Friday, October 6, 2017

UMC Church says "no more weddings" until Same sex OK

Here he stood: Lutheran pilgrims travel to Germany on Reformation anniversary
Religion News Service: Planeloads of Protestants have been visiting Germany leading up to Oct. 31. On that date in 1517 Luther reportedly nailed his 95 theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, sparking the Reformation.

Texas church halts all weddings until clergy can officiate same-sex marriages
NBC: The First United Methodist Church in Austin announced there will be no more weddings until the national leadership permits clergy to marry same-sex couples.
Pew Research Center: Partisan divide on political values grows even wider
  
St. Cloud, church settle legal dispute over 'tiny house' for homeless
Minnesota Public Radio: A church has settled its lawsuit with the city over a tiny house it used to shelter a homeless person. The case involved a federal law that gives churches leeway under local zoning rules.

Santa Claus's tomb may have been uncovered beneath Turkish church
The Guardian: Turkish archaeologists have dashed the hopes of millions of children by claiming to have uncovered the likely burial place of Saint Nicholas.

Las Vegas conspiracy theory spreads on web -- fueling age-old anti-Semitic tropes
The Forward: The massacre immediately prompted a rash of hoaxes, including a specifically anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. It claimed that Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire Las Vegas casino magnate, could benefit from the bloodshed by selling billions worth of security screening equipment.

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