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Washington gets inaugural religion. Clergy fight the flu. And gun violence against a pastor.

Categories: Beliefs

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. Good reporting today by Lauren Marco. It’s also a good day to remember the legacy of MLK Jr. as we watch the inaguration of President Obama as he starts his 2nd term. Here’s hoping that his 2nd term has much more success than the 1st. By that I mean that I’m hoping that he will take a stand against these religious hypocrites who claim to love freedom but they just can’t get over seeing the black man in the White House and just can’t find it in their hearts to respect the freedoms of others. Supposedly, to them, their beleifs should be the ones that others should follo freedom be damned That will be the undoing of our nation unless we take a stand against them and their intolerance. So, for those Christians that actually follow the words of the Messiah I say continue to speak out against these frauds!

  2. Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.” by Laertius Diogenes.

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