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Religious Institutions Fear Same-Sex Marriage Could Affect Tax Exemptions

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Rick Scarborough, founder of the conservative Christian organization Vision America, about what the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage means for religious institutions.

Mourners Gather In Charleston To Remember Slain Pastor

President Obama will deliver the eulogy at the funeral of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who led the Emanuel AME congregation and was killed last week along with eight other church members.

Writer Roxane Gay: Why I Can't Forgive Dylann Roof

Forgiveness has been a major theme in cultural discussions surrounding the Charleston church shooting. But writer Roxane Gay says she can't forgive the alleged gunman.

A Showdown Looms At South Korea's Gay Pride Parade

In Seoul, a parade that has gone on for 15 years is at the heart of a bitter standoff between organizers and Christian activists. Church groups threaten to stop the parade — in the name of God.
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Dean Of Washington National Cathedral Calls For Removal Of Confederate Imagery

Cathedral Dean Gary Hall issued a statement Thursday saying stained-glass windows honoring Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson and Gen. Robert E. Lee should be removed. Both windows depict the Confederate flag.

Philadelphia Faces Challenges Ahead Of Pope Francis' Visit

Philadelphia's archbishop is preparing for Pope Francis' visit in September. The challenges, he says, include raising the $45 million needed to stage the event.

Pope: Sometimes Marital Separation 'Morally Necessary'

Francis, speaking during his weekly general audience, said couples splitting may be required to protect "the weaker spouse" and children.

Bible Study Resumes At Emanuel AME Church 1 Week After Massacre

Members of the Bible study gathered Wednesday night in the same room where 21-year-old Dylann Roof allegedly opened fire one week ago killing 9 people. The first two funerals are held Thursday.

Deadly Shooting At S.C. Black Church Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

A 21-year-old white man, Dylann Roof, has been charged with nine murders and is being held in jail. We have a timeline of what is known so far in the investigation.

Emanuel AME Church Reopens, Charleston Worshippers Pay Their Respects

The historic church, known as Mother Emanuel, was open for the first time since a gunman killed nine people there Wednesday night — in what authorities describe as a racially-motivated attack.