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Friday, September 18, 2020

What Trump taught America about the Bible


After saying people could vote for Biden ‘in good conscience,’ N.J.’s Cardinal Tobin denies he’s endorsing anyone *

Head of Federal Election Commission calls separation of church and state a ‘fallacy’ and 2020 election a ‘spiritual war’
Religion News Service

This election, evangelical supporters have more faith in Trump
Christianity Today *

Rosh Hashanah is usually when Jews gather in synagogue. This year, they’re mostly online — or masked and spread out
The Washington Post *

An Idaho pastor skeptical of masks lands in the ICU for COVID-19

Anti-mask pastor hosts church gathering of hundreds in Washington, officials say
The News Tribune *

Pennsylvania pastor sentenced to 200 years in federal prison for taping himself abusing two children
The Philadelphia Inquirer *

Nun runs treadmill marathon, raises money for Chicago’s poor
The Associated Press

Most major news outlets still use the term ‘Mormon,’ study shows, despite church’s wishes
The Salt Lake Tribune *

Muslim woman sues Los Angeles Police Department for forcibly removing her hijab
Religion News Service

International headlines

‘Boiling again’: Lebanon’s old Christian rivalries rear up amid crisis

Churches have become South Korea’s coronavirus battleground
The Washington Post *

Catholics demanding Communion on the tongue a threat to public health, says priest
The Irish Times *

Israelis prepare to celebrate the year’s holiest days under lockdown
The New York Times *

Poland to ban ritual animal slaughter for export - lawmaker

Muslims in Hong Kong, ‘the next Xinjiang,’ silently support Uighurs
Religion Unplugged

Analysis and commentary

The weaponization of the free-exercise clause
The Atlantic *

What Trump taught America about the Bible
The New Republic *

More and more Americans aren’t religious. Why are Democrats ignoring these voters?

Debate: Should Jews still be Democrats?
Moment *

COVID puts the ‘I’ in the High Holy Days
The Wall Street Journal *

Legal ayahuasca churches are spreading across Canada

Mozambique’s jihadists and the ‘curse’ of gas and rubies
BBC News

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