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God and the old Brooklyn Dodgers

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Ground Zero Cross: Unconstitutional because it exists?

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Obama is pandering to religion

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Who decides when medicine prolongs dying, not living?

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Without secular government, there is no religious freedom

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In defense of exorcism

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Catholic bishops tilt to right

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