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The surprising religious breakdown of same-sex marriage support

Friday, April 24, 2015
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A new poll released this week found that the majority of most major religious groups now fully embrace marriage equality, and that even groups who oppose the right to marry are abandoning anti-LGBT views at a surprising rate. [...]

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Huckabee defends gay conversion therapy, warns gay rights will outlaw Christianity: ‘God Help Us All’

Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Mike Huckabee has let loose with a litany of falsehoods about how marriage equality will lead to the “criminalization of Christianity," and went on to defend ex-gay therapy, saying government is barring chaplains from advocating against the “homosexual lifestyle.” [...]

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Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who fought tirelessly against the legalization of same-sex marriage in Illinois, and who once compared LGBT people to the Ku Klux Klan, died after a long fight with cancer. [...]

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The overlooked Indiana outcomes that could haunt the Christian Right

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs.
There is something about recent events in Indiana that may not be immediately obvious. The national outcry in the wake of the signing of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) by Governor Mike Pence (R) was not only an important moment in the struggle against LGBTQ non-discrimination, but it [...]

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Louisiana to become latest state to enter religious freedom debate

Friday, April 10, 2015
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Even before the opening of Louisiana's legislative session, a bill has thrust the state into the national debate over religious objections laws. [...]

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Top Mormon leaders vow to be leading advocates for marriage exclusive to a man and a woman

Sunday, April 5, 2015
President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, center, is flanked by President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, left, and Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency during opening session of the two-day Mormon church conference Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Salt Lake City.
Mormon leaders vowed to be a leading advocate for the belief that marriage is an institution exclusive to a man and a woman during the religion's biannual conference in Salt Lake City this weekend. [...]

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Former televangelist attacks Florida bakery to make a point about religious freedom

Saturday, April 4, 2015
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A Florida bakery is turning the tables on an Arizona evangelist who posted an online video attacking the bakery when it refused to provide a cake decorated with the words "'We do not support gay marriage." [...]

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Mike Huckabee: Gay community won’t rest until ‘there are no more churches’

Friday, April 3, 2015
Susan Walsh, APFormer Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014.
Mike Huckabee says the gay community has turned the controversies surrounding “religious freedom” legislation in Arkansas and Indiana into a “phony crisis.” [...]

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Answers to common questions about religious freedom legislation

Thursday, April 2, 2015
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To a large extent, the measures were modeled after a federal law enacted in 1993 with broad bipartisan support. But critics of the new measures say they were designed with a different motive ... [...]

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The campaign to undermine pro-LGBTQ churches

Sunday, March 29, 2015
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You may have noticed that Christian Right organizations are promoting the idea that people are leaving pro-LGBTQ churches because of their support for equal rights, and for rejecting the Right’s corrupt and redefined version of religious freedom. [...]

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