Thursday, November 2, 2017

Christians still divided -- but mostly between liberals and conservatives

Against Clarity: A progressive Christian opposes rating churches on LGBT acceptance
Religion News Service: "Human sexuality is not," writes Barbara G. Wheeler, "the decisive issue that determines whether a church body is acceptable or not."

500 years after Luther, Christians still divided -- but mostly between liberals and conservatives
New York: Virtually every Protestant denominational tradition has now divided into liberal "mainline" and conservative fundamentalist groupings, even as Catholics have more subtly divided into "modern" and "traditionalist" camps.

Church of England urged to tackle sexual abuse within its ranks
The (London) Guardian: Prominent women in church say it should acknowledge prevalence of sexual harassment and establish independent process for raising concerns.

'Allahu Akbar!' An everyday phrase, tarnished by attacks
The New York Times: It's an expression of thanks to God in the Muslim world, but its embrace by terrorists has given it a dark cast for many in the West.

Basketball coaching hopeful was denied a job. She says it's because she's no longer gay.
The Washington Post: Camille LeNoir says New Mexico State discriminated against her: "I felt the job was taken away because of my heterosexuality."

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