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Hall of Fame QB Steve Young promotes acceptance of gays in Mormon Church

| Thursday, August 15, 2013
APSteve Young
SALT LAKE CITY — Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and his wife Barbara are scheduled to give the keynote address at an upcoming conference promoting acceptance of gays and lesbians in the Mormon Church.

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Manning takes the stand at sentencing hearing, apologizes for hurting U.S.

| Wednesday, August 14, 2013
APBradley Manning
FORT MEADE, Md. -- U.S. soldier Bradley Manning took the stand Wednesday at his sentencing hearing in the WikiLeaks case and apologized for hurting his country, pleading with a military judge for a chance to go to college and become a productive citizen.

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Linda Harvey: LGBT rights lead to the ‘oppression’ of parents

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Linda Harvey
Linda Harvey of Mission America is furious about the United Nations Human Rights Office’s Free and Equal initiative, warning that it will contribute to the “oppression” of parents and curtail the freedom of speech.

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Pat Buchanan defends Putin on anti-gay law, Pussy Riot prosecution

MIRANDA BLUE | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Pat Buchanan
In his syndicated column Tuesday, conservative activist Pat Buchanan defends Russian president Vladimir Putin’s persecution of gay people and political prosecution of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, saying that Putin is just “trying to re-establish the Orthodox Church as the moral compass of the nation it had been for 1,000 years before Russia fell captive to the atheistic and pagan ideology of Marxism.”

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Influential Russian news anchor: Gays ‘unsuitable for a continuation of life’

| Sunday, August 11, 2013
MOSCOW -- The influential news anchor of Russia's news program "Vesti," appearing Thursday on Kremlin-controlled Russia 1 television, said Russia's law against "gay propaganda" doesn't go far enough.

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Pastor to gay Scouts: ‘No homosexual will enter the Kingdom of God’

| Saturday, August 10, 2013
Rev. Jerry Prevo
Three more Boy Scout troops are looking for new meeting spaces after the Christian organizations that help support them have ended their relationships over the national organization's decision to lift its long standing ban on openly gay youth.

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Actor, activist George Takei: ‘Move Winter Olympic Games out of Russia’

| Thursday, August 8, 2013
NEW YORK -- Actor and LGBT activist George Takei on Wednesday repeated his call for the 2014 Winter Olympic games to be moved out of Russia.

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Bradley Manning’s maximum possible sentence cut to 90 years

| Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Patrick Semansky, APBradley Manning
FORT MEADE, Md. — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's possible sentence for disclosing classified information through WikiLeaks was trimmed from 136 years to 90 years Tuesday by a military judge who said some of his offenses were closely related.

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Fischer: Gay activists should support Russia’s anti-gay laws in the name of diversity

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Monday, August 5, 2013
The results are always interesting when Bryan Fischer thinks that he is being clever, as he was on his radio program late last week when he spent a few minutes discussing Russia's recent ban on "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations around minors."

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Olympic committee member calls for diplomacy on Russia’s anti-gay laws

| Friday, August 2, 2013
APRichard Carrion
LONDON — International Olympic officials should use "all the avenues possible" with the Russian government to ensure that athletes competing at next year's Winter Games in Sochi aren't affected by a new anti-gay law, IOC presidential candidate Richard Carrion said Friday.

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