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August 28, 2012 | 2:41 pm

Can Christians Accept Same-Sex Marriage? Dan Savage, NOM’s Brian Brown Debate Over Dinner (Video)

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The argument about religion and marriage took a new turn on Tuesday when California’s Assembly passed a bill saying that “marriage is a personal relation arising out of a civil, and not religious, contract.” The bill, SB 1140, will go back to the Senate for a conference vote before heading to Gov. Jerry Brown. Its […]

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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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July 5, 2012 | 3:07 pm

Lynch Acquitted in Priest-Beating Trial

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP and KQED News) — A jury acquitted a man Thursday of assaulting a priest he says molested him more than three decades ago during a camping trip and left him with tormented memories that led to alcohol abuse, depression and suicide attempts. “I’m relieved,” defendant William Lynch said after the trial. […]

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Bay Area Muslim Community Celebrates Ramadan, Holds Open Houses

August 10, 2011 | 9:53 am

Bay Area Muslim Community Celebrates Ramadan, Holds Open Houses

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Muslims in the Bay Area and around the world are observing Ramadan August 1 to 30 this year. A 25-year-old UC Berkeley grad, Zuhair Sadaat, has set out to capture the diversity of the region’s Muslim community with a blog called: 30 Mosques in 30 Nights. Today he highlighted the Islamic Society of Contra Costa […]

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