Music
Is The King In The Kingdom?

Elvis Presley, “The King,” was a Christian, asserts his stepbrother Rick Stanley, a Southern Baptist evangelist, in a new book. The book was scheduled for release by Word Publishing in October, two months after the fifteenth anniversary of Presley’s death.

In the book, Caught in a Trap, Stanley says that Elvis became a Christian as a young boy.

“While he may have strayed from the teachings of the church as an adult, his original faith remained safely in the hands of God,” writes Stanley.

According to Stanley, Presley became interested in Eastern philosophy and spiritualism in 1964 when he met Larry Geller, a young man who cut Presley’s hair.

“It is true that most of his books would be classified today as New Age, but Elvis also read the Bible regularly,” writes Stanley.

“True, he did get far away in his searching from the Christian faith of his boyhood, but he never stopped believing in the basics of Christianity—that is, Jesus as God’s Savior for mankind’s sins.” Yet, for many, Elvis’s eternal destiny will remain a mystery this side of the heavenly Graceland.

Abortion
2,000 Lawyers Resign In Protest From Aba

More than 2,000 lawyers across the country have resigned from the American Bar Association (ABA) following the organization’s vote in favor of abortion rights, says Richard Collins, director of communications at the association’s Chicago headquarters. Collins said the resignations over the abortion issue represent the most severe losses suffered by the organization over any single issue in the 16 years he has worked there.

The ABA House of Delegates voted in August to fight laws that would restrict abortion, abandoning its previous neutrality (CT, Sept. 14, 1992, p. 62). Around 1,500 lawyers resigned ...

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