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Ann Oldenburg

Ann Oldenburg is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Ann Oldenburg

Modern family indeed: Sofia Vergara’s embryo fight raises ethical questions

By Ann Oldenburg — May 1, 2015
"When we create embryos for the purpose of life, should we not define them as life, rather than as property?" says Sofia Vergara's ex-partner.

New ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ show causes uproar

By Ann Oldenburg — January 6, 2015
(RNS) The one-hour special, which TLC plans to air Sunday, focuses on four Mormon men who are married to women but attracted to men. Critics call the show irresponsible and harmful.

‘Duck Dynasty’ star on Islamic State: Convert ’em or kill ’em

By Ann Oldenburg — September 3, 2014
(RNS) Phil Robertson says his first choice would be to "have a Bible study with all of them and show them the error of their ways." But converting the terrorists, he acknowledges, "would be next to impossible."

George Clooney slams story of in-law rift over religion

By Ann Oldenburg — July 9, 2014
(RNS) "The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous," the actor said in a statement.

Benham brothers: `If our faith costs us a television show, then so be it.’

By Ann Oldenburg — May 8, 2014
(RNS) "Anyone who suggests that we hate homosexuals or people of other faiths is either misinformed or lying," David and Jason Benham said after HGTV pulled the plug on their planned reality series.

‘Duck Dynasty’ family: ‘Coarse’ statement was grounded in the Bible

By Ann Oldenburg — December 20, 2013
(RNS) "Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right."

LAPD closes missing person report on wife of Scientology leader

By Ann Oldenburg — August 9, 2013
(RNS) Actress Leah Remini, who recently left the Church of Scientology, filed a missing person's report with the Los Angeles Police Department for Scientology leader David Miscavige's wife, Shelly Miscavige.
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