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WA one step closer to legalizing gay marriage

09/14/13 Washington could be the seventh state (including Washington D.C.) to approve same-sex marriage if the House, and possibly the voters, backs the bill that passed 28 to 21 in the state Senate Wednesday night. “There's still a lot of work to be done. We have to be diligent, but we're confident that this legislation will make it to the …

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On eve of Darwin’s birthday, states take steps to limit evolution

09/14/13 On the eve of the 203rd anniversary of Charles Darwin's birthday, lawmakers in at least four states are taking steps to hinder the teaching of evolution in public schools, while other bills would do the same without naming evolution outright. One of the bills, New Hampshire's House Bill 1148, not only singles out evolution, but would require teachers to …

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Tuesday’s Religion News Roundup: Koshergate, RIP compassionate conservatism; Boykin bounced

09/14/13 As Floridians head to the polls today, Newt Gingrich has been subtly playing the religion card. On Monday,Gingrich accused Mitt Romney of being “extraordinarily insensitive” to religionas governor of Massachusetts because he planned cut to Medicaid funding to Jewish and Catholic health care facilities. Driving the point home in God's Waiting Room (aka Florida), Gingrich noted thatone program targeted for cuts had served …

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Should same-sex marriage be legalized in Washington?

09/14/13 Washington could be the seventh state (plus D.C.) to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill is moving steadily through the state legislature and is backed byGov. Chris Gregoire. Some religious groups are hoping to stall the bill, including the state's four Catholic bishops who are urging parishioners to contact their legislatures and “defend the current definition of marriage.”Other faith groups, …

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Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims blast Rick Santorum on ‘equality’ comment

09/14/13 Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus are accusing Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum of bigotry and ignorance after he said that “equality” is solely a Judeo-Christian concept. “Where do you think the concept of equality comes from?” Santorum said on the campaign trail last Friday (Jan. 20). “It doesn't come from Islam. It doesn't come from the East and Eastern religions. …

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David Brooks, The Wealth Issue and Bain of Lost Dreams

09/14/13By Contributor Ernesto Tinajero Below is a poem I wrote in response to “The Wealth Issue,” a recent column by David Brooks of The New York Times. ~~~ Hear, oh hear David Brooks proclaim preach and teach the lessons of our sin of envy. “Mitt Romney is no spoiled rich boy. He toils long and hard for his spoils. Look …

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