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When believers marry atheists

When believers marry atheists | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
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"The UK is now more religiously diverse than ever but at the same time the number of people with no religion is at an all-time high. So how do you deal with your partner's faith in God if you don't have it?"

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Infertile people can't marry says Catholic Church

Infertile people can't marry says Catholic Church | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
“What is there that comes from marrying them? Nothing! They are two, they remain two, they die two.” ~Archbishop Oscar Cruz, CBCP From Archbishop Cruz’s latest statement about the issue of...
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Republican Political Theology Demands Special - Not Equal - Rights

Republican Political Theology Demands Special - Not Equal - Rights | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Here is a puzzler of a position, one held by pretty much every Republican candidate and group, but I will let Michele Bachmann’s words stand for all. This is what she had to say at a townhall meeting in Waverly, Iowa the other day:

“All of us Americans have the same rights, we have the same civil rights…There shouldn’t be any special rights or any special set of criteria. We all have the same civil rights.”

Now obviously this is the position of the United States Constitution, that we are all of us equal before the law, with the same rights. But does Michele Bachmann really believe it? Do any of them?

It doesn’t seem so.

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US Catholic bishops prepare fight for religious exceptions over gay marriage, contraception

US Catholic bishops prepare fight for religious exceptions over gay marriage, contraception | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The mood among many U.S. Roman Catholic bishops was captured in a recent speech by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. His talk, called “Catholics in the Next America,” painted a bleak picture of a nation increasingly intolerant of Christianity.


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Gingrich: Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘Pagan’ Behavior

Gingrich: Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘Pagan’ Behavior | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Thrice-married Newt Gingrich, who has previously described same-sex marriage as “a temporary aberration that will dissipate,” told a right-wing radio show this afternoon that gay and lesbian unions are akin to “pagan” behaviors:

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Creationism and the Marriage Debate

Creationism and the Marriage Debate | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The moment someone tells me "marriage has always been" something or another, I know they are ignorant of the actual history of marriage. It has never "always" been anything. It has taken different forms, with different social rules attached.
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Church of Scotland rejects proposals to legalise gay marriage

Church of Scotland rejects proposals to legalise gay marriage | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Church responds to Scottish government's reform plan by saying same-sex marriage undermines society...
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Archbishop Dolan Prohibits Church From Using Facilities, Services That May Further Same-Sex Marriage

Archbishop Dolan Prohibits Church From Using Facilities, Services That May Further Same-Sex Marriage | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
New York Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan has been incredibly vocal in his opposition to marriage equality, repeatedly condemning the rights of same-sex couples under the guise of love and support for the gay community.
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