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The North Carolina pastor who said parents should ridicule and beat their children if they seem gay says he’s sorry that people didn’t understand him and that he wouldn’t say what the videotape shows him saying.

Thursday’s Religion News Roundup: Gay sermon non-apology, Billy Graham on gay marriage, NFL suicide

The North Carolina pastor who said parents should ridicule and beat their children if they seem gay says he’s sorry that people didn’t understand him and that he wouldn’t say what the videotape shows him saying.

Pastor Sean Harris (in photo) is also frustrated that his critics won’t cut him some slack. “At this point nothing seems sufficient,” he tweeted.

North Carolina resident Billy Graham says he supports the proposed state amendment against gay marriage that prompted Harris’s sermon.

Michele Bachman will endorse Mitt Romney, which could help solidify his support among Christian conservatives — along with the departure of his gay foreign policy adviser. Newt Gingrich is leaving the stage, but still can’t really bring himself to say the right words about Romney.

The United Methodist Church isn’t buying the argument that it should divest from companies accused of contributing to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

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