News Headlines

Catch up on our curated list of headlines for today, hand-picked from across the Web by Bruce Gourley.

September 17, 2014

  1. Texas School Textbook Battle Heats Up Over Religion (CBS Local)
  2. Turkey: European Court Tells Turkey to End Compulsory Religion Courses (Todays Zaman)
  3. Nigeria: South Africans Killed in Church Collapse (AlJazeera)
  4. Terri Lynn Land Family Gives Million to Family-Controlled Evangelical Group Targeting ‘Unreached People’ (Huffington Post)
  5. The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Joel Gregory (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Mideast Christians Appeal for Action (Associated Baptist Press)

September 16, 2014

  1. Historic Fort Worth Church Dedicates New Sanctuary (WFAA)
  2. ‘Never Forget the Sacrifices;’ 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Victims Remembered in Service (Birmingham News)
  3. Battle Brewing Among Evangelicals Over Same Sex Marriage (Orlando Sentinel)
  4. Lost Bible Found in Tornado Debris After 40 Years (Tennessean)
  5. Pope Francis Marriage Celebrations Hint at Changes for Catholic Church (TIME)
  6. California Baptists Expel ‘Third Way’ Church (Associated Baptist Press)
  7. New Partnership Baptist Means More Funds for CBF of Virginia (ABP)
  8. Saudi Arabia: Dozens of Christians Arrested (Daily Mail, UK)

September 13, 2014

  1. N.C. Dunkin’ Donuts Bakery Sued for Religious Discrimination (USA Today)
  2. Christians Enraged With Cruz Over Pro-Israel Comments (Daily Beast)
  3. Eastern Christians Meet With Obama, Discuss Concern for Mideast Minorities (Catholic News Service)
  4. Huckabee Says Christians Should Vote the Bible (Raw Story)
  5. SC Pastor Gets Jail Time for Noisy Church (WFMY News)
  6. Baptist Decline is Just Math: More Move to Other Churches Than the Reverse (RNS)
  7. Baptist Film Critics: Christian Films and Audiences Must Evolve (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. New CBF Moderator Takes Up Gavel, ‘Grateful’ for Groups’ Prayers (ABP)
  9. BGAV Moves Closer to Far-Reaching Governance Shift (Associated Baptist Press)

September 11, 2014

  1. Texas Textbooks Tout Christian Heritage (Politico)
  2. Santorum: Make Secularism a Religion So We Can Ban it in Schools (Mediaite)
  3. Pennsylvania County Council Shoots Down ‘In God We Trust’ Bill (CBS Pittsburg)
  4. Detroit Residents Protest Church’s Golf Course (Lansing State Journal)
  5. Man Sues Chicago Church After Falling Gargoyle Kills Fiancee (Art Net)
  6. Atheists Fight Clergy Tax Benefits in 7th Circuit Court (Courthouse News Service)
  7. Court Hears Challenge to Clergy Housing Allowance (Associated Baptist Press)
  8. Baptists Enriched by Repeated Missions to Sioux (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Race and Relevancy Among Challenges Facing Black Baptist Leaders (Baptist Standard)
  10. Iraq: Christians Flee ISIS Rule in Northern Iraq Amid Persecution (NBC News)

September 10, 2014

  1. One Army Under God? (The Economist)
  2. UT Library Acquires President Andrew Jackson’s Family Bible (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
  3. Meet the Baptist Reporter Who Accidentally Made Chick-fil-A the Face of Homophobia (Salon)
  4. Evangelicals for Marriage Equality: The Story Behind our Launch (TIME)
  5. SBC Leader Says Churches Must Address Violence Against Women (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Accrediting Agency Lists Reasons for Putting Louisiana College on Probation (ABP)

