News Headlines

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

April 27, 2015

  1. A Former Baptist Pastor Shakes Up St. Louis’ Troubled Jail Division (St. Louis Today)
  2. Atheists Outnumber Southern Baptists in U.S. Military (Christianity Today)
  3. Alabama Megachurch’s ‘Secret Church’ Gathering Receives Threat; Moved to Undisclosed Location (Christian Post)
  4. Southern Baptists Won’t Hear Ben Carson After Calvinists Object (Christianity Today)
  5. Evangelical Pastors Descend on Las Vegas to Learn to Motivate Christian Voters (Washington Times)
  6. Republicans Talk Faith in Iowa (CNN)
  7. Christian Bakers Face $135K Fine for Refusing to Make Cake for Gay Wedding (New York Post)

April 23, 2015

  1. Florida Senate Tables Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Reject Gay Parents (WJCT)
  2. Michigan Senate Panel OKs Bills on Adoption and Religion (Detroit Free Press)
  3. The Surprising Religious Breakdown of Same-Sex Marriage Support (Think Progress)
  4. Gay Tourism and Bible Tourism Clash in Arkansas (Seattle Times)
  5. Botulism Outbreak Linked to Ohio Church Potluck; 1 Dead (CNN)
  6. From ABP to BNG, Baptist Journalists Remember Past, Embrace Future (Baptist News Global)
  7. Ethiopia: Grief Mixes with Anger Over Christian Ethiopian Deaths (New York Times)

February 18, 2015

  1. Maine Senator Pulls ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill, Clergy Rejoice (Bangor Daily News)
  2. Indiana Poll: Mike Pence’s Ratings Drop After ‘Religious Freedom’ Law (Politico)
  3. IBM Warns Louisiana Over ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill (CNN Money)
  4. Portland Area Bakers, Florists on Front Lines of ‘Religious Freedom’ and Gay Weddings Debate (Oregonian)
  5. Texas Woman Invokes ‘Religious Freedom’ Argument to Fight $2000 Fine for Feeding Homeless (Raw Story)
  6. Christian Auto Repair Shop Owner Says Yes to Gun Owners, No to Gays (CNN)
  7. Tennessee Developers Want to Open a Swinger’s Club as a Church (CBS News)

April 17, 2015

  1. Senate Kills Bill to Make Bible Official Tennessee Book (The Tennessean)
  2. Okla. Attorney Wants Private Citizens to Distribute Religious Literature in Schools (Washington Post)
  3. How Rachel Evans Became the Most Polarizing Woman in Evangelicalism (Washington Post)
  4. Vatican Ends Battle With U.S. Nuns Group (New York Times)
  5. Pastors Must Help Lead Way in Racial Reconciliation, Stop Police Violence, Baptist Leaders Say (Baptist News Global)
  6. Center for Healthy Churches Relocating to Tennessee (Baptist News Global)
  7. Italy: Muslim Immigrants Threw Christians Overboard, Policy Say (CNN)

April 16, 2015

  1. Nampa Christian High Grad Slashes Pay to Help Workers (KTVB)
  2. Tennessee House Votes Bible as Official State Book (The Tennessean)
  3. Atheist Mom Threatened Over Complaints About ‘Bible Man’ Visit to Texas Public School (Raw Story)
  4. Walmart Beats Out Church in Court Fight Over Gun Sales (Forbes)
  5. American Will be Less Christian—and Much More Religiously Ambivalent—in 35 Years (The Week)
  6. Michelle Obama Declares Love of Gospel Music (USA Today)
  7. Jeb Bush to Deliver Commencement Address at Liberty University (CBS News)
  8. Marco Rubio’s Miami Church: Exorcisms, Creationism, Anti-Gay Policies (Huffington Post)
  9. First Baptist Jackson Pastor Resigns (Clarion-Ledger)
  10. Diana Garland to Step Down as Dean of Baylor School of Social Work (Baptist News Global)
  11. Nearby Church to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing (Baptist News Global)

April 15, 2015

  1. Effort to Make the Bible Tennessee’s Official Book Bogs Down (ABC News)
  2. Oklahoma Official Vows to Protect Bible Distribution at Schools (NewsOK)
  3. In N.D., Church Ceremonies Push Town to Grapple with Gay Rights (National Public Radio)
  4. Texas Church Members Accused of Starving, then Attempting to Resurrect, ‘Demon-Possessed’ Toddler (Raw Story)
  5. 2014’s Most Challenged Books (CNN)
  6. Church Hosts Mental Health Symposium (Pensacola News Journal)
  7. Bankruptcy Sale of Family Christian Stores Scheduled for Early June (Michigan Live)
  8. U.K.: Evangelical Critics of Gay Marriage and Women Bishops Meet in London to Plot Schism (Independent)
  9. U.K.: Faith no More: How the British Are Losing Their Religion (The Guardian)
  10. Volunteering, Missions Best When Not Serving as Christian Vacations (Baptist News Global)
  11. Brief Asks Okla. Supreme Court to Strike Down School Voucher Program (Baptist News Global)

April 14, 2015

  1. New Survey Shows the World’s Most and Least Religious Places (National Public Radio)
  2. Iowans Rally for Religious Liberties at State Capitol (Des Moines Register)
  3. Governor: Bible as Official Book of Tennessee Not ‘Respectful’ (The Tennessean)
  4. Are Politics and Religion Holding Down Breweries in the South? (
  5. Mormon Church Joins Other Faiths in Asking U.S. Supreme Court for Same-Sex Marriage Ban (Salt Lake Tribune)
  6. Circle of Protection Asks Presidential Contenders What They Would Do for Poor (Baptist News Global)
  7. Faith Leaders Support Iran Framework Deal (Baptist News Global)