Belief Bytes: Thursday Religion News Roundup

Here is your Religion News roundup for today:

Graphic from CARA's Mark Gray. Courtesy of RNS.

c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission

“HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says a new rule on contraception coverage is coming soon, and they pinkie swear that they’ll get it right this time.

Maine Republican Olympia Snowe isn’t waiting around for her party’s right wing to drive her away; she’s quitting while she’s ahead, and maybe making way for a Democratic pick up.

A federal judge in Montana sent around an ugly, racist email about President Obama, but he’s guilty with an explanation: “I didn’t send it as racist, although that’s what it is,” chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull. “I sent it out because it’s anti-Obama.”

Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and executed by terrorists in Pakistan in February 2002, is another deceased Jew who was baptized by proxy by Mormons.

And remember the saga of the Orthodox Jewish high school basketball that was going to have to forfeit a big playoff game rather than play on the Sabbath? The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools that refused to reschedule the games is getting more heat.

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-Samantha Freda, Wilmington Faith and Values news intern


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