Barbara Bradley Hagerty http://kplu.org en Battleground States Carry Obama To Second Term http://kplu.org/post/some-states-called-eyes-crucial-swing-states-amid-close-race Americans elected Barack Obama to a second term Tuesday, with the president capturing or on the verge of winning all of the key states that had been at the center of his hard-fought campaign against Republican Mitt Romney.<p>"Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you," Obama said early Wednesday at a speech before thousands of supporters in Chicago. "I have learned from you. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 01:47:37 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 7028 at http://kplu.org Battleground States Carry Obama To Second Term Voters To Settle Tight And Turbulent Presidential Battle http://kplu.org/post/voters-settle-tight-and-turbulent-presidential-battle As Americans go to the polls, one of the closest presidential races in years may be determined by a state in the Midwest and a hurricane named Sandy.<p>After a campaign that has cost some $6 billion, the two candidates are in the same place they started: with President Obama a smidgen ahead of challenger Mitt Romney, so close that differences are in most cases statistically insignificant.<p>Obama seems to have regained his footing after his sleepy performance in the first debate last month. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 13:46:38 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 7011 at http://kplu.org Voters To Settle Tight And Turbulent Presidential Battle Rev. Moon, A 'Savior' To Some, Lived A Big Dream http://kplu.org/post/rev-moon-savior-some-lived-big-dream Rev. Sun Myung Moon died Sunday at age 92. The controversial founder of the Unification Church was known for attracting young converts in the 1970s and for conducting mass weddings.<p>Sun Myung Moon was born in 1920 to a poor family in what is now North Korea. His life took a dramatic turn on Easter Sunday, 1936, when, he says, Jesus appeared before him. As he told cartoonist and interviewer Al Capp, Moon recognized Jesus from a vision he had had at age 3. Sun, 02 Sep 2012 21:00:51 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 6178 at http://kplu.org Rev. Moon, A 'Savior' To Some, Lived A Big Dream Evangelicals fight over therapy to 'cure' gays http://kplu.org/post/evangelicals-fight-over-therapy-cure-gays Supporters call it "conversion therapy." Critics call it "praying away the gay." Whatever name you use, it's creating a ruckus in Christian circles about whether a person can change his or her sexual orientation. And now the largest "ex-gay ministry" is rejecting the approach.<p>John Smid was 25 when he came out as gay. Three years later, he found religion — specifically, evangelical Christianity. He says the message was clear: You can't be a Christian and engage in homosexual behavior. Sat, 07 Jul 2012 06:02:56 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 5533 at http://kplu.org Evangelicals fight over therapy to 'cure' gays Religious Groups Tackle An X-Rated Secret http://kplu.org/post/religious-groups-tackle-x-rated-secret This Super Bowl Sunday, church may be as jarring as a quarterback sack for some worshippers who, after settling into their pews, discover that the subject of the morning's sermon is pornography.<p>More than 300 churches are expected to celebrate National Porn Sunday on Feb. 6. Thu, 03 Feb 2011 19:03:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 1431 at http://kplu.org