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Religious case made against anti-gay-marriage bill

A bill seeking to continue Texas’ ban on gay marriage, no matter how the courts rule, received strong opposition during a late Thursday public hearing — much of it from religious leaders and believers who said conservative Christians do not have the sole perspective on marriage.

Passion week revival planned with Easter Sunday service

DENISON — The Denison City-wide Ministerial Alliance will hold a passion week revival 6 p.m. nightly from Monday through Friday, April 3rd, ending with an Easter Sunday sunrise service at 6 a.m. Sunday, April 5th. All services will be held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1131 S. Scullin Avenue in Denison. Breakfast will be served in the dinning hall at Mt. Olive Baptist Church immediately following the sunrise service.

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Stan and Marie Heard visit God’s House of Faith & Worship Center

DENISON — God’s House of Faith & Worship Center will host Ministers Stan and Marie Heard in their 11 a.m. Sunday morning service. The Heards will minister a prophetic word to the Body of Christ. During the last twenty years they have ministered throughout the United States and Kenya, Africa. Stan and Marie Heard have been married 38 years and have seven children and thirteen grandchildren.

Debate on Shariah law goes to Austin

AUSTIN — Legislators debated Tuesday whether a handful of bills aimed at limiting the use of Shariah, the Islamic legal code, seek to protect constitutional rights or serve only to fuel anti-Muslim fervor in Texas.