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Troubled Oakland School Padded Enrollment, District Finds

August 17, 2012 | 9:30 am

Troubled Oakland School Padded Enrollment, District Finds

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By Will Evans, California Watch A controversial West Oakland private school, now reportedly drawing FBI scrutiny, has padded its roster sheets with public school students, according to an Oakland Unified School District investigation. The district’s inquiry aims to determine whether leaders at St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church and private school received federal funds based on […]

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San Francisco Zen Center Celebrates 50 Years

August 14, 2012 | 1:50 pm

San Francisco Zen Center Celebrates 50 Years

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by Durrie Lawrence Chanting and burning incense, members of the San Francisco Zen Center marched down Page Street in honor of their 50th anniversary on Monday. The anniversary marks the date in 1972 when a group of non-Japanese Buddhists left a temple in San Francisco’s Japantown to found their own fellowship. A teacher in the […]

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SF Archdiocese Denies Crackdown on Drag Queens at Church Events

August 10, 2012 | 4:20 pm

SF Archdiocese Denies Crackdown on Drag Queens at Church Events

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Well, that didn’t take long. When Salvatore Cordileone took over as the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, academics I interviewed said he might pressure churches that welcome lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. They noted that he has campaigned actively against same-sex marriage. That was July 27. Now, reports are surfacing that Most Holy Redeemer, […]

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New Archbishop of San Francisco Defends Stance Against Same-Sex Marriage

August 8, 2012 | 4:09 pm

New Archbishop of San Francisco Defends Stance Against Same-Sex Marriage

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The new Catholic archbishop of the Diocese of San Francisco this fall will be Salvatore Cordileone. In his new post, Cordileone, who has served as the Bishop of Oakland since 2009, will take over an area stretching from Marin to San Mateo  that includes about 500,000 Catholics. In some respects, Cordileone is a good fit […]

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In Wake of Wisconsin Killings, Bay Area Sikhs Struggle to Educate Their Neighbors

August 6, 2012 | 4:58 pm

In Wake of Wisconsin Killings, Bay Area Sikhs Struggle to Educate Their Neighbors

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The Bay Area’s Sikh-American community is reeling from Sunday’s massacre at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. The shooting rampage carried out by a U.S. Army veteran left six dead and three wounded. It has also left the Sikh community grappling with its safety and its identity. To learn more about this struggle, KQED’s Mina Kim […]

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SF’s New Archbishop Could Pressure Gay-Friendly Churches

July 27, 2012 | 5:01 pm

SF’s New Archbishop Could Pressure Gay-Friendly Churches

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Is the Pope picking a fight? I had to wonder that when I heard on Friday about the appointment of Salvatore Cordileone — one of the nation’s most outspoken foes of same-sex marriage — as archbishop of San Francisco, the gayest city in the country. Cordileone has called same-sex marriage a plot by “the evil […]

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What the Episcopal Same-Sex Union and Transgender Resolutions Mean for Californians

July 11, 2012 | 5:07 pm

What the Episcopal Same-Sex Union and Transgender Resolutions Mean for Californians

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It’s been a long time coming. The Episcopal Church’s decision to bless same-sex unions and ordain transgender priests was in the works for as many as 40 years, local leaders of the church told KQED’s Stephanie Martin. Martin spoke to two of the people who have pushed for change within the church. Jay Johnson is […]

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July 9, 2012 | 6:38 pm

Episcopal Bishops Approve Prayer Service for Same-Sex Couples

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Episcopal bishops approved an official prayer service for blessing same-sex couples Monday at a national convention that also cleared the way for transgender ordination. At the Episcopal General Convention in Indianapolis, the House of Bishops voted 111-41, with three abstentions, to authorize a provisional rite for same-sex unions for the next three years. The liturgy […]

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How the William Lynch Cases Might Affect Other Attacks on Accused Sexual Predators

July 6, 2012 | 1:34 pm

How the William Lynch Cases Might Affect Other Attacks on Accused Sexual Predators

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Wait a minute. William Lynch admits to battering another human being – a 65-year-old retired priest, no less – and a jury lets him go free? I can understand why the jury in the San Jose case felt sympathetic. Lynch says the priest, Jerold Lindner, brutally raped him when Lynch was 7 years old. Although […]

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July 5, 2012 | 5:22 pm

William Lynch After Not Guilty Verdict: ‘I Didn’t Think I Was Going to Walk Out of Here With The Jury Making This Decision’; Full Interview

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About 45 minutes after a jury found him not guilty of felony assault and elder abuse for attacking Jerold Lindner, William Lynch told KQED’s Stephanie Martin he was surprised by the favorable verdict. Lynch say Lindner, a retired Jesuit priest, molested him in 1975, when Lynch was seven. Lynch admitted to punching Lindner, who was […]

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