Monday, May 7, 2012 at 2:03 PM
Teresa MacBain was pastor of a United Methodist church. In March, she made a confession: She is now an atheist. MacBain, NPR religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty and Jerry DeWitt, executive director of Recovering from Religion talk about how losing faith changes lives and communities.
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Twenty years ago, few Americans approved of homosexuality or thought gay marriage should be legal. Today, nearly half of all Americans support same-sex marriage, though most Christians are still opposed to it. NPR's Joel Rose talks with members of Presbyterian churches about how their views of homosexuality and gay marriage have --- and haven't — changed over the years.
Military Chaplains Raise Gay Marriage Concerns
Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee passed its version of a bill designed, in part, to protect military chaplains from coming under pressure to marry service members of the same sex. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Retired Army Chaplain Douglas E. Lee about the issue.
For Evangelicals, Romney Is The Lesser Of Two Evils
According to one evangelical, "Whether or not we like the choices, we must make a choice."
What Will Black Pastors Preach This Sunday?
Black pastors are reacting to the president's announcement that he supports same-sex marriage. Host Michel Martin takes a look at how the president's statement might play out in sermons this Sunday, and at the ballot box in November. She's joined by Bishop Harry Jackson, Dr. Michael Waters, and author and professor, Rev. Michael Eric Dyson.
Same Bible, Different Verdict On Gay Marriage
Why is there such variation among Christians? Part of it has to do with how you read the text.
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