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In a moving new video from the TED conference series, actor and activist George Takei shares how his views of patriotism were shaped by his time spent in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese-Americans during WWII.
'If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying [same-sex marriage] could not happen,' Elton John said in a recent interview.