Here's your Religion News Roundup excerpt for today.
By David Gibson
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission
What if the Olympics were organized by religion instead of by nation? To a degree it is, for some of us.
The Catholic Diocese of Lansing is pretty happy about U.S. gymnast and parishioner Jordyn Wieber, and of course Jews are still kvelling over Aly Raisman.
Here in Brooklyn, the “magenta yenta,” a.k.a. 22-year-old Mindy Meyer, an Orthodox Jew making an unorthodox run for the state senate, is gaining national attention. Meyer – pictured here – says that is prompting her to tone things down. Too bad.
The winner of today’s Republican congressional primary in Tennessee may be the candidate who shows she hates the Murfreesboro mosque more than her opponent.
The Southern Baptist culture warrior Richard Land is quitting his day job, but not going anywhere: “I believe the ‘culture war’ is a titanic spiritual struggle for our nation’s soul and as a minister of Christ’s Gospel, I have no right to retire from that struggle.”
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