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On Monday, two stories captivated the sports world: pro basketball player Jason Collins came out as gay, and the outspoken Christian quarterback Tim Tebow was cut from the New York Jets. One man belatedly discovered the value in being true to himself,...
Mark Burnett, one of the most prolific reality-show producers on television, is going from scorched earth to burning bush. The former military paratrooper who made his name in Hollywood with back-biting, take-no-prisoners programs such as "Survivor,"...
Pete Maravich came to town 25 years ago, Jan. 5, 1988. No newspaper, local or national, had an obituary prepared. No need, presumably. Everything seemed normal that morning in the gymnasium at the First Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena. Maravich had...
Animal shelters: A column in the Jan. 5 Section A about the euthanizing of impounded animals said that 50,000 animals are euthanized yearly in Los Angeles city animal shelters. The correct figure is 20,000 euthanized; 50,000 is the number of animals...
A day after a Chicago official said Chick-fil-A would stop giving money to anti-gay marriage groups, the fast-food chain issued a statement saying that “for many months now” its corporate donations have “been mischaracterized.” In...
Chick-fil-A has pledged to stop giving money to anti-gay groups and to back off political and social debates after an executive’s comments this summer landed the fast-food chain smack in the middle of the gay marriage debate. The Civil Rights...
The Center for Public IntegrityWASHINGTON Nonprofits and other interest groups spent more than $11.7 million in 10 high-profile state Supreme Court elections in 2012 and 2013, with more than a third of the money coming from outside state lines. Out-of-state influence likely helped...
Tags: Chicago Elections, Human Rights, Marriage, Civil Rights, Laws
"There are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and 108 stitches in a baseball. When I heard that, I gave Jesus a chance." — Annie Savoy, "Bull Durham" Susan Sarandon's character in "Bull Durham" expressed her unwavering devotion to the Church of...
Tags: Baseball, Miami Dolphins, Coors Field, Religious Events, Matzoh
The popular impression is that President Barack Obama's Internal Revenue Service harassed only tea party and patriot-like groups seeking tax-exempt status. If it were only so. Allegations of IRS harassment of pro-life and religious groups reach as far...
The Somerset County National Day of Prayer program will be held Thursday on the steps of the Somerset County Courthouse. The program will begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. There will be a short time of praise and worship beginning at 11:50 a.m....
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments over the legality of gay marriage, NPR's Rachel Martin interviewed Jim Daly, head of Focus on the Family about same-sex marriage and Scripture. Here are excerpts of what Daly had to say: You know, when we look...
An Oak Brook health care company and its Roman Catholic owners who don't want to include birth control in their employees' benefits still have no choice, despite exceptions to the contraception mandate proposed by the Obama administration this month....
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