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  • National NAACP president begins three-day Colorado Springs trip Friday on heels of bombing

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    NAACP president Cornell William Brooks will deliver a Sunday sermon at a Colorado Springs-area church following two days of meetings and gatherings with the community, according to the NAACP's Colorado-Wyoming-Montana State Conference. Brooks, an ordained minister in the African...

  • Colorado baker faces complaint for refusing anti-gay message

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    DENVER — A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements? A baker in suburban Denver who...

  • Colorado rejects legal clarification for same-sex unions

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado won't address some legal questions about same-sex unions until there's a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage. A Republican-controlled Senate committee voted 3-2 Wednesday to reject a bill clarifying aspects of Colorado's civil-unions law. Colorado...

  • 'Sniper' success reveals power of conservative audience; generates off-screen controversy

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    NEW YORK — Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama — all words seldom attached to "blockbuster" — rolled to the kind of runaway success that makes Hollywood sit up and take notice. The film,...

  • Side Streets: Bambi Venetucci was an extraordinary woman and half of an amazing love story

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    On a cold, gray day on Halloween eve in 2002, I watched as Bambi Venetucci comforted her husband, legendary pumpkin farmer Nick Venetucci. He was sitting at their kitchen table at the family farm in Security, quietly crying as he confronted the end of their traditional pumpkin...

  • Pope: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting." Speaking to reporters en route home from the Philippines, Francis...

  • Why does Islam ban images of the Prophet Muhammad?

    By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service -
    Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    This month, 10 employees of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly, and two police officers were murdered by a band of masked gunmen who shouted "Allahu Akbar," or "God is great," as they opened fire on the publication's Paris newsroom. Among the dead were four cartoonists who...

  • Violence fuels debate among Muslims over interpreting faith

    By Lee Keath The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    fter gunmen in Paris killed 12 people, Saudi Arabia's top body of Muslim clerics quickly condemned the attack and said it could have no acceptable justification. It was a signal from some of the Islamic world's stricter voices that cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad in the French...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Jan. 18, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Music/Drama SUNDAY Taylor Memorial Concert Series - With solo organ recital by Deke Polifka, 3 p.m., Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 601 N. Tejon St.; gssepiscopal.org. SATURDAY AND JAN. 25 "Brief History of Music" - Pikes Peak Ringer, 7 p.m. Saturday, Broadmoor...

  • Philippine crowd building for papal Mass

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos filled Manila's main park for Pope Francis' final Mass on Sunday, braving a steady rain to hear the pontiff's message of hope for the Southeast Asian country's most downtrodden and destitute. Organizers expect as many as 6...

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