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Monday, October 2, 2017

The rise of the Catholic cyber-bullies

Justin Welby unable to give 'straight answer' on whether gay sex is sinful
The (London) Guardian: Justin Welby has said he struggles with the question of whether gay sex is a sin and acknowledged that the gulf between conservative and liberal Anglicans on the issue is "irreconcilable".

1 in 3 Protestant churchgoers personally affected by suicide
Christianity Today: Survey also finds one-third of victims were attending church before their death, but few pastors knew of their struggle.

The rise of the Catholic cyber-bullies
Religion Dispatches: In the cyber-sanctuaries of today's empowered Catholic far-right, it seems, everyone thinks they're the pope.

Fans boo praying NFL players; maybe it's time for "Team America" patches?
Slate: When players at Ravens-Steelers game knelt to pray for "kindness, unity, equality, and justice for all Americans," a cascade of boos rained down upon them from the stands.

A pastor becomes a pawn in a spat between America and Turkey
The Economist: An American cleric languishes in a Turkish jail as great powers play politics.

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