Posts Tagged Religion

Elton John at AIDS event: Pope Francis is my hero

Elton John performs at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 13th Annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit at Cipriani's Wall Street on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John called Pope Francis “my hero” for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church at his annual AIDS benefit.

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Sarah Ruhl on her new play and book of essays

This image released by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation shows Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl. Ruhl's latest play, "The Oldest Boy," opens next month at Lincoln Center and marks the first time she's used puppets in her work. (AP Photo/John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

NEW YORK (AP) — Inspiration for a play can come from anywhere. For Sarah Ruhl’s latest, it came from somewhere close. So close it was in her house all along: It was the baby sitter.

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Religion keeps runner from competing for state

HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — One of the top high school cross country runners in Class 3A in Kansas won’t be competing in this weekend’s regional qualifying races because of her religious beliefs.

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