News Headlines

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

August 4, 2015

  1. Faith Holds at New Mexico Churches Targeted by Small Blasts (ABC News)
  2. First Baptist Greenville Opens its Doors to Same-Sex Couples (Greenville Online)
  3. Lawsuit Alleges 7 Year-Old Quizzed About Religion, Forced to Sit Alone at Lunch for Telling Classmates He Didn’t Believe in God (Washington Post)
  4. Jewish Extremism Comes into Focus (CNN)
  5. Jimmy Carter Undergoes Liver Surgery (CNN)
  6. Controversial Tweets Ignite Free Speech Battle at Texas Christian University (GovTech.Com)
  7. Pam Durso, Advocate for Women Ministers, Honored with Lifetime Achievement (Baptist News Global)

July 31, 2015

  1. Confederate Flags Found at MLK’s Church (CNN)
  2. Confederate Flags Left at MLK’s Home Church (Baptist News Global)
  3. Faith Builds Bridges Between Cuba and Western North Carolina (Asheville Citizen-Times)
  4. Obamacare Abortion-Pill Mandate Leads Evangelical College to Drop Coverage for Students Altogether (The College Fix)
  5. Perry Dials Back Christian Appeal in Iowa, Cites Job Record (US News & World Report)
  6. Critics Link Texas Governor to Church of Scientology (Newsweek)
  7. Ohio Church Forgives Vandals, Invites Them to Church (WDTN)
  8. Fewer People Moving Doesn’t Mean More Will Come to Church, Ministers Say (Baptist News Global)

July 30, 2015

  1. Agreement Reached in Fremont School District Religion Lawsuit (KRDO, Colorado)
  2. Dallas-Area Church Event Center Draws Concern from Neighbors (NBC-DFW)
  3. Mormon Church Considers Creating its Own Version of the Boy Scouts (TIME)
  4. Baptists Reflect on Fellowship as ‘Nones’ Seek Their Own Brand of Community (Baptist News Global)
  5. SBC Ethics Head Supports ‘First Amendment Defense Act’ (Baptist News Global)
  6. China: Communist Party is Stripping Crosses from Christian Churches (Business Insider)
  7. North Korea: Official Mocks Christian Evangelism, Denies Persecution (Christian Today)

July 28, 2015

  1. Boy Scouts Change Policy on Gay Leaders (CNN)
  2. Mormon Church ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Boy Scouts’ Gay Leaders (TIME)
  3. Federal Prisons Agree to Recognize Humanism as Religion (ABC News)
  4. For Southern Baptists and GOP, Breaking Up is Hard To Do (Christianity Today)
  5. New Labels Stretch Christian Music Boundaries (USA Today)
  6. Huckabee: Obama Marching Israel to ‘Door of the Oven’ (CNN)
  7. Iceland: Christian Cemetery from Viking Age Reveals Strenuous Lives and Early Deaths (Forbes)

July 27, 2015

  1. The Boy Scouts are Slated to Life Ban on Openly Gay Adult Leaders (Washington Post)
  2. Shooting at Arkansas Black Baptist Church Funeral Leaves One Injured (International Business Times)
  3. Ringgold First Baptist Church Celebrates Its 175th Anniversary (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
  4. Christians Pray Alongside Muslims at Chattanooga Mosque (WRCB-TV)
  5. Middle East: Christians Facing Worse Persecution as Population Drops (Christian Today)
  6. Kenya: Garissa’s Christians Told ‘Worship Here and You’ll Die’ (CNN)
  7. Israel: Archaeologists Find Inscription of Name from the Bible (Record Searchlight, CA)

July 24, 2015

  1. Bullet Holes Found in Second Black Church on James Island (Charleston Post Courier)
  2. Pharmacy Owners Cannot Cite Religion to Deny Medicine: U.S. Appeals Court (Yahoo News)
  3. Denver’s Little Sisters of the Poor Appeal Contraception Case to Supreme Court (Denver Post)
  4. Obamacare Foes Appeal to Supreme Court (Baptist News Global)
  5. Southern Baptists Flocking to Nashville Over Politics, Missions (The Tennessean)
  6. Evangelicals and Muslims Denounce Franklin Graham (Deseret News)
  7. As German Church Becomes Mosque, Neighbors Start to Shed Unease (New York Times)
  8. 3 Christian Colleges Recognize LGBT Employees Can Be Christian , Too (Religion News Service)
  9. New BWA President Aims to Be Transformative Agent (Baptist News Global)

July 23, 2015

  1. Charleston Shooting Suspect Charged with Federal Hate Crimes (Reuters)
  2. Donald Trump Tells Christians ‘I’m Presbyterian’ and ‘Proud of It’ (Christian Post)
  3. How the ‘Nones’ Can Find a Sense of Community Outside of Religion (Huffington Post)
  4. Baptist Leaders Join Call for National Strategy on Global Religious Perseuction (Baptist News Global)
  5. Disputed Cross Memorial Sold to Private Group (Baptist News Global)
  6. Africa: For the BWA, a First – and a Second (Baptist News Global)
  7. London: Tests Reveal Quran Manuscript is Among Oldest in the World, Says UK University (CNN)
  8. Pakistan: Christian Mother on Death Row Gets Last Chance to Escape Blasphemy Execution (Christianity Today)

July 22, 2015

  1. After Losing on Same-Sex Marriage, Conservative Christians Find a New Enemy: Progressive Christians (ThinkProgress)
  2. Entrance of Pro-LGBT Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer Defaced with Graffiti (Augusta Chronicle)
  3. Evangelical Left Slammed for Supporting Iran Nuclear Deal: ‘Serious Christians Can’t Just Cry Peace, Peace’ (Christian Post)
  4. ‘We are Bible-Loving, Jesus Followers': Thousands of Anabaptists Celebrate Their Faith (PennLive)
  5. Proposed Muslim Cemetery in Texas Divides Locals on Religion and Extremism (IJReview)
  6. Franklin Graham Says America Should be Closed to Muslims. He’s Wrong (Baptist Joint Committee)
  7. Mexican Man Leaves Denver Church Sanctuary After Nine Months (Denver Post)
  8. Feds Offer Reward in Black Church Fire (Baptist News Global)
  9. Faith Propels Carnahan to ‘Repair the World’ After Governor Husband, Son Lost in Crash (Baptist News Global)

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