Sunday, April 27, 2014

News Tidbits

Al Jazeera America: At Baptist ‘sex summit,’ leaders reaffirm anti-gay marriage stance

Associated Press: Oklahoma District Bible Class: Sinners Will Suffer

ABC News: Are Evangelicals Out of Touch With Mainstream Views?

Huffington Post: Franklin Graham Says Gays Can Go To Heaven If They Repent

Raw Story: Christians have grabbed ‘theocratic control over public schools’ in Louisiana, critic says

Pink News: AFA: It’s not safe for Christians to be photographers, bakers, florists, teachers, innkeepers...

Religion News Service: Cedarville University shuts down dissenting student newspaper

WITF: Research on birth control contradicts comments from Bishop

The New Dawn: Liberia: Take definite stance on gay marriage, says Catholic priest

London Evening Standard: 'Deport this wicked Nigerian witch-hunter as a danger to children'


  1. Re. the RNS piece: "Cedarville has made news over the past year for what has been referred to as a Southern Baptist takeover. Bible classes taught by women, for example, are now restricted to female students only, in accordance with 1 Timothy 2:12, 'I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man.'”

    I'd love to get into a debate with these people about whether they really want to follow all of the Bible's strange (and in many cases, criminal) edicts, but it would feel a lot like attacking low hanging fruit.

    1. Agi Tater -- The whole thing with the Ventriloquist newspaper was unsettling. Censorship has no place in an institution of learning. I hope Cedarville's students and staff are incensed.

      As for the classes, people like that cherry-pick from scripture to support their agendas, but then ignore or explain away the passages they don't like.


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