ChristianityToday.com Weblog: January 5

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Chicago Tribune tells Chicago to relax about Baptists
"To judge by the reactions it has provoked, you would think the Southern Baptist Convention had announced a program of forced conversion," it said in an unsigned editorial yesterday.

Six-foot high Ten Commandments can stay in front of Indiana courthouse
"Although the text of the Ten Commandments dominates the monument, it cannot be said that the message of the monument is exclusively religious," says U.S. district judge, while lawyer credits "God's will" for victory.

Christian Y2K hypemeister not 'letting down my guard'
"While their [sic] is certainly cause celebrate, the 'fat lady' has not yet sung," says Michael Hyatt, Senior Vice President and Associate Publisher of Thomas Nelson Publishers. "While I hope that she is truly a 'no-show' and nothing significant happens, I am not yet willing to make my plans based on that assumption. I am certainly not at the point of wanting to dispose of my preps or let down my guard."

Bush parodist seeks Rutherford Institute help
Zack Exley's gwbush.com is one of the Web's most famous political parodies, but has (naturally) been attacked by the Bush campaign. Exley has now turned to John Whitehead's Rutherford Institute, a religious liberty organization that has recently branched out into more civil liberty cases—notably backing Paula Jones against President Clinton—for legal help. (See our December 7, 1998 issue for more on the enigmatic Whitehead and the Rutherford Institute.)

Time Magazine, Los Angeles Times, CNN gang up on Catholic hospital Monday's Los Angeles Times ran an article on how Catholic hospitals often refuse to perform medical procedures, such as tubal ligations and abortion, that contradict their religious ...

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