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The departure of teens and 20-somethings from organized religion has become a major storyline in recent years, causing concern among parents, pastors and other community leaders.
Researchers and religious communities continue to search for what's causing young people's declining participation and make efforts to keep young adults engaged, but many Americans appear confident that faith leaders' treatment of gays and lesbians is one source of tension.
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