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The Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex-marriage. RNS answers readers questions about Easter. Catholics may eat alligator meat on Fridays during Lent.

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  1. Your grafs on Marc Stern and Al Mohler make it sound like they agree that the court should allow same-sex marriage. They definitely don’t. Mohler says the court might decide that, but certainly doesn’t approve of them deciding that. What they agree on is that religious liberty should not be infringed.

  2. Firstly, I wish you would provide links in the rouundup to those stories you reported on there. I hate to go searching for them considering I use a screenreader and they are sometimes hard to find. Secondly, I think the Jewish guy in the roundup who “supported’ equal marriage has got it right. But then I don’t personally know any gay people who are asking Focus on Family to “recognize” their marriage. What one group practices under their particular tent of religion is fine with me. I’m not looking to force my religious beliefs on them but when it comes to equal rights for all in these United States I support the right of two consenting people to form a marriage contract. Lastly, alligator meat is fish? isn’t an alligator recognized as a mammal air breathing not gill breathing. Sounds to me as if someone is wanting to bend the rules a bit but as Paul said what one eats or doesn’t is between him and God. Dispute settled, I think?

  3. We must remember the true meaning of the Easter holiday and the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Oschter Haws (the original name for the Easter Bunny) is a fictitious embodiment of all that is unholy with American gluttony for chocolate, candy, eggs and all things savory and sinful. See the Good Lord RISE from his grave and RECLAIM our sacred holiday with the Hammer of God at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/04/oschter-haws-easter-tale-of-calamity.html

  4. RIchard Weissbrod

    Fun piece to read. But I still do not understand why Western and Eastern traditions celebrate Easter on separate days, if the date is set by the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox?

    Thanks

  5. Daniel Burke

    Kevan,

    The hyperlinks are actually in the stories. They are embedded within the text itself. I’m sorry that we don’t know how to accomodate your screenreader. Maybe you have some suggestions.

    Richard,

    I admit that I, too, sometimes have trouble wrapping my mind around the different Easter days. Here’s one way to understand it:

    For those of us on the Gregorian calendar (most Western Christians that is), spring begins on March 21. The date of Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring. This year, that means Easter is March 31.

    But Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar, which is about 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar. That means spring begins later, which pushes back the date of the Sunday after the first full moon.

    Make sense?

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