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Dave Schimke, editor in chief, 612-338-5040 ext. 325,
Rachel Smith, public relations specialist, 785-274-4441, 

Minneapolis Writer Featured in National Magazine
Jonathan Odell’s article on homosexuality and religion reprinted in Utne Reader 

MINNEAPOLIS (April 6, 2010) — Jonathan Odell’s article, “Coming Home” will be featured in the May-June issue of Utne Reader, on newsstands April 20.

The article explores author Odell’s experience as a devout Christian — who is also gay. It chronicles how he prepared for, delivered and responded to giving a talk about sexuality and religion at a Midwestern seminary. Odell’s work originally appeared in Commonweal, the oldest independent lay Catholic journal of opinion in the U.S.  

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