News Headlines

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

December 10, 2014

  1. Court Order Won’t Let Fundamentalist Woman Talk Religion in Front of Her Kids (FOX13)
  2. Ark Encounter Developer Attacks ‘Misinformation’ with KY Billboards (WKYT)
  3. Bible Verse Removed from Local Michigan Park After Complaint (WZZM)
  4. Study Eyes Influence of Religion on Future Space Exploration (
  5. Faith Leaders Push for Lower Payday Loan Rates (Alabama Baptist)
  6. Alabama Church to Hold Regular Services in Buffalo Wild Wings (FOX News)
  7. Nano-Sized Bible Could be World’s Smallest Bible (NBC News)
  8. American Baptist, NYC Clergy Protest Eric Garner Decision (Baptist News Global)
  9. Struggles Prepared Her for Ministry, Says Pastor of Hispanic Congregation (Baptist News Global)
  10. Israel: Minority Religious Groups Are Worried About the Impact of the Proposed Jewish State Bill (Jerusalem Post)

December 9, 2014

  1. Divorce Declines Except Among Conservative Christians (Orlando Sentinel)
  2. Religion, Education Affect Immigration Policies in TN (The Tennessean)
  3. Holder Unveils Revisions to Limits on Profiling by Federal Law Enforcement (NBC News)
  4. American Baptist Leaders Call for Examination of U.S. Criminal Justice Systems (Religion News Service)
  5. Memphis Church Members Locked Out by Deacons, Police Called (WREG)
  6. BJC Program Will Equip Young Professionals for Religious Liberty Advocacy (Baptist News Global)
  7. Interfaith Dialogue Requires Hard Work of Forging Relationships, Baptist Pastor Says (BNG)
  8. After Five-Month Delay Due to Ebola, Liberian Baptist Leader Returning Home (BNG)

December 8, 2014

  1. Chicago Churches Lead Protests After Sunday Services (NBC Chicago)
  2. In Troubled Times, Does ‘The Black Church’ Still Matter? (National Public Radio)
  3. KKK Signs Spray Painted on Two Crawfordville Churches (Tallahassee Democrat)
  4. Tempe Pastor Remains Unapologetic in His Call for Christians to Kill Gay People (Fox10Phoenix)
  5. Parents of Gay Children Challenge Evangelical Church Norms (Spokesman-Review)
  6. Lifetime’s ‘The Red Tent’ Focuses on the Bible’s Dinah (New York Daily News)

December 5, 2014

  1. Protests in Support of Eric Garner Erupt in New York and Elsewhere (Washington Post)
  2. Thousands March Across USA to Protest NYC Chokehold Death (USA Today)
  3. Bayshore Baptist Pastor Tripp Battle Confirmed Dead in Bradenton Triple Homicide (WWSB)
  4. A New Poll Suggests Americans Aren’t So Confident in Their Creationism (Slate)
  5. Church Giving Tops $50 Billion a Year in U.S. (Fast Company)
  6. Discriminatory Religious Freedom Bill Passes Out of Michigan House (Detroit Free Press)
  7. Baptists Oppose Discrimination Ordinance in Arkansas (Baptist News Global)
  8. Faith Groups Support Tax Break for Americans With Disabilities (Baptist News Global)

December 4, 2014

  1. Diplomacy and Religion: When Foreign Policy was Closer to Heaven, and Hell (Economist)
  2. ‘Ferguson Can Never Go Back,’ Local Baptist Pastor Says (Christian Post)
  3. Three Delaware Churches Hit by Arsons in One Day (Delmarva)
  4. Internet Donors Come to Aid of Milwaukee Church With no Heat (WISN)
  5. Business, Evangelical Groups Join Forces to Support EPA Clean Power Plan (Progress Illinois)
  6. Jim Henry Returns to Orlando’s First Baptist Church (Orlando Sentinel)
  7. Mundane Work, Internal Politics Drive Many from Church, Experts Say (Baptist News Global)
  8. Baptist Group Receives $182 Million from Feds to Care for Immigrant Children (BNG)
  9. Russian Court Overturns Fine for Public Bible-Reading by Protestant Pastor (Moscow Times)

