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Bill Nye Throws Down the Gauntlet on Creationism

Ana Abraham
September 5, 2012
Filed under Global News, Religion, Science & Technology

Scientific findings prove that the Earth is 4.54 billion years old. The long-held account of the church is that God created the Earth in six days, no more than several thousand years ago at the absolute most. This view is known as creationism. Charles Darwin complicated the debate over the origins... Read more »

Amish Hate Crime Trial Begins in Ohio

Ana Abraham
September 5, 2012
Filed under Global News, Local, Religion

Samuel Mullet Sr. is an Amish man living in rural Eastern Ohio. He lives on an 800-acre compound where he is considered a religious leader. He, along with 15 of his followers (some of whom are his children and most of whom are somehow related to him) stand accused of hate crimes in connection to 2011... Read more »

Iranian Woman’s Stoning Sentence Delayed

The Associated Press
September 15, 2010
Filed under Global News, Local, Religion

Move over, balloon boy. The newest story to face outrageous media coverage and subsequent fervor from those who have become engrossed in it is the case of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning in Tehran. In fact, the case has been rousing an international uproar from people like Brazilian president... Read more »

Hooray for Ignorance!

Matt DiGiovanni
September 15, 2010
Filed under Opinion & Editorials, Religion

Recently in the news there was the story of Pastor Terry Jones, the head of the Dove World Outreach program, who planned to hold burn the Qur’an day on the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Is this really what some people have resorted to? Burning a religious book that, if nothing else,... Read more »

‘South Park’ cuts image of Mohammed after threat

Stephen James Johnson
April 22, 2010
Filed under Religion

From the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES (AFP) – The latest episode of satirical cartoon show "South Park" has been censored after a radical Muslim group threatened the show's creators for their depiction of the Prophet Mohammed. A spokesman for the Comedy Central television channel confirmed... Read more »

Bishops Have Duty to Report Sex Abuse

Liz De La Torre
April 21, 2010
Filed under Global News, Religion

Rocked by evidence of protecting offender priests and with Pope Benedict XVI under fire for letting sex abuse cases go rampant, the Catholic Church stands in the midst of one of the most widely publicized scandals of the decade. What is the Vatican’s response to the clerical reproach that has the entire... Read more »

Jewish artifact burial site raises concerns in NJ

Stephen James Johnson
April 8, 2010
Filed under Religion

From the Associated Press. LAKEWOOD, N.J. – Environmental regulators in New Jersey are trying to decide what to do about an unlicensed religious artifact burial site. A rabbi coordinated the dumping of 2,000 trash bags full of Jewish text and clothing on private land in Lakewood during Passover.... Read more »

Pope names Mexican-born Gomez to take over in LA

Stephen James Johnson
April 7, 2010
Filed under Religion

From the Associated Press. VATICAN CITY – Archbishop Jose Gomez was named Tuesday to succeed the archbishop of Los Angeles, the Holy See's most significant acknowledgment to date of the growing importance of Latinos in the American church. The appointment is also evidence that Pope Benedict... Read more »

Dutch gays, Catholic church put aside dispute

Stephen James Johnson
March 3, 2010
Filed under Religion

From the Associated Press AMSTERDAM – Dutch gay rights groups have called for an end to protests against a Catholic church southwest of Amsterdam after it said it would no longer seek to bar homosexuals from taking communion. The Sint-Jan church in Den Bosch says it will leave it up to believers... Read more »

Outsider image so hot even ex-insiders want it

Stephen James Johnson
February 25, 2010
Filed under Religion

From the Associated Press. NEW YORK – Ask national Republicans to name a model 2010 congressional candidate, and they're likely to mention Stephen Fincher. A 37-year-old farmer and gospel singer from Frog Jump, Tenn., Fincher has raised more than $675,000 in his bid to succeed retiring Democratic ... Read more »

Lutherans seeing fallout over gay clergy issue

Stephen James Johnson
February 24, 2010
Filed under Religion

From the Associated Press. Until a few weeks ago, the Rev. Gail Sowell was pastor at two Lutheran churches in the small Wisconsin town of Edgar. That was before members of both congregations jumped headfirst into the simmering debate over gay clergy in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. "It... Read more »

Actress and Muslim philanthropist promote women

Stephen James Johnson
February 23, 2010
Filed under Religion

From the Associated Press. UNITED NATIONS – What do actress Geena Davis, Britain's Duchess of York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists have in common? They're all committed to empowering women. At a U.N. event Monday promoting gender... Read more »

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