News Headlines

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

January 30, 2017

  1. Protests Erupt Nationwide for Second Day Over Trump’s Travel Ban (NBC News)
  2. Lives at Stake as World’s Airports Turn into Limbo for Many Under Trump Order (Washington Post)
  3. Syrian Christian Migrants, Visas in Hand, Turned Back at Airport (CNN)
  4. Four Federal Judges File Orders Opposing Parts of President Trump’s Travel Bans (New York Daily News)
  5. Senate Democrats Vow Legislation to Block Trump’s Travel Ban (Washington Post)
  6. Republican Senate Leader: We Don’t Have Religious Tests in This Country (Washington Post)
  7. Mike Pence: ‘Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional’ (New York Post)
  8. Trump Refugee Ban Clashes With Faith-Based Groups’ Religious Missions (WABE)
  9. Christian Leaders Denounce Donald Trump’s Plan to Favor Christian Immigrants (New York Times)
  10. LDS Church Issues Statement After Trump Announces Refugee Travel Ban (Gephardt Daily)
  11. Facing Criticism, Trump Administration Has No Regrets About Leaving Jews Out in Holocaust Statement (Washington Post)
  12. Anti-Abortion Rights, But Not Necessarily Pro-Donald Trump (NPR)
  13. Federal Judge Blocks Texas Law Regulating Fetal Tissue Burial (UPI)
  14. Baptist Pastors Group Chooses First Female Leader (Detroit Free Press)
  15. ‘You Distorted the Word of God’: Judge Rebukes Men Who Used Bible as Defense in Rape Trial (Washington Post)

January 27, 2017

  1. CDC’s Canceled Climate Change Conference is Back On – Thanks to Baptists Al Gore and Jimmy Carter (Washington Post)
  2. Pence, a Longtime Hero for the Antiabortion Movement, Will Join the March for Life (Washington Post)
  3. Analysis: Why are Pence and Ryan Obsessed with Two 1950s Russian Expat Thinkers? (In These Times)
  4. ‘We Will Always Welcome Refugees.’ Evangelicals Rejecting Trump’s Ban (CBN News)
  5. In Trump Era, Young Muslims Question Respectability Politics of Mosque (Religion Dispatches)
  6. Tennessee Megachurch Withholds Funds from SBC Over Support of Mosque Construction (Christian Post)
  7. Opinion: A Large Colorado Congregation Just Became LGBT-Inclusive. Here’s Why It Matters. (RNS)
  8. 5th ‘Navajo Sues Mormon Church for Alleged Sexual Abuse (Current Argus)
  9. Pastors’ Views on Social Issues? Americans Not Interested (RNS)
  10. Wyoming Legislators Pulls Controversial ‘Religion Freedom’ Anti-LGBT Bill (Torrington Telegram)
  11. Colorado ‘Religious Freedom’ Anti-LGBT Bill Dies Again (Daily Kos)

January 26, 2017

  1. Ohio Mosque is First to Join Sanctuary Movement (National Catholic Reporter)
  2. Conservative Christian Organizations Among Fake Think Tanks that Fuel Fake News (Wired)
  3. New Study Identifies Novel Way to Help Readers Spot Fake News (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Analysis: Welcome to the Age of Collective Narcissism (The Conversation)
  5. House Approves Bill Barring Taxpayer Funding for Abortion (CNN)
  6. How Ultrasound Became Political (The Atlantic)
  7. Former Tenn. GOP Executive Director Joins SBC’s ERLC (Baptist Press)
  8. Could Environment be the Issue on Which Christians Break Ranks With Trump? (Christian Today)
  9. Bill Would Bring ‘Bible Literacy’ to Kentucky Schools (Louisville Courier-Journal)
  10. Wyoming Legislature Considers Competing Bills Concerning Gay Rights, Religion (Casper Star-Tribune)
  11. Colorado Republicans Push Religious Freedom / Discrimination Bill (9News)
  12. California Church Offers Special Needs Mass to Families (The Signal)

January 25, 2017

  1. Columbia University, a Historically Anglican College, Reveals Details of How it Profited from Slavery (NPR)
  2. Civil Rights Activist: Republicans Can Never Say They Care About Family Values Again for Embracing Trump and Shunning the Obamas (New York Daily News)
  3. Hundreds of Students, Alumni from DeVos’s Christian College Oppose Her Nomination as Education Secretary (Washington Post)
  4. Faith and the Trump White House (Brookings)
  5. Religion Freedom Fight Turns Up in Colorado (Denver Post)
  6. IBM Trustee Resigns Over New Jersey Mosque Flap (Baptist News Global)
  7. Father and Son Accused of Rape Want ‘Only Law Book That Truly Matters’ at Their Trial: The Bible (Washington Post)
  8. Australia: Church Crucifix Illusion Sparks Police Hunt (Yahoo News)

January 23, 2017

  1. Evangelical Groups Urge Congress to Codify Obama’s Dreamers Action for Undocumented Immigrants (Christian Post)
  2. White, Black, Hispanic Churches Combine to Form Church in Cincinnati (WCPO)
  3. How One Montana Town Defeated Its Neo-Nazi Trolls – and Became a Model of Resistance (Yahoo News)
  4. Ex-Christian Criticizes Evangelicals for Cheering Repeal of Obamacare (Raw Story)
  5. Analysis: Donald Trump, God and the Depth of Faith (TIME)
  6. Analysis: Trump’s Inaugural Address Gets an ‘F’ in American Civil Religion (Religion Dispatches)
  7. Professor: Women’s March 2017 – The Holy Spirit Roars (Huffington Post)
  8. With Trump at Prayer Service, Clergy Speak of Compassion, Diversity (RNS)
  9. When Horse Diapers and Freedom of Religion Collide (Fox News)

