Friday's News & Ideas - 6/21/2019
- Jesuit HS keeps gay teacher
- Evangelicals & fake news
- SCOTUS keeps cross
- History of gospel music
- Christian case for weed
- Translation as loss
An archbishop told a Jesuit school to fire a gay teacher. They said no.
CNN: A Jesuit high school in Indiana can no longer call itself “Catholic” because it employs a teacher in a same-sex marriage, the Archbishop of Indianapolis says.
Survey: Most white evangelicals blame journalists for fake news
Religion News Service: White evangelical Protestants are more concerned about “fake” news than any other major religious group and are also the most likely to blame journalists for creating it.
Pew: Many Americans say made-up news is a critical problem that needs to be fixed
Supreme Court rules 7-2 that ‘Peace Cross’ can remain standing
Deseret News: Justices decided the cross could remain standing, arguing that its historical significance outweighed concerns about its association with Christianity.
Wade in the water
NPR: Produced in 1994 by NPR and the Smithsonian Institution, Wade in the Water is a 26-part documentary series detailing the history of American gospel music.
The Christian case for marijuana
The New York Times: If Christians are concerned about justice and the mitigation of pain, they must get beyond the just-say-no mentality, Jonathan Merritt writes.
Translation as an arithmetic of loss
Ingrid Rojas Contreras writes at The Paris Review on trauma, colonialism and the things that cannot, should not, be perfectly translated.