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Only in America: Your daughter or your church?

A Tennessee woman is banned from church after refusing to condemn her lesbian daughter — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Tennessee woman was banned from her lifelong church after she refused to publicly condemn her lesbian daughter. The Ridgedale Church of Christ said it was exiling Linda Cooper for the sin of condoning homosexuality. "They're exiling members for unconditionally loving their children," said Cooper's gay daughter, Kat.