Thursday, January 28, 2010

Religion in the News

Real men find Church too girly
Ruth Gledhill ("Times Online," January 27, 2010)
Real men don't like going to church because they don't want to "sing love songs to a man", because the "vicar wears a dress", because they feel like "mongrels on parade at Crufts" and because they want to be waited on by women rather than queue for coffee after the service.
Munich, Germany - Over 70,000 trucks and cars speed past the Maria am Wege motorway church every day on their way down the A 96 autobahn towards southern Bavaria. However, the sound of traffic can barely be heard in the snow-covered square at the front of the building's entrance, while total silence reigns in the church itself.
Malaysia terror arrests linked to Detroit bomb attempt, officials say
Richard Lloyd Parry, ("Times Online," January 28, 2010)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Twelve men arrested in Malaysia this month for alleged terrorist offences had connections to the Nigerian student accused of attempting to blow up a US passenger aircraft on Christmas Day, according to a report from Kuala Lumpur.
Anglican Archbishop Kidnapped in Southern Nigeria
("Compass Direct News," January 26, 2010)
Lagos, Nigeria - Gunmen are still holding the Anglican archbishop of Benin diocese in southern Nigeria’s Edo state after abducting him on Sunday (Jan. 24). Peter Imasuen, who is also the state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), was abducted in front of his official residence on his way back from a church service.
AVON, Colo. -- A Colorado man says marijuana is the main sacrament of his religion and a drug charge against him violates his First Amendment rights. Trevor Douglas of Avon says he belongs to the Hawaii-based THC Ministry but was cited with marijuana possession after a Colorado state trooper pulled him over for having an expired license plate.

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