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The Jerusalem Tinderbox

religiondispatches.org — I recorded this latest bloggingheads episode with Jerusalem lawyer Daniel Seidemann before Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick was shot this week by a Palestinian gunman, so it turns out it's extremely informative for anyone looking for background on what led up to this most recent escalation of violence in Jerusalem.

8 Bill Maher Statements For UC Berkeley To Consider Before Commencement

religiondispatches.org — The brouhaha over Bill Maher's recent remarks about Islam and Muslims is growing weirder by the day. During an episode of his HBO show "Real Time," the controversial host took aim at President Obama's insistence that the terrorist group ISIS does not represent Islam.
Oct 31, 2014

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Pro-LGBT Evangelical David Gushee: “I’m With You and the Church Needs to Change.”

religiondispatches.org — David Gushee is thinking a lot about history. About social change, about civil rights movements, about religion, about power, about the Bible, about oppression, and about love. He has been thinking a lot about when the pro-LGBT movement within evangelicalism, one in which he has become a leading figure, will sweep across the church, transforming pulpits once known as bastions of anti-gay diatribe into bastions of Christ-like embrace of LGBT believers.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

Pro-LGBT Evangelical David Gushee: “I’m With You and the Church Needs to Change.” religiondispatches.org/pro-lgbt-evang…

Oct 30, 2014

“Rejection at the hands of the church,” Gushee says, “is not rejection at the hands of Jesus.” fb.me/3jlAnZ8nN

Oct 30, 2014

Pro-LGBT Evangelical David Gushee: “I’m With You and the Church Needs to Change.” religiondispatches.org/pro-lgbt-evang…

Dear Public Employee: Think the Government is “Hostile to Religion”? Get Another Job.

religiondispatches.org — Same-sex marriage is now legal in North Carolina. It was, of course, bound to be so eventually. Even Thom Tillis, Speaker of the House of Representatives in North Carolina and current GOP nominee for Kay Hagan's U.S. Senate seat, said so back in 2012, when he helped push through a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state.
Oct 30, 2014

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As Trial Approaches, Accused in IHOP Murder Case Challenges Evidence

religiondispatches.org — Micah Moore is scheduled to stand trial next month on charges he murdered Bethany Deaton two years ago in Kansas City suburb. The case has drawn national attention because both Moore and Deaton were affiliated with the International House of Prayer (IHOP), and Deaton's husband, Tyler Deaton, is said to have taken IHOP's teachings to extremes, creating an abusive cult in his small sub-community, leading to his wife's death.
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

A murder case shines the spotlight on a popular charismatic ministry, the International House of Prayer: religiondispatches.org/as-trial-appro…

Catholic College Won’t Reveal Insurer; Yet Another Contraception Accommodation in the Works?

religiondispatches.org — In a twist that shows just how absurd the entire debate over "religious freedom" and the Affordable Care Act has become - and the futility of trying to find any compromise to satisfy religious conservatives - a federal judge has granted Ave Maria College an injunction against complying with the contraception mandate because it requires the Catholic college to tell the government who its insurer is.
Oct 29, 2014

Catholic College Won’t Reveal Insurer; Yet Another Contraception Accommodation in the Works? religiondispatches.org/ave-maria-wont…