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Bad Faith: The Catholic Hierarchy’s Pointless Campaign Against LGBT Rights

Written by Casey and Mary Ellen Lopata In early July, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles opposed a modest piece of legislation that requires schools in that state to include lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people, and other previously

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China Detains Worshippers at Unsanctioned Church

Chinese police arrested at least 30 members of an underground Protestant church in Beijing Sunday in a growing crackdown on dissent across China. The U.S.-based Christian rights group China Aid reported that police rounded up members of the Shouwang House

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Pakistanis, World Leaders Protest Minister’s Assassination

Source: VOA   Grief-stricken Pakistanis are protesting the assassination of the country’s minister for minorities who was a vocal opponent of Pakistan’s blasphemy law. Shahbaz Bhatti was the only Christian in the federal Cabinet. Assassins gunned him down Wednesday as

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Popular Protests Continue Against Many Arab Governments

 Source: VOA Popular protests engulfed large swathes of the Arab world after Friday prayers, as anti-government movements appear to gain momentum.  Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators turned out across the Arab world after Friday prayers to express anger at their

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Censorship Grows Where Religion is the Target

Source: thestar.com Egyptian Abdel Kareem Nabil, known by his blogging name of Kareem Amer, speaks following his release in November in Cairo. He served jail time for insulting Islam and the country’s president.  Amr Nabil/AP Read the full story here.

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