High court ruling cited in Kentucky child services dispute

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(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

‘Serenade’ album celebrates LGBTQ youth ahead of Queer Youth of Faith Day

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Artist Mel Rottman talks about their new single featured in the Beloved Arise “Serenade” album. Video screengrab. Video by Rob Cooley (RNS) — When 19-year-old Mel Rottman came out as gay, they thought they would lose their community. Instead, Rottman was met with love from their parents, pastor and church. “A lot of my faith … Read more