The Gallup poll found that 60 percent of Americans would be willing to vote for a president who was a "generally well-qualified person who happened to be Muslim."
We say: In the wake of the same-sex marriage ruling, the church needs a "take a deep breath" approach.
There is an accommodation that would allow the Little Sisters of the Poor to sign a paper that stated their religious objections, however the sisters insisted signing it would violate their religious convictions.
Donald Trump, the real estate tycoon, is now second in the polls for the Republican nomination for president.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley all emphasized raising the minimum wage and lowering college costs.
With little fanfare, the banner was lowered from its perch alongside a Confederate memorial near the Capitol.
Column: In recent decades, the relationship between church and labor has frayed for a variety of reasons. This was a mistake.
The California "End of Life Options Act," otherwise known as SB 128 or "right to die," was pulled from a state's Assembly Committee on Health hearing Tuesday after the bill's lead authors said they need more time to convince colleagues struggling with the decision and may hold it until next year.
The bill would provide terminally ill and mentally competent patients who've exhausted all medical options to obtain a prescription for lethal medication, provided that two physicians sign off. Patients would need to affirm the request after a 15-day waiting period.
Former President Jimmy Carter said in an interview that he thinks Jesus would approve of gay marriage.
"I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else," Carter said in a HuffPost Live interview with Marc Lamont Hill published Tuesday.
"I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage," he said. "That's just my own personal opinion."
We say: This encyclical strikes at the heart of where and how we in the developed world live upon and relate to the rest of the planet.