Belief Bytes: Tuesday’s Religion News Roundup

Here is your Religion News roundup for today:

By Kevin Eckstrom

c. Religion News Service 2012

Reprinted with permission

“Some Republicans have a message for Mitt Romney: be more, not less, Mormon.

Southern Baptist policy guru Richard Land, already under fire for racially charged remarks in the Trayvon Martin case and then for lifting those remarks from someone else, apologized. But he’s also claiming “media bias,” saying he was “mugged” by The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville.

News flash: teen pregnancy rates are down, but not in the Bible Belt, where they are among the nation’s highest. Researchers say religious opposition to birth control has something to do with it, but it’s probably got more to do with issues of class, poverty and education.

After Missouri-Synod Lutherans set a major Supreme Court precedent with a case on employment discrimination last year, ELCA Lutherans won’t get their day in court after the Supreme Court turned down a sexual harassment case brought by a former church music director against a Maryland pastor. Who knew Lutherans were so litigious?”

Read the rest of the article here.

-Samantha Freda, Wilmington Faith and Values news intern

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