December 3, 2014

  1. Religion and Spending: Prudent But Not Puritan (The Economist)
  2. Virginia Council of Churches Resolution on Armenian Genocide Centennial (Armenian Mirror Spectator)
  3. Asheville City Schools Have New Religion Policy (WLOS)
  4. FFRF Condemns ‘Culture of Religion’ at Licking Valley High School (Newark Advocate)
  5. Atheists Place ‘Skip Church for Christmas’ Billboards in Bible Belt (FOX 5)
  6. Half of Americans Want Separation Between Church and Marriage (Baptist News Global)
  7. D.C. Church Focuses on Next Generation with Explorer Camp (Baptist News Global)
  8. Israel’s ‘Nationality’ Law: What’s at Stake for Jews and Arabs (Christian Science Monitor)
  9. U.K.: Are School Nativity Plays Losing Their Religion? (BBC)
    Turkey: Pope Blasts Christian, Fundamentalists While Leaving Turkey (Jerusalem Post)
  10. India: Christians Seek Judicial Probe into Church Fire (Oman Tribune)

December 1, 2014

  1. Brown Family Pastor Delivers Sermon Days After Church Was Gutted (Washington Post)
  2. Boston Churches Continue to Mull Lessons of Brown Killing (Boston Globe)
  3. Houston Baptist Pastor Rejects ‘Post-Modern’ SBC Responses to Ferguson Rioting (Christian Examiner)
  4. Hobby Lobby’s Bible Courses Cancelled by Oklahoma School District (Christian Today)
  5. World AIDS Day: Bono’s ONE Campaign, NIV Bible Publisher Team up to Reach 1 Million American Christians (Christian Post)
  6. Evangelicals With Gay Children Challenge Church (CBS News)
  7. U.S Bishops Applaud Obama on Immigration (CNN)
  8. Ireland: Can Religion Find it’s Voice and Preach to the Masses Again? (Irish Examiner)
  9. Turkey: Pope Seeks Reconciliation with Orthodox Christians (CNN)
  10. Australia: ABC Axe to Religion will Starve National Discussion, Broadcaster Says (Sydney Morning Herald)

November 26, 2014

  1. Ferguson Church Burning is White Supremacist Revenge Attack, Says Pastor (Christian Today)
  2. Protestors Flood Streets Across U.S. as Ferguson Dismay Spreads Coast to Coast (CNN)
  3. In Boston, Protestors Want Leaders to Listen, Not Speak (Boston Globe)
  4. Thabiti Anyabwile Says Ferguson Grand Jury Gives Marching Orders for Change (BNG)
  5. CBF Pastor Hopes Darren Wilson Decision Will Prompt Dialogue (Baptist News Global)
  6. Black Evangelicals to Congress: Your Turn on Immigration (Huffington Post)
  7. Christian Conservatives Plot 2016 Revival (RealClearPolitics)
  8. Christian Bale’s Take on Moses After He Studied it for Exodus: Of God and Kings (Daily Mail)
  9. School Board Drops Plans for Bible Course Curriculum in Oklahoma Public Schools (BNG)
  10. Are Religion and Violence Two Sides of the Same Coin? (ABC Australia)

November 25, 2014

  1. Ferguson Police Officer Won’t Be Charged in Fatal Shooting (Washington Post)
  2. Columbia Residents Will Gather at Second Baptist Church Following Announcement of Grand Jury Decision (Columbia Missourian)
  3. Most White Evangelicals Attribute Intense National Disasters to the Apocalypse, Not Climate Change (ThinkProgress)
  4. Many Mormons are Unaware of the Messy Details of LDS Church History (Huffington Post)
  5. Church Members Each Get $500 to do Good for World (ABC News)
  6. Nearly One-Fourth of American Families Turn to Church Food Pantries for Help (BNG)
  7. Weekly Communion Heals, Unites N.C. Church and Community (Baptist News Global)
  8. Obama’s Action Would be Moot if Congress Would Act on Immigration, Says CBF Head (BNG)
  9. SBC Leader Criticizes Obama’s Immigration Initiative, While Other Faith Leaders Praise It (BNG)
  10. Virginia Baptists Approve Governance Change (Baptist Standard)

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