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On a clear Arkansas spring afternoon after a day of horse riding, Wade Earp sighed and said, “I wish we didn’t have to have a gay rodeo. I wish we could just rodeo.” Earp was a contestant at the International Gay Rodeo event held last month in Arkansas, a Bible Belt state on the front…

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Home is where the heart is, and where the birth is too these days. Statistics show that the home-birth rate increased 20 percent between 2004 and 2008 after a 15-year slide, and the delivery method is appealing to a wide range of women. Credit Ricki Lake for that. HerBusiness of Being Born book and documentary have turned a…

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While many Utahns have the willpower to avoid alcohol, coffee and tobacco, they just can’t stay away from the candy. The state buys confections — candy, mints, gum — at the highest rate in the nation, according to sales data from The Hershey Co. Residents of the Beehive State are especially fond of Hershey’s licorice…

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California parents who do not vaccinate their children would have to home-school them under a bill passed Thursday by the state Senate, the latest move in a battle between public health officials and “anti-vaxxers” who fear vaccines are dangerous. The bill, which eliminates the so-called personal beliefs exemption allowing parents to forego vaccinations if opposed…

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For more than a decade, the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board (IMB) disqualified candidates who spoke in tongues or who had been baptized in churches that disagreed with the convention’s view of baptism. Similar rules barred divorced people or those with teenagers from being missionaries. That changed Wednesday, when the IMB’s trustees, at the…

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Religious freedom champion and former Congressman Frank Wolf warned a Harvard audience that freedom of conscience is endangered in the United States and conservative Christians may have to engage in civil disobedience because their views are considered intolerant. “When tolerance is demanded, when orthodox Christianity is deemed intolerant and when government and even society fails…

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Nancy Shares Her Heart My dear friends, By now, you’ve heard that I am engaged to be married. I understand that you may be in a state of shock at this news. Based on the response of some who have learned about this development in recent weeks, they may sooner have expected the earth and…

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When an influential political leader states that, when it comes to abortion, our “Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed”; when a New York Times columnist tells us we need to remove homosexual practice from our “sin list”; when the Solicitor General tells the Supreme Court that, potentially, religious schools could lose their tax exemption if they refuse…

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