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Same Bible, Different Verdict On Gay Marriage

When President Obama announced he supports same-sex marriage, he cited his Christian faith. Many other people cited their religion to disagree. Why is there such variation? Part of it has to do with how you read the text.
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Will Same-Sex Marriage Rile Faith Leaders?

President Obama says he supports same-sex marriage, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to come out in favor of the issue. Host Michel Martin looks at what it means for the November elections, and for an issue that many Americans view in religious or moral terms. Martin speaks with two religion reporters: Sarah Posner of Religion Dispatches and David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network.
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Creating A New Vision Of Islam In America

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf was once the lead cleric associated with the proposed Islamic community center some critics called the "ground zero mosque." In his new book, Moving the Mountain, Rauf calls for moderate Muslims to step up and marginalize the voices of extremists.
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When Religious Leaders Lose Their Faith

Teresa MacBain was pastor of a United Methodist church. In March, she made a confession: She is now an atheist. MacBain, NPR religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty and Jerry DeWitt, executive director of Recovering from Religion talk about how losing faith changes lives and communities.
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Black Christians Struggle Over N.C. Gay Marriage Ban

African-American voters could be crucial in Tuesday's vote over North Carolina's proposed constitutional amendment, which would ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. Even within families, there's a conflict over what's the "Christian thing to do" for Tuesday's vote.

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