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c. 1998 Religion News Service Evangelical group head urges prayer for Congress, Clintons (RNS) The chairman of the National Association of Evangelicals has encouraged members of his group to pray for the country as Congress considers impeaching President Clinton.”We are urging our members to fervently pray for our nation while the House of Representatives debates […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Evangelical scholars say Bible calls homosexuality”abomination” (RNS) The Evangelical Theological Society, a group of scholars, have passed a resolution affirming their belief that the Bible”teaches that homosexual conduct is always an abomination,”but sharply criticizing national media for”unsubstantiated, untruthful and hateful accusations”about evangelical Christians concerning the death of gay student Matthew […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Clergy gets OK to bring concealed weapons to Kentucky churches (RNS) Ministers and church officers in Kentucky are now allowed to carry concealed weapons inside their churches thanks to a new provision in a state law. The 1996 law allows residents to carry concealed weapons with the proper permit, but […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Clinton asks prayers over”difficult”Iraq decision (RNS) President Clinton, in a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, asked Thursday (Feb. 5) for the prayers of the nation as he faces”a difficult decision”in risking the lives of young Americans in the showdown with Iraq. Clinton and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, joined […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Clinton presses for religious freedom in China (RNS) President Clinton worshipped Sunday (June 28) in Beijing’s oldest and largest Protestant church, a gesture his aides indicated was intended to remind China’s leaders about the importance the United States places on religious freedom. In brief comments at Chongwenmen Church, Clinton expressed […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Clinton says clashes between West, Islam are not inevitable (RNS) In a United Nations address on terrorism Monday (Sept. 21), President Clinton declared it is”terribly wrong”to believe there is an”inevitable clash”between Western and Islamic values.”When it comes to terrorism