September 9, 2014

  1. S. Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A Founder, Dies (CNN)
  2. Chick-fil-A Founder, Baptist Layman, Truett Cathy Dies (Associated Baptist Press)
  3. Chick-fil-A Founder Credited His Success to Christian Principles (National Public Radio)
  4. Super Rich are Getting Richer (CNN)
  5. Christian Group Sanctioned at Two Dozen College Campuses (Washington Post)
  6. Fired ‘Back to the Bible’ Pastor Cleared of Charges by Megachurch (Christianity Today)
  7. Evangelical Megachurch Begins Closing Branches After Pastor Calls Women “Penis Homes” (Salon)
  8. Pastor at Portland Branch of Controversial Mars Hill Church Dismissed (Oregon Live)
  9. Issue of Religion Flares in Connecticut House Race (Sacramento Bee)
  10. Liberian Baptists Stepping Up Efforts in Ebola Battle (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. ‘God Loves Gays’ Billboard Unveiled in Home City of Westboro Baptist Church (New York Daily News)
  12. Religious Right Hero Vladimir Putin’s Forces Persecute Christians in Ukraine (FreeSpeechTV)
  13. Northern Ireland: Sex Abuse Victims Say Irish Cardinal’s Resignation Not Soon Enough (Religion News Service)

September 8, 2014

  1. Jerry Young Elected National Baptist Convention President (Clarion-Ledger)
  2. Mormons, Southern Baptist Panel Among Churches Asking Supreme Court to Act on Utah
  3. Gay Marriage Case (Dallas Morning News)
  4. Christians Berate Victoria Osteen’s ‘Cheap Christianity’ (Houston Chronicle)
  5. Mars Hill to Consolidate 3 Seattle Churches, Cut Staff (Seattle Times)
  6. Church Meets Surf in California at ‘Blessing of the Waves’ (Wall Street Journal)
  7. A Group is Looking into Ole Miss’ Football Program’s Religious Practices (Clarion-Ledger)
  8. U.K.: Bible Unearthed from Stash Thought to be Oldest in Reading (Reading Chronicle)

September 5, 2014

  1. Police Shootings ‘Not a Secular Problem’, Al Sharpton Tells Baptists in New Orleans (Times-Picayune)
  2. U.S. Evangelicals Headed for Showdown Over Gender Roles (Washington Post)
  3. Controversial Religion Language Adjusted in Bill to Kill Common Core (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  4. Catholic Universities Have Been Paying for Abortions all Along (Religion Dispatches)
  5. Pope Francis Reminds Us that the Church is Our Mother (Catholic Online)
  6. Yellow Creek Baptist Church Plans Second Annual Car Show (Leaf-Chronicle, TN)
  7. Gay Candidate Takes on “Southern Baptist Sissies” (Tennessean)
  8. The Identical is an Evangelical Elvis Parable – No, Really (AV Club)
  9. ‘Left Behind’ Coming to a Theater – and Maybe a Seminary – Near You (ABP)
  10. Fire Destroys Cumberland University Baptist Center (Associated Baptist Press)
  11. Middle East: ISIS and Religious Justification (CNN)
  12. Iraq: Church Patriarch Blames U.S. for Christians’ Misery (Washington Post)
  13. Brazil: As Presidential Candidate Surges, Focus Turns to Evangelicalism’s Clout (Christian Science Monitor)

September 4, 2014

  1. Study: Science and Religion Really Are Enemies After All (Mother Jones)
  2. Mars Hill Church’s Attendance and Giving Down ‘Significantly’ (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
  3. Bible College President Pleads Guilty to Labor Charges (WMBF, Myrtle Beach)
  4. Baptist Center Changing Name to Louisville Rescue Mission (Louisville Courier-Journal)
  5. Race, Relevancy Among Challenges Facing Black Baptist Leaders (Associated Baptist Press)
  6. Don’t Trade Kids for Immigration Action, Faith Leaders Say in One-Sentence Letter (ABP)
  7. Historic Utah Church is Converting into a Business Hub (Salt Lake Tribune)
  8. First Baptist Church Sold to Fraternity (Associated Baptist Press)
  9. Germany: Many Believers Balk at Tweak to Church Tax (Wall Street Journal)