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SNAP: Catholic sex abuse cover-up continues

By Brad A. Greenberg

July 13, 2012 | 6:03 pm

A portion of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests' ad

I’ve been meaning to mention an ad that the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests ran an ad in the New York Times this week. The full-page ad went to great lengths to document the... read on

  • Saudi Arabia bends to pressure; will send two women to 2012 Olympics

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 12, 2012 | 11:50 am

    It’s hard to believe, but the 2012 Olympics will be the first time in history that every participating country will send at least one female athlete. Saudi Arabia sealed the deal when it bowed to international pressure and gave up its mantle as the only remaining Olympic nation to... read on

  • N.C. pastor vows to rebuild church destroyed by arson

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 12, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Moving perspective of a Jacksonville, N.C., pastor whose church was reduced to ashes by an arsonist last week. Via the Christian Post:

    “We will rebuild – and we won’t let that stand there as a memorial. The foundation is still there, and we are going to build on the same... read on

  • Obama more like Lincoln or God?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 11, 2012 | 9:38 pm

    Speaking of gay marriage and same-sex unions, this was the cover of The Advocate last week. It poses an odd question: For his unequivocal support of gay marriage, is President Obama more like Lincoln or God?

    The LGBT-interest magazine left that question open. In fact, though God and Lincoln are evoked by the cover, neither are referenced in the accompanying article. But, for the first time in decades, Obama provided the magazine with “a candidate it can endorse for president.”

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  • Peres: Settlements bad for the Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 11, 2012 | 10:10 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres said Tuesday that the West Bank settlements are bad for the Jews. JTA reports:

    “It is doubtful that a Jewish state without a Jewish majority can remain Jewish,” Peres said, inferring that settlements would lead to the inextricable inclusion of the Palestinians living on the West Bank.

    Peres’ remarks were an apparent response to the Levy Committee report, released Sunday, which stated that the West Bank settlements were legal because Israel does not meet the definition, under international law, of a military occupation.

  • Episcopal Church approves liturgy for same-sex unions

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 11, 2012 | 9:14 am

    The Episcopal Church—the U.S. branch of the old Church of England—yesterday approved a liturgy for its clergy to use during same-sex unions. Episcopalians are the largest U.S. denomination to do so.

    Reuters reports:

    Delegates to its triennial convention voted 171-50 to approve the... read on

  • Woman uses Bible to ‘knock the demon’ out of pastor

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 10, 2012 | 7:14 pm

    Not your grandmother’s Bible thumpin’.

    Ina Garrett, a 64-year-old Southern Baptist woman, has been charged with assault for, admittedly, smacking her pastor in the head with a Bible. Even more shocking is that the Rev. Leon Taylor, of the 30-member Mt. Zion Baptist Church in... read on

  • Judge orders drunk driver to read Bible’s tale of Job

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 7, 2012 | 6:50 pm

    Really interesting constitutional questions raised by a woman who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated being sentenced to eight years in jail, five years probation and substance abuse counseling. It’s none of those conditions that raise the constitutional concern. It’s this:

    ... read on

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