Religion and Faith

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VIDEO: Why Rob Bell Supports Marriage Equality

Rob Bell created a splash earlier this week when he came out in favor of marriage equality. Bell, a former pastor who is on a book tour for “What We Talk About When We Talk About God,” says that God is inviting us to see things in new ways. “What we’re seeing right now in this day, I believe God pulling us ahead into greater and greater affirmation and acceptance of our gay brothers and sisters and pastors and friends and neighbors and co-workers,” Bell said. “And we’re realizing that God made some of us one way and some of us another.”

Odyssey Networks
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March 21, 2013
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Pope Francis Once Supported Civil Unions, But Only As the ‘Lesser of Two Evils’

When it was announced that as pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio would be taking the name Francis, after the reformer Francis of Assisi, many briefly got their hopes up before being informed that while he might address corruption in the Vatican, Pope Francis probably won't be reversing any of the church's controversial positions on social issues.

New York Magazine
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March 20, 2013

The 'Religous Liberty' Bullies and Their Fight Against LGBT Equality

Today religious-liberty activists claim that bullies are the real victims because they cannot “express their views about homosexuality.” They claim that businesses who say “No Gays Allowed” are being oppressed because they are forced to “facilitate” gay marriages. And they claim that the real targets of discrimination are not gay people, who in 24 states can be fired from their jobs simply for being gay, but employers who can’t fire them.

The Daily Beast
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March 18, 2013

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