Monday's News & Ideas - 11/25/2019

  • Pope: nuclear weapons ‘immoral’
  • TN Baptists vs. SBC
  • Cannabis churches
  • LGBTQ student sues Fuller
  • Man behind Uighur detention
  • Biden’s stutter

Pope Francis at Nagasaki and Hiroshima makes impassioned plea for peace and nuclear disarmament
America: “The use of atomic energy for purposes of war is immoral, just as the possession of atomic weapons is immoral,” he said. “We will be judged on this.”

Parting with national body, Tennessee Baptists repudiate Critical Race Theory
Baptist News Global: The Tennessee Baptist Convention on Wednesday passed a resolution strongly denouncing Critical Race Theory and intersectionality as “inconsistent with a biblical worldview and theology.”

Inside the war for California’s cannabis churches*
New York Times: Illegal marijuana dispensaries outnumber legal ones more than three to one in California. What’s the role of the cannabis church?

A seminary, same-sex marriage and student privacy
Inside Higher Ed: A former student has sued Fuller, claiming it expelled her after it obtained tax information -- shared for financial aid purposes -- indicating she was in a same-sex marriage

The man behind China’s detention of 1 million Muslims
Associated Press: Newly revealed, confidential documents show how Zhu Hailun played a key role in planning and executing a campaign that has swept up a million or more Uighurs into detention camps.

The Spark

What Joe Biden can’t bring himself to say
His verbal stumbles have voters worried about his mental fitness. Maybe they’d be more understanding if they knew he’s still fighting a stutter,* writes John Hendrickson at The Atlantic.

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