Tag: Rick Warren

Scientology front buys Larry Hagman estate

A Scientology front group, Social Betterment Properties International, has bought Larry Hagman’s estate. Here’s what those front group are all about.

Femen holds a bare-chested ‘Jihad’ in protest of calls for the stoning death of an activist in Tunesia.

Also: Children who are wards of the State of Oregon can be vaccinated despite their parents’ religious objections.

Rick Warren’s youngest son commits suicide.

Religion News Roundup: Anthroposophic beauty products; Gays: faith is important; Muslim terror suspect likes women’s feet…

Religion News Roundup In today’s Religion News Roundup: your beauty products may be pushing a religious philosphy; 60% of gays say faith is important to them; and an American preacher arrested in Kenya faces charges of trafficking pornographic material.

Germany has more Muslims than previously thought, and the German government is making some concessions to them.

Meanwhile, the debate about the Burka continues elsewhere.

A brief roundup, posted from our vacation spot.

For inauguration prayer, Obama splits ticket; controversy erupts over inclusion of Rick Warren

Rick Warren The clergy chosen by President-elect Barack Obama to pray at his inauguration fill separate symbolic roles: One is a nod to the civil rights activists who made Obama’s election possible. The other is an overture to conservative Christians who rankles some Obama supporters.

The Rev. Rick Warren, who will give the invocation, is the most influential pastor in the United States, and a choice that has already caused problems for Obama.

The Rev. Joseph Lowery, 87, is considered the dean of the civil rights movement. For the benediction at the Jan. 20 swearing-in, he says he will pray that the “spirit of fellowship and oneness” at the inauguration endures throughout Obama’s presidency.