Christianity

A Dallas church voted to perform gay marriages, and it’s getting kicked out of the Texas Baptists - The Washington Post

November 24, 2016
A young man came to the Rev. George Mason, wanting to talk about his parents’ wedding. The youth, of course, hadn’t been at the wedding. But Mason had, and he remembered it well. Some 800 or 900 people. Pillars of the community. One of the largest weddings in the history of Wilshire Baptist Church.

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Religious Right Believes Donald Trump Will Deliver on His Promises - The New York Times

November 14, 2016
Donald J. Trump rarely goes to church, said he’s never sought forgiveness for his sins, and in his acceptance speech early Wednesday morning, never mentioned God. Religion was almost invisible during the presidential campaign, and yet it is the missing piece in understanding Mr. Trump’s victory. The Christian right worked largely under the national media’s radar this year, but it helped deliver the presidency to a thrice-married mogul who bragged about groping women and has been accused by multiple women of actually doing it.

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How the faithful voted: A preliminary 2016 analysis | Pew Research Center

November 14, 2016
The 2016 presidential exit polling reveals little change in the political alignments of U.S. religious groups. Those who supported Republican candidates in recent elections, such as white born-again or evangelical Christians and white Catholics, strongly supported Donald Trump as well. Groups that traditionally backed Democratic candidates, including religious “nones,” Hispanic Catholics and Jews, were firmly in Hillary Clinton’s corner.

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Saying sex abuse is a ‘nauseating crime,’ New York’s cardinal announces plan to compensate victims - The Washington Post

October 21, 2016
NEW YORK — Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Thursday that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has created an independently-mediated compensation program for people who were sexually abused by church leaders, likely the first of its kind in the nation.

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Major ministry will fire employees who don’t believe that sex is only for married straight couples - The Washington Post

October 16, 2016
A Christian organization that leads student religious groups on more than 600 college campuses will fire any of its 1,300 employees who say they do not agree with the organization’s theological interpretation on sex: that it is only appropriate within a heterosexual marriage.

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Saint Martin Luther King, Jr: Civil Rights Leader Canonized by Orthodox Church - World Religion News

September 30, 2016
THOUSANDS GATHER FOR THE “GLORIFICATION” CEREMONY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Even as Catholics around the world are celebrating the elevation of Mother Teresa to sainthood, yet another great name has been brought up for sainthood. Only this time, it wasn’t done by the Catholic Church, but by the Holy Christian Orthodox Church. A group of Christian leaders on Friday came together for the “glorification” of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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‘I do not see myself as a failure’: Fresh peeks into Pope Benedict’s new memoir - The Washington Post

September 9, 2016
Retired Pope Benedict XVI said that practical governance of the Catholic Church was not his “strong point” but said that many people found “a new life in the faith” during his eight years as pontiff, according to two English translations of excerpts of the book-length interview set to be released in Italian on Friday.

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