Friday's News & Ideas - 1/31/2020
- SCOTUS shifting on religion
- NFL team involved in clergy abuse crisis?
- Suicide places focus on conversion therapy
- Catholics consider candidates
- Willow Creek mentor accused
- Lawyer who stood up to Chevron
The Supreme Court’s collapsing center on religion*
New York Times: A case over vouchers threatens to breach the wall separating church and state.
NFL’s Saints accused of helping shape clergy sex abuse list
Associated Press: The New Orleans Saints say they only did “minimal” public relations work on the area’s Roman Catholic sexual abuse crisis, but attorneys say the team’s involvement went much further.
A young woman's suicide puts focus on church's counseling for LGBT Catholics
Religion News Service: Last year, Colorado banned gay conversion therapy for minors. That ban, however, exempts religious counselors.
Listen: Catholics consider presidential candidates ahead of Iowa caucuses
NPR: A majority of working-class Catholic voters in Dubuque, Iowa, flipped from Democrat to Republican in 2016 -- for the first time since Dwight Eisenhower, NPR's Morning Edition reports. Will Democrats draw them back in 2020?
Willow Creek confirms abuse allegations against Gilbert Bilezikian
Christianity Today: “Dr. B,” an egalitarian leader and mentor to Bill Hybels, continued teaching at church for years after elders learned of his misconduct.
How the environmental lawyer who won a massive judgment against Chevron lost everything
An attorney who has been battling Chevron for more than a decade over environmental devastation in South America was put on house arrest in August, The Intercept says.
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