Daily Archives: March 2016

Centuries old Mexican Catholic tradition surfaces in Anchorage

Traveling thousands of miles, a unique statue of the Virgin Mary appeared in Anchorage in early March.

Rooted in four centuries of Catholic devotion, the statue — La Virgen de La Defensa (Mother of Our Defense) — is the centerpiece of lively celebrations, prayers and the preservation of Catholic identity for the residents of two particular villages in Mexico, Atemajac de Brizuela and Juanacatlan.

Religious liberty advocates seek to amend Anchorage LGBT law

Religious liberty advocates are reportedly working on a plan to amend an Anchorage law that carves out new rights to those who identify as gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual. Those seeking to change the law hope to strengthen religious liberties so that business owners do not have to violate deeply held religious beliefs by being forced to provide goods and services for causes they cannot in good conscience support.

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