‘Proud Boys’ burn Black Lives Matter signs at churches in Washington

WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'For me it was reminiscent of cross burnings,' said the Rev. Ianther M. Mills, pastor of a church whose Black Lives Matter sign was burned. — Read on religionnews.com/2020/12/13/proud-boys-burn-black-lives-matter-signs-at-churches-in-washington/ Trump & Barr's goons tear gassing clergy away from St. John's Episcopal Church on Lafayette Park across from the White House so he could …

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Southern Baptist seminary presidents nix critical race theory

(RNS) — The seminary presidents may be reacting to factions within Southern Baptist circles that have complained the denomination is drifting to the left. — Read on religionnews.com/2020/12/01/southern-baptist-seminary-presidents-nix-critical-race-theory/ The SBC seminary presidents’ rejection of critical race theory is a rejection of anyone who is not a cishet middle-class White male or who critiques White supremacist heteropatriarchy. …

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DOJ probe of Catholic church abuse goes quiet 2 years later – ABC News

Two years ago, the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia joined the long line of ambitious prosecutors investigating the Roman Catholic church’s handling of priest-abuse complaints — Read on abcnews.go.com/amp/Business/wireStory/doj-probe-catholic-church-abuse-quiet-years-74700035

More US churches are committing to racism-linked reparations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Episcopal Diocese of Texas acknowledges that its first bishop in 1859 was a slaveholder. An Episcopal church in New York City erects a plaque noting the building's creation in... — Read on apnews.com/article/race-and-ethnicity-new-york-slavery-minnesota-native-americans-4c7dbcae990bd11dee5a5710c63ece25

Hundreds of GOP members sign onto Texas-led election lawsuit

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate President-elect Joe Biden’s victory has quickly become a conservative litmus test, as 106 members of Congress and... — Read on apnews.com/article/election-2020-joe-biden-donald-trump-lawsuits-elections-e813a3380bd142d8d0a0a3e648363d27

Opinion | Evangelicals like Eric Metaxas are directing Trump’s sinking ship. That feeds doubts about religion. – The Washington Post

The existence of hope does not depend on us. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/prominent-evangelicals-are-directing-trumps-sinking-ship-that-feeds-doubts-about-religion/2020/12/07/5ad8eb0c-38c3-11eb-9276-ae0ca72729be_story.html Better late than never? Or just a relevance move for her future, like many evangelical celebrities jumping the all but sunken & deplorable Trump ship? https://t.co/dJi7XLFewH— Lamb’s Harbinger (@LambsHarbinger) December 13, 2020

Supreme Court: Religious conservatives have won a revolutionary victory in the Court – Vox

Supreme Court: Religious conservatives have won a revolutionary victory in the Court - Vox — Read on http://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2020/12/2/21726876/supreme-court-religious-liberty-revolutionary-roman-catholic-diocese-cuomo-amy-coney-barrett