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Your thoughts on Chick-fil-A flap
February 7th, 2011
02:27 PM ET

Your thoughts on Chick-fil-A flap

Lots of you weighed in on our post about the Chick-fil-A controversy and what it means for the future of the company - with most expressing support for the fast-food chain.

JS in Northeast's comments echoed the sentiments of many readers:

I am so sick and tired of political correctness and people/companies being vilified for the choices they make. We live in the United States where people/companies have a freedom [to] choose who their friends/business partners are. If someone or some group gets offended because of this, tough. Get over it and move on. We have freedoms here in the U.S. to do as we want.

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- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Christianity • Gay marriage

The Super Bowl's faithy moments
Green Bay Packer Greg Jennings knees and bows his head after scoring a touch down in the Super Bowl
February 7th, 2011
11:35 AM ET

The Super Bowl's faithy moments

From rejected religiously-themed TV ads to players kneeling in prayer, Super Bowl XLV had no shortage of faithy moments.

Even before opening kick off there were faith-based controversies.

An ad uploaded in a make-your-own-Super-Bowl-ad competition featured a priest swapping out communion bread for Doritos and wine for Pepsi - which owns Doritos and sponsored the contest - in hopes of boosting church attendance.

USA Today reported that the ad was widely criticized and pulled from the competition's website.

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- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Christianity • Sports

February 7th, 2011
07:39 AM ET

Gay parenting takes off in the Bible Belt

By Rich Phillips, Senior Producer

Jacksonville, Florida (CNN) – Latisha Bines and Misty Gray cheered like any other parents at a recent middle school soccer game.

They're the two soccer moms in 13-year-old Darion Bines’ life. The women and all three of Latisha’s children operate as a family. And they've turned to their church for support, suggesting a changing face of the Bible Belt.

Data from the most recent U.S. Census shows that the South has the largest share of gay parents in the country.

“There are more of us coming out,” Bines said. “We’re feeling more comfortable about who we are. I guess it gives us more of a chance than back in the '80s, when you had to stay in the closet because you were ridiculed.”

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- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Florida • Gay marriage • Homosexuality • Houses of worship • United States

February 7th, 2011
07:34 AM ET

In case you missed it: Porn Sunday

Pastor Craig Gross and adult film star Ron Jeremy talk about a unique porn addiction project with CNN's Brooke Baldwin.

You can read the Belief Blog's coverage of the event here.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Content Partner • TV • TV-CNN Newsroom

February 7th, 2011
07:31 AM ET

Egypt's Coptic Christians and the crisis

CNN's Nadia Bilchik talks to Randi Kaye about Egypt's Coptic Christians and their views on the crisis.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Coptic • Egypt • TV • Violence

February 7th, 2011
07:29 AM ET

Call for unity among Christians, Muslims

Egyptian protesters in Atlanta call for unity among Christians and Muslims.
CNN's Don Lemon reports.
- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Bible • Christianity • Egypt • Georgia • Islam • United States

Protesters stage anti-Islam demonstration north of London
Anti-Islamic groups and counter-protesters converged on Luton, England, on Saturday, but police kept the two groups separated.
February 7th, 2011
07:17 AM ET

Protesters stage anti-Islam demonstration north of London

Chanting "never surrender" and waving signs reading "No more mosques" and "Islam is the devil," hundreds of protesters demonstrated Saturday just north of London.

The protest in Luton was organized by the English Defence League, a far-right British organization that pushes an anti-Islamic message. It was formed in the summer of 2009 after a group of radical Muslims protested during a homecoming parade for British troops.

The crowd at the Luton protest numbered into the thousands, according to some estimates, and the protesters included members from the Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch and Scottish defense leagues. They marched to St. George's Square in central Luton, where speeches were given and protesters chanted.

Luton has had a renewed focus in Britain after it emerged that Taimour Abdulwahab, an Iraqi-born terrorist who blew himself up on a Stockholm street in December, had lived there over the past few years and studied at a local university.

Read the full story here about the anti-Islam demonstration in the UK.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Culture wars • Europe • Interfaith issues • Islam • United Kingdom

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The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke with contributions from Eric Marrapodi and CNN's worldwide news gathering team.

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