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New York Couple Fined for Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples

Same-sex marriage has been legal in the state of New York since 2011, but there are still business owners in the state who are slow to accept the legal and social change. Cynthia and Robert Gifford, owners of Liberty Ridge Farm in upstate New York recently found themselves at the heart of a debate that […]

Alternative Religions in America

America’s Alternative Religions While it is no surprise that Christianity is America’s leading religion in all 50 states, the alternative religions that are the second most popular faiths still offer some surprising glimpses into the country from a different perspective. According to the findings of a recent study, all of the western U.S. would be […]

St. Francis and the Blessing of the Animals

Francis of Assisi is undoubtedly one of the people‚Äôs favorite saints, and how could he not be? He is the patron saint of animals and was well known for his compassion for all living things. Such was his dedication that he gave up the comfortable life afforded to him by his father who was a […]

Stealing Religious Holidays: Syncretism and Origin

When it comes to religious holidays, many in traditionally Western cultures exhibit some strongly polarized attitudes. This is nowhere clearer than in the United States when debating the issue of secularization of these holidays. However, rather than accept opinions on either side of the issue at mere face value, it may be more beneficial to […]