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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Hope Christian
Coincidence? New York City's newly seated mayor, Bill de Blasio, made a telephone call to the police department to ask how his freshly arrested friend, Bishop Orlando Findlayter, was doing. A few hours later, Mr. Findlayter walked free.
Maryland became the eighth state to legalize gay marriage on Thursday, as opponents were already several days into an effort to rally voters to reverse the change this fall. The push will rely heavily on members of black churches.
"Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted," says a billboard motto on the South Side of Chicago from the pro-life group Life Always, emblazoned with a portrait of President Obama.
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Bob King, Bishop Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church and others disappointed with the D.C. Council and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's approval of the same-sex marriage bill are ramping up their efforts to block the bill with legal action, advertisements and lobbying.
It was a meeting of opposites: 30 conservative black Pentecostals from Hope Christian Church in Beltsville dining with 30 activists from Soulforce, a pro-gay religious group.