Arizona candidate’s claim that he’s a military chaplain draws investigation


(RNS) — “My name is Alex Stovall. I am Republican. I am 26. I am a Chaplain,” wrote a 24-year-old U.S. Army lieutenant in a tweet in late May, announcing his campaign for an Arizona congressional seat. Stovall went to proclaim himself “pro-second Amendment” and an America Firster who is “running for Congress to take … Read more

High court ruling cited in Kentucky child services dispute


(AP) — Republicans turned up pressure on Kentucky’s Democratic governor Thursday to renew a contract with a Baptist-affiliated children’s agency, reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling they say should settle the dispute between religious beliefs and gay rights. Gov. Andy Beshear was noncommittal about the future contract status of Sunrise Children’s Services. The foster … Read more