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Andy Stanley's Church is NOT the "Safest Place in the World" for My Gay Teen

“Last June, my daughter showed up to church to lead worship in the elementary environment. The same woman, Christy, who had baptized her told her that morning that because she had come out as gay on Instagram, she could no longer serve in leadership, meaning she could no longer be a worship leader or lead her second-grade small group…” – via Church Clarity

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Chris Pratt attends an anti-gay church with a history of child molestation and ex-gay therapy

“Pratt attends Hillsong Church, the same church as pop-star Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Kendall Jenner. But Hillsong has a history of child sexual abuse and supporting so-called conversion therapy. The megachurch began in Australia and has since spawned outposts across the world, including New York City…” – via Huffington Post

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Missions: Is it Love or Colonization?

“Chau, a young missionary from the United States, was killed on Nov. 17 while illegally attempting to invade the land of the North Sentinel Islanders...After his death, people — including indigenous Christians — flocked to social media to consider what our attitudes toward this situation should be. Were the indigenous peoples protecting themselves or attacking? Was Chau a missionary or a colonizer…” – via Religion News Service

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Romania: Thousands Attend Blessing of Controversial Cathedral

“Tens of thousands of worshippers attended the inauguration on Sunday of a giant new Orthodox cathedral in Bucharest, amid criticism that public funding for the project could be better used to pay for hospitals and schools in one of the EU’s poorest countries.

The event was marred after three people were hospitalized when scuffles broke out between riot police and Orthodox believers…” – via The Guardian

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Eugene Peterson, author of ‘The Message’ and pastor to other pastors, dies at age 85

“He is best known for “The Message,” his popular paraphrase of the Bible in contemporary language that made the Bible accessible to many Christians. Altogether, he wrote more than 30 books, including his 2011 memoir “The Pastor” and the Christian classic, “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.”…” – via Religion News Service

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