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My Gay Agenda

Tuesday's election was historic not because of who was or was not elected president -- however important that contest may have been -- but because it showed that our nation ...

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Religious Freedom, Becket Style

The Fortnight for Freedom is almost over, praised be its patron saint Thomas More, whose devotion to religious freedom did not stop him as Chancellor of England from burning half a dozen Protestant heretics at the stake. Next up is the Obama Administration's decision on its proposed rulemaking for exempting religious organizations from having to cover contraceptive services for their female members.

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Rabbi Asher Lopatin

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Cara Ungar-Gutierrez

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Mark Brown

Mark Brown was always in good shape. A former college football player turned pastor, the Canton, Ohio, native pumped iron and ran miles on his treadmill. In 2003, on the ...

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