David Briggs, Associated Press: (only four noted)

1. Religion and politics

2. Church debate on homosexuality

3. Decline in denominational giving (as percentage of income)

4. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) statement on abortion

Steve Rabey,Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph:

1. The (political) “Righting” of American evangelicalism

2. Popular culture wars

3. Supreme Court graduation prayer decision

4. Battle over homosexual rights

5. Christian publishers and musicians in mainstream markets

Richard Vara,Houston Chronicle:

1. Christian political activity

2. Church debate on homosexuality

3. Continued demise of televangelists

4. Continued organizational separation among Southern Baptists

5. Evangelical activity in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

David Crumm,Detroit Free Press:

1. Church debate on homosexuality

2. Religion and the presidential campaign

3. Abortion

4. Sexual misconduct of religious leaders

5. Columbus quincentennial

Gustav Niebuhr,Washington Post:

1. Religion and the presidential election

2. Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in the former Yugoslavia

3. Supreme Court and religious freedom

4. Southern Baptists and homosexuality

5. Decline in denominational giving (as percentage of income)

Gayle White,Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

1. The Religious Right at the grassroots

2. Supreme Court and church/state relations

3. Restructuring of mainline Protestantism

4. Debate on cultural morality

5. Competition to evangelize Eastern Europe and former USSR

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