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Wednesday’s Religion News Roundup: Angus Jones’ apology. Anti-gay Jewish center sued. Godbaby.

The “half” of “Two and a Half Men” issued a whole big apology yesterday after calling the show unbiblical “filth” in an online testimony about his conversion to Seventh-day Adventism.

“I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed,” said Angus T. Young, 19, who is paid a whopping $350,000 per episode.

Christopher Hudson, the self-proclaimed prophet who posted Young's testimony on YouTube, said: “If Angus were to continue on this show, to be half a man, people would think he was a cool guy, fine. If he takes a stand and says he wants to be pure and like Jesus Christ, then he’s lost his mind.” 

Four New Jersey men are suing a Jewish counseling center over its gay reparation therapy in the first court test for the controversial treatment.

A painting of President Obama wearing a crown of thorns and posing like Christ on the cross is getting poor reviews from the usual suspects.  

Those same suspects are professing anger over Jamie Foxx's jest about thanking “Our Lord and Savior, Barack Obama” during BET's Soul Train Awards. 

And yet, “Godbaby” gets a free pass? I'll bet it cries less.

Yad Vashem has named the World War II-era Archbishop of Florence, Cardinal Elia Dalla Costa, as “Righteous Among the Nations” for rescuing hundreds of Jews from Nazi persecution. 

The Church of England is facing a fierce backlash over its rejection of female bishops

The Kids are Alright: A new survey says high school students who admit to cheating, lying or stealing dropped in 2012 for the first time in a decade.

The triple whammy of Superstorm Sandy, a national election and the looming fiscal cliff may cut how much Americans donate in December, a key time for charities. 

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