"We're going to be doing a candidate-comparison message that is going to ask pastors to cross the line."
Kenyn Cureton,
vice president for church ministries for the Family Research Council, on a joint effort with the Alliance Defense Fund to create "a series of sermons this fall for pastors to preach."
(Source: Faith2Action)

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"They are trying to turn things around, so I was kind of expecting they'd take me. … A lot of guys who get in trouble off the field kind of hold back their team."
Corey Lynch,
son-in-law of evangelist Franklin Graham, and sixth-round draft pick for the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals, which has seen several recent players in legal trouble. He plays safety.
(Source: Cincinnati Enquirer)

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"Even if one views the FLDS belief system as creating a danger of sexual abuse by grooming boys to be perpetrators of sexual abuse and raising girls to be victims of sexual abuse as [Texas Child Protective Services] contends, there is no evidence that this danger is 'immediate' or 'urgent' … with respect to every child in the community."
The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals,
saying the state was wrong to place more than 460 children at the fundamentalist Mormons' Yearning for Zion Ranch into foster care. About half of the removed were babies or toddlers.
(Source: Texas 3rd Court of Appeals)

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"As those who are in the forefront of the prophetic call for a return to biblical truth, we cannot close our eyes to the increasingly blatant disregard of the teaching of the Bible on family life. These aberrations will destroy our witness if not firmly addressed."Peter Akinola, Anglican Archbishop of Nigeria, on polygamy in the church. A bishop in the country's largely Muslim north told the BBC in some congregations, as much ...

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