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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says any state legislation protecting gay rights must also protect religious liberties.
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Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

Brady McCombs and Rachel Zoll, Associated Press  |  posted Jan 27th - 7:11pm
The Mormon church announced a campaign Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting people who assert their religious beliefs.
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LDS leaders reemphasize protection of religious freedoms, support for LGBT nondiscrimination laws

Tad Walch  |  posted Jan 27th - 6:25pm
Senior LDS leaders affirmed Tuesday the church's consistent support for nondiscrimination laws that balance the rights of LGBT people with provisions that protect religious freedom. They also called for civility in debate.
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Vandalism: No solo tourists in New Orleans' oldest cemetery

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  posted Jan 27th - 4:01pm
A historic cemetery that may have begun the New Orleans tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists wandering about on their own because of tomb vandalism, the Catholic archdiocese that owns the property announced.
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2 ask pope to investigate their diocese sex abuse complaints

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  posted Jan 27th - 4:01pm
A woman who says she was groped by a teacher when she was a Catholic school cheerleader and a man who says a priest abused him beginning when he was 10 are asking Pope Francis to investigate the way a diocese handled their sexual-abuse complaints.
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Community leaders react to LDS Church press conference on religious liberty, nondiscrimination

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  posted Jan 27th - 3:30pm
Legislators, community leaders and advocacy groups responded to a press conference held by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tuesday morning in which high-ranking leaders reemphasized the need for religious liberty and nondiscrimination.
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Extremists rampage in northeast Nigeria as elections near

The Associated Press  |  posted Jan 28th - 4:21pm
Fleeing villagers say Islamic extremists are rampaging through northeastern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting with no troops protecting them.
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Insurance man gives $20M to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

The Associated Press  |  posted Jan 28th - 7:30am
An insurance agent has left more than $20 million in his will to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the largest gift in the facility's history.
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Bahrain opposition leader denies charges as trial opens

The Associated Press  |  posted Jan 28th - 4:40am
A lawyer for the head of Bahrain's leading Shiite opposition group says the cleric has denied all charges against him at the start of a closely watched trial in the strategic Gulf island nation.
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Pope warns of 'absentee fathers' in new chapter on family

The Associated Press  |  posted Jan 28th - 4:20am
Pope Francis is urging fathers to be more involved in the lives of their children, warning that many problems adolescents run into can be traced to "absentee fathers" who are physically at home but don't take time to actually be with their kids.
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Bill would grant war powers to fight Islamic State militants

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  posted Jan 28th - 4:20am
The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill Wednesday to authorize President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants, saying Congress should not wait to see if the White House sends over its blueprint of what the legislation should say.
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Oklahoma Christian University hosting 2 civil rights leaders

The Associated Press  |  posted Jan 27th - 4:01pm
Oklahoma Christian University will host two icons of the civil rights movement next month at its second annual History Speaks event.
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