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The Eddie Long Sex Scandal : Opinion Brief
Bishop Eddie Long is a long-time vocal leader in the religious anti-gay movement.

Bishop Eddie Long: Will the gay-sex allegations rock black Christians?

How a gay-sex scandal surrounding a "homophobic" pastor could affect how the black megachurch movement thinks about gay rights

 
Religion : Fact Sheet
Reyna Marisol Chicas, 33, was the alleged leader of the cult.

What is the Palmdale 'cult'?

Prompting an intense police search, thirteen members of a "cult-like" sect in Palmdale, CA, left their worldly possessions behind and disappeared...to a public park?

 
Ground Zero Mosque : In-depth briefing
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf stepped into the public realm after 9/11.

The Ground Zero Imam

Feisal Abdul Rauf says he’s a "peacemaker," but critics question his agenda for an Islamic center near Ground Zero

 
Religion : World Reactions
Women wearing burqas in France will be fined if a new law is approved by the constitutional court.

France's burqa ban: World reactions

A ban on wearing Muslim facial veils in public sails through the French Senate. Is this an attack against discrimination, or against diversity?

 
Ground Zero Mosque : Opinion Brief
Justice Stephen Breyer questions the extent of coverage the First Amendment offers Americans in this Internet age.

Is burning the Koran free speech?

Justice Stephen Breyer says torching the Muslim holy book might not be a protected freedom — and critics find him in contempt

 
Ground Zero Mosque : Opinion Brief
Imam Feisal Abdul speaking at the Council of Foreign Relations says he hopes to still build his Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan.

Is it too late to move the mosque?

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf says re-siting the Park51 cultural center would incite terrorists. Does his logic stand up to scrutiny?

 
Ground Zero Mosque : Opinion Brief
Dove World Outreach Center pastor Terry Jones is surrounded by the media during a press conference.

Should the media ignore the Koran-burning protest?

The press collectively wrings its hands over a Florida preacher's on-again-off-again Koran-burning stunt

 
Ground Zero Mosque : Opinion Brief
Dove World Outreach Center pastor Terry Jones speaks to the media during a press conference in Gainesville, Florida.

Florida's 'suspended' Koran-burning

A small Florida church called off, then reconsidered, its heavily criticized plan to burn the Muslim holy book. What now?

 
Ground Zero Mosque : Opinion Brief
A Muslim man reads the Koran, the religious text of Islam.

Is burning the Koran 'terrorism'?

A Florida pastor plans to mark 9/11 by torching Muslim holy books has met with widespread condemnation. Is he setting back the war on terror? 

 
Ground Zero Mosque : Opinion Brief
A man walks into Friday prayers in the building that is the proposed site of the Park51 mosque and cultural center, which is blocks from Ground Zero in New York City.

Will U.S. Muslims ever fit in?

Tensions over the so-called "Ground Zero mosque" may be making it harder for American Muslims to assimilate

 
Religion : Opinion Brief
Stephen Hawking writes in his new book that he has no belief in God.

Stephen Hawking vs. God

Has the renowned theoretical physicist proven that the universe came into being without a heavenly creator? 

 
Ground Zero Mosque : Opinion Brief
Opponents of an Islamic cultural center and mosque planned to be built near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan gather during a demonstration.

Is the 'Ground Zero mosque' debate helping terrorists?

Taliban leaders say the heated debate is driving recruits into their arms. Should we believe them?

 
Ground Zero Mosque : Fact Sheet
The outcry against a proposed mosque near Ground Zero has been heard nationally.

'Ground Zero mosque': Who's for and against

Debate is raging over the Cordoba Initiative's proposed Islamic Center near the heart of 9/11 — with power players lining up on either side

 
Ground Zero Mosque : Opinion Brief
A grassroots PSA showcases American Muslims talking about their faith.

The new Muslim PSA: Don't 'hate' us, America

A grassroots organization produces a video message to remind Americans that ordinary Muslims don't actually want to destroy the U.S.A.

 
Ground Zero Mosque : Opinion Brief
Bill Keller is opposed to Islam, Mormons, gays and President Obama. He plans to hold church at his "9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero" this Sunday.

'Ground Zero church': A 'bigoted' Christian response?

A Christian pastor who's been called Islamophobic, homophobic, and worse is setting up shop two blocks from Ground Zero. Anyone organizing a protest yet?

 
Ground Zero Mosque : Opinion Brief
The fire destroyed a dump truck at a mosque construction site in Tennessee. Residents wonder if it was domestic terrorism, and if they should feel unsafe.

Tennessee mosque fire: Is it terrorism?

Someone reportedly set fire to construction equipment being used to prepare the site of a mosque outside Memphis. Was this more than a case of common vandalism?

 
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