It's illegal for the Catholic Church in Washington to pass the plate and raise money to defeat marriage equality, state officials have said.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan will deliver the closing prayer at both major-party conventions, and the Democrats will also hear from popular Nuns on the Bus leader Sister Simone Campbell.
An undercover gay blogger attended the National Organization for Marriage's annual conference for young people and was met with its view on pedophilia, hookup sites, and menstruating moms.
Church observers say the incident alone won't disqualify archbishop-elect Salvatore Cordileone, but some gay activists say his ultraconservative views should.
New York Catholic archbishop Timothy Dolan is not only a staunch opponent of marriage equality but is aligning himself with politicians who care little for the poor, says Sullivan.
Evangelical pastor Rick Warren has canceled his Civil Forum between presidential candidates, saying it's because the campaign is anything but civil — but then attacking President Obama for a war on