Clinton, who is running against Rudolph Giuliani for United States Senate, is "outraged that he would inject religion into this campaign in any form whatsoever." In an October fundraising letter the First Lady was apparently only recently made aware of, Giuliani said his opponent harbors "hostility toward America's religious traditions." (See related coverage in the New York Post.)
Dan Savage, the gay writer of a sex column for Salon.com, says his recent article about trying to infect then-presidential candidate Gary Bauer with the flu was a joke and that he was merely pulling his readers' legs, reports the Associated Press. Yes, he really did have the flu, really did join the Bauer campaign, really did hand Bauer his pen for an autograph, and really did vote illegally in the Iowa caucuses. But now he says his flu was past the infectious stage. Besides, he says, "at that stage of the campaign, Bauer had probably been exposed to everything, shaking hands with thousands of people and picking up babies. He was probably more of a threat to me."
The National Right to Life Committee endorsed George W. Bush's presidential bid Wednesday, criticizing competitor John McCain's stance on abortion as inconsistent. The senator retaliated by saying the Right to Life Committee is part of the "Washington establishment," which he says opposes him.
"The actions of the Primus of Scotland have gone unrebuked as the boundaries of Christian and Anglican faith have been notoriously breached," Moses Tay, Archbishop of South-East Asia, and Emmanuel Kolini, Archbishop of Rwanda, wrote in a letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury justifying their irregular consecrations of two conservative bishops. "Any strategy that seeks to ground the unity of the Anglican communion with its foundation in political accommodation rather than in the essentials of the Christian faith is doomed."
About 170 leaders of the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops were welcomed by Pope John Paul II Wednesday. The Vatican trip is "our way of saying we recognize the Catholic Church as our historical grandparents," says Bishop Carl H. Montgomery II, assistant presiding bishop of the United Pentecostal Churches of Christ.
A Sunday fire in the administration building of William Jennings Bryan College caused more than $10 million in damages. Kurt Wise, a former Harvard paleontologist and professor at the school since 1989, says his "professional life is up in smoke." Fortunately, important historical documents related to the 1925 Scopes trial was spared.
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