Today’s Buzz covers violent immigration reform protests, an unexpected result of the barrage of right-wing ads against the Affordable Care Act, the government’s spying on Muslim leaders, debates over the ordination of women as bishops, and soccer evangelism in Brazil.
Today’s Buzz covers how young evangelicals are breaking with the church over LGBT issues, Pope Francis begs for forgiveness from six victims of clerical sex abuse, Democrats craft legislation to provide access to birth control for women working for religious companies exempt from the contraception coverage mandate, why the wave of liberalism among young people could shift, being an atheist is psychologically impossible according to science.
Politico Magazine examines why more evangelical Christians are breaking with their church’s condemnation of same-sex relationships using PRRI’s major study, “A Shifting Landscape: A Decade of Change in American Attitudes about Same-sex Marriage and LGBT Issues.”
Today’s Buzz covers the imminent Supreme Court ruling in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case, the beginning of Ramadan, new GOP website engages people of faith, air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since 2005, Archbishop convicted of child sex abuse and defrocked, role of regional price parities in minimum wage debate, most stressed-out U.S. cities.
Today’s Buzz covers Freedom Summer, Hobby Lobby, female children’s impact on judges, Supreme Court decisions, and Obama issues an executive order to bar federal contractors from discriminating LGBT people.
Today’s Buzz covers religious minorities reactions to the SCOTUS decision about prayer at public meetings, hispanics who left the Catholic Church, a multi-generational approach to fighting poverty, high school students’ low reading and math scores, and Americans financial literacy.
In today’s Morning Buzz, who’s getting un-friended on Facebook and why, erroneous conviction rates for death-sentenced defendants, White House combats sexual assault on college campuses, evangelical leaders go to DC to push for immigration reform, the funniest city in the US.
Last week in The Atlantic, PRRI’s Robert P. Jones explored the challenges faced by Pope Francis who appears open to wooing white evangelical Protestants aligned with his views on cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. That said, the Holy See’s call for economic justice complicates this relationship.
VIDEO: CBS Features PRRI Survey in Interview with Baptist Leader Russell Moore about the Future of Evangelicals in America[04.23.2014]
In a recent interview with Russell Moore, CBS Sunday Morning featured a PRRI survey that showed young people are more likely to leave church over teachings about and treatment of LGBT people. Moore, the new leader on ethics and policy for the Southern Baptist Convention, discusses how the churches must adapt to declining membership and increasing secularization in the country.
Click here to read The Atlantic article by Dr. Jones about how white evangelical Protestants are more aligned with official Roman Catholic Church positions than Catholics and how the Pope’s call for economic justice may effect this political match made in heaven.