Here is your Religion News Roundup excerpt for this Friday.
By Yonat Shimron
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission
Chick-fil-A says it set a sales record on Wednesday, the day supporters rallied around the fast-food chain amid a debate over its president's opposition to same-sex marriage.
One reason for the fierce loyalty to the Atlanta-based chain: Southerners tend to be emotional about their food, writes Kim Severson in The New York Times.
Chains like Chick-fil-A and Waffle House, both founded in the Atlanta area in the middle of the last century, have strong associations for Southerners because they were part of the coming of age of a new South.
Speaking of the Old Gray Lady, David Brody at the Christian Broadcasting Network takes issue with The New York Times after a reporter there described Teavangelicals as “far right.” A more apt moniker? “Constitutional conservatives.”
Hundreds of young people have gathered near the London 2012 Olympic Park at the start of a 12-day evangelization event called the Joshua Camp. It is hosted by the Sion Community, a Catholic group that defines its mission as spreading the Gospel.
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