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Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick
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Charity Sunshine Tillemann Dick is an opera singer and writer. Her work has been published by Reuters, Yahoo,, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post and elsewhere. She has performed at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Severance Hall and on opera and concert stages around the world. She blogs, along with her four sisters, at and tweets @CharityTD.

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A Mormon, a Lesbian and Baby Jesus

(3) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 9:02 AM

This post first appeared on FIVE

A word of advice: If you're invited to dinner, it's probably a bad idea to bring up abortion during the main course. Especially if the family is Mormon. But for some reason, I thought it was the right time and place to...

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The Hamlisch Rule

(3) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 4:02 PM

"Don't expect too much." "He'll probably tell you to stop after a few measures." "Don't get your hopes up." These were the words of wisdom echoing in my mind as Marvin Hamlisch entered the cavernous rehearsal studio in the bowls of The Kennedy Center. "What do you want to sing?"...

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War on Christmas?

(86) Comments | Posted November 25, 2011 | 8:31 AM

Nothing brings people together like good food and conflict. As the holiday season approaches, the media is showing their appetite for both with early talk of the "War On Christmas." Now don't get me wrong: I love the Christmas spirit. As a young girl, my family would collect gifts for...

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Just Because I Think You're Wicked, Crazy, Mislead, Doesn't Mean We Can't Get Along

(82) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 5:19 PM

Religion has been in the news a lot. People love it. People hate it. People don't think it gets enough respect. Some people write funny musicals about it. People kill in its name and heal through its power. It tears families apart and binds them together. It's a source of...

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Five Things for Every Value Voter to Consider

(12) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 3:43 PM

This week, there was quite a kerfuffle over comments made at a particular summit in Washington, D.C. about whether or not Mormons are Christians.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I am a Christian, an active Mormon, a Jew and a fine, upstanding liberal (I know it sounds strange, but...

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