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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. People wanting to live the Gospels would have to separate themselves from the culture of Christianity.

  2. Didn’t make Satan to look like the President. I believe that one. NOT! As John said above one would have to live outside the Christian culture to be a Christian. It is so sad that these Christians who claim Christ’s love and respect sure don’t, and aren’t willing to boot, give that love and respect to anyone they don’t absolutely agree with. Christ ate and mingled with the sinners, these Christians would rather kill one or four and then claim “Stand your Ground”. Pretty much tells the story of why I don’t attend ANY church.