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NY Catholic quits board over Cardinal Dolan’s anti-gay stance

A charity board member of the New York’s Roman Catholic archdiocese resigned from the church on Easter weekend due to Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s lack of a desire to fight for gay rights issues. According to the Associated Press, Joseph Amodeo said he quit the city’s board Saturday after Dolan failed…

Maryland high court takes on lesbian divorce case

The Court of Appeals of Maryland heard arguments on Friday in the case of two women who married in another state but were denied a divorce in Maryland, according to the Associated Press. Jessica Port and Virginia Anne Cowan were married in California in 2008 and are now seeking a…

Rick Warren: Mormonism ‘denies’ Christian doctrine

Evangelical Saddleback Church founder Rick Warren says that Christians have a disagreement with Mormonism because it “denies” certain fundamental Christian beliefs. In an Easter Sunday interview on ABC, Jake Tapper noted that Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was almost certain to be…

DNC chair: GOP ‘callous and insensitive’ towards women

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) on Sunday ripped the Republican Party for “turning back the clock for women.” During an interview on CNN, host Candy Crowley asked asked the congresswoman from Florida if it was unfair to call GOP policies a “war on women.” “The policies that…

Gingrich: GOP ‘not an Etch A Sketch party’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday continued to blast rival Mitt Romney over his campaign’s assertion that their candidate could change positions “like an Etch A Sketch” during the general election. “We’re not an Etch a Sketch party,” Gingrich told Fox News host Brit Hume. “It was an unfortunate…

Journalist Mike Wallace dies at 93

Mike Wallace, the long time journalist at CBS News, passed away Sunday morning at the age of 93. Wallace’s passing was reported by Face the Nation host Bob Scheiffer at the beginning of the program, who said he died in New Haven, Connecticut with his family present. Wallace was a…

Santorum cancels campaign events to be with sick daughter

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has canceled all campaign events Monday to be with his youngest daughter, who was hospitalized on Friday, his campaign said. “Senator Santorum will not hold any campaign related events on Monday so he and Karen can remain in the hospital with their daughter…

Mormon students talk about suicide in ‘It Gets Better’ video

LGBT students at Brigham Young University, a school with close ties to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are speaking out in a new video about their religion, which forbids gay sex. The campus group Understanding Same-Gender Attraction (USGA) recently created the video to speak out about the…

Republicans try to defend record with women

Accused of waging “war against women,” Republicans are fighting back, defending their record to avoid losing the battle for women’s votes in November’s general elections. “I know that our party has traditionally faced a gender gap, and I think that the Democratic Party has done an effective job trying to…

National Review fires John Derbyshire for ‘indefensible’ column

The conservative magazine National Review fired columnist John Derbyshire Saturday evening for his controversial column in another publication urging white and Asian parents to tell their children to avoid contact with African-Americans they don’t know. In a blog post, the Review‘s editor Rich Lowry expressed how Derbyshire’s column “The Talk:…

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