News Headlines

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

June 15, 2016

  1. Carolyn Blevins Honored for Work in Baptist History (Jefferson Standard Bearer, TN)
  2. Hate Crimes Against LGBT People are Common (FiveThirtyEight)
  3. Christian Response to Orlando Leaves Some LGBT Activists Cold (Crux)
  4. Catholic Bishop: ‘It is Religion, Including Our Own, Which Targets’ LGBT People (Tampa Bay Times)
  5. Southern Baptists Condemn Confederate Flag as Racist (Dallas Morning News)
  6. Three Evangelical Groups are Tackling Racial Reconciliation: First Up, Southern Baptists (Christianity Today)
  7. Kenya: Anglican Priest Joins Lawsuit Demanding Greater Rights for Gays (Religion News Service)
  8. Russia: ‘Unity Cannot be Imposed on Churches’ – Russian Orthodox Church Spokesman (RT)

June 14, 2016

  1. Hundreds Gather in Raleigh at Pullen Memorial Baptist for Orlando Shootings Vigil (ABC11)
  2. Sacramento Baptist Preacher Praises Orlando Gay Nightclub Attack (CBS Sacramento)
  3. Richard Land Urges Evangelical Voters to Support Donald Trump Because Hillary Clinton is the ‘Greater Evil’ (Christian Today)
  4. U.S. Judge Orders Jury Trial for Accused Charleston Church Shooter (Jamestown Sun)
  5. Pakistan: Muslim Villagers Donate Money to Build Church for Christian Community (Independent)

June 13, 2016


  1. Orlando Shooting at Gay Nightclub: 50 Killed, Shooter Pledged ISIS Allegiance (CNN)
  2. CBF’s Paynter Urges Prayer, Acts of Support in Aftermath of Orlando Massacre (CBF)
  3. Trump and Clinton and Their Very Different Responses to the Orlando Shootings (Washington Post)
  4. Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick’s Bible Verse Tweet ‘Reaps’ Heavy Criticism After Orlando Shootings (DFW Star-Telegram)
  5. Religious Roots of Hatred Resurface in Orlando (Religion News Service)
  6. Georgia Senator David Perdue Pray’s Biblical Wrath Upon President Obama (The Atlantic)
  7. Trump to Evangelical Leaders: I’ll Try to be Less Abrasive, But I Am Who I Am (PBS)
  8. Can Baptists Contest a Core Principle of Their Identity? (Colorado Springs Gazette)
  9. Rapes, Daily Beatings and No Escape: Christian School Was Hell for These Boys (Daily Beast)

June 10, 2016

  1. Kentucky Baptists’ First African-American President Chosen as Executive Director of Maryland/Delaware Convention (Daily Independent)
  2. National Cathedral to Remove Confederate Symbols in Windows (CNN)
  3. Former Ku Klux Klan Wizard David Duke Defends Trump, Blames Jews for Judge Criticism (Politico)
  4. Ireland: UN Experts Urge Amending Abortion Ban Subjecting Women to Suffering and Discrimination (UN News Centre)
  5. Germany: Evangelical Christians Try to Convert Migrants in Asylum Homes (Breibart)
  6. U.K.: Muslim Immigrant Converts Must Pass Bible Test (Patheos)

June 9, 2016

  1. How a Shooting Changed Charleston’s Oldest Black Church (National Public Radio)
  2. How Southern Delusions Lie at the Heart of the Charleston Shootings (Religion News Service)
  3. British Baptists in ‘Sad But Necessary’ Historical Abuse Review (Christian Today)
  4. National Groups Ask Iowa Governor to Withdraw Bible Proclamation (Des Moines Register)
  5. The Weaponization of Religious Liberty (Religion News Service)
  6. Moscow: Russian Orthodox Patriarch: USSR Preserved Christian Morality (Voice of America)

June 8, 2016

  1. ‘God Help Us All!’ Southern Baptist Membership Declines for 9th Straight Year (Dallas Morning News)
  2. Georgia Southern Baptist Leader Declares that Muslims Don’t Deserve Religious Freedom (Christian Index)
  3. Texas County Agrees to Remove Cross Decals from Police Cars (Baptist Joint Committee)
  4. Ebenezer Baptist in Online Competition for Federal Funds (WSB2, Atlanta)
  5. November Trial Set in U.S. Case Against Accused Charleston Church Shooter (Voice of America)
  6. Mormon Church Sued by 4th Navajo Alleging Sexual Abuse (KUTV, Salt Lake)
  7. EEOC Sues North Carolina Concrete Company for Religious Discrimination (Reflector)

June 7, 2016

  1. Ebenezer Baptist Church Remembers the Life, Legacy of Muhammad Ali (11Alive, Atlanta)
  2. Near Ferguson, Southern and National Baptists Leaders to Hold Meeting on Racial Reconciliation (Religion News Service)
  3. Bible Study, Unity Walks to Honor Church Victims in SBC (ABC News)
  4. Two Baptist Churches in Wichita Joining to Form One Congregation (Wichita Eagle)
  5. What is Ramadan? Six Things to Know About the Muslim Holy Month (NBC News)
  6. Vatican: Pope’s Move to Oust Bishops Negligent on Sexual Abuse Gets Mixed Reviews (National Catholic Reporter)

June 6, 2016

  1. Muhammad Ali Was More Than Just a Boxer: 9 Profiles on His Life and Legacy (Vox)
  2. Ali’s Brother Weeps During Church Service (Salon)
  3. U.S. Muslims Recall Muhammad Ali as Hero for Their Faith (Religion News Service)
  4. Thousands of Atheists Gather in D.C. for ‘Reason Rally’ (CNN)
  5. U.K.: Christian Fundamentalist Schools are Teaching Girls They Must Obey Men (Independent)
  6. China: Textbook’s Bible Story Prompts Unholy Backlash (Financial Times)

June 3, 2016

  1. BGEA/Orthodox Religious Liberty Summit Canceled After Fallout from Pope and Patriarch Meeting (Christian Today)
  2. Conservative Christians Anxious Over Declining Clout (Fox40)
  3. Possible Third-Party Presidential Candidate Was Romney’s Evangelical Organizer (Newsmax)
  4. Iowa Governor Attempting to Impose Christianity as State Government’s Religion, Say Rights Groups (Raw Story)
  5. Not Your Average Disco: This Church Features a Psychedelic Light Show (CNN)
  6. Rare Bible Carried at the Battle of Bunker Hill Has Moving Inscription (Fox News)

June 1, 2016

  1. Jimmy Carter Makes One Final Push to End Racism (The Atlantic)
  2. Religion: Millennials and Worship (Montgomery Advertiser)
  3. Bible Study Group in Texas Leads to One of Most Historic Baseball Card Finds Ever (Forbes)
  4. The Return of Mark Driscoll: A New Church in Arizona and Gigs on the Road (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
  5. Mormon Church Hit With Second Lawsuit Saying Children Abused (ABC News)
  6. Jan Crouch, Co-Founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, Dies at 78 (CNN)
  7. Malaysia: Push for Stricter Sharia Law Raises Tensions (CNN)
  8. Middle East: Religion and the Middle East in U.S. Foreign Policy (Huffington Post)