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California’s New Guidelines for Churches Reopening During COVID-19

Religious services in California will look much different under rules unveiled Monday that limit attendance to 100...
Missing Sunday School Teacher Found Dead in Remote Location

Missing Sunday School Teacher Found Dead in Remote Location

Authorities have identified a woman's body found off a forest road in northern Arizona as a New Mexico resident reported missing over a month ago.Sasha Krause, 27, was last seen Jan. 18 picking up items from the Farmington Mennonite Church in northwestern New Mexico....

Christian Actor: ‘Two and a Half Men’ Is Filth

Christian Actor: ‘Two and a Half Men’ Is Filth

The teenage actor who plays the half in the hit CBS comedy Two and a Half Men says it's "filth" and through a video posted by a Christian church has urged viewers not to watch it.Nineteen-year-old Angus T. Jones has been on the show since he was 10, but says...

Christian Actor: ‘Two and a Half Men’ Is Filth

Christian Actor: ‘Two and a Half Men’ Is Filth

The teenage actor who plays the half in the hit CBS comedy Two and a Half Men says it's "filth" and through a video posted by a Christian church has urged viewers not to watch it.Nineteen-year-old Angus T. Jones has been on the show since he was...

Couples Head to NY to Fight for Gay Marriage Rights

Couples Head to NY to Fight for Gay Marriage Rights

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Dozens of gay couples are planning to
converge on Albany, N.Y., Thursday to witness what would be a historic vote to
legalize gay marriage in New York. But for that to happen, Gov. Andrew
Cuomo’s considerable political skills will be tested as never before to
engineer one of the biggest social changes in a generation.

The Democrat has been using a kind of shuttle diplomacy to privately
test proposals for additional religious exceptions within the Senate’s
Republican majority. He’s talked to individual senators or small groups
of lawmakers privately, breaking down barriers and letting them take his
message to others in the Republican caucus.

The proposed protections are aimed at saving religious groups from
discrimination lawsuits if they refuse to recognize gay marriage based
on their principles.

Southern Baptists Elect First Black VP

Southern Baptists Elect First Black VP

The nation’s largest Protestant denomination has chosen an African-American to serve as its No. 2 officer in a historic election. The Southern Baptist Convention elected Fred Luter Jr. to the position of 1st vice president Tuesday at their annual conference in...

Southern Baptists Poised for Historic Election

The man expected to be in the running to become the first
African-American in the No. 2 position of the nation’s largest
Protestant denomination didn’t choose to become a Southern Baptist. By
Fred Luter Jr.’s account, it just sort of happened.

In 1986, Luter was hired as the head pastor at Franklin Avenue Baptist
Church in New Orleans, a Southern Baptist Convention affiliate. Ever
since, he has been breaking racial barriers in the predominantly white
denomination.

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