Tag Archive for belief/religion

UCI Biologist Awarded $2.5 Million Religion Prize

Dr. Francisco Ayala, a former Catholic priest and “highly respected evolutionary biologist,” has won the 2010 Templeton Prize. The prize is awarded annually to a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension. In making the prize announcement, the Templeton organization noted that Ayala has “has vigorously opposed the entanglement of…

Iowa’s Same Sex Marriage Decision: What it Says and What it Means

In 1998, the Iowa legislature, capitulating to a well-funded national campaign against gay marriage, amended the state’s marriage statute to define marriage as a union between only a man and a woman.Today, in a stunning, courageous, and powerfully written decision, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the state’s anti-gay marriage statute is invalid because…