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State gays applaud closing of national ‘cure’ ministry

Posted: June 29, 2013 at 3:24 a.m.

An image of Rafael Schachter is projected onto a screen during a performance of the Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem Mass at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, Czech Republic on Thursday, June 6, 2013. The Roman Catholic Mass was played in memory of the young musician and his fellow musicians who perished in the Terezin concentration camp, among them composers, artists and intellectuals from across Europe.

An image of Rafael Schachter is projected onto a screen during a performance of the Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem Mass at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, Czech Republic on Thursday, June 6, 2013. The Roman Catholic Mass was played in memory of the young musician and his fellow musicians who perished in the Terezin concentration camp, among them composers, artists and intellectuals from across Europe.

At a predominantly gay church in Sherwood, 10 miles north of Little Rock, the congregation broke into a united “Amen” and applause Sunday after hearing that a national “ex-gay” ministry would be shutting its doors.

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Religion, Pages 12 on 06/29/2013

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