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Boy Scouts faces intensifying criticism over proposed change to anti-gay policy

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tykouri Taylor
The Boy Scouts of America faces intensifying criticism from the left and right over a proposal to move away from a mandatory no-gays membership policy and allow troop sponsors to decide the matter for themselves.

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Colorado pastor: Civil unions will lead to pedophilia, gays will burn Christians at the stake

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Kevin Swanson
Kevin Swanson of Generations Radio has a dark view of what will come if Colorado passes a bill allowing civil unions for same-sex couples.

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Poll: Majority of Rhode Islanders support legalizing same-sex marriage

Thursday, January 31, 2013
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A majority of Rhode Island voters say same-sex marriage should be legalized in the state, according to a new survey released Thursday by Public Policy Polling.

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When Christians are Christianity’s worst enemies

Thursday, January 31, 2013
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Hi, I'm a Christian. As a gay man, I understand all too well why those words conjure up fear, loathing, and dramatic eye rolls among my LGBT friends. But I'm proud of my faith. I love its emphasis on grace, mercy, and love. I love Jesus' teachings about forgiveness, service, putting others first, and giving people more than they deserve. I love that he was known for befriending the outcasts and "sinners" while condemning the religious leaders. We could use a little more of that attitude today! But as much as I love my faith, sometimes my fellow Christians make me want to scream.

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Perkins: Child abuse ‘can only get worse’ if Boy Scouts include gays

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council once again warned that incidents of child abuse will rise if the Boy Scouts end their national prohibition on gay members.

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Hagel pledges to move ‘expeditiously’ on benefits for gay troops

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel faced his confirmation hearing before the Senate on Thursday.Photo: Michael Key, Washington Blade
Former Sen. Chuck Hagel has pledged to “move forward expeditiously” on the issue of extending partner benefits to gay service members if confirmed for the role as defense secretary.

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Idaho businessman sues ‘Mother Jones,’ said he was depicted as ‘gay basher’

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Frank VanderSlootAP File
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Idaho businessman Frank VanderSloot is suing Mother Jones magazine because he contends that he was defamed by an article that depicted him as a “gay-basher.”

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Poll: Majority of Hawaii voters support legalizing same-sex marriage

Thursday, January 31, 2013
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HONOLULU -- The results of a statewide survey among registered Hawaii voters show there is growing support for allowing same-sex couples to marry.

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San Francisco 49ers’ Chris Culliver apologizes for anti-gay remarks

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Chris Culliver
NEW ORLEANS — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver apologized Thursday for anti-gay comments he made to a comedian during Super Bowl media day, saying "that's not what I feel in my heart."

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Wyoming House defeats domestic partnership bill

Thursday, January 31, 2013
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill that would have would have allowed same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of marriage died Wednesday on a close vote in the state House of Representatives.

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