Thomas More Law Center http://michiganradio.org en Religious groups say 'The fight is on' over same-sex marriage http://michiganradio.org/post/religious-groups-say-fight-over-same-sex-marriage <p>A coalition of about 200 mostly Michigan-based black pastors says “the fight is on” when it comes to same-sex marriage.</p><p>A federal judge overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage earlier this year. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has appealed that ruling, and it’s now headed to the US 6<sup>th</sup> Circuit court of appeals.</p><p>The pastors <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20140514/NEWS05/305140165/black-ministers-oppose-gay-marriage">condemned the ruling in an event at First Baptist International World Changers churc</a>h in Detroit Wednesday.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 00:17:54 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 17611 at http://michiganradio.org Religious groups say 'The fight is on' over same-sex marriage Catholic business owners take aim at birth control mandate in Detroit federal court http://michiganradio.org/post/catholic-business-owners-take-aim-birth-control-mandate-detroit-federal-court <p>A Catholic legal group says parts of President Obama’s health care law violate their clients’ religious freedom.</p><p>Representatives for the Thomas More Law Center made their arguments on behalf of business owners in a Detroit federal court Friday.</p><p>The groups charge that they shouldn’t have to provide employees with health insurance that includes contraception coverage—the so-called<a href="http://www.hrsa.gov/womensguidelines/"> “HHS mandate”</a>-- in violation of their first amendment rights.</p> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 03:21:34 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 9295 at http://michiganradio.org Catholic business owners take aim at birth control mandate in Detroit federal court Qur'an burning Florida pastor returning to Michigan Thursday http://michiganradio.org/post/quran-burning-florida-pastor-returning-michigan-thursday <p>Controversial Florida <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pastor_Terry_Jones#Pastor_Terry_Jones">pastor Terry Jones</a> returns to southeast Michigan Thursday.&nbsp; Jones tried to hold a rally outside a Dearborn mosque last week to protest radical Islam.&nbsp;&nbsp; But he ended up spending time in the city jail for defying a court order.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:36:28 +0000 Steve Carmody 2252 at http://michiganradio.org Qur'an burning Florida pastor returning to Michigan Thursday