Tuesday's News & Ideas - 8/13/2019

  • GC2019 improper voting
  • Lincoln’s modern faith
  • 2 Va. churches & Trump
  • Children march in Miss.
  • New abuse lawsuits
  • 25 important characters

Improper voting at GC2019 voids key vote
United Methodist News Service: General Conference organizers have determined enough improper voting likely took place at the 2019 special session to nullify a key vote on how congregations can leave The United Methodist Church.

The maddeningly untraditional and modern faith of Abraham Lincoln
Religion News Service: The recent re-discovery of a Bible once owned by Abraham has reminded us how maddeningly untraditional and surprisingly modern his faith was.

In Virginia, 2 churches feel the aftermath of Trump's racist rhetoric
NPR: Two small-town Virginia churches with the same name have each found themselves caught up in controversy tied to President Trump's racist rhetoric.

Children at Mississippi Catholic church march to protest their parents’ possible deportation
America: The children of Sacred Heart Catholic Church streamed out into Mississippi’s heat on a blistering Sunday afternoon, carrying what they said was a message of opposition against immigration raids their parents could not.

Catholic Church, Boy Scouts to be slammed with hundreds of lawsuits in New York
HuffPost: Thanks to the Child Victims Act, survivors of decades-old abuse cases in New York can now have their day in court.

The Spark

The 25 most important characters of the past 25 years
According to Slate, these are the detectives, monsters, and racist waterfowl who’ve changed our world.

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