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Bill Cosby: Zimmerman wouldn’t have approach Trayvon without a gun

Legendary comedian Bill Cosby strongly feels that George Zimmerman would not have fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin if laws didn’t allow neighborhood watchmen to carry guns. In an interview published Saturday in The Washington Times, the 74-year-old Cosby expressed his dismay at the controversial incident that has become a major…

Majority of Maine voters now support same sex marriage

A majority of voters in Maine now believe that same sex couples should be allowed to legally marry, according to a poll released Sunday by the Maine People’s Resource Center. More than 57 percent said they strongly favored or somewhat favored same sex marriage, while more than 39 percent said…

Billy Graham’s daughter: ‘I would not vote for an atheist’

The daughter of televangelist Rev. Billy Graham says that it’s important to discriminate against candidates who are atheists because politicians “should have a fear for almighty God.” In an interview with Ann Graham Lotz on Sunday, NBC host David Gregory noted that her father had advocated using every form of…

Cracks emerge in Santorum’s evangelical support

Rick Santorum, who rose in the polls thanks to enthusiastic support from Christian conservatives, faced pressure Sunday from a key Republican evangelical to end his increasingly long-shot White House bid. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention urged him to abandon the race and throw his support to frontrunner Mitt…

Cardinal Dolan on secularism: Santorum had ‘good point’ about vomiting

The archbishop of New York on Sunday agreed that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum had a “good point” when he said that John F. Kennedy’s speech about the separation of church in state made him want to “throw up.” In a 1960 speech, Kennedy had assured Southern Baptist leaders that…

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…

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