"Weblog Lite: Russian Orthodox Church Defrocks Priest, Razes Church After Gay Wedding"

"Church shooting during communion, human cloning issue goes to the U.N., and many other stories from online sources around the world."

Russian Orthodox Church's gay wedding:

  • Same-sex marriage chapel demolished | The Chapel of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God was apparently knocked down after local churchmen decided it had been defiled (The Daily Telegraph, London)

  • Russian church defrocks priest who married gays | Denis Gogolev and Mikhail Morozov have said they paid Father Vladimir Enert $490 to marry them last month in church—an act the Russian Orthodox Church branded blasphemous (Reuters)

Church shooting during communion:


  • Church to negotiate in Colombia abduction | The move came a day after church officials held seven hours of talks with two imprisoned leaders of the National Liberation Army (Associated Press)

  • Priest charged with gun possession and harassment | A man arrested on charges that he made harassing telephone calls to a Catholic high school in Brooklyn turned out to be a Roman Catholic priest whose Queens apartment contained guns, pornographic magazines, Nazi memorabilia and thousands of dollars he said he stole from a church, law enforcement officials said yesterday (The New York Times)

  • Deacon convicted of having sex with girl | He met 13-year-old through Lakeport church (Concord Monitor, N.H.)

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