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Thursday, May 4, 2017

A church closes, but where does its pipe organ go?

Trump is expected to relax tax rules on churches endorsing political candidates
The New York Times: President Trump today will ease restrictions on political activity by churches and charities, but has backed away from a broader religious liberty order that would have allowed faith-based organizations and companies to avoid serving or hiring gay people.
The Washington Post: 'Their dream president': Trump just gave white evangelicals a big boost

After a 66-year estrangement, can China and the Catholic Church kiss and make up?
Newsweek: After more than two years of negotiations, China and the Roman Catholic Church are nearing a historic deal to re-establish ties through a unified Catholic Church in China --and possibly even a formal diplomatic relationship.

Bill allowing adoption agencies to turn away gay couples signed into law Alabama governor signed into law a bill allowing adoption agencies to follow faith-based policies, such as not placing children with gay couples.

A church closes, but where does its pipe organ go?
USA Today: A 112-year-old pipe organ in the sanctuary of a now-closed Nashville church joins a glut of organs up for grabs across the country, in part a consequence of declining church membership.

Did a Charlotte-area pastor use his pulpit to defame members of his flock?
Charlotte Observer: What started as an argument over the piano solo at a Statesville church may mushroom into a potentially ground-breaking legal battle over the separation of church and state.

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