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Southern Baptists Condemn Policy Shift On Gay Boy Scouts

At the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, a resolution is adopted condemning the Boy Scouts of America's decision to allow openly gay boys to become Scouts. The resolution stops short of requiring member churches to break with the organization.
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Pope Francis Said To Reveal Existence Of 'Gay Lobby'

His comments are an apparent confirmation of reports in Italian media that the Vatican denied in February.
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Churches Reconsider Sponsoring Boy Scout Troops

Some churches have said they will end their affiliation with the Boy Scouts after its decision to allow openly gay members to join. Others, including Southern Baptists, are considering their next move. Another group plans to hold a meeting in Louisville later this month with parents who say they want a more Christian organization for their children.
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A Meeting On Tolerance Turns Into A Shouting Match

A forum meant to quell tensions between Muslims and non-Muslims in Tennessee was derailed by hecklers.
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Making The Switch: An American Woman's Journey To Islam

Karen Danielson was raised Catholic, but she became a Muslim when she was 19. The conversion came with some difficult personal decisions, but she stresses the shift was spiritual, rather than cultural.
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Not Everyone Cheers Turkey's Move To Tighten Alcohol Rules

Among the many reasons for ongoing riots in Turkey: A recent law restricting the advertising and sale of alcohol. Secular Turks see the new rules as the latest effort by the ruling AK Party to impose religious values on the population.

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