News Headlines

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

November 25, 2015

  1. ‘Christian Gap’ Between Democrats, Republicans Widening, Research Shows (Christian Post)
  2. Pew: White Christian No Longer a Majority (Politico)
  3. In Richmond, Church Where Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis Attended Will Remove Images of Confederate Flag (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
  4. Poll: Racism a Big Problem in U.S. (CNN)
  5. Christian School Says Students Admit Drawing Swastikas, ‘White Power’ in Snow (CBS Detroit)
  6. Vatican Puts Journalists, Employees on Trial as Media Cries Foul (Reuters)
  7. University Yoga Class Canceled Because of ‘Oppression, Cultural Genocide’ (Chicago Tribune)
  8. TN Church Gives $1,400 Tip to Single Mom Delivering Pizzas (ABC7)
  9. Booted Pastor Defends ‘Nuanced’ View of LGBT Inclusion (Baptist News Global)
  10. Montana Southern Baptists to Sell Site, Stay in Billings (Baptist Press)

November 24, 2015

  1. Rev. Bob Shrum Leaves a Lasting Legacy at Oakland Baptist (The Herald, SC)
  2. After Pastor Weds Same-Sex Couple, Southern Baptist Association Votes to Sever Ties With Greenville Church (Greenville Online)
  3. SMU Religion Professor: ‘Hate Speech’ Coming from First Baptist (Southern Baptist) Dallas’ Jeffress Will Hurt City (Dallas Morning News)
  4. Muslims ‘Praying’ for Southern Baptist Minister in Gulfport Who Calls Allah ‘Satan’ (Sun Herald, MS)
  5. Changing Times: Declining Inner City Southern Baptist Church to be Reborn as Non-Denominational Congregation (Houston Chronicle)
  6. Southern Baptist Missionaries Forced to Retire Early Due to Declining IMB Finances Vow to Continue Evangelism Stateside (Washington Post)
  7. Protesters Say Southern Baptist Collegiate Church-Planting Lacks Diversity (WHSV, VA)
  8. Founding Southern Baptist Convention Church Building Condemned for Occupancy (Augusta Herald, GA)
  9. Pastor Whose Pregnant Wife was Raped and Murdered Chooses the ‘Route of Forgiveness’ (Washington Post)
  10. Meet the Little-Known Religious Group that Turned Kim Davis Into a Right-Wing Superstar (VOX)
  11. Christian Flag Not Coming Down, Says Tennessee School Board (Christian Post)
  12. Huckabee: Obama ‘Probably’ Wants to Make Americans Memorize the Quran (Politico)
  13. The Carson-Cruz War for the Evangelical Vote (Washington Post)
  14. At the Center of the Cruz Strategy: A Play for Christian Voters (Washington Post)
  15. Rare New Testament Fragment Found on eBay (Christian Today)
  16. Abortion Study Finds Gap Between Pulpit and Pew (Baptist News Global)
  17. Divinity School Deans: Changing Theological Education Easier Said Than Done (Baptist News Global)
  18. Ireland: Limerick School Allows Student to Opt Out of Religious Education Class (Irish Times)

November 21, 2015

  1. Donald Trump Doubles Down on Registering Muslims (The Atlantic)
  2. Carson: U.S. Should Have a Database on All Immigrants (Politico)
  3. Evangelicals are Torn About Admitting Refugees to the U.S. (Sojourners)
  4. In France, Marginalized Muslims Fall Prey to Radicalization (CBS News)
  5. In the U.S., Anonymous Exposes Alleged KKK Members in Mass List (Southern News)
  6. Trump and Bush Skipping Out on the ‘Final Exam’ for Iowa Evangelicals (National Public Radio)
  7. What is an Evangelical? Four Questions Offer New Definition (Christianity Today)
  8. How Former Church Buildings in the Pittsburgh Region Find New Life (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

November 20, 2015

  1. The Rise of Church Conversion Projects in Washington (Washington Business Journal)
  2. How People Can View Religion from Space – Trends in Global Fires (Deseret News National)
  3. U.S. Criticizes Israel’s Sentence for Policeman Filmed Beating Teen (CBS News)
  4. Why the Question of Christian v. Muslim Refugees is So Incredibly Divisive (Washington Post)
  5. Baptist Leaders in Lebanon and France Respond to Bombings (Baptist Standard)
  6. Protesters to SBC: ‘All Souls Matter’ in Campus Ministry (Baptist News Global)
  7. North Carolina School Suspends All Clubs (Digital Courier)
  8. Tennessee Public School Board Asked to Remove Christian Flag (WCYB)
  9. TN Southern Baptists Set BF&M as Standard for Nominees (Baptist Press)
  10. Grand Rapids’ Oldest Baptist Church Celebrates 125th Anniversary (Michigan Live)

November 19, 2015

  1. Jeb Bush Would Back Refugees Who ‘Prove’ They’re Christian (MSNBC)
  2. Lindsey Graham Mocks Kasich’s Proposed Judeo-Christian Government Agency (Politico)
  3. Alabama Southern Baptists Knock Gay Marriage, Call for Ban on Planned Parenthood Funds (
  4. Bill to Grant Privileges to Anti-Gay Marriage Advocates Draws Southern Baptist Support (Baptist Press)
  5. White Evangelical Christians Favor Ben Carson, Survey Finds (Christian Post)
  6. Ben Carson Taps Baptist as Mississippi Chair (Baptist News Global)

November 18, 2015

  1. How Religion is Roiling the GOP Race (CNN)
  2. Christian Americans View Muslim Values ‘at Odds’ With Those of America, New Survey Finds (Houston Chronicle)
  3. Kasich Proposes New Government Agency to Promote Judeo-Christian Values (NBC News)
  4. Some Christian Groups Break With GOP Over Syrian Refugees (Politico)
  5. Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher Debate Religion on ‘The Tonight Show’ (Los Angeles Times)
  6. ‘In God We Trust’ Decals Patriotic, Not Religious Oklahoma Sheriff Says (NewsOn6)
  7. Christian University Grants Employee Benefits to Same-Sex Couples (Christian Post)
  8. LifeWay Ditches Planned Building Site (Baptist News Global)

November 16, 2015

  1. French Mourn Lives Lost and Condemn Terrorism in the Name of Religion (USA Today)
  2. More Than 1,000 Mormons Resign From Church Over Same-Sex Policy (New York Post)
  3. Mormon Leaders, Members Struggle Over Gay Marriage Edict (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Kentucky Baptists Now Have Chaplain, Lobbyist Serving at State Capitol (Kentucky Today)
  5. Alabama Southern Baptists Buy Land in Mobile (
  6. Jeb Bush: U.S. Assistance of Refugees Should Focus on Christians (Washington Post)
  7. Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Talks Christian Privilege at Florence Baptist Temple (South Carolina Now)