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Baptist pastor lays out plan to do away with ‘lesbians, queers, homosexuals’

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"I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers: build a great, big, large fence -- 150 or 100 miles long -- put all the lesbians in there. Do the same thing for the queers and the homosexuals and have that fence electrified so they can't get out. And you know what, in a few years, they'll die." These are the words of a Maiden pastor whose May 13 sermon was posted to YouTube. Full story...
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Sign at church used as polling place questioned

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A Democratic Party official will try to get a Wilmington polling place moved because the church used for this week's balloting had a sign relating to the constitutional amendment on gay marriage, the StarNews reports. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Pro-amendment church signs raise questions at polling places

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The controversy over Amendment One continued all the way to some polling places. Some opponents to the amendment say pro-amendment signs at some churches used as polling places made them feel uncomfortable about voting at their designated precinct. Full story...
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Evangelist Billy Graham backs marriage amendment

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The Rev. Billy Graham is urging North Carolina voters to support a proposed amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage. Full story...
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Investigators: Man made woman read Bible at gunpoint

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Investigators in Rowan County say a man held a double-barreled shotgun to a woman's head and made her read her favorite scripture. Full story...
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Saint Mary Catholic Church celebrates 100 years, looks to future

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St. Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington celebrated mass and marked 100 years of service Friday night. Bishop Michael Burbidge helped mark the 100th year of the church's dedication and blessing. Full story...
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Columbus County churchgoers write New Testament along sidewalks

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videoAround 30 churches joined their congregations in downtown Whiteville Sunday for a unique Easter sunrise service. Following the service believers hit the streets, writing the New Testament (in chalk) on the sidewalks throughout the city. Full story...
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Easter & Passover memories

WWAY's on-air talent shares their favorite Easter and Passover memories.

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Explore with George: Passover

George visits B'Nai Israel Congregation to speak with a Rabbi about Passover.

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Judge dismisses suit challenging state marriage license laws

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A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's marriage license laws as a violation of religious liberties. Full story...
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