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Melissa Rogers

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6 Nonpartisan Reasons to Give Thanks After the Elections

(1) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 4:02 PM

Here are six things about election 2012 for which people of all religious and political stripes can give thanks.

First, we can all give thanks when more voters focus on the way a candidate would govern rather than on his or her religious affiliation. In this election,...

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Obama and the Two Types of Marriage

(269) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 12:42 PM

In the wake of President Obama's declaration of his personal support for the right of same-sex couples to marry under civil law, the nation is understandably focused on debating the merits of this position. Three related points from President Obama's announcement, however, deserve our attention as well.

First, President Obama...

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Honoring Religious Objections and Access to Contraceptive Coverage

(190) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 11:03 AM

At the heart of President Obama's announcement last week on the contraceptive coverage mandate are two goals: ensuring that religious organizations will not have to pay for or provide coverage for services that are objectionable to them and that employees of objecting religious organizations will have access to these benefits...

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