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Religious groups react to Boy Scouts’ vote to drop ban on gay adults


What are Southern Baptists, Roman Catholics, United Methodists and others saying about the Boy Scouts action?

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Pope Francis’ U.S. approval rates slump sharply

Among conservatives, the drop-off has been especially sharp: Just 45 percent view Francis favorably today, as opposed to 72 percent a year ago.

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County clerk invokes God in denying gay marriages


Rowan County, Ky., clerk Kim Davis’ refusal to provide licenses draws attention after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a fundamental right for all couples.

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Commentary: Crush Planned Parenthood

When abortion doctors are elevated to gods who may not be questioned or held accountable, society has officially gone off the rails, writes Kirsten Powers.

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Lawmakers call for probes into Planned Parenthood video allegations

The health-care and abortion provider is under fire by pro-life activists for allegedly selling fetal organs for profit.

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Adventists vote to deny women’s ordination


The vote at their 60th General Conference Session in San Antonio is 1,381 to 977.

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