Daily Archives: February 9, 2012


Five Reasons Why Obama Is Losing The Contraception Fight

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The White House has surprised observers and disappointed some liberal allies by signaling that it is willing to…

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Republicans Vow To Stop ‘Attack’ By Obama

WASHINGTON — Republicans vowed Wednesday to reverse President Barack Obama’s new policy on birth control, lambasting the requirement that religious schools and hospitals provide employees…

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Rick Santorum Will Stealthily Convert The Jews Of South Carolina

New York Observer political reporter Hunter Walker unearths a pretty hilarious relic from the past holiday season — a wonderful little holiday card intended as…

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Lawmaker Objects To Removal Of ‘God’ From Air Force Logo

By Annalisa Musarra Religion News Service (RNS) Dozens of members of Congress are upset that the Air Force has removed the Latin word for "God"…

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What Would You Rename This Church?

Just days after finalizing the purchase of California-based megachurch Crystal Cathedral, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange has decided not only to rename the site,…

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White House Fires Shot At Romney

WASHINGTON — The White House is taking on GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney over his criticism of President Barack Obama’s birth control coverage mandate. Press…

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10 reasons religious conservatives love Rick Santorum

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor (CNN) – For all the attention paid to the clout of fiscally focused tea party conservatives and of the primacy of jobs in the 2012 election, Rick Santorum’s trifecta victories Tuesday night are a good reminder of the powerful role religious conservatives play in the GOP. They fueled Santorum’s [...]

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Turkmenistan: Is publishing religious poetry a crime?

After Protestant Begjan Shirmedov tried to print copies of a small book of his religious poetry, a local religious affairs official waiting for him at the printing shop took him to the Police 6th Department, responsible for counter-terrorism and organi…

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WATCH: Nuns Battle New Strip Club Neighbors

A group of nuns in Chicago’s west suburban "sin city" have stepped up their opposition to a "gentlemen’s cabaret" — or strip club — slated…

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Faith Inspires: The Benedictine Sisters Of Erie

Editor’s note: Every week, HuffPost Religion shines a spotlight on religious people doing good work in their communities. If you would like to recommend a…

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Dire Warnings Over Muslim American Terrorists Overblown, Study Finds

WASHINGTON — A new study of homegrown terrorism involving Muslim Americans suggests that the alarm bells set off by Republicans in Congress over sleeper cells…

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My Take: Welcome back, culture wars (and Rick Santorum)

Editor's Note: Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of "God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World," is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor. By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN So much for the cease fire in the culture wars. With the rise of the tax-focused Tea Party, [...]

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PHOTOS: Hindus Celebrate Thaipusam Festival In Singapore

For Hindu devotees, Thaipusam is a period of abstinence and fasting to cleanse their bodies of sin. Some carried enormous, decorative kavadis, complete with bodily…

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One Family’s Prayerful Struggle With Critically Ill Little Girl Goes Viral

By Gabrielle Birkner The Jewish Daily Forward When Seth and Hindy Poupko Galena asked readers of their Eye on Ayelet blog to say the Asher…

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PHOTOS: Meet The Victoria’s Secret Model Who Gave Up Lingerie For Christianity

Most models dream of landing a spot in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. When it happened to Kylie Bisutti, who won the lingerie brand’s model…

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