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A Dallas church voted to perform gay marriages, and it’s getting kicked out of the Texas Baptists - The Washington Post

November 24, 2016
A young man came to the Rev. George Mason, wanting to talk about his parents’ wedding. The youth, of course, hadn’t been at the wedding. But Mason had, and he remembered it well. Some 800 or 900 people. Pillars of the community. One of the largest weddings in the history of Wilshire Baptist Church.

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How the faithful voted: A preliminary 2016 analysis | Pew Research Center

November 14, 2016
The 2016 presidential exit polling reveals little change in the political alignments of U.S. religious groups. Those who supported Republican candidates in recent elections, such as white born-again or evangelical Christians and white Catholics, strongly supported Donald Trump as well. Groups that traditionally backed Democratic candidates, including religious “nones,” Hispanic Catholics and Jews, were firmly in Hillary Clinton’s corner.

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Religious Right Believes Donald Trump Will Deliver on His Promises - The New York Times

November 14, 2016
Donald J. Trump rarely goes to church, said he’s never sought forgiveness for his sins, and in his acceptance speech early Wednesday morning, never mentioned God. Religion was almost invisible during the presidential campaign, and yet it is the missing piece in understanding Mr. Trump’s victory. The Christian right worked largely under the national media’s radar this year, but it helped deliver the presidency to a thrice-married mogul who bragged about groping women and has been accused by multiple women of actually doing it.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Protest is a Fight for Religious Freedom - World Religion News

November 14, 2016
DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE WILL DESECRATE MANY NATIVE AMERICAN SACRED RELIGIOUS SITES. Native American religion is intrinsically based on nature. Religious places are not man-made structures like churches or mosques, but open landscapes where their nature-gods live. No wonder then, when the Dakota Access Pipeline project came up, Native Americans were outraged at officials not considering the damage it will be causing to the environment and many of their religious sites.

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