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Religion News Summary Highlights for May 18, 2012

Gaining the most media this week was President Barack Obama’s historic, public endorsement of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, and the citation of his Christian faith as a reason for his support. Faith leaders from all denominations weighed in on his speech, including Jewish groups, Unitarian Universalist churches, and many other Christian branches.

Reggae Singer Beenie Man Says He Respects LGBT People Despite Anti-LGBT History

In a new video, Jamaican reggae artist Beenie Man says he respects “each and every human being” regardless of their sexual orientation. The video is a response of sorts to the global protests against his music and concerts that resulted from years of the artist writing and performing songs calling for the murder of gay people.

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