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June 25, 2019

  1. Knox County Commission Denounces Hate After Detective and Baptist Pastor’s Anti-LGBTQ Sermon (Knoxville News Sentinel)
  2. Baxley Challenges Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to Daring Faith and Greater Giving (Baptist Standard)
  3. Southern Baptists’ Southwestern Baptist Seminary Responds to Sexual Abuse Lawsuit (Baptist Press)
  4. Christian University President Who Invited Pence to Speak at Graduation Resigns from Post (Newsweek)
  5. Scarbrough Tells ‘Devout Christian’ Pence He Needs to Reread the Bible (Talking Points Memo)
  6. Throughline’ Traces Evangelicals’ History on the Abortion Issue (National Public Radio)
  7. VBS Material Sparks Racial Controversy (WTVC)
  8. Mary or Martha? A Duke Scholar’s Research Mary Magdalene Downplayed by New Testament Scribes (Duke Today)
  9. Magnificent’ Baptismal Font Found at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, Palestinian Officials Say (Fox News)
  10. Donations to ‘Religion’ Declined $2 Billion in 2018 After Years of Growth (Christian Post)

June 24, 2019

  1. Cooperative Baptists ‘Different Kind of Baptist,’ Meet in Birmingham (AL.com)
  2. Southern Baptist Leader Allegedly Told Woman Her Rape Was a ‘Good Thing,’ According to Lawsuit (New York Daily News)
  3. Jules Woodson Pushes Southern Baptists to Police Sexual Abuse (Colorado Springs Gazette)
  4. An Alabama Megachurch Will Form its Own Police Force After Passage of Controversial Law (CNN)
  5. Years After Charleston Church Shooting, Houses of Worship Balance Hospitality and Safety (Post and Courier)
  6. Group Challenges Program to Train Baptist Ministers in Arkansas Prison (Arkansas Times)
  7. An Archbishop Told a Jesuit School to Fire a Gay Teacher. They Said No. (CNN)
  8. Supreme Court Decision Does Not Support New Christian-Only Monuments (Scotus Blog)
  9. Who Gets to Own the West? Invoking God, a New Group of Billionaires is Shaking up the Landscape (New York Times)
  10. Construction of Townhouses, Priced up to $2 Million, Begins at Former Christian Street Baptist Church in Philadelphia (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  11. Evangelical Trump Supporter Insists Criticism of Bill Clinton Wasn’t Based on Character, Despite Saying It Was (Newsweek)
  12. Liberty University Cuts Twelve Faculty Members from Divinity School (WSET ABC13 News)
  13. Religion Must Rise to the Challenge of Climate Change Too (New Scientist)
  14. Rare Bible Owned by Lincoln Surfaces for Public Display (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

June 19, 2019

  1. Ralph Reed Thinks Donald Trump will Solidify More Christian Voters in 2020 (Fox News)
  2. Republicans Advance Anti-LGBT Pro-Discrimination Christian Extremist Nominee for Lifetime Appointment (Raw Story)
  3. This Far-Right Activist Will Now Lead a Major U.S. Religious Freedom Body (New York Magazine)
  4. The Evangelical, the ‘Pool Boy,’ the Comedian and Michael Cohen (New York Times)
  5. Televangelists: Christians Must Pray for Trump Because Democrats Will Make Bible Illegal (Patheos)
  6. Publishers Plead with Trump Not to Impose a China ‘Bible Tax’ (Bloomberg)
  7. The Worldview at Odds with White Democracy (Washington Monthly)
    Not Just Churches: Christian Camps are Also Prone to Child Sexual Abuse (RNS)

June 18, 2019

  1. New Documentary ‘Emanuel’ Reveals the Power of Forgiveness After Charleston Church Massacre (USA Today)
  2. Former President Jimmy Carter Says His Church’s First Black Pastor is ‘Excellent Preacher and Leader’ (Christian Post)
  3. Your Road Trip to Civil Rights History in the South. Churches Included. (CNN)
  4. US Supreme Court Sidesteps Religious Freedom vs Same-Sex Couple’s Right in Oregon Cake Case (OregonLive)
  5. Minneapolis Church Could be Kicked Out of Denomination for Offering Equal Dignity (KARE11)
  6. Florida Church Must Turn Over $2 Million Donated from Ponzi Scheme (Palm Beach Post)
  7. Canada: Quebec Bans Public Sector Employees from Wearing Religious Garb (Wall Street Journal)
  8. South America: Catholic Church Considers Allowing Priests in the Amazon to Marry (PBS)

June 17, 2019

  1. Four Years After Charleston Church Shooting, Artists Help Public Digest the Horror (Post and Courier)
  2. As Southern Baptists Vow to Change, Survivors ‘Devastated’ by Past Failures (Houston Chronicle)
  3. Mercer Dean Shares Stories of Alleged Sexual Abuse by Baptist Church Leaders ‘Small Way of Changing the World’ (Macon Telegraph)
  4. Southern Baptists Give Greater Attention to Diversity But Acknowledge More Needed (Salt Lake Tribune)
  5. Texas Pastor Who Backed Bill Criminalizing Abortion Arrested on Charges of Child Sex Abuse (Associated Press)
  6. When Did the LDS Church Know About Sexual Misconduct? (Salt Lake Tribune)
  7. Judaism and Christianity Both Rely on the Hebrew Bible. Why do They Interpret it so Differently? (Time Magazine)

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