

Evangelist Franklin Graham praises Russian President Vladimir Putin for his aggressive crackdown on homosexuality and gay “propaganda.”

Can a horror film lead people to God?

The box office hit “The Conjuring” has all the requisite features of a standard horror flick: creaky doors, mysterious things … Continued

Reformist priest sees potential ally in Pope Francis

WASHINGTON — An Austrian priest who’s been banned from speaking at Roman Catholic churches during his three-week U.S. tour said … Continued

ANALYSIS: A cultural wave on gay marriage reaches the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Sometimes a court opinion is more than just a court opinion. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 26-page decision Wednesday (June 26) … Continued

Muslim leaders: We stand against terrorism

WASHINGTON — American Muslim leaders said they stand against terrorism committed in the name of Islam, trying to distance themselves … Continued

Supreme Court searches for way around gay marriage

WASHINGTON — In nearly two hours of arguments on Wednesday (March 27), the Supreme Court heard many of the expected … Continued

COGIC Presiding Bishop Charles Blake re-elected for another four years

The Church of God in Christ has re-elected Presiding Bishop Charles Blake to serve a second four-year term as head … Continued

Catholic bishops rebuke Biden over contraception mandate claims

WASHINGTON — In a rare public rebuke, Catholic bishops chided Vice President Joe Biden for saying during Thursday’s vice-presidential debate … Continued

Episcopal bishop says he was snubbed at Catholic church

What started off as a rocky relationship between the Episcopal and Roman Catholic bishops of San Francisco got even worse … Continued

Study shows Mormonism is fastest-growing faith in half of U.S. states

CHICAGO — Mitt Romney may or may not become the first Mormon to move into the White House next year, … Continued