Newspapers aren't sure what the Episcopalians did yesterday
Journalists must have been confused during yesterday's Episcopalian House of Bishops vote on same-sex union liturgies yesterday in Minneapolis. A sample of the newspaper headlines this morning:
Episcopal vote allows blessings of gay unions—The Washington Post
Episcopal leaders reject proposal for same-sex union liturgy—The New York Times
Episcopalians consider same-sex unions—Associated Press
Bishops open door to blessing gay unions—Chicago Tribune
Bishops reject same-sex liturgy—The Boston Globe
Episcopal same-sex unions left up to local churches—The Los Angeles Times
Confused? Hopefully, Douglas LeBlanc's dispatch from the convention today can explain what really happened.
Christian station turns to 1960's rock and roll
Old Bob Larson must be turning over in his grave (not that he's dead). Springfield, Ohio, Christian radio station WULM, run by Urban Light Ministries is going "less talk, more rock." More specifically, it's dropping its news, sports, and weather format in favor of "the sounds of Motown and the Rock of the '60s." This probably makes it the only Christian radio station in the country to make the Rolling Stones and the Beatles the cornerstone of its broadcasting.
However, reports The Springfield News-Sun, the station will bar suggestive material. Among the 43 of the 1,100 songs banned in the WULM library: "Let's Spend the Night Together" and "The Ballad of John and Yoko."
"In keeping with providing family-safe programs and in working toward presenting a positive viewpoint toward Christianity, we felt like it was for the good that certain songs were not played," station general manager Robert Pitsch told the paper.
The station will also air "short Christian vignettes ...1
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