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Philly Churches Giving Out “Ashes to Go” for Ash Wednesday

“Are you giving that out? For free? Right now?” asked a woman called Linda on the northeast corner of Market and 19th. Reverend Ethan Jewett, […]

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WATCH: Sister Barbara Forecasts Philadelphia’s Destruction During the End Times

Sister Barbara, who spends a lot of time thinking about the end of the world, had a dream about Philly’s destruction during the Biblical End […]

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The Atlantic Publishes, Unpublishes “Sponsored Content” From Church of Scientology

Advertorial happens, but it doesn’t always happen with the country’s most controversial church. Maybe that’s why journalists on Monday night took notice of a Scientology-sponsored […]

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Young, Gay and Christian?

It’s not going to throw anyone for a loop to hear that Christianity and homosexuality don’t exactly mix an ideal spiritual cocktail, but writer Crystal […]

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I Admire Chuck Hagel’s Chutzpah

Now that Obama has moved forward with his nomination of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary, the cries that Hagel is an anti-Semite or anti-Israel (or […]

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Get Ready for the Big Gay Bible

What the Bible has to say about homosexuality has long been up for debate. And while the scripture – however much it was passed down […]

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Catholics Dig Gay Marriage

Conservative Christians may be blasting gay marriage any chance they get, but a new poll found that almost half of all Catholics actually support marriage […]

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The “Obama Hates Israel” Myth Is Dead

You’ve been hearing it since about 2007: Barack Obama doesn’t like Jews. He’s anti-Israel.  He “snubbed” the prime minister of Israel. If he’s elected, or […]

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The War on Women Didn’t End When Mitt Romney Lost

Sister, did you take five minutes to feel good about the future after President Obama was reelected, thus ending the immediate threat that contraception would […]

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HRC Rates Jewish Orgs

HRC‘s Jewish Organization Equality Index (JOEI) survey is a first. Not only does it rate Jewish non-profits in the U.S. on their policies, practices and […]

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Who Took Jesus Christ Into the Voting Booth?

As I write this, I have not yet cast my vote because it’s Monday night and my polling place is a coffee shop and it […]

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Mitt Romney Isn’t Highlighting Barack Obama’s “Corruption”

The 2012 presidential election has been about many things. But there are many other things it hasn’t been about. With a nod to one of my […]

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Preacher: Stand on the Right Side of History

As Missouri debates an ordinance that would include sexual orientation and gender identity to protections in employment, public housing and accommodations, one pastor came out […]

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The Cross in the Closet

Timothy Kurek spent a year living undercover as a gay man. It inspired his book The Cross in the Closet.

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Philadelphia Priest Returned to Ministry, Despite Unspecified Violation

The Rev. Joseph DiGregorio has been returned to ministry, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Monday, despite the fact that DiGregorio committed an unspecified act more […]