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The Dialogue Around Gay Marriage In Black Churches

A bill that could legalize same-sex marriage has cleared the Maryland House and is expected to pass in the Senate. A majority of black clergy in the state argue that same-sex marriage conflicts with the teachings of the Bible, but some pastors have spoken out in support of the bill.
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American Muslim Women Lift The Veil On Love Lives

Love InshAllah features personal essays from 25 women of different backgrounds and circumstances. Fans of love stories are curious and fascinated, but critics say the collection is salacious and sensational. Host Michel Martin and the book's contributing editor Ayesha Mattu discuss these stories of faith, love and the will to open up.
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Pa. Priest Faces Trial On Child Abuse Cover-Up

Monsignor William Lynn of Philadelphia is the first cleric to be criminally charged with covering up child sex abuse by a priest. Jury selection begins Feb. 21 in a case that will set enormous precedent for future sex abuse litigation.
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Bankrupt Archdiocese Tries To Limit Abuse Claims

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is not the first to file for bankruptcy, but it has been the most aggressive in trying to persuade a judge to wipe out many of the financial claims made by abuse victims.
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In Arizona, Romney Can't Take Mormons For Granted

There's a noticeable streak of Mormon libertarianism in the West, and the Ron Paul campaign has actively courted that vote. While Republican Mitt Romney retains strong support among many of his faith, others see their religion more in line with a much smaller-government approach to politics.
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Elie Wiesel Shines Spotlight On Romney Over Controversial Mormon Practice

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel's name and those of his father and grandfather appeared on a list used to select people for posthumous Mormon baptisms. Wiesel is calling on Mitt Romney to use his stature as perhaps the nation's most prominent Mormon to condemn the practice. Romney has not commented.

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