January 20, 2017

  1. Google Removes Reference to Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church as ‘Shooting Range’ (Charleston Post and Courier)
  2. Muslim Professor: How Hatred of Islam is Corrupting the American Soul (ABC Australia)
  3. Anti-Muslim Preacher Robert Jeffress to Preach to Trump Before Inauguration (CNN)
  4. Controversy Swirls Around Presidential Inauguration Church Service Set for Saturday (Patch)
  5. Mixed Flock: When Democrats and Republicans Share the Pews (San Angelo Standard Times)
  6. SBC’s ERLC Advocates for Religious Discrimination in Policy Agenda (Biblical Recorder)
  7. SBC Seminary Prof Reflects on Pleas to Flip Electoral College Vote (Baptist Press)
  8. Author: Trump’s Victory Demonstrates the Exploitation of Christian Voters (Deseret News)
  9. Republican Evangelicals and Trump: Two Pastors, Two Views (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  10. Africa: Massive Burial Ground Unearthed at Medieval Monastery in Sudan (Live Science)
  11. Germany: Historic Abbey Closes (Herald-Review)
  12. Japan: Government to Ask UNESCO to List Remote Islands, Christian Sites (Japan Today)

January 19, 2017

  1. Trump-Style Politics is Putting Religion to the Test (Catholic Register)
  2. Americans Doubt Presidents, Pastors Can Lead Nation Through Challenges (BNG)
  3. A Christian Packing List for the Women’s March on Washington (Religion News Service)
  4. The ‘Scientists’ Who Support Trump’s Choice to Run the EPA are Creationists (Quarz)
  5. Highlights of the Obama Administration’s Church-State Record (Baptist Joint Committee)
  6. Q&A Interview: Holly Hollman and the Trinity Lutheran Case (Word and Way)
  7. Obama Says Voting Issues are Directly Linked to Jim Crow and Slavery (Huffington Post)
  8. Reform Group Urges Changes in Election of Baylor Regents (Baptist Standard)
  9. Alabama Baptist Mission Board to Move to Prattville (Montgomery Advertiser)
  10. Rabbis from U.S., Canada Thank Montana for Standing With Jewish Community (Billings Gazette)
  11. Why the Legacy of Shakers Will Endure (Religion News Service)
  12. Columbia: Mountain Church ‘World’s Most Beautiful’ (Yahoo News)

January 18, 2017

  1. U.S. Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade (National Public Radio)
  2. Religious Involvement Lessens Likelihood of Owning a Handgun (Science Daily)
  3. MLK Jr’s Daughter Says ‘God Can Triumph Over Trump,’ Defends John Lewis (Newsweek)
  4. King Day Highlights Transition from Obama to Trump (The Atlanta Voice)
  5. Analysis: Donald Trump and Militant Evangelical Masculinity (Religion and Politics)
  6. 3 People Who See God Working Through Trump (Deseret News/RNS)
  7. Trump Will Be Sworn in With Same Bible as Lincoln and Obama (NPR)
  8. An Unusual Battle Between Church and State (WJBF)

January 17, 2017

  1. Hundreds Gather in Downtown Birmingham for MLK Day March (Weld Birmingham)
  2. King Changed the World From Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (WKRG)
  3. 1957 SBC President Drew MLK’s Praise (Biblical Recorder)
  4. First Woman and African American to Become Pastor at National Baptist Memorial Church Speaks at William Jewell College (FOX4KC)
  5. In Trump’s Feud with John Lewis, Blacks Perceive a Callous Rival (New York Times)
  6. Analysis: It’s Bigger Than John Lewis. Trump’s Team Has Been Tone Deaf on Race (Washington Post)
  7. John Lewis ‘a Racist pig,’ Gwinnett Commissioner Writes on Facebook (AJC)
  8. John Lewis Urges More Love, Not Hate at MLK Day Breakfast (NBC News)
  9. Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Still Faces Pushback (New York Times)
  10. Trump Meets With Martin Luther King Jr.’s Oldest Son on MLK Day (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  11. Leadership Changes at Baptist Joint Committee, But Commitment to Protect Religious Liberty Remains (Deseret News)
  12. Florida Group Ordered to Stop Church, Food Giveaways in Park (ABC Action News)

January 16, 2017

  1. Morgan Freeman Explores What Unites the World’s Religions in ‘The Story of God’ (Huffington Post)
  2. ‘We All Live Together’: Local Black Leaders Call for Unity in the Minority Community After Trump’s Election (Chicago Tribune)
  3. Attorney General Lynch to Speak at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church (ABC News)
  4. Couple Hired at DC Baptist Church Among a Growing Number Called to Co-pastor in Nation’s Pulpits (Washington Post)
  5. How Betsy DeVos Used God and Amway to Take Over Michigan Politics (Politico)
  6. Man Arrested After Washington State Islamic Center Fire (RNS)
  7. Bishop Eddie Long Dies (CNN)
  8. Can Evangelicals Help Trump Thaw Relations with Russia? (The Atlantic)
  9. Middle East: Israeli Settler Leaders Will Attend Trump Inauguration (Forward)
  10. Scotland: Episcopal Church ‘Deeply Distressed’ by Koran Offence, Says Primus (BBC)
  11. Vatican: Abuse in the Catholic Church ‘Not Being Fought With Enough Force’ Claims New Book (The Guardian)