News Headlines

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

August 14, 2015

  1. Alabama Church Opens Gun Range Behind Church (United Press International)
  2. Colorado Court Sides Against Baker Who Cited Religious Beliefs, Refused Same-Sex Marriage Cake Order (Washington Post)
  3. Federal Judge Orders Christian Clerk to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses (Washington Post)
  4. These are the Top Ten Cities with the Most Evangelical Christians in America (World Religion News)
  5. Advocate Links With CBF to Combat Payday Lending (Baptist News Global)
  6. Division in Christian Higher Ed (Inside Higher Ed)
  7. Union University Quits CCCU Over Homosexuality (Baptist News Global)
  8. Donald Trump Declares His Favorite Book is the Bible (Christian Post)

August 13, 2015

  1. Jimmy Carter Says He Has Cancer, Revealed by Recent Surgery (ABC News)
  2. 20,000 Could Attend National Baptist Convention in Memphis (Commercial Appeal)
  3. Laotian Baptists Give Back to Place They Fled (Dallas Morning News)
  4. A New Evangelical Band Bangs the Drums on Climate Change (Huffington Post)
  5. 92-Year Old Woman Kicked Out of Georgia Church for Not Tithing (KFOR)
  6. Dayton, Ohio Church Wants Historic Designation (WDTN)
  7. Ordinance Foes Claim Religious Right to Discriminate (Baptist News Global)
  8. Civil Rights Groups, Baptists Creating ‘Incredible Moment’ in U.S. Politics (Baptist News Global)
  9. Southern Baptist IMB, ERLC Support Baptist Schools in Brief Against Obamacare (Baptist Press)
  10. KY Prison Volunteers Can’t Call Homosexuality Sin (Baptist Press)
  11. Israel: Rabbis Back Crowdfunding Project to Restore Destroyed Church (Christian Today)

August 11, 2015

  1. State of Emergency Called in Ferguson After Gunfire Mars Protests (Reuters)
  2. Belief in God Really Does Make You Feel Better, Study Suggests (New York Post)
  3. Court Ruling Denies Catholic Groups Contraceptive Care Coverage Refusal (World Report Now)
  4. Seventh Court Upholds Obamacare Accommodation for Religious Nonprofits (Baptist News Global)
  5. Franklin Graham Thinks Everybody Can ‘Agree With Some Things Donald Trump Said’ at Fox News Debate (Christian Post)
  6. In Vietnam, Project Provides Prosthetics and Hope (Baptist News Global)
  7. South Africa: Church Where Pastor Commanded Members to Eat Live Snake Burned by Militants (Christian Post)

August 10, 2015

  1. God Using Donald Trump to Wake Up America, Says Christian Faith Speaker (Christian Today)
  2. A Bible and a Gun: 3 Pastors Who’ve Taken Up Firearms Since the Charleston Shooting (NewsMax)
  3. City of Jonesboro Removes Bible Verses from Facebook After Complaint (KATV)
  4. Church Drops Boy Scouts Over Gay Leadership Decision (ABC News)
  5. Hopes Fading to Restore Historic Birthplace of Gospel Music (Chicago Tribune)
  6. Australia: Parents Push Back Against Religion in Public Schools (Sydney Morning Herald)

August 8, 2015

  1. Baylor Study: Religion Loses When it Competes With Beautiful Nature (Huffington Post)
  2. Can Robots be Religious? (iDigitalTimes)
  3. Fliers Put on Vehicles at Church Target Gays, Female Clergy (Delaware Online)
  4. Judge Orders Texas Man to Marry Girlfriend and Write Down Bible Verses (Washington Post)
  5. White Evangelical Favorite Donald Trump Wins Facebook, Twitter Mentions, Ben Carson Comes Second, After GOP Debate (Christian Post)
  6. Unwed Professor Sues Northwest Christian University for $650k After She is Allegedly Fired for Getting Pregnant (Christian Post)
  7. Alabama Governor Seeks to End Medicaid Agreement with Planned Parenthood (Baptist News Global)
  8. Middle East: Islamic State Gunmen Kidnap Scores of Christians in Syria Town (The Guardian)

August 7, 2015

  1. On 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act, Obama Renews Call for Legislation (Washington Post)
  2. Hundreds Gather for Progressive National Convention (NBCDFW)
  3. Progressive National Baptists Call to Restore, Advance Voting Rights (Baptist Standard)
  4. The Voting Rights Act at 50: How the Law Came to Be (TIME)
  5. In Planned Parenthood Fallout, Each Side Sees the Law Differently (Reuters)
  6. Evangelicals Say Fight Against Same-Sex Marriage Not Over (CNN)
  7. Michigan Gay Minister Couple Speaks to Divide Among Christian Faithful (Michigan Live)
  8. Christian Politician and Sons Allegedly Bilked 300 Believers Out of $18 Million Using End Times Fear of ‘Mystery Babylon’ (Christian Post)
  9. Pastor of Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church Considers U.S. Senate Run (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  10. Church Officials, Police Plan for Worst Case Scenarios (WSOCTV)
  11. Bernie Sanders to Speak at Liberty University (Huffington Post)
  12. Videos Say What Presidential Candidates Would do to Help the Poor (Baptist News Global)
  13. Historic Church has Unique Past; Worship Centers, Civil War and Famed Evangelist (Northwest Georgia News)
  14. Some Baptists Helping Heal the Racial Divide, Pastors Say. Others, Not so Much (Baptist News Global)

August 6, 2015

  1. Federal Agencies Provide Rules for Faith-Based Social Service Providers (Baptist News Global)
  2. Americans United: Regulations for Partnerships Between Government and Faith-Based Groups a Positive Step (AU)
  3. Poll: Trump Leads Among the Born-Again Base of the GOP (Religion News Service)
  4. Cuba Witnessing Christianity Boom as Bible Copies Pour into Communist-Ruled Country (Christian Today)
  5. Project Impacts Low Income Families in Southwest (Baptist News Global)
  6. Bush Says he ‘Misspoke’ at SBC Event (Baptist News Global)
  7. Israel: Giant Gates to Goliath’s Home Discovered (Daily Mail, UK)