Sikh group develops app to report airport profiling
The Sikh Coalition unveils new app to combat racial profiling.
April 30th, 2012
05:26 PM ET

Sikh group develops app to report airport profiling

By Arielle Hawkins, CNN

Washington (CNN)–
- Airline travelers who feel they've been harassed at airport check-ins by screeners now have a speedier outlet on which to complain right at their fingertips.

The Sikh Coalition, a civil rights advocacy group, on Monday released a mobile application on iPhones and Android phones giving passengers who feel they've been racially or religiously profiled a way to speak out against screeners with the Transportation Security Administration.


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Filed under: Sikh

April 30th, 2012
01:40 PM ET

Church holds service in a bar

(CNN)–An Oklahoma church has started live streaming services into The Drunk Monkey Tavern. CNN Affiliate KOTV reports.

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Filed under: Christianity • Church

April 30th, 2012
12:24 PM ET

Columnist Dan Savage stands by comments on 'bulls**t in the Bible'

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

(CNN) - Columnist and gay-rights advocate Dan Savage is standing by his comment that “we can learn to ignore the bulls**t in the Bible about gay people” at a recent conference for high school students, a line that prompted some to walk out and spurred intense online debate.

In a blog post on Sunday, Savage wrote that his remark at a conference for the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association was "being spun as an attack on Christianity. Which is bullshhh… which is untrue.”

“I was not attacking the faith in which I was raised," Savage wrote. "I was attacking the argument that gay people must be discriminated against — and anti-bullying programs that address anti-gay bullying should be blocked (or exceptions should be made for bullying 'motivated by faith') — because it says right there in the Bible that being gay is wrong.”


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Filed under: Bible • Charity • Christianity • Homosexuality • Israel • Schools • TV-CNN Newsroom

April 30th, 2012
11:28 AM ET

Dan Savage offends teens with Bible bash

(CNN)–Christian teens walked out on a speech by author/activist Dan Savage when he spoke out against parts of the Bible.

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Filed under: Belief • Christianity • Homosexuality

April 30th, 2012
09:44 AM ET

What's Joel Osteen's secret?

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Filed under: Christianity • TV

April 30th, 2012
04:31 AM ET

Belief Blog's Morning Speed Read for Monday, April 30

By Laura Koran, CNN

Here's the Belief Blog’s morning rundown of the top faith-angle stories from around the United States and around the world. Click the headlines for the full stories.

From the Blog:

CNN: Priest in gay porn probe leaves parish
An Irish priest at the center of a gay porn controversy has asked to leave his parish and take sabbatical leave from the priesthood, he said Sunday. Father Martin McVeigh has admitted he destroyed a memory stick containing "inappropriate imagery" ahead of a church investigation into reports he accidentally showed pictures of naked men to parents of children preparing for their First Holy Communion.

An exhibit of Rodin's “The Thinker.”

CNN: Study: Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief
In a study, published Friday in the journal Science, researchers from Canada’s University of British Columbia used subtle stimuli to encourage analytical thinking. Results from the study found that analytical thinking could decrease religious belief.


- CNN's Laura Koran

Filed under: Uncategorized

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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.