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Entries by Diana Butler Bass from 07/2010

Remembering My Mother: Love Your Neighbor and Play By the Rules

| Posted 07.08.2010 | Religion

Aunt Marcie's church taught my mother that the Great Command to "love you neighbor as yourself" was the core of of both American democracy and the Christian faith. My mother took it all very seriously. Not only did she endlessly give things away but stood up for social justice.

Ex-Catholics and Ex-Evangelicals: Why Did You Leave?

| Posted 07.16.2010 | Religion

Are you a former Roman Catholic or former conservative evangelical? Or are you someone who is thinking of leaving one of these faith communities? I'm curious: Why did you leave and where have you landed?

The Golden State, Gay Marriage and the Golden Rule

| Posted 07.21.2010 | Religion

Less than two years after Proposition 8 restricted marriage to heterosexual couples, only 1 person in 5 now says that Proposition 8 was a "good thing" for California, and 51 percent would vote to allow same-sex couples to marry.