Religion

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Man Not Allowed To Distribute Bibles At Pride Fest

A Wisconsin man will not be allowed to hand out Bibles at the upcoming Twin Cities Pride festival. A judge denied his request for an injunction that would force the Minneapolis parks board to allow him unrestricted access to festival grounds.

06/12/2012

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Religious Leaders Divided On MN Gay Marriage Amendment

More than 100 religious leaders Thursday launched an effort to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment in Minnesota to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

06/07/2012

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St. Paul Area Lutherans On Record Against Marriage Amendment

St Paul Area Lutherans are now on record against changing the state Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and woman.

05/19/2012

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Wis. Group Calls For Removal Of Cross From Monument

The city of Woonsocket has raised $15,000 for a fund established to defend against a potential lawsuit over a monument topped with a cross that has drawn a complaint from an atheist group.

05/11/2012

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Good Question: Why Do Catholics Give Up Things For Lent?

On Ash Wednesday, many Christians get more than ashes on their foreheads: they get a sense of responsibility to give something up. It’s a tradition especially strong in the Catholic Church. So, why do Catholics give things up for Lent, and why don’t they eat meat on Fridays?

02/21/2012

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Good Question: Why Are Catholics Against Birth Control?

The Obama Administration’s decision to force all employers to provide birth control coverage in their insurance plans, including religious-affiliated institutions like hospitals and universities, is creating incredible controversy.

02/10/2012

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Anoka-Hennepin Ponders New Neutrality Rules

The Anoka-Hennepin School Board is set to consider on Monday night a replacement for its policies on religion and sexual orientation in the district.

12/12/2011

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Tim Tebow Bringing Football, Faith To The Twin Cities

The Denver Broncos are coming to town and with them comes “Tebowmania.” Tim Tebow is the Broncos quarterback, and he’s known for celebrating his faith as much as Bronco victories.

12/01/2011

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Split In Cultural Conservatives Could Help Romney

They know they’re not crazy about Mitt Romney. But if the cultural conservatives gathered at a Values Voters Summit this weekend split among Rick Perry and other contenders they do like, it could wind up benefiting the front-running White House hopeful who troubles rather than excites them.

10/07/2011

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Community In Elk River Discusses Controversial Church

On Friday night, more than 100 people met at Elk River High School to talk about what they call spiritual abuse at controversial church.

09/09/2011

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Elk River Church’s Practices Stirs Controversy

On Friday night, dozens of families are expected to discuss how they believe a church in the north metro has too much control. On its website, The Crossing in Elk River states it is “A church for people who don’t do church.”

09/07/2011

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Theology A Hot Issue For Bachmann And Other GOP Candidates

The Texas governor, now a Republican presidential candidate, held a prayer rally for tens of thousands, read from the Bible, invoked Christ and broadcast the whole event on the Web.

09/03/2011

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New research finds best way to reduce crime

Criminologist Dr. Byron Johnson from Baylor University joined John Hines this morning to talk about his book “More God, Less Crime.” You can buy his book right here.

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Court Considers Release Of TiZA Records

A federal judge will consider unsealing records in the two-year legal standoff between the American Civil Liberties Union and a Minnesota charter school accused of promoting religion.

04/29/2011

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Good Question: Should The Bible Be Taken Literally?

Thursday, was the Last Supper. Good Friday, Jesus was crucified. Sunday, he rose from the dead. It’s a timeline that’s puzzled scholars for years, and has people asking: Should we take the Bible literally?

04/21/2011

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Pastor Openly Discusses Personal Tragedies

Sitting in a Fargo coffee shop, Matt Valan speaks with an assurance that’s part counselor, part salesman. What he’s selling is a message of hope and faith.

04/04/2011

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South Park Creators On Broadway With Mormon Parody

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have written a play titled ‘The Book of Mormon”. The satirical look at religion is now a musical on Broadway.

03/23/2011

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Religious Leaders Gather At Minn. Capitol

Religious leaders from around Minnesota are gathering at the Capitol to meet with state lawmakers on issues including poverty, taxation, human rights and health care.

02/17/2011

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Good Question: How Many Of Us Go To Church?

In a tough economy, many have speculated that church attendance would increase because people are turning to a higher power for help. But is that what really happens? How many of us go to church?

02/10/2011

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Should This Super Bowl Ad Be Rejected? Fox Thinks So!

Super Bowl ad controversies have become nearly as interesting as the commercials that get on the air, maybe more so, and that’s surely the case with the latest spot rejected by Fox Sports: A 30-second ad aimed at getting viewers to check out the familiar gospel verse, John 3:16

02/03/2011

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Gay Activist Conference In Minn. Focuses On Faith

Whenever Nicole Garcia visited gay-friendly churches with large numbers of Hispanic people in the congregation, she would check the brochures and other materials geared toward gay churchgoers and their families and usually find a common theme.

02/01/2011

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A Man Walks Into A Bar … To Preach

It was a Sunday during Advent, and inside a small pub a few blocks up from the north shore of Lake Superior, 17 people gathered around four bar-top tables shoved into a ring.

01/07/2011

A New Idea of Church in Las Vegas – 5/30/10

Pastor Craig Gross is trying to help those in need in Sin City, but not in the way you might think.  The leader of the Strip Church is going into brothels and strip clubs and […]

06/03/2010

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