Here are important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- A Michigan priest has been accused of embezzling $800,000 from his parish, although auditors believe as much as $5 million may be missing.
- A secular pro-life group that had sought an exemption from the ACA’s contraceptive mandate similar to that granted to religious groups has had its legal challenge to the ACA rejected.
- Acceptance of polygamy among the U.S. population continues to rise.
- New polls from the Pew Research Center show a majority of American Muslims think that homosexuality should be accepted by society.
- A federal appeals court (in an opinion by retired Justice David Souter) has overturned the decision of a Rhode Island district court that would have allowed a local congregation to control the oldest Jewish synagogue in the U.S.; a New York congregation that is itself the oldest in the U.S. will remain in control of it instead.