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Gay Christians? New book rattles, angers American evangelicals

| Sunday, April 20, 2014
Matthew Vines
A new book that debuts in print this week is already causing outrage and discordant reactions from right-wing American Christian conservatives, who have labeled the book a sham, shameful, inaccurate, and a misinterpretation of the basic tenets of the Christian faith.

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Bullied, gay student suspended after tearing pages from personal Bible

| Monday, November 4, 2013
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RICHLAND HILLS, Texas -- The American Humanist Association, an atheist rights advocacy organization, has sent a complaint letter to a Texas school district, claiming that administrators violated a student's First Amendment rights when they suspended him for tearing Bible pages in school.

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Gay Christian preaches acceptance among conservative churches

| Friday, September 20, 2013
Matthew Vines
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. -- A Kansas man whose online lecture about the Bible and same-sex relationships gained considerable attention has gathered about 50 Christians from around the country to delve into his belief that the Scriptures do not condemn homosexuality as a sexual orientation.

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Iowa lawmakers threaten to withhold funding if school holds conference for LGBT youth

| Friday, March 29, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Conservative state lawmakers threatened Thursday to withhold state funding for an Iowa community college if the school spends tax dollars on a conference for gay youths.

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Mass. performing arts school takes heat for gay biblical play

| Friday, March 8, 2013
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SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. — The head of a western Massachusetts charter school says a student production of a play that retells the biblical story of Genesis with gay characters will go on as planned despite objections from some who say it's offensive to Christians.

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Marco Rubio: You homosexuals are sinners, but I don’t judge

| Friday, December 7, 2012
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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), already mentioned as a possible GOP presidential candidate for 2016, said he believes homosexuality is a sin, but that he does not "pass judgement."

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Love is just as biblical as hate

| Sunday, October 21, 2012
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Never forget that the bible was used to justify the Crusades, the Inquisition, and burn heretics. It has been misused to persecute Jews, support Hitler, and fuel the Holocaust. In American history, the bible was used to promote the genocide of millions of native people, promote and justify racial slavery and more recently to fight integration, sustain Jim Crow, and deny millions their basic human rights.

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‘Traditional Family Values’ — Which Traditions? Whose Families? What Values?

| Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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For the past thirty years, the Bible has been so tightly intertwined into politics that we’ve been confused as to what makes up the Bible and what makes up a political platform. “Traditional family values” — what does this even mean?

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What the Bible says — and doesn’t say — about marriage

| Sunday, July 29, 2012
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There’s a lot of talk about the biblical definition of marriage and the family; however, I can’t find where those terms are explained anywhere in the bible. Nonetheless, a careful reading of the Good Book provides some basic guidelines that clearly warrant some discussion...

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Judge bans Wisconsin man from distributing Bibles inside Twin Cities pride festival

| Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Brian Johnson
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A federal judge ruled this week that an anti-gay activist could not distribute Bibles at Twin Cities Pride this month.

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