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For Evangelical Leader, Gay Marriage 'Outside Of God's Design'

Host Rachel Martin talks with Jim Daly, president and chief executive officer of Focus on the Family, about the shifting religious and political landscape on gay rights and same-sex marriage.
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'The Bible' Is A Smash, On TV

The Bible is a hit television series currently showing on The History Channel. Some industry insiders are surprised by its popularity. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Time Magazine's culture critic James Poniewozik about what Hollywood doesn't get about the popularity of religion on TV.
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Are Younger Catholics Abandoning Fish On Fridays?

Seafood consumption typically increases during Lent in the U.S. The jump is traditionally attributed to Catholics observing the church's Lenten ban on eating meat on Fridays. But data suggest younger Americans aren't keeping up the fish tradition.
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'Severing Love From Diapers': The Other Case Against Gay Marriage

Detractors say extending recognition to same-sex couples will weaken a bedrock institution meant to protect women and children. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments regarding gay marriage next week.
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Web Developers Give Passover Guidebook A Digital Makeover

At Passover, Jews all over the world sit down for a Seder meal, enacting an ancient ritual. But this year, many of them will be guided through it by a very modern text — a crowd-sourced haggadah. Designer Eileen Levinson launched a website inviting anybody who wants to contribute selections for the Passover service. It now boasts over 2,000 contributions — from children's activities to songs to interpretations of the exodus story through the lens of social justice or interfaith relationships — which people can click through to create a personally meaningful document. Deena Prichep reports on how modern technology is being used to create a varied, living document, and how this contemporary practice is very much in the age-old Passover tradition.
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Critics Wait To See How Pope Francis Deals With Sex Abuse Scandal

The new pontiff has no real record of speaking out about sexual abuse cases, though one prominent priest under his leadership was convicted in 2009 in Buenos Aires.

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