A San Antonio woman is counting on Texas’ Religious Freedom Restoration Act to trump a local ordinance that could end her decade-old ministry of feeding the homeless, mentally ill and others who are simply down on their luck.
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Solitary confinement forces many inmates to do a lot of soul-seeking, but despite the misconceptions, not all death row inmates turn to religion for solace. In fact, some lose their faith in a prison system that denies their humanity.
Rough Country looks at religion’s influence on Texas politics and the ways in which the state’s geography and culture have affected its dominant religions.
A dozen lawyers for the Church of Scientology packed into a Comal County courthouse Thursday, for an early hearing on what promises to be an epic trial over religious freedom and whether the church has organized a surveillance operation against an outspoken critic.
Lost in the dramatic events of Friday’s showdown over the anti-abortion bill was a remarkable speech by Sen. Dan Patrick, a full-throated declaration of God’s wishes for the Texas Legislature.
One slide from an Ector County ISD high school presentation reads, “Sad to say mainstream anti-God media do not portray these true facts in the light of faith/But prefer to sceptically [sic] doubt such archaeological proofs of the veracity & historicity of the Biblical account, one of the most accurate history books in the world[.]”
The Texas Capitol’s auditorium turned into a church late Tuesday afternoon, at least it sounded like one. After the official legislative business had concluded […]
Conor Friedersdorf, an associate editor at The Atlantic, recently named this Observer story one of the best nonfiction pieces of 2010, along with selections […]