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Under a city ordinance, pastors who operate a wedding chapel business can’t refuse to perform same-sex marriages
With the midterm elections just two weeks away, President Obama should reflect soberly on his approval ratings, the lowest of his presidency, which indicate a trust deficit that will preclude any meaningful accomplishments in his closing two years in the White House. He assured us during the Obamacare debate, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” Whether or not he knew this would not be true, a leader should not promise things he has reason to believe he can’t
I’m a fair-weather sports fan, meaning I get excited about a team only when they’re winning. But not just any team—there has to be some personal connection, whether geography or cultural heritage or knowing someone whose second cousin once wrote dispatches from the press box. All of which is to say that I have not closely followed the Kansas City Royals’ up-and-down history and only started paying attention to them this year when everyone else did. But we have a
The father and son team talk about a new initiative to bring Dr. Dobson's wisdom to the next generation
In a village nestled in the rice paddies of Buan, South Korea, in the spring of 1999, I was in my mother-in-law’s house watching my husband die of cancer. I spoke tourist Korean, she spoke grade-school English, and in any case neither of us had much to say. But all day long—as she cooked, as she scrubbed clothes on a washboard outside, as she swept out the room with a broom—I heard my husband’s mother repeat, almost inaudibly, as if I were not even in the room: “Chu-nim …
Wrongful death sentence. An appeals court in Pakistan last week upheld the death sentence for a Christian mother accused of insulting the prophet Muhammad. Asia Bibi, a mother of five, has been in jail since 2009, when some of her Muslim co-workers in a field asked her to fetch water. They then told her it was unclean, to which she claims to have responded, “Are we not all humans?” She was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death by hanging in 2010. She plans to appeal the
A Syrian priest has been released by his abductors and is “optimistic” even though he is not allowed to leave the country until he has met with an Islamic religious leader. Militants connected to al-Nusra Front kidnapped Father Hanna Jallouf, a Franciscan priest, along with about 20 of his parishioners in Knayeh, Syria, on Oct. 5, Asia News reported. Jallouf was the last of the group to be freed. While his kidnappers did not explain why they abducted him, Agence France Presse (AFP)
After weeks of air attacks by U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria, the high profile fight against Islamic State militants finally has a name: Operation Inherent Resolve. A spokesman for Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced the name Wednesday at the Pentagon. Interestingly, that name was originally rejected by the Pentagon weeks ago, according to a Wall Street Journal report. It apparently was a placeholder name but was never seriously considered at the time. “It
Off the kiddie coaster. Last week we talked about the stock market’s roller coaster behavior, but we’ve been on a kiddie coaster compared to the week gone by. Since mid-September, the Dow is down more than 1,000 points, but half of that decline has been in the past week. Lots of 100- and 200- and even a few 300-point days for the Dow. No cause for panic. Last week I also said these gyrations and declines created no reason to panic. I still feel that way. The markets have been setting
HONG KONG: Pro-democracy demonstrations entered a third week in Hong Kong, and the weekend brought clashes between the student-led protesters and police. Dozens of people were injured over the weekend, but leaders from each side said they would proceed with planned talks on Tuesday night. The demonstrators want free elections to choose the city’s next leader. Chinese officials insist on pre-approving candidates. Meanwhile, church leaders in Hong Kong remain divided over whether to
Deadspin, a sports website owned by Gawker Media, is “liberal, sarcastic, and humorous,” according to Wikipedia—and that combination was one more nail in the coffin of liberal media credibility on Thursday. Deadspin reported that Cory Gardner, the Colorado GOP Senate candidate, lied when he talked about playing football in high school. Its source: a 77-year-old former teacher at Gardner’s school who purportedly told Deadspin (and ex– Washington Post ) reporter Dave McKenna that
Should evangelicals support the state of Israel because it has a divine right to the land? Andrée Seu Peterson and John Piper have different perspectives
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Richie Furay now pastors a church in Broomfield, Colo.
Steffany Gretzinger is a heartfelt singer-songwriter who combines the jazz crooning of Madeleine Peyroux and Norah Jones with a few diving swoops, a la Joni Mitchell. The emotion is palpable in her debut album, perhaps because just before recording it she discovered she was pregnant with her first child. (Turns out both her creations debuted at about the same time.) Gretzinger explains that The Undoing is about how “this whole life is full of process—it’s the process of being