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Gay marriage in Hawaii. Liberation theology makes a comeback. And can pedophilia ever be "mild?"

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. It seems to me that while secular people have been getting organized into small groups and stimulating each other with proofs that deities don’t exist, the evangelical fundamentalist Christians have been taking over the governmental machinery in the U. S. This includes the House of Representatives, state governorships and legislatures, school boards and administrations, textbook decision groups, county commissions, etc. They have also placed themselves into consultative groups in each of the major U. S. government departments, most recently, in the State Department. Meanwhile, some hardworking secularists in a few organizations have fought back with some success, but don’t seem to touch the core offenders of the principle of separation of church and state. We’re in dangerous territory.