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  • Review: 'Christmas Candle' beams with holiday spirit

    Review: 'Christmas Candle' beams with holiday spirit
    A religious parable wrapped in a holiday gift basket featuring Susan Boyle, "The Christmas Candle" seems destined to be a Hallmark movie of the week. But in spite of the hammy histrionics requisite for the genre, it is not at all a turkey. Set in the...
  • Dispute over prayer at meetings confounds Supreme Court

    Dispute over prayer at meetings confounds Supreme Court
    WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court justices appeared confounded Wednesday by how to fashion guidelines for prayer at public meetings at a time of vastly greater diversity of religious belief than earlier in the nation’s history. The justices have...
  • Public prayer case appears to perplex Supreme Court

    Public prayer case appears to perplex Supreme Court
    WASHINGTON — Mulling over the beliefs of Christians, atheists, Bahais and even devil worshipers, Supreme Court justices appeared confounded Wednesday by how to fashion guidelines for prayer at public meetings in an era of rapidly increasing...
  • Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate

    Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate
    WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
  • Separating prayer and state

    Separating prayer and state
    On Wednesday, a lawyer for Greece, N.Y., will ask the Supreme Court to uphold the town's practice of opening its monthly meetings with prayers that usually invoke the name of Jesus Christ. The court should decline the invitation. Citizens seeking to do...
  • 'The Wicker Man' gets overdue anniversary present

    'The Wicker Man' gets overdue anniversary present
    "The Wicker Man" lives again. This cult classic 1973 British film, long distributed in a variety of severely edited states, is now available in a 40th-anniversary restoration at the Nuart Theatre that director Robin Hardy embraces as the definitive...
  • Ja Rule sees change with 'I'm in Love With a Church Girl'

    Ja Rule sees change with 'I'm in Love With a Church Girl'
    Standing in front of his congregation at One Church International, pastor Touré Roberts made an impassioned plea: Go see a Ja Rule movie this weekend. "I'm excited about this film," the preacher said. "It's almost like God is taking it viral. It comes...
  • Review: 'I'm in Love With a Church Girl' preaches to the choir

     Review: 'I'm in Love With a Church Girl' preaches to the choir
    Make no mistake: "I'm in Love With a Church Girl" is no wholesome romance with benign faith-based themes. It is wholesome — more so than it wants to be, what with its sterile attempt at portraying a gangsta lifestyle — but it's aggressively...
  • Lesbians and gays see a more accepting society

    Lesbians and gays see a more accepting society
    A sweeping new study of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans finds that the overwhelming majority believe society has grown more accepting over the last decade — and will continue to do so in the decade to come. Yet many said they...
  • Women becoming priests without Vatican's blessing

    Women becoming priests without Vatican's blessing
    SAN FRANCISCO — The priest will be ordained in a purple Lutheran church. The Communion bread, symbolizing the body of Christ, will be gluten-free. The congregation will pray to "our mother our father in heaven." But the real departure from Roman...
  • Robert N. Bellah dies at 86; UC Berkeley sociologist

    Robert N. Bellah dies at 86; UC Berkeley sociologist
    Robert N. Bellah, a UC Berkeley sociologist who turned the analysis of religion's role in American society into a bestselling book and a thriving academic pursuit, died Tuesday at an Oakland hospital. He was 86. The cause was complications after heart...