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Dan Brown's new book about hell comes out today. Christians who find the Boy Scouts too gay friendly seek alternatives. And the Vatican shows how the Roman Catholic Church is shifting to the other side of the equator.

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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. Thank you for all this. Dan Brown owes you a small commission, I think.

    Easy to miss: In the R.G. Puckett story, ABP is the Associated Baptist Press, and to my knowledge has no official connection with the American Baptists, of which I am a pastor.

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