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As Dom reports this week, Catholics are notoriously progressive—big on charity and social-justice, not so hot on stripping other people of rights. So now that the Catholic Church in Washington State appears to be jumping whole hog into the effort to repeal Washington's new gay-marriage law, many Catholics in Seattle are angry. Some are organizing an internal backlash. Others are withholding their donations to the church. Just how much of the money in a donation plate goes toward fighting against gays and lesbians, anyway? And how much goes to charity? The answer might surprise you.

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Annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival and Halloween party returns to Seattle Center October 29 –31!
A weekend of art, performance, readings, & more! Festival ends at Seattle's sexiest Halloween party.