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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 22, 2014.
By United Press International

Roy Simmons, retired, gay ex-New York Giant, dies at 57

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Roy Simmons, former New York Giants offensive lineman who announced after his 1984 retirement he was gay and HIV positive, has died, his family said. He was 57.
Televangelist Pat Robertson predicts President Obama will 'withdraw' in 2014 to 'go surfing'

Televangelist Pat Robertson predicts President Obama will 'withdraw' in 2014 to 'go surfing'

Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Pat Robertson's New Year's predictions: Obama will resign his presidency to "go surfing," Iran will get a nuclear weapon and 2014 will be the "greatest year in the history of the church."
Evan Bleier

Pat Robertson blasted for 'he's a man' comments

LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- Televangelist Pat Robertson has received criticism for telling the wife of a cheating husband she should get over it because "males have a tendency to wander."
The Issue: No easy answer in gun control debate

The Issue: No easy answer in gun control debate

The sight of 20 small bodies lying on the floor of a first grade classroom in Newtown, Conn., rattled most Americans.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 22, 2013.
By United Press International

U.S. pastor sentenced to prison in Iran

TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- An American pastor was sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran because of his religious beliefs, a U.S. religious group said.
Robertson: This is Jesus' nation

Robertson: This is Jesus' nation

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Thousands of people packed a prayer rally at Philadelphia's Independence Mall Saturday where evangelist Pat Robertson declared "this nation belongs to Jesus."
Romney jabs at Dems on 'God'

Romney jabs at Dems on 'God'

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Saturday in a speech referring to the Pledge of Allegiance he "will not take God out of" the GOP platform.
Obama in Catholic bishops' cross hairs

Obama in Catholic bishops' cross hairs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- No president in U.S. history has been targeted en masse in lawsuits filed by Catholic bishops and institutions till now: President Obama is facing a tsunami of suits opposing the contraception mandate in his healthcare reform law.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Justices will decide the fate of gay marriage

Justices will decide the fate of gay marriage

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The president proposes, but the Supreme Court disposes: The apparent consensus in the legal writing community is that the issue of gay marriage will be fought out eventually on the battleground of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the justices will have the final say.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 22, 2012.
By United Press International
Pat Robertson: Decriminalize marijuana

Pat Robertson: Decriminalize marijuana

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 7 (UPI) -- Televangelist Pat Robertson sparked controversy when he said he favors legalizing marijuana and prayer could have prevented the deadly weather in the Midwest.
Mac 'n' cheese a mystery to Pat Robertson

Mac 'n' cheese a mystery to Pat Robertson

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Macaroni 'n' cheese has never crossed the lips of U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson, who asked a colleague on-air if it was "a black thing."
Appeals court upholds healthcare mandate

Appeals court upholds healthcare mandate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court panel in Washington Tuesday ruled 2-1 to uphold the core provision of President Obama's healthcare law.

Robertson's divorce remarks spark anger

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson has sparked outrage in religious and medical communities by remarking it's OK to divorce a spouse with Alzheimer's.

Mosque opponents file suit

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- Opponents of a planned mosque near Ground Zero have filed a suit saying New York wrongly failed to give landmark status to the building that will house it.
Pat Robertson counter sues Sun Trust

Pat Robertson counter sues Sun Trust

NORFOLK, Va., June 22 (UPI) -- Broadcaster Pat Robertson is counter-suing U.S. bank Sun Trust for mishandling a letter of credit concerning the purchase of a refinery, court papers show.
Evangelist: Quake may be from satanic pact

Evangelist: Quake may be from satanic pact

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. evangelical minister Pat Robertson said the devastating earthquake in Haiti could have occurred because of a long-ago pact with the devil.

Robertson: Evangelicals lose influence

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Evangelical Christians are not as organized this election as they were in years past, movement leaders say.
Gore campaigns to raise global awareness

Gore campaigns to raise global awareness

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says he's launching a $300 million bipartisan campaign to raise climate change higher on the U.S. political agenda.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 22, 2008.
By United Press International

Pat Robertson mulls buying Virginian-Pilot

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, is considering making a bid for The Virginian-Pilot.

Religious right seen split on '08 race

LYNCHBURG, Va., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Christian political conservatives, who have formed a major voting bloc in recent decades, appear divided on whom to support for U.S. president in 2008.

Pat Robertson endorses Giuliani

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Pat Robertson, a pillar of the social conservative movement, said Wednesday he endorses Rudy Giuliani's Republican bid for president of the United States.
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