The Week in Religion: Haggard Would Identify
as Bisexual, Trademarking
the Virgin, Woman Kills
‘Devil Dog’

Hawaii’s state senate has voted to end prayers offered at the beginning of each day. Many churches are asking their congregants to post prayer requests on their websites. Offerings are also getting more electronic in churches, turning to electronic methods for tithing. By the way, Kim Kardashian tithes.

At the age of 92 Billy Graham told Christianity Today that he wishes he hadn’t gotten so involved in politics. In a new GQ profile, Rev. Ted Haggard says “I think that probably, if I were 21 in this society, I would identify myself as a bisexual.” Haggard went to say that he is quite satisfied sleeping only with his wife.

What happens when a pastor who studies prophecy meets a graphic novelists? Armageddon Now: World War 3

Cities around the country are beginning to charge churches usage fees for roads and drainage. Churches claim these fees violate the separation of church and state. In Virginia, the Giles County School Board decided to rehang four-foot-tall copies of the Ten Commandments after they had been removed in December, out of fear of a lawsuit. A new 4-ton Ten Commandments monument went on display this week at the Oldham County Courthouse in Texas. The monument was donated by a coalition of local churches and citizens and sits on Courthouse Square.

A woman in South Carolina viciously killed a “devil dog” after it chewed up her Bible.

A new study predicts that the world’s Muslim population will double in the next twenty years. An embattled mosque in Temecula, CA has been unanimously approved by the city council. While they opposed the Park51 Islamic center and mosque in Manhattan, the Anti-Defamation League is supporting other mosque construction projects around the country. And while they opposed last year’s health care reform law, the U.S. Catholic bishops will not join in the repeal effort.

Switzerland’s highest court refused to add “Madonna” to its trademark registry because, it argued, commercial use of the reference to the Virgin Mary would be immoral.

An elderly couple with a faulty GPS ended up driving through the wall of a 19th century German church. “The old man was more confused than the woman. He kept saying, It’s the machine – it told me to turn this way, but I suddenly ran out of road.”

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