News Headlines

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

January 24, 2015

  1. Founded by Ex-Slave, First Baptist Marks 150 Years on Same Land (The Tennessean)
  2. Oklahoma Bill Would Put an End to Marriage Licenses (News OK)
  3. Mike Huckabee Calls on States, Governors to Resist Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage (Washington Post)
  4. Frank Schaeffer: The Right’s Home-School Conspiracy: How I Helped GOP Launch a Religious War (Salon)
  5. Man Claiming Hand Scanning Clock Causes “Mark of the Beast” Wins Religious Discrimination Suit (National Law Review)
  6. Ousted Atlanta Fire Chief Files Religious Discrimination Complaint (Religion News Service)
  7. Activist L.A. Priest Follows Religion of Acceptance (Los Angeles Times)
  8. BWA Taps CBF as its Liaison for Religious Liberty at the United Nations (Baptist News Global)
  9. Nigerian Baptist Leader Says World Ignoring Boko Haram (Baptist News Global)

January 23, 2015

  1. Catholic, Evangelical Document Says Same-Sex Marriage More Dangerous Than Divorce or Cohabitation (
  2. Denver Baker Sued for Refusing to Write Anti-Gay Slogans on Cake (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Oregon Christian Blogger Gives Up Leggings to Honor God and Husband (Oregon Live)
  4. Was the Oldest Gospel Really Found in a Mummy Mask? (CNN)
  5. Merger in Miami to Bolster Christian Ministry in Florida, Leaders Say (Baptist News Global)
  6. Baptist Minister’s Case for Gay Marriage Going to Supreme Court (Baptist News Global)
  7. Texas Baptists Sign Lease for New Dallas Office (Baptist Standard)

January 22, 2015

  1. Baptists Take Both Sides of ‘Religious Liberty’ Fight in Georgia (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  2. These Are the Most Godless Cities in America (TIME)
  3. Jindal Invites Fellow Governors to Christian Rally (Charlotte Observer)
  4. Baptist Church Finds Downtown Niche in Shower Ministry (Baptist News Global)
  5. ‘New Year, New Beginnings’ for Center for Congregational Health (CCH)
  6. U.K.: Gender Divide in Religious Belief, Survey Suggests (BBC)

January 21, 2015

  1. 10 Killed, Churches Torched in Protest Over Charlie Hebdo (CNN)
  2. Caught Between Greed and Religion: the Battle for Kansas Public Schools (The Guardian)
  3. Kentucky Southern Baptist Leader Blasts Medical Marijuana Bill (Lexington Herald-Leader)
  4. NewSpring Megachurch Pastor Draws Criticism from South Carolina Southern Baptist Leadership (Greenville Online)
  5. Louisiana Southern Baptists Asked to Withhold Funds from Louisiana Baptist College (Alexandria Town Talk)
  6. Supreme Court Rules for Muslim Inmate in Prison Beard Case (National Public Radio)
  7. Supporters Say Muslim Prisoner’s Beard a Win for Religious Liberty (Baptist News Global)
  8. Ergun Caner Steps Down as President of Brewton-Parker (Baptist News Global)
  9. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary Announces Site of New North California Campus (Baptist Press)

January 20, 2015

  1. Tributes, Protests Mark U.S. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Reuters)
  2. Inside the Evangelical Fight Over Gay Marriage (TIME)
  3. Doubts Raised Over a Texas Inaugural Bible Tradition (Austin American-Statesman)
  4. How Islam is Becoming the Fasting Growing Religion in Europe (TIME)
  5. Partnership Can Transform Racial Relations, Says Pastor (Baptist News Global)
  6. Property Sale Positions Atlanta Church to Engage its Vibrant Neighborhood (Baptist News Global)

January 19, 2015

  1. Charlie Hebdo: Niger Protesters Set Churches on Fire (BBC)
  2. Charlie Hebdo Editor-in-Chief: ‘Religion Should Not Be a Political Argument’ (Washington Post)
  3. Cameron Rebuts Pope on Speech Offensive to Religion (Yahoo News)
  4. Study: Islamic Fundamentalism is Not a Marginal Phenomenon in Europe (
  5. Duke vs. Franklin Graham: Which Christian Spaces are Off Limits to Muslim Worship? (Christianity Today)
  6. Black Caucus Members Invoke MLK at Ferguson Church Service (ABC News)
  7. Illinois Bible College Sues for Right to Issue Degrees (Chicago Tribune)
  8. Kentucky Bill: Catch Trans Student in Wrong Restroom, Win $2,500 (US News & World Report)

January 16, 2015

  1. Duke Reverses Decision to Allow Muslim Call to Prayer (CNN)
  2. Christian Mom Alarmed that School Bus Tail Lights Form ‘Pagan’ Pentagram (Raw Story)
  3. Atlanta Mayor Branded ‘Antichrist,’ ‘Muslim’ for Firing Christian Fire Chief (Christian Post)
  4. Boy Who Claimed He Visited Heaven Reads Bible and Recants Story; LifeWay Pulls Book (Christian Post)
  5. Baptist Leaders Challenged at Summit to Exit Comfort Zones, Build the Beloved Community (CBF)
  6. ‘Holy Irritant’ Can Move White, Black Baptists Beyond Comfort Zones (Baptist News Global)
  7. In Hard-Hit Appalachia, Women Find New Opportunities (Baptist News Global)

January 15, 2015

  1. Is Britain Still Christian? And Other Concerns of the Far Right (Christian Today)
  2. Arkansas Schools Considering Elective Bible Studies Class (KTAV)
  3. Oklahoma Bill Seeks to Protect Schools That Want to Teach Bible Classes (Huffington Post)
  4. Mom-to-be Claims She Was Fired from Baptist Church for Not Scheduling Wedding Date (Fox News)
  5. Once Among the Healthiest of Professions, Clergy Seeing Spike in Obesity (Baptist News Global)
  6. Clergy Divided on Georgia’s Religious Liberty Bill (Baptist News Global)

January 13, 2015

  1. Proposal Wants to Make Bible Mississippi’s State Book (Clarion Ledger)
  2. Supreme Court Weighs a Church’s Right to Advertise Services (Washington Post)
  3. Russia: Why Evangelicals Thank God for Putin (Christianity Today)
  4. First African Baptist Church, Beaufort, Celebrates 150 Years (Beaufort Gazette)
  5. In Thick of Syrian Refugee Crisis, Couple Learns to ‘Love the Enemy’ (Baptist News Global)
  6. Former International Seminary Head John David Hopper Dies (Baptist News Global)