Religion http://kmuw.org en Biblical Justification For Same-Sex Relationships? http://kmuw.org/post/biblical-justification-same-sex-relationships <p></p><p>Wichita native Matthew Vines has good news for gay Christians, especially those who are theologically conservative, in his groundbreaking book <em>God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same Sex Relationships.</em></p><p>While in his second year at Harvard, Vines determined the correct answer when he asked himself, “Am I gay?” His affirmation inspired four years of meticulous research of the most common uses of Scripture in admonishing same-sex relationships as sinful.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sarah Bagby 33211 at http://kmuw.org Biblical Justification For Same-Sex Relationships? Religious Freedom Preservation Act Signed http://kmuw.org/post/religious-freedom-preservation-act-signed <p></p><p>Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation that supporters say will shield Kansas residents from government infringement on religious liberties. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:44:19 +0000 Associated Press 15493 at http://kmuw.org Election Of New Pope A Special Lesson At Wichita Catholic School http://kmuw.org/post/election-new-pope-special-lesson-wichita-catholic-school <p>The Roman Catholic cardinal electors begin their conclave Tuesday to decide on a successor to Pope Benedict XVI who resigned last month.</p><p></p><p></p><p>At Holy Savior Catholic Church and Academy in Wichita, students and staff are also weighing in on the process.</p><p>Middle school social studies teacher Mike Meyer hands out paper for an assignment.</p><p>"If you were a voting cardinal, what qualities, what characteristics are you looking for as the new pope?" he asks.</p><p>Thirteen year old, Kyree Straughter says he should be a strong leader, trustworthy and nice.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:17:23 +0000 Carla Eckels 14019 at http://kmuw.org Election Of New Pope A Special Lesson At Wichita Catholic School Kansas House Considers Allowing Religious Symbols In Public Lands And Schools http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-house-considers-allowing-religious-symbols-public-lands-and-schools <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kansas House is considering a bill that would allow religious symbols on public land.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the bill, religious &nbsp;symbols would be allowed if they are part of the community's history or heritage. This bill was introduced in response to an incident last summer when the community of </span>Buhler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was threatened with a lawsuit because its city symbol contained a cross.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:45:57 +0000 Associated Press 12078 at http://kmuw.org Kansas House Considers Allowing Religious Symbols In Public Lands And Schools