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- Kinky pagan has appeal rejected by rights tribunal Peter Hayes — the man who claimed Vancouver police discriminated against him and refused to give him a chauffeur’s permit because he was a pagan whose sexual practices included bondage, domination, sadism and masochism — has lost his appeal to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.
- Catholic Church elevates Wisconsin site where nun saw Virgin Mary in 1859: The Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday designated a Wisconsin spot where an apparition of the Virgin Mary allegedly appeared three times to a Belgian-born nun in 1859 as the only one of its kind in the United States. [Unbiblical teachings regarding Mary]
- Germany arrests two men alleged to be in Sikh terrorist group: The two Indians allegedly are members of the Khalistan Zindabad Force. The Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) is a violent group which seeks to create an independent state out of areas of India where the Sikh religion is in the majority. ‘Khalistan’ is the name it gives to the state it proposes to set up.
- Pastor couple’s sentencing goes to 2nd day: A parade of character witnesses testified Wednesday at a sentencing hearing for a North Carolina couple, both Christian pastors, convicted of tax evasion. The judge presiding over the hearing announced in late afternoon he would wait until Thursday to pronounce sentence on Bishop Anthony Jinwright, 54, and his wife, Harriet, 51, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported.
Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
- Youth with a Passion: In its first 50 years, YWAM has deployed four million workers in 240 countries. Now it sets its sights on 152 remaining unreached people groups. [Some cautionary notes]
- Ho ho oh-oh: Dallas church goofs on Grinch alert
- From killer to Christian
- “God is in the Netherlands”: Churches are empty. Young people prefer shopping instead of praying. Still, Ghanaian pastor Daniel Bediako sees God in the Netherlands. “Even trees are part of creation!” he says.
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