News Headlines

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

January 9, 2017

  1. Carrie Underwood Faces Backlash After Performance at Evangelical Event (Rolling Stone)
  2. Rev. Donte Jackson Sees Social Advocacy as Essential Role (Herald-Dispatch, WV)
  3. Reactions to Gospel Preacher Kim Burrell on LGBT Issues Reveal Split Among Black Churches (Washington Post)
  4. Evangelical Christian Arkansas Legislator Pleads Guilty in $600k Bible College Bribery Scheme (Raw Story)
  5. Mass. Senator Warren Backs Bill to Ban Registry Based on Religion (WAVY)
  6. Religious Progressives, Moderates Seek a Way Forward After Election (CantonRep.com)
  7. Catholics Won it for Trump, Says Influential Conservative Pundit (Christian Today)
  8. Analysis: Christian Conservatives Tied to President With No History of Charity, Faith (Ledger)
  9. Analysis: White Christian Identity Politics and Foreign Policy in the United States (New Europe)
  10. Europe: Norway and Its National Church Part Ways (Religion News Service)
  11. Egypt: Coptic Christians Observe Somber Christmas After Church Bombing (Christian Post)

January 6, 2017

  1. Americans – Not Just Liberals – Have a Religious Literacy Problem (Vox)
  2. How Nostalgia for White Christian America Drove So Many Evangelicals to Vote for Trump (Washington Post)
  3. Jim Wallis: Resistance is Patriotic – and Christian (Sojourners)
  4. Planned Parenthood Battling GOP Effort to Defund It (Washington Post)
  5. Following North Carolina’s Example, Texas Republicans Unveil ‘Bathroom Bill’ (Washington Post)
  6. White Supremacist Church Gunman Dylann Roof Objects to Tearful Testimony (Raw Story)
  7. Hate Crime Charges Filed After ‘Reprehensible’ Video Shows Attack on Mentally Ill Man in Chicago (Washington Post)

January 5, 2017

  1. Canton Woman’s Path Leads to Church’s Door (Canton Wicked Local)
  2. San Diego Activists to to March for Civil Rights, Police Reform on MLK Jr. Day (KPBS)
  3. White Supremacist Dylann Roof: “I do not regret what I did.” (CNN)
  4. Over 2,400 Progressive Faith Leaders Want Trump Meeting to Counter ‘So-Called White Evangelicals’ (Christian Post)
  5. Philip Yancey: In the Age of Trump, What Will Evangelicalism Become? (Patheos)
  6. Sikhs Praise Army’s New Religious Accommodation Rules (The Hill)

January 4, 2017

  1. Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 115th Congress (Pew Forum)
  2. Catholics in U.S. Congress: One-Third of House, One-Quarter of Senate (Catholic Register)
  3. Evangelicals Target 12 States with $24 Million Election Plan to Give GOP Senate Dominance (Washington Examiner)
  4. Bible Readers Want Iowa Lawmakers to Return U.S. to God (Des Moines Register)
  5. Judge Says N.J. Town Discriminates Against Muslims (BNG)
  6. Donald Trump’s Favorite Evangelist (RNS)
  7. Here’s What We Think Will be the Major Religion Stories of 2017 (Washington Post)

January 3, 2017

  1. The New Face of Mother Emanuel: Congregation Chooses New Pastor (CNN)
  2. ‘Obama & Other Muslims Not Welcome Here’: NM Convenience Store’s Signs Spark Outrage (MIC)
  3. Mormon Tabernacle Member Quits, Refuses to Sing for Trump (CNN)
  4. Choir’s Performance at Trump Inauguration Divides Mormons (NPR)
  5. U.S. Judge Rules South Carolina Gunman Can Act as Own Lawyer (Reuters)
  6. Former Atheist Mark Zuckerberg Gets Religion (Huffington Post)
  7. Paul Powell’s Life, Legacy Celebrated Monday (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
  8. Huston Smith, Religion Scholar With Expansive Interests, Dies (San Francisco Chronicle)
  9. Brazil: Street Preacher Spreads Progressive Message (NPR)
  10. Middle East: A Christian Pastor in Turkey’s Prisons (Wall Street Journal)

December 30, 2016

  1. Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2016 (Christianity Today)
  2. How Trump’s Victory Turns Into Another ‘Lost Cause’ (CNN)
  3. Democrats Have a Religion Problem (The Atlantic)
  4. Religious Police Officers in New York Will be Able to Wear Beards and Turbans (New York Times)
  5. Theologian Says God is Not in Control (Baptist News Global)
  6. Bart Campolo: The Evangelical Scion Who Stopped Believing (New York Times)
  7. Paula White, Prosperity Gospel Preacher Once Investigated by Senate, is a Controversial Pick for Inauguration (Albuquerque Journal)
  8. Dr. Bob Cates ‘Went About Doing Good’ (Nurturing Faith)
  9. Paul Powell, Former Truett Seminary Dean, Dies (Tyler Morning Telegraph)

December 29, 2016

  1. Looking Ahead: Religious Liberty Issues in 2017 (Baptist Joint Committee)
  2. What Percent of Alabamians are Baptist? (AL.com)
  3. Charleston Shooter Won’t Call Witnesses, Offer Evidence During Penalty Phase (NPR)
  4. Mercer’s Special Collections Hold University’s Baptist Identity (Polygon)
  5. Six Faith Leaders Will Attend Trump Inauguration (Opposing Views)
  6. Middle East: Greek Orthodox Patriarch Under Fire for Praising Israel’s Freedom of Religion (Times of Israel)

December 27, 2016

  1. Falwell: Trump Supreme Court Picks Helped Him Surpass Bush, Romney with White Evangelicals (Washington Times)
  2. Muslims in a Bible Belt Town in Tennessee Hold Their Breath (Washington Post)
  3. In Churches and on Front Porches, Counselors Work to Intervene Before a Homicide (St. Louis Public Radio)
  4. Obama Says Serving as Commander in Chief a Privilege in Christmas Hawaii Base Visit (Reuters)
  5. Middle East: Fake News Story Spurs Pakistani Official to Threaten Israel with Nuclear Response (Christian Science Monitor)
  6. Middle East: Aleppo’s Victims Celebrate Christmas and Hope for the Return of Peace (TIME)
  7. Middle East: Christians are Happy About Religious Tolerance in Kuwait (Kuwait Times)

December 24, 2016

  1. Evangelicals Side With Israel. That’s Hurting Palestinian Christians (Washington Post)
  2. Palestinians: The Nightmare of Christmas (Gatestone Institute)
  3. What Was Christmas Like 100 Years Ago? He Remembers (USA Today)
  4. Where to Say ‘Merry Christmas’ vs. ‘Happy Holidays’ – 2016 Edition (FiveThirtyEight)
  5. Megachurch Pastor Andy Stanley Ignites Debate After Suggesting that Christmas Doesn’t Hinge on Jesus’ Birth (Washington Post)
  6. Christmastime Clash: Southern Baptists, Leader Clash Over Donald Trump (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
  7. It Turns Out that Religion and Politics Do Mix – Especially for Republicans (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
  8. UW Professor: Misogyny, Conservative Christians a Factor Leading to Clinton’s Defeat (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
  9. More Than Half of Trump’s Voters Will be Very Angry if He Defunds Planned Parenthood (Huffington Post)
  10. Trump NY Co-chair Wants Barack Obama Dead, Makes Crude, Racist Remarks About Michelle Obama (The Hill)
  11. University of Wisconsin-Madison Stands by ‘Problem of Whiteness’ Course (CNN)
  12. Mormon Choir Performance at Trump Inauguration Draws Ire (Washington Post)