Nowruz Celebration Goes Back 3,000 Years, Vatican: Priests Not to Bless Same-Sex Unions, Equality Act and Religious Liberty, Bahai Children Converted to Islam in Iran
Nowruz Celebration Goes Back 3,000 Years
Vatican: Priests Not to Bless Same-Sex Unions
The Vatican’s orthodoxy office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in responding to questions about gay unions, said: “The blessing of homosexual unions cannot be considered licit,” It also stated: “there are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God’s plan for marriage and family.” . The two-page statement published in seven languages was approved by Pope Francis.
Equality Act and Religious Liberty
The Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects against racial discrimination, to add protected classes of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” and according to testimony before the Senate, would forbid the use of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to sue when religious freedoms are violated by sexual and gender issues.
Bahai Children Converted to Islam in Iran