State Dept. Will Recognize Foreign Same-Sex Marriages—But Not Polygamous Ones
Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News

The manual advises State Department personnel on “distinguishing current practice from advocacy, belief, or past practice” when it comes to polygamy.

Christians in Iran jailed for ‘propaganda’
Baptist Press

Eight Iranian Christians were charged with “action against the national security” and “propaganda against the system” recently after being arrested in a raid of an evening prayer service, evidence of ongoing persecution of Christians in Iran.

In the Beginning Was the Word; Now the Word Is on an App
Amy O’Leary, New York Times

More than 500 years after Gutenberg, the Bible is having its i-moment.

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Employment Law
Paul McHugh and Gerard V. Bradley, Public Discourse

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would equate sexual orientation and gender identity, ambiguous and malleable concepts, with immutable features like race, color, and ethnicity as classes worthy of special legal protection.