Stories tagged: "religion"


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North Carolina Muslims Continue Progressive March Despite 20 Years of Sept. 11 Bias

Hate crimes against US Muslims have exploded by 500% in the years since Sept. 11, 2001. Still, more Muslims than ever are running for elected office and raising their voices for progressive change.

Thomas Phillips and Caleb Parker kiss during their Feb. 29 wedding in Durham. Twelve United Methodist ministers risked discipline from the international church for participating in the same-sex wedding. (Photo by Tammy Jean Lamoureux of L'Amour Foto).
Methodists Banned Gay Marriage. But 12 of Their NC Pastors Defied the Church Together

One of the world's largest Christian denominations banned same-sex marriage. But a spring wedding in North Carolina defied the church.

Gov. Roy Cooper, in a 2018 AP file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
Lawsuit Filed To Block NC Governor Order On Churches

"Freedoms crushed eventually become no freedoms at all," Winston-Salem pastor Ron Baity, said at a rally of about 500 Thursday in Raleigh.