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Notre Dame linebacker's girlfriend's death apparently a hoax

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Shock and awe descended on the college sports world late Wednesday with the news that Lennay Kekua, the girlfriend of illustrious and award-winning Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, did not exist and therefore did not die Sept. 12, as had been reported. It was all a hoax.

Te'o's grandmother died Sept. 12, and hours later, the sports world was informed that Te'o's girlfriend died unexpectedly from the effects of leukemia.

Prominent UK evangelical supports same-sex relationships

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The Gleanings blog at Christianity Today reports that "Steve Chalke Stuns British Evangelicals By Coming Out in Support of Same-Sex Relationships."

Steve Chalke, one of the most prominent evangelical leaders in the United Kingdom, has publicly announced his change of belief that monogamous same-sex relationships are not sinful, and makes an argument for why churches should support such relationships in the latest issue of Christianity magazine.

Nigerian diocese opposes bishop appointment

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Priests and laity of a Nigerian diocese are openly opposing the Vatican's selection of a new bishop.

In a six-page statement and in a demonstration in the city of Mbaise, the appointment of Msgr. Ebere Peter Okpalaeke, who comes from another diocese, was repudiated as a contradiction of "natural justice ... and a reprehensible signal about the status and reputation of the 500 Catholic priests who trace their origin to the soils of Mbaise, a diocese that has been acclaimed the Ireland of Nigeria."

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