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Westboro Baptist Church Protest Effort Blocked

Westboro Baptist Church Protest Effort Blocked | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A planned protest by the Westboro Baptist Church was overshadowed Saturday when thousands of supporters gathered at the funeral of a fallen soldier to block the radical church's effort.
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Evangelical Leader: Non-Christian Victims Of Colorado Shooting Going To 'Terrible Place'

Evangelical Leader: Non-Christian Victims Of Colorado Shooting Going To 'Terrible Place' | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
An evangelical spokesperson for a religious group known as Truth In Action has claimed that the tragedy in Colorado happened because America has lost its fear of hell.
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Beisner: Pixar's 'Brave' is Part of Satanic Plot to Undermine God's Plan for Mankind | rightwingwatch.org

Beisner: Pixar's 'Brave' is Part of Satanic Plot to Undermine God's Plan for Mankind | rightwingwatch.org | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Cal Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance was a guest on Bryan Fischer's radio program where he revealed that God had given him an insight that Satan was engaged in a systematic attack against God's mandate for humanity as set out in Genesis...
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International controversy rages over German ban on circumcision

International controversy rages over German ban on circumcision | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The court decision in Germany that held that circumcision, carried out for religious — as opposed to medical — reasons, is potentially harmful has been fiercely opposed by religious interests, putting pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Boy Scouts' Dangerous Message to Young Americans: Gay Kids Don't Measure Up

Boy Scouts' Dangerous Message to Young Americans: Gay Kids Don't Measure Up | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The Boy Scouts had a chance to redeem itself, but it should now be considered an enemy of civil rights and a reckless organization whose actions are furthering bullying and discrimination in America...
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Call upon the Indonesian government to respect the freedom and dignity of all its citizens and to free Alexander Aan. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

Call upon the Indonesian government to respect the freedom and dignity of all its citizens and to free Alexander Aan. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Call upon the Indonesian government to respect the freedom and dignity of all its citizens and to free Alexander Aan.

 

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Can Christianity Be Saved? A Response to Ross Douthat

The real question is not "Can liberal Christianity be saved?" The real question is: Can Christianity be saved?
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WATCH: Melinda Gates Takes On The Vatican On Contraception

WATCH: Melinda Gates Takes On The Vatican On Contraception | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Melinda Gates, a practicing Catholic, disagrees with the Vatican on the use of contraceptives, The Guardian reported.
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CIA vaccine ruse may have harmed war on polio

CIA vaccine ruse may have harmed war on polio | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Did the killing of Osama bin Laden have an unintended victim: the global drive to eradicate polio?
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Militant Islamist groups destroy shrines in Mali - CNN.com

Militant Islamist groups destroy shrines in Mali - CNN.com | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Members of two Islamist militant groups destroyed tombs at a shrine to Muslim saints Tuesday, according to the mayor of Timbuktu, Mali, and other residents.
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Anorexia, despair and thoughts of suicide: Inside the Legion of Christ high school where young girls were forced to live like teenage nuns

Anorexia, despair and thoughts of suicide: Inside the Legion of Christ high school where young girls were forced to live like teenage nuns | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Former pupils of the Legion of Christ's all-girl Immaculate Conception Academy, in Wakefield, Rhode Island, say they abuse they endured led to multiple cases of psychological problems.
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Man who left polygamist Mormon cult finds kitten encased in concrete in back yard 'as threat from sect leaders'

Man who left polygamist Mormon cult finds kitten encased in concrete in back yard 'as threat from sect leaders' | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A tiny cat was discovered alive but audibly in pain, inside a tube in the back yard of a former member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Arizona.
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Atheist Files Complaint Over Restaurant's Discount For Churchgoers

Atheist Files Complaint Over Restaurant's Discount For Churchgoers | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
LANCASTER, Pa. (RNS) For more than a year, Prudhomme's Lost Cajun Kitchen in Lancaster County, Pa., has offered a Sunday special: Diners who bring in a current church bulletin receive 10 percent off the purchase of their dinners.
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Westboro Baptist Church Threatens To 'Super Picket' Aurora Prayer Vigil

Westboro Baptist Church Threatens To 'Super Picket' Aurora Prayer Vigil | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church appear to be on their way to protest a prayer vigil for victims of the Aurora massacre, according to tweets from members posted by Examiner.com.
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Rick Warren: Aurora shooting the fault of evolution

Rick Warren: Aurora shooting the fault of evolution | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The mega-church pastor of the Saddleback Church, Rick Warren, took to Twitter on Friday to express his thought about the recent shooting at an Aurora, Colorado...
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Atheists rally for persecuted unbeliever in Indonesia

Atheists rally for persecuted unbeliever in Indonesia | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The atheist community has embraced the cause of an Indonesian man, Alexander Aan, who was beaten and jailed after denying God’s existence on Facebook and posting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Boy Scouts' Dangerous Message to Young Americans: Gay Kids Don't Measure Up

Boy Scouts' Dangerous Message to Young Americans: Gay Kids Don't Measure Up | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The Boy Scouts had a chance to redeem itself, but it should now be considered an enemy of civil rights and a reckless organization whose actions are furthering bullying and discrimination in America...
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Boy Scout Booted From Summer Camp For Being Gay

Boy Scout Booted From Summer Camp For Being Gay | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A 19-year-old Boy Scout has been axed from his position as a summer camp counselor after revealing that he is gay.
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Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket Sage Stallone's Funeral

Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket Sage Stallone's Funeral | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have been called to picket actor Sage Stallone's funeral on account of his "adulterous dad," Sylvester Stallone.
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American Confidence In Organized Religion At All Time Low

American Confidence In Organized Religion At All Time Low | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
According to a recent Gallup poll, the number of Americans who have faith in organized religion is at an all-time low.
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Leave your God at home, it’s atheism night at the ballpark

Leave your God at home, it’s atheism night at the ballpark | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The St. Paul Saints have never been afraid to court controversy when it comes to promotions. They’ve definitely stepped it up a bit with this one, as they’ll be hosting “A Night of Unbelievable Fun” and renaming themselves the St.
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10 Signs You Should Not Be Getting Married In A Church

10 Signs You Should Not Be Getting Married In A Church | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Here's one: You find yourself asking the clergy to take all the references to Jesus out of the service.
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Man who left polygamist Mormon cult finds kitten encased in concrete in back yard 'as threat from sect leaders'

Man who left polygamist Mormon cult finds kitten encased in concrete in back yard 'as threat from sect leaders' | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A tiny cat was discovered alive but audibly in pain, inside a tube in the back yard of a former member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Arizona.
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AP Exclusive: Abuses surface at Legion school

AP Exclusive: Abuses surface at Legion school | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Dozens of women who attended a high school run by the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order have urged the Vatican to close the program, saying the psychological abuse they endured trying to live like teenage nuns led to...
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Brad Pitt's mother receives death threats after her 'anti-gay' letter to newspaper backing Romney and slamming Obama

Brad Pitt's mother receives death threats after her 'anti-gay' letter to newspaper backing Romney and slamming Obama | Religion in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Jane Pitt, a Christian, claimed that Mr Obama should not serve a second term because he lacks moral conviction and backs gay marriage and ‘the killing of unborn babies’.
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