Here is your Religion News Roundup excerpt for today:
By Kevin Eckstrom
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission
(RNS) The talker story du jour: Jesus may have had a wife. Or at least some people thought he might have, if he wasn't talking about something else, or speaking metaphorically, or finishing a limerick -- a 4th-century scrap of papyrus includes the line, "Jesus said to them, `My wife...' The only problem is we have absolutely no idea what the context was.
Someone ponied up $94,600 for Elvis Presley's Bible at an auction the U.K., but reasons we simply cannot understand, a pair of unwashed and apparently soiled pair of Elvis underwear from a 1977 concert couldn't find a home.
Quran-burning Florida pastor Terry Jones won't be visiting the pyramids anytime soon after Egypt charged him and seven Coptic Christians living in the U.S. for their role in circulating that ridiculous anti-Islam film that sparked riots around the world.
In Jesus really going to return to a bluff 124 feet above the Grand River in rural Missouri? Some Mormons desperately hope so.
A Somali woman who refused to stand at the opening and closing of a court where she was charged with terrorist financing saw her contempt-of-court charges reinstated, but the judge agreed to drop a 100-day sentence. The woman said Islam prevented her from standing, but Somali elders later convinced her otherwise.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that puts limits on Westboro Baptist Church's protests at funerals.
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