May 6, 2017

6 religious freedom controversies from this week

Amr Nabil/AP

Every day this week, we saw religious debates in the hot seat:

Monday: The United Methodist Church ruled that the consecration of an openly gay bishop was against the law.

Tuesday: Kansas City Archdiocese disavows the Girl Scouts over abortion promotion and their relationship with Planned Parenthood.

Wednesday: An Alabama governor signed a law allowing faith-based adoption agencies to turn away gay couples.

Thursday: President Trump signed an executive order promoting religious liberties.

Friday: An Iowa governor signed legislation banning abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy, and the state Supreme Court immediately halted it.

Canada has their problems, too: A polygamist stood trial for his relations with 24 women.

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