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Update: On The Relationship Between Saddleback and PEPFAR

Expert sources consulted for “Untold Consequences” underscored that while there is no known direct funding link between Saddleback and PEPFAR, the key question is which of the organizations and churches in various countries affiliated with Saddleback have received funding from PEPFAR.

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The Epic Smackdown: Will It Stick?

For the pro-choice community, Tuesday’s election was an epic smackdown of the religious right. So how do we keep them from bouncing back?

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In Election ’08, “Pro-Life” Not Enough for Iowa GOP

In Iowa, social conservatism — especially as it pertains to issues of reproductive health and abortion — seemed to carry less sway than in elections past.

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Roundup: Condoms Trump Abstinence in Obama Global AIDS Policy

Obama will reverse reckless, ideological health policy at home and abroad; An Indian Supreme Court decision allows husbands to divorce if wife obtains abortion without his consent; Illinois keeps abortion off license plates; Christian right faces crossroads; and more.

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Religious Right Loses Big, But Will They Go Home?

Americans overwhelmingly gave their support to pro-choice, pro-prevention candidates and rejected anti-choice initiatives. Will the religious right get the message?

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Roundup: Sundown for Colorado Fundamentalists, TV and Teen Pregnancy

The sun may be setting on the political influence of fundamentalist churches; Study finds significant link between TV and teen pregnancy; 43% of women report sexual problems; 13 year-old rape victim stoned to death in Somalia for adultery; John Chittick walks the world speaking with teens about HIV/AIDS.

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Roundup: LA Times Says No on Prop 4, UK Makes Sex Ed Mandatory

LA Times counters parental notification proponent’s two central arguments; UK makes sex and relationship education mandatory in primary and secondary schools; British lawmakers leave Northern Ireland’s women suffering; How the religious right drove Colin Powell to endorse Obama; Baptist minister says birth control is “murder.”

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Religious Right GOTV Effort in Minnesota Spurs Backlash

Minnesota’s religious right is pulling out all the stops to bring social conservatives to the polls on Election Day, and the message is clear: Christians must vote Republican.

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Complaints Filed Against Churches Making Endorsements

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State filed formal complaints targeting six churches that issued political endorsements on “Pulpit Freedom Sunday.”

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Catholics United Against Abortion and…McCain?

Many Catholic voters support common sense public policy on reproductive and sexual health issues. A new television ad sheds light.

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