News Headlines

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

March 27, 2015

  1. Arizona Senator: Church Attendance Should be Mandatory (KPHO)
  2. Upstate S.C. Atheists Want to Give Secular Invitation at Greenville Co. Council (WSPA)
  3. NCAA Concerned with Indiana Religious Objections Bill (Washington Post)
  4. Gov. Mike Pence Signs ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill in Private (Indianapolis Star)
  5. Ted Cruz: Baptist of Fire (The Economist)
  6. Church of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary ‘Bigoted’ (National Public Radio)
  7. Kentucky Baptists Applaud Failure of Medical Pot (Baptist News Global)
  8. Christians Flee ISIS in the Middle East (Newsweek)

March 26, 2015

  1. Religious Freedom Bill Headed to Gov. Mike Pence’s Desk (Indianapolis Star)
  2. Indiana May Lose Disciples of Christ Convention Over Anti-Gay Religious Freedom Bill (Washington Post)
  3. West Michigan County to Keep Sign With Bible Verse (Detroit News)
  4. Thief Returns Plaques to Fort Worth Church (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
  5. Faith Leaders Ask Congress to Protect Programs that Aid the Poor (Baptist News Global)
  6. Banner Sunday Boosts Baptist Women in Ministry (Baptist News Global)

March 26, 2015

  1. Christian Associates of Southwest Pa. Push Better Race Relations (Pittsburg Post-Gazette)
  2. Obeying Police is Not Enough, Group of Diverse Evangelical Leaders Tell Franklin Graham (Christianity Today)
  3. At Pepperdine’s Surf Chapel, Prayers Come in Waves (Los Angeles Times)
  4. Every Refugee is a Chance to Live the Gospel, Ministers and Missionaries Say (Baptist News Global)
  5. LifeWay’s Nashville Campus Under Contract of Sale (Baptist News Global)
  6. Christian Pastor in China Gets One Year Prison Term in Battle Over Crosses (New York Times)

March 24, 2015

  1. Arkansas Baptist’s Fitz Hill Sees Education, Urban Revitalization and Investments Intertwined (Arkansas Business)
  2. Ted Cruz Appeals to Christian Conservatives in 2016 Kickoff (CBS News)
  3. Why Liberty University Provided the Perfect Setting for Ted Cruz (MSNBC)
  4. Evangelicals Chide Franklin Graham for Comment on Police Shootings (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  5. Bob Jones III Apologizes for Saying Gays Should be Stoned to Death (Huffington Post)
  6. Warrens Mark 35 Years at Saddleback (Baptist Press)
  7. Historic CBF Church Calls Woman as Pastor (Baptist News Global)
  8. CBF of N.C. Focuses on Transformation During Annual Meeting (Baptist News Global)

March 20, 2015

  1. New York Mayor de Blasio Emerges as Unexpected Champion of Religion (New York Times)
  2. For Christian Millennials, Gay Marriage Debates Produces New Views About Morality (CS Monitor)
  3. Fort Worth Church Hit Again and Again by Metal Thieves (WFAA)
  4. Walker Plays Up Baptist Roots as He Starts South Carolina Swing (Bloomberg)
  5. CBF Pitches in to Provide Aid to Victims of Tropical Storm (Baptist News Global)
  6. Sovereign Grace Mom Testifies in Favor of Longer Statute of Limitations on Child Sex Abuse (Baptist News Global)

March 19, 2015

  1. PCUSA Makes Marriage a ‘Unique Commitment’ (Christianity Today)
  2. Family Christian Stores Withdraws Bankruptcy Plan (Christianity Today)
  3. Satanic Temple Campaigns Against ‘In God We Trust’ Sign (KING5)
  4. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Revives Center for Congregational Health (Baptist News Global)
  5. Be Creative, Not Afraid, as the Religiously Unaffiliated Rise in U.S., Experts Tell Churches (Baptist News Global)
  6. Longtime McAfee Professor Announces Retirement (Baptist News Global)

March 18, 2015

  1. Berkeley-Based College Becomes First Muslim Accredited College in U.S. (BerkeleySide)
  2. Church’s ‘Equal Rights’ Message Draws Criticism (WBIR)
  3. Madison County Southern Baptists Dismiss Weatherly Heights Over Gay Marriage (
  4. Alabama Baptist Church Dis-fellowshiped Over Pastor’s Gay Friendly Views (Baptist News Global)
  5. Statement Applauds American Baptists’ Contributions to Civil Rights (Baptist News Global)
  6. Big Lessons for Creflo Dollar—and the Church—in a $65 Million Jet (Baptist News Global)
  7. Mynamar: Court Finds Trio Guilty of Insulting Religion (BBC)

March 17, 2015

  1. 70 Percent of Evangelicals Believe Religion and Science are Not in Conflict (Huffington Post)
  2. Evangelicals Aim to Mobilize an Army for Republicans in 2016 (New York Times)
  3. The Democratic Party Facing a Catholic Apocalypse (Salon)
  4. East Texas School Stops Quoting Bible Verses Over Intercom (KFDX3)
  5. Louisiana College Elects President (Baptist Standard)
  6. Pastor/Elder Dispute Disrupts Tennessee Church (Baptist News Global)
  7. Arkansas CBF Celebrates Turnaround of Partner School (Baptist News Global)
  8. Middle East: Pakistani Christians Clash with Police Over Church Attacks (US News)