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Muse offers Christian gangsta rap jazz odyssey, and then some

Muse describes their music as "Christian gangsta rap jazz odyssey with some ambient rebellious dubstep and face-melting metal flamenco cowboy psychedelia." That about covers it. But most critics see them as alternative rock, often on the side of harder metal. "The 2nd Law" is their sixth album and the title refers to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, also known as entropy, or the state of disorder, which is probably why it appeals to hard rockers.

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People of faith celebrate Ref. 74 victory

Same-sex marriage advocates came together Wednesday night to celebrate the unofficial Referendum 74 victory, and to share the coups and snares they’ve encountered on their personal journeys toward marriage equality.

About 40 people attended the post-election service, held at Westminster United Church of Christ, where the Rev. Andrea (Andy) CastroLang welcomed the crowd and congratulated them on their “hopes being fulfilled.”

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What’s next for religious conservatives?

Mitt Romney failed in his bid to win the White House back for Republicans, but the biggest losers in Tuesday’s voting may be Christian conservatives who put everything they had into denying President Obama a second term and battling other threats to their agenda.
Instead of the promised victories, the religious right encountered defeat at almost every turn.

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Are you happy with Obama’s re-election?

Barack Obama has been re-elected as the 44th president of the United States.

In his acceptance speech late Tuesday night he said, "Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you...I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever.”

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Ref. 74 Celebration party

Same-sex marriage supporters watch election results at nYne Bar & Bistro. Tracy SimmonsTracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite …

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