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Thursday's News & Ideas - 6/23/2022

  • Church ordered to rescind gay deacon
  • Religious liberty for whom?
  • Increased support for abortion rights
  • Ancient mosque found in Israel
  • PCA defamation lawsuit
  • A.I. poetry

A church was ordered to rescind its gay deacon. Now it weighs its next step.
Religion News Service: Neland Avenue is not the only congregation in the Christian Reformed Church to welcome LGBTQ members. But now it’s being singled out.

Is the religious liberty tent big enough to include the religious commitments of Jews?*
Slate: As new protections for religious liberty are allowed to swallow up other freedoms, the vexing question of religious liberty for whom is never fully addressed.

American support for abortion rights at highest level since 1995, Gallup says
Baptist News Global: The leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade has galvanized greater pro-choice identification among American voters and intensified explicit support for legal abortion, according to polling conducted by Gallup.

One of earliest known mosques found in Israeli desert, say experts
The Guardian: Remains thought to be more than 1,200 years old shed light on region’s transition from Christianity to Islam, say officials.

Can the church still enact justice when a pastor sues his accusers?
Christianity Today: The PCA takes up the case of a church leader who responded to sexual harassment claims with a defamation lawsuit against his accusers.

The Spark

The new poem-making machinery
From The New Yorker: Shall code-davinci-002* compare thee to a summer’s day?

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