News Headlines

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

October 9, 2015

  1. Louisville Police Monitoring Planned Gun Rights Rally Outside Islamic Center (WFPL)
  2. Bible Event Publicized in Fliers Sent by California Public School District (Sacramento Bee)
  3. Ousted Orthodox Bishop Sues Church Leaders (Chicago Tribune)
  4. Texas Attorney General: Restrict Abortion, Protect Religion (MyStatesman)
  5. Congress Votes to Reauthorize U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (Baptist News Global)
  6. Pastor of Ethiopian Church Nominated to Major BGCT Post (Baptist News Global)

October 7, 2015

  1. Accounts Vary on Whether UCC Shooter Targeted Christian Students (Register-Guard)
  2. How One Evangelical Activist Changed His Mind on Gun Violence (Washington Post)
  3. Tennessee County Seeks Protection from ‘God’s Wrath’ Over Same-Sex Marriage (CNN)
  4. Anti-Immigration Activists Plan Disney Protest, Call for Boycott (Orlando Sentinel)
  5. BYU ‘Fundamentally Violates’ Religious Liberty, Professor Says (KUTV)
  6. John Kasich Tells Critics of Medicaid Expansion to Read the Bible (Huffington Post)
  7. Carter to Mediate Dispute Over MLK Bible, Nobel Peace Prize (ABC News)
  8. War Room’ is Now the Top-Grossing Evangelical Movie Ever (Patheos)
  9. Armenian Tycoons Donate Millions to Church-Building Program (Christian Today)
  10. Spend the Night at One of These Gorgeous Church Hotels (Fox News)
  11. Wiley Drake Running for President (Baptist News Global)

October 6, 2015

  1. Brent Walker Announces Plans to Retire from Baptist Joint Committee (BJC)
  2. Southern Baptist Seminary’s Homosexuality Conference Protested (Louisville Courier-Journal)
  3. Reparative Therapy Criticized by Southern Baptist Theologian (ABC News)
  4. Man Sues Colorado University for Denying Bible-themed Donor Plaque in Football Locker Room (Lethbridge Herald)
  5. Louisiana: ‘Freedom of Religion, Not Freedom From Religion’ (Christian Today)
  6. California Legalizes Assisted Suicide Amid Growing Support for Such Laws (Pew Research)
  7. Miami Ministry Celebrates 20 Years – and Expansion of Impact Through Merger (Baptist News Global)

October 2, 2015

  1. Oregon Gunman Singled Out Christians During Rampage (New York Post)
  2. Among Republicans, Polls Show, Fear of Islam is Always on ‘High Simmer’ (Portland Press Herald)
  3. Oklahoma Republicans Offer to House 10 Commandments Monument (KFOR, OK)
  4. Kentucky Governor Rips Kim Davis Lawsuit as ‘Forlorn’ (USA Today)
  5. No Slowing Down: Jimmy Carter Celebrates 91st Birthday (Baptist News Global)
  6. Israel: Evangelical Christians Gather in Jerusalem, Show Support (Voice of America)

October 1, 2015

  1. Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Met Privately with Pope Francis, Vatican Confirms (Washington Post)
  2. Donald Trump’s Saving Grace: Televangelists (Politico)
  3. Biblical Decals Removed from Alabama Sheriff’s Vehicles (Montgomery Advertiser)
  4. Baptist Voices Discuss Importance of Religious Liberty at New Orleans Event (CBF)
  5. Polygamous Sect Limits Sex to ‘Seed Bearers’ (CNN)
  6. Logsdon Professor to Lead Global Interfaith Group (Baptist News Global)
  7. SBC Leader Helps Draft Evangelical Statement on Animal Welfare (Baptist News Global)
  8. Russia: Orthodox Says Russia Fighting ‘Holy War’ in Syria (Yahoo News)

September 30, 2015

  1. Taxpayers Fund Christian-Focused Congressional Prayer Caucus (Deseret News)
  2. Conference on Religious Justifications and Legacy of the Civil War is Oct 22-23 (Chattanoogan)
  3. For Catholic Schools, South is New Fertile Soil (
  4. Texas Police Chief Tells Freedom from Religion Foundation to ‘Go Fly a Kite’ (
  5. Thieves Strike Church for Fourth Time Since May (KHOU, TX)
  6. Host Church Withdraws from Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Discussion (Baptist News Global)

September 28, 2015

  1. Before Pope’s Farewell Mass, Visits with Bishops and Inmates (New York Times)
  2. Pope: ‘God Weeps’ for Abuse Victims (CNN)
  3. Baptist Church in Georgia Votes to Remove Pastor for Ejecting 103-Year-Old Member (Christian Today)
  4. A Faith Leery of Government Finds a Candidate in Ben Carson (CNN)
  5. The Evangelical Vote? The Conservative Vote? The GOP Race Isn’t Breaking Down so Neatly (Washington Post)
  6. Some Vermonters May Get Religion as Vaccine Outs Narrow (
  7. Middle East: Israeli Police, Palestinians Clash at Jerusalem Holy Site (Reuters)

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