People gather at a rally in Washington, D.C., organized by conservative Fox News commentator Glenn Beck, one of the de facto leaders of the Tea Party movement. While the Tea Party says it doesn't take a stance on religious and social issues, many of its supporters are conservative Christians. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bishop Eddie Long, left, embraces a friend, Sunday, at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church outside Atlanta, where he serves as pastor. Long spoke publicly for the first time about allegations that he used his spiritual authority to manipulate young men into sexual relationships. John Amis/AP hide caption

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A few hundred miles from Fargo, in the small town of Ross, N.D., a mosque stands on the site of America's first mosque, built by Lebanese immigrants in 1929. The original structure was demolished in the 1970s. Courtesy of Bassam Tariq/ hide caption

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