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Christian Rewrites 'Harry Potter' So Kids Don't 'Turn Into Witches'

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
Worried that reading the popular 'Harry Potter' series will turn her children into witches, a Christian mother has rewritten the popular books with less spells, more prayers and a straight Professor Dumbledore.

The Benham twins

Roundup: Top 5 Ridiculous Comments From Values Voter Summit

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 30
Sarah Palin's 1400 Pennsylvania Ave gaff wasn't the only stupid thing said at the Values Voter Summit podium this week. Here's our round-up of the top 5 anti-gay statements.

Former President Jimmy Carter.

Jimmy Carter: Jesus Accepted Gays

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 29
Former President Jimmy Carter said this month that Jesus did not discriminate against gays. His comments were made when asked about LGBT rights during an appearance at the 100th anniversary celebration of Michigan's Grand Rapids Community College.

Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano

Pope Removes Divisive Bishop in Paraguay

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Sep 26
Pope Francis on Thursday forcibly removed a conservative Paraguayan bishop who had clashed with his fellow bishops on ideological grounds and promoted a priest accused of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Arkansas Diocese Wants to Enter Gay Marriage Suit

RELIGION | Sep 26
The leader of Arkansas' Roman Catholic diocese wants the state's highest court to consider his thoughts on the voter-approved gay-marriage ban.

Gay Music Director Dismissed at Catholic Church

RELIGION | Sep 24
A popular music director at a Catholic church in Victoria has been asked to resign after marrying his longtime same-sex partner.

Michigan Nuns to Reconsider School Policies

RELIGION | Sep 24
The Catholic nuns who operate a suburban Detroit school plan to re-examine policies regarding the decision to fire a gay teacher after she became pregnant.

Parishioners Meet With Bishop Over Gay Couple

RELIGION | Sep 22
A Roman Catholic bishop says a central Montana parish is about evenly divided over a new priest's decision to prohibit a gay couple from receiving Communion unless they divorce, live separately and write that that a marriage is between a man and a woman.

Anti-gay preacher gets dressed down by a hymn.

VIDEO - Anti-Gay Preacher Drowned Out by Students' Hymn

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Sep 21
An anti-gay preacher with a mission of spreading the gospel of hellfire and damnation got some unwanted accompaniment this week. Proving that the guitar is mightier than the sword,

Pope Francis drinks from a mate gourd, a traditional South American cup, he was offered as he arrived for his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

Cardinals Debate Marriage Before Crucial Meeting

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Sep 19
The battle lines are being drawn before a major church meeting on family issues that represents a key test for Pope Francis.

Pope Francis

Cardinals Debate Marriage Before Crucial Meeting

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Sep 18
Five high-ranking cardinals have taken one of Pope Francis' favorite theologians to task over an issue dear to the pope's heart and key to the Vatican's upcoming two-year study on family issues.