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January 8th, 2012
11:20 PM ET

Church asks for seven days of sex

(CNN) - Several years ago Texas preacher Ed Young called on married couples in his congregation to have sex everyday for a week. He documents this "sexperiment" in a new book he coauthored with his wife Lisa Young.

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Belief • Christianity • Faith Now • Sex • Sexuality • Texas • United States

Perry makes play for Christian voters in South Carolina
January 8th, 2012
08:24 PM ET

Perry makes play for Christian voters in South Carolina

By Peter Hamby, CNN

Greenville, South Carolina (CNN) - As he launched a last-ditch effort to rescue his flagging candidacy in South Carolina, Rick Perry made clear Sunday that he will make an aggressive play for Christian voters in a state where nearly six out of 10 Republican voters call themselves "born again" or evangelical.

Almost 100 people turned out to see Perry at the Beacon Drive-In, a greasy spoon in Spartanburg famous for its sweet tea and burgers.

It was Perry's first appearance in the southern primary state since his underwhelming fifth-place finish in Iowa last week.

Perry, in his shirtsleeves and joined by his wife, Anita, walked into the restaurant and promptly ordered the house specialty – a chili cheeseburger buried underneath a pile of onion rings and french fries.

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- Dan Merica

Filed under: Christianity • Faith Now • Politics • Rick Perry • South Carolina

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