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Attorneys for immigrant rights groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to rebuff a last-ditch attempt by the state to start prosecuting people for harboring and transporting those not in the country legally.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won't jump from her current district to the one being vacated by retiring Rep. Ed Pastor.
I’m often surprised at the frequency in which I hear a Christian bring up Karma. As applied, Karma is the great balancer in the universe to right all wrongs and keep each successive day moving along as it should. It might be a warning to a person that a momentary bad deed will come back to haunt them, or an encouragement to a person wronged that retribution is on its way. Spend a few moments sitting at your local coffee shop and you’ll overhear hints of this in the conversations all around you. Whether we profess faith in Jesus or not, most of us live with a deep need for fairness in our daily lives. It’s what makes our world tick.
“The state-sanctioned discrimination bill, SB 1062, will open the door wide for all types of abuse of Arizona citizens. A pastor or business can hide behind the bible if they disagree with interracial marriage, Christians can refuse service to Mormon missionaries trying to buy a meal because the owner believes they are cult members. This bill is being introduced nation-wide. What would Jesus do? He would be kicking butts and taking names! Brewer, Melvin and Herrod will be first.”
The decision by Republican lawmakers approve a decision on a measure billed as promoting religious freedom is forcing Gov. Jan Brewer to choose between her desire to promote the state's economy and her own strong religious beliefs.
• Dr. David M. Marz is pastor at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 1159 N. Greenfield Road in Gilbert. Reach him at email@example.com or Twitter @spiritofjoyluth.
What will they think of protesting next? First a group of black militants led by a pastor, of course, comes down on a group of college fraternity members partying at a private party, on private property, with a “black” theme. Absolutely no one’s business but those in attendance unless some law was violated.
Mark Connelly was confronted about the affairs and submitted his resignation as lead pastor of Mission Community Church after it was requested.
A large church in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert says its married lead pastor has resigned after confessing to engaging in extramarital affairs with more than one woman from the congregation.
A state lawmaker who also is a pastor unveiled legislation Friday designed to protect him and others religious leaders from being forced to marry same-sex couples.
ATLANTA — Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer, and some attractions are even free.
FILE - In this June 8, 2012 file photo, tourists visit the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached in Atlanta. Visitors can walk through Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King and his father both served as pastors. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
FILE- In this June 7, 2012 file photo, a visitor looks on at the crypt of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta, along Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. The crypts of King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, sit in the middle of a reflecting pool outside The King Center. A few steps away, visitors can walk through Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King and his father served as pastors. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Within our East Valley is a microcosm of a healthy community, a stronger nation. It’s an ageless pattern offering solutions to our national fiscal crisis, our narcissistic living and our growing proclivity for surrendering freedoms.
Finding a faux snow- and candy cane-filled homage to Santa Claus is easy; just look at your local mall for the line snaking around the giant Christmas tree. Honing in on an experience that makes as much of the Christmas story — the story of the birth of Jesus — is another matter.
Mike Sproul isn’t defined by one title.
A child is born, a family is healed, and a sermon on forgiveness is delivered with sledgehammer subtlety in "Black Nativity," a bold but clumsy attempt to bring Langston Hughes' popular musical to life onscreen.
Located in the spacious backyard of Roger Ball, First Baptist Church of Tempe’s senior pastor, this walk-through replica of landmarks from the birth, life and death of Christ provides a soulful pause from the craziness of the season. The tour takes about 10 minutes, but all the other homes on the cul-de-sac at Natal Circle in Mesa are decorated to the hilt, so there is plenty to gawk at if you park and wander up and down the street that has become an East Valley Christmas destination.
I like prayer. I often pray, at least once a day, likely more. Our family prays each day at dinner, as we have for generations. We’ve discussed prayer over the years, that prayer is at least as powerful for those who pray as for those who are the subjects of prayer, that prayer helps us cope with those difficult times and celebrate the beauty in our lives.
Either the American People can believe that Barack Hussein Obama is stupid (Occidental College, Columbia University, Harvard University, past President of the Harvard Law Review, former Visiting Law and Government Fellow University of Chicago, author of four books, former Illinois State Senator, former U.S. Senator and twice elected to be the President of the United States of America) or that he is a liar.
“I don’t get the ‘tea party.’ If this is such a bad country, why don’t they all move to Texas, secede from the union and be their own founding fathers of their new country? No taxes, no environmental controls, no costly safety mandates, no health insurance, no food inspection, etc. Glenn Beck is there to keep us all up to date on your progress. If all goes well, you have the Pastor Joel Osteen down in Houston to pen another book to confirm you are in God’s favor. If that happens, you win.”
There is much debate among locals when it comes to the topic of tacos. Whether you like ’em hot and spicy, rolled, fried, street-style or stuffed, East Valley restaurants offer an endless variety to please any palate. The following are three Local Lily favorites to try the next time you’ve got a taste for tacos.
PHOENIX — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled Arizona cannot enforce yet another provision of its controversial 2010 law aimed at illegal immigration.
VICCO, Ky. — Eight months after this tiny Appalachian town took a stand against gay-based discrimination, it's basking in a flurry of attention and even an infusion of much-needed cash. All that hoopla has its openly gay mayor dreaming of reviving a place that had long seemed past its prime.
Just picture it: Two Baptist ministers, a rabbi, an evangelical preacher, a Mormon leader and a Presbyterian preacher — all sermonizing together, all with a resounding and united “amen.”