The Morning Buzz | UMC Reinstates Pastor Defrocked for Officiating Son’s Same-sex Marriage

Today's Buzz reports that an appellate court has upheld a lower court's ruling that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, the United Methodist Church reinstate pastor who officiated his son's same-sex marriage, Supreme Court rules warrantless cellphone searches illegal, IRS needs to audit churches to discourage places of worship from contributing to political candidates. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Mormon Church Excommunicates Advocate for Women’s Ordination

Today's Buzz covers the excommunication from the Mormon Church of an advocate for women's ordination to the priesthood, whether a student debt crisis is looming, how Americans are more politically engaged with and aware of the politics of elected officials who are women, the past 100 years of American politics in one GIF, how Rhode Island has the worst job market in the country. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Rick Santorum Helms Christian Movie Studio

Today's Buzz reports mass graves of immigrants entering the United States exhumed in Texas, White House convenes policy summit on working families, Pope Francis excommunicates members of the Italian Mafia, Rick Santorum heads a Christian movie studio, compare your salary to those of 800 other professions. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | The Pope Just Says “No” to Recreational Drugs

Today's Buzz covers Pope Francis's denouncement of legalizing recreational drugs, how Americans spend their time, the most conservative and liberal cities in each state, Americans believe poverty is caused by circumstances beyond an individual's control, U.S. falls short on paid maternity leave, Obama asked to squash DOJ memo allowing faith-based organizations to hire and fire employees based on religious beliefs. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Presbyterian Church Approves Same-sex Marriage

Today's Buzz covers the Presbyterian Church's vote to allow same-sex marriage, skulls studied in Spain yield new discoveries about human evolution, Americans' support of euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide, how urban areas lose out when states refuse to expand Obamacare-funded Medicaid, Pastor demands transparency from Border Patrol, Brian Schweitzer insults Eric Cantor and Dianne Feinstein. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | San Francisco Archbishop Defends Joining DC Rally Against Same-sex Marriage

Today's Buzz covers today's march in Washington against same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug sentencing reform, unmarried mothers, and charitable giving. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | Studies Find Mentioning Religion on Resumes Lead to Fewer Interviews

Today's Buzz covers soccer and immigration, political parties and incarceration, the separation of church and state, and how college religious activities' impact on hiring. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Upholds Ban for Public School Graduation Ceremonies in Churches

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. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | U.S. Catholic Bishops Re-evaluate Spending Habits

Today's Buzz covers soccer, U.S. Catholic Bishops semiannual meeting, NYT coverage, challenges facing single mothers, and the rise of religious economists. … [Read more...]

Morning Buzz | How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor

Today's Buzz includes new Atlantic piece from Dr. Jones, new HuffPo piece from Dan Cox, Hobby Lobby Case, excommunication in the Mormon Church, attitudes towards atheists, and Miranda v. Arizona. … [Read more...]


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