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Homophobia A Sin, Says Dean Of Washington National Cathedral

The leadership at the Washington National Cathedral has been welcoming to same-sex couples.
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The leadership at the Washington National Cathedral has been welcoming to same-sex couples.

The dean of Washington's National Cathedral is calling homophobia a sin.

In a sermon Sunday, the Reverand Gary Hall said the church should have the courage to call homophobia and heterosexism a sin. He says "shaming people for whom they love is a sin."

Hall spoke about the killing of gay college student Matthew Shepard 15 years ago this month in Wyoming and about Tyler Clementi, a gay student who committed suicide three years ago in New York City.

Hall also hosted a forum Sunday with Shepard's mother, Judy Shepard, and with Clementi's mother, Jane Clementi. The forum was part of a weekend of events at the church devoted to gay youth.

Earlier this year, Hall announced the cathedral would begin celebrating same-sex marriages.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 9, 2015

Cuban dance, Spanish opera and Sephardic Jewish music provide Spanish-influenced entertainment this weekend in D.C.


Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.
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The Politics Hour - October 9, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.


California Approves A Sweeping Digital Privacy Law

The bill was signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law requires a warrant before any business turns over clients' metadata or digital communications to the government.

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