Daily Archives: December 6, 2011


Joan Of Arc And 9 Other ‘Queer’ Saints

Church officials and followers from many different demoninations have long used the Bible to argue that homosexuality and transgender identities are abominations in the eyes…

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Colorado Buddhist Temple Destroyed, Monk Injured

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A major fire in the Denver suburb of Westminster injured a monk and destroyed the Lao Buddhist Temple. Secretary Sy Pong identified…

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Uzbekistan: Illegal prosecutions and punishments

Sergei Kozin, a Baptist, has been fined 80 times the minimum monthly wage after a police raid on a group of Baptists who were reading on holiday together, Forum 18 News Service has learned. The case – as also one other recent case – was brought even th…

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Baby boomers heading back to seminary

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor Washington (CNN)– At 51, Vincent Guest could well be the professor at a table filled with 20- and 30-year-olds. He is leading a lunchtime social justice meeting for seminarians at Theological College at Catholic University in Washington. Forks clink on plates in the basement conference room as Guest [...]

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Top Israeli Rabbi: Segregated Buses Not Jewish Law

JERUSALEM — Israel’s chief rabbi has ventured into the divisive question of gender segregation, saying such practices, adopted by some devout Jews, are not required…

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A Monster Among the ‘Frum’

The faithful of Borough Park have a saying: ‘We are all of one face.’ The life of Levi Aron, the outcast awaiting trial for the…

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What’s Behind Newt’s Religious Revival?

As former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s star continues to rise ahead of GOP Republican primaries, he has had less time for what in…

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Church Overturns Ban On Interracial Couples

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — An eastern Kentucky church under a firestorm of criticism since members voted to bar mixed-race couples from joining the congregation overturned that…

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Gingrich Making Aggressive Play For Key Early State

By PHILIP ELLIOTT AND JIM DAVENPORT, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWBERRY, S.C. — For three decades, the Republican who won South Carolina’s presidential primary has also won…

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How Do You Explain Christmas To Kids When You’re An Atheist?

Imagine being a three-year-old encountering Christmas for the first time in a shopping mall. Without any context, you’d conclude the holiday is about three things:…

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