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Clergy, poets and everyone ask about God in Newtown. The religious rally for gun control. James Dobson and Westboro Baptists link the massacre to gay marriage.

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Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff as a national correspondent in 2011. She previously was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.)


  1. Where in Christianity is hate-mongering an involved practice? What are Fred Phelps and the WBC afraid of anyhow? Rainbows? Unicorns? A flaming pink queer apocalypse? I attempted to address this with a portrait of the good reverend on my artist’s blog at Drop in and let me know what you think!

  2. as for James Dobson and those like him… God doesn’t let evil things happen to little children because of what grown-ups do! Do they think that we are comforted by those words, that it’s somehow “our fault”? They are, ALL OF THEM, ignorant of the real reasons God did not step in and save those children… They don’t have the first clue and so NO REAL ANSWERS. I have a challenge for all of you reading this: Just ask a Jehovah’s Witness WHY GOD ALLOWS SUFFERING and see if you don’t get A REAL ANSWER shown to you from the Bible…Try it….