Religion

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Twenty Percent of Americans Say Their Religion Is “None”

A new Pew Research Center survey indicates that more and more Americans are not associating themselves with a particular religion. People were asked whether they […]

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Pennsylvania Gets an Atheist Lobby

The Secular Coalition for America plans to launch its Pennsylvania chapter on Sunday. The group plans to directly lobby to lawmakers in the Keystone State […]

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Babe Ruth Raised Funds for Now-Closing Philly Church Back in 1923

On September 4, 1923, Babe Ruth came to Philly for a matinee against the Philadelphia Athletics. After the game, he ditched his pinstripes for an […]

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I Met a Woman in Costco Who Has Something to Tell Jews About Obama

Recently, while shopping at Costco, I was perusing the book table. A woman was standing there shouting into her phone that “the book has been […]

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Weekend Roundup

Friday, Sept. 21 The AIDS Walk kicks off with a special presentation in Rittenhouse Square (11 a.m.) documenting the last 30 years of the disease. […]

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Does an Old Scrap of Paper Indicate That Jesus Had a Wife?

A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School says that a Coptic passage on a scrap of papyrus from the fourth century contains the […]

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Religious, Young and Queer?

Is it okay to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer – and be a Christian? Crystal Cheatham‘s new book IDentity Kit: For Queer Christian Youth, which […]

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It’s Time for Mitt Romney to Talk About His Mormon Faith

So: Mitt Romney apparently thinks it’s time we had a discussion of God in this presidential campaign. Does that mean he’s ready for a discussion—and […]

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Why Are Muslim Students Choosing Villanova?

Villanova University doesn’t always have an easy time accommodating students who don’t conform to the university’s Catholic mission—remember last spring, when it canceled an appearance […]

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Mitt Romney Denied NBC Interview for Show on Mormonism

On Thursday, NBC’s Rock Center will air an episode dedicated to the Mormon faith. NBC News had originally been denied an interview with Mitt Romney. […]

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Jeff Foxworthy Will Teach You About the Bible

Other than constantly feeling like I am going to get in trouble, the only thing Catholic school ever gave me is the ability to tell […]

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Whole Foods Sued for Alleged Discrimination at Philly Store

Whole Foods will have to go to court because the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a lawsuit against the company […]

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LGBT History Month Icons Named

Equality Forum announced the list of LGBT icons for LGBT History Month in October, including Truman Capote, Kate Clinton, Chris Colfer, RuPaul, Don Lemon, Marlene Dietrich and many others.

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Did You Hear the One About the Evangelical Blogger?

Jonathan Merritt, an evangelical blogger and son of mega-church pastor James Merritt, was outed recently by blogger Azariah Southworth, who says the two had an affair in 2009.

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Gays Blamed for Colorado Shooting

American Family Association blames the Colorado shooting on gay people and the left wing during a radio show.