Category Archives: Nonprofits

Boy Scouts Christian alternative launches with 500 troops

My top ten faith stories of 2013 came out today and No. 6 concerns the Boy Scouts: 6. The Boy Scouts of America allows gay Scouts In May, the Boy Scouts of America announced that the 1,400 voting members of … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby case: how will the Supreme Court rule on contraception?

Hobby Lobby execs got the news last week that their case opposing a federal mandate to provide contraception to employees will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. This case interests me because I am taking a class on intergovernmental … Continue reading

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Obamacare, Medicaid and the social problem pastors won’t address

Amid all the political back and forth on the Affordable Care Act and whether it’s the savior of society, or a sign of the apocalypse, I came across a blog item taking pastors to task for not standing up for … Continue reading

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Church group threatened with arrest for feeding homeless in Raleigh, NC

A little late to this story, but it certainly deserves all the publicity it can get. Seems a few overzealous folks in the Raleigh, N.C. police department decided that a church group were committing an offense against society with their … Continue reading

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Nonprofit founder Eric Buehrer says Christian values can be taught in public schools

Ask an average American about teaching religion in public schools and polls show they will likely give the wrong answer. Our country has become divided over the issue of separation of church and state. That core principle means what it … Continue reading

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Baptists and Methodists adopt differing responses to Boy Scouts

The recent decision by the Boy Scouts of America to permit gay scouts is drawing interesting responses from the faith community. The two are inextricably linked since thousands of churches across the country sponsor Boy Scout troops. Many denominations have … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts to vote today to permit homosexual members

A long battle could be resolved today as the Boy Scouts of America will vote on whether to permit gay Scouts to join the organization. The compromise plan was announced April 19: it would no longer deny membership to youth … Continue reading

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Washington Post poll reveals broad support for allowing gays in Boy Scouts

Here we go again with more fascinating news on gay rights straight from the American psyche. This time, it’s a new Washington Post-ABC News poll revealing surprising support for gay inclusion in the Boy Scouts of America. In the new … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts of America compromise on gays: is it fair?

The announcement by the Boy Scouts of America on a new gay policy slipped by relatively unnoticed April 19. I suspect this was not entirely a coincidence. It’s common PR practice to release sensitive news on a Friday afternoon in … Continue reading

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Freedom Global Outreach making a difference in Haiti

There are short-term missions and then there are life missions. Matt Reichard is doing the latter. I don’t really know Matt that well, but we played in a fantasy baseball league for a number of years and became Facebook friends. … Continue reading

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