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The Separation of Church and State is Still Under Debate in OK

The Separation of Church and State is Still Under Debate in OK
The bill essentially allows overt religious expression by students at school events and prohibits teachers from penalizing students for religious views expressed in their school work.
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Catholics Polled: Sex Abuse and Pedophilia is Our Most Important Problem

Catholics Polled: Sex Abuse and Pedophilia is Our Most Important Problem
Asked to say in their own words what they think is the Catholic Church’s most important problem, 34 percent of U.S. Catholics mention sex abuse, pedophilia or some other reference to the scandal. No other problem garners more than 10 percent of responses.
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Nearly Half of US Catholics Want the Next Pope to 'Move the Church in New Directions'

Nearly Half of US Catholics Want the Next Pope to 'Move the Church in New Directions'
As the pontificate of Benedict XVI winds down, many American Catholics express a desire for change. For example, most U.S. Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry.
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What Does Pope Benedict’s Resignation Mean for LGBT People?

What Does Pope Benedict’s Resignation Mean for LGBT People?
The Roman Catholic Church hierarchy has long been an opponent to LGBT equality. Even before Pope Benedict came on the scene, the Vatican was employing the phrase "intrinsically disordered" to refer to LGBT people.
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Conservative CO Representative Supports Abortion Pill in Instances of Rape, Incest

Conservative CO Representative Supports Abortion Pill in Instances of Rape, Incest
Rep. Amy Stephens (R-Colorado Springs) argued Tuesday against an anti-abortion proposal that would have made providing emergency contraception to victims of rape and incest a Class 3 felony.
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Plan B Politics: Title X Clinics Take the Pill Off the Table

Plan B Politics: Title X Clinics Take the Pill Off the Table
Dr. Mark Wallace, who directs the county’s health department, explained to commissioners on at least three separate occasions that Plan B contraception can not abort a fertilized egg. He objected to Garcia’s proposal to include any language in the county’s Title X contract that would suggest Plan B was an abortion drug.
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Controversial New Move for Mars Hill Church

Controversial New Move for Mars Hill Church
Mars Hill has an openly strong stance against allowing gay members in the church. The release set off a firestorm online and in the alternative press.
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Pro-Life Group Offers Bible Instruction and Free Baby Supplies to Prevent Abortion

Care Net is a self-described “pregnancy resource center” that works to prevent abortion by offering an array of services, including free pregnancy tests, parenting classes, and counseling. The USDA denied the group’s loan request due to the “inherently religious” nature of some of its programming.
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Churches Around the Country Used Political Messaging Near Polling Places

In South Saint Paul, Minn., on Election Day, residents showed up at St. John Vianney Catholic Church to vote and were greeted with a banner outside the polling place entrance that read, “Strengthen Marriage, Don’t Redefine It.”
Minnesota was voting on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, and the Catholic Church had been the most vocal proponent of the ballot measure.
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MN School District Appoints Ex-Gay Therapy Advocate to Anti-Bullying Task Force

Today in the world of ignorance and pure stupidity we have the Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota. The school district is now in the process of forming a task force, following the national attention to a string of suicides by students and a federal investigation that revealed the school did not do enough to protect students from bullying.
This anti-bullying task force will have a bully who will try to push hateful rhetoric in the school district’s policy. Brian Lindquist, head of the Parents Action League,
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