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Companies pull ads from Muslim reality TV show

09/14/13 By Omar Sacirbey Lowe's, the national hardware chain, has pulled commercials from future episodes of “All-American Muslim,” a TLC reality-TV show, after protests by Christian groups. The Florida Family Association, a Tampa Bay group, has led a campaign urging companies to pull ads on “All-American Muslim.” The FFA contends that 65 of 67 companies it has targeted have pulled …

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Book connects relationship between food and faith

09/14/13 The “Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting Toward God“(Cascade Books, 2010)is a wonderful collection of essays by an all-star cast of gifted writers on the connections between food and Christian faith. The book reminds me of one of those summer food festivals that feature samplings from all the best restaurants in town. I remember growing up …

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Is Anybody Out There?

09/14/13 The universe boggles the mind, at least it does mine, and I'm a science fiction writer with a wild imagination. Just think of it: Our sun is one of at least 100 billion stars in the Milky Way and the Milky Way is one of nearly 100 billion galaxies in the universe. If you've got a big enough calculator …

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The Sanctity of Equality

09/14/13 As activists in Washington are gearing up to take another go at getting a marriage equality bill on the state ballot, perhaps we should all begin reconsidering the meaning of the word “sanctity.” In 2004, President George W. Bush made what he called, “the sanctity of marriage,” a major reelection issue, calling for a constitutional ban on all same-sex …

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Friday’s Religion News Roundup: Obama’s sermon; Eddie Long’s divorce; Saudi virgins

09/14/13 POTUS got a little preachy at last night's lighting of theNational Christmas Treenear the White House: “Christ's birth made the angels rejoice and attracted shepherds and kings from afar. He was a manifestation of God's love for us.” Full texthere. More troubles for Atlanta megachurch pastorBishop Eddie Long: His wife has filed for divorce. A federal judge says a police officer …

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Wednesday’s Religion News Roundup: Holiday tree; mini Stonehenge; Christmas weapons

09/14/13 As bitter winter advances, religious communities from Portland to New York are opening their doors to Occupy protesters. How many“Christmas among the Occupiers” stories do you think we'll see this year? Christmas, by the way, is on a Sunday this year. The vast majority of churches (91 percent) plan to hold some sort of worship service, according to Lifeway Research. Rhode Island …

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