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Immigration Spurs A Rare Split Among Ariz. Mormons

On one side are tough-talking Republican politicians, including Russell Pearce, the former state Senate president who sponsored Arizona's tough immigration law. On the other are the Mormons who helped vote him out of office.
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Episcopal Church OKs Same-Sex Blessings; Largest U.S. Denomination To Do So

The service, to be called The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant, will include an exchange of vows and rings. Supporters say that it is not a marriage ceremony.
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Evangelicals Fight Over Therapy To 'Cure' Gays

The largest "ex-gay ministry" that has promoted conversion therapy as a way to "cure" people of same-sex attractions now says the approach is wrong. The shift comes after new studies by evangelical researchers showed that conversion therapy does not work. It's created a ruckus about whether people can change their sexual orientation.
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Evangelicals Preach Unity On Immigration Reform

More than 150 evangelical leaders, from across the political spectrum, have come together to call for immigration reform. Host Michel Martin looks at the crusade for reform with Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.
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Feeling Under Siege, Catholic Leadership Shifts Right

The Vatican and the U.S. Conference of Bishops are pushing back against what they perceive as threats to the Catholic Church's core beliefs. While some Catholics are uncomfortable with the changes under way, others say they are overdue.

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