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  LDS Church Active in Two Anti-Gay-Marriage Efforts, Oregon Anti-Gay Ed Measure Ignored
After more than 30 US states have passed measures designed to keep homosexuals from getting the right to marry, the LDS Church is actively working in two states, Nevada and Nebraska, to pass two additional measures on the November ballot. But a measure on Oregon's ballot that would control what is taught about homosexuality in publis schools hasn't attracted Church efforts.

  Leader's Statement May Be New Threat To LDS in Russia
Less than a week after the US State Department criticized attacks on religious minorities in Russia, Russia's Interior Minister Vladimir Rushailo suggested that police and religious leaders should combine to oppose sects which "aim to undermine statehood in Russia." The remarks are the clearest statements to date suggesting that the dominant Russian Orthodox Church has a special relationship with the state and against court-imposed limitations on government controls over religions.

  Former Mission President and US Congressman Gunn McKay Dies at 75
K. Gunn McKay, a Democrat who represented Utah in the US Congress from 1970 to 1980, and who then served as an LDS Mission President in Scotland, died Friday at his home in Huntsville, Utah from cancer. He was 75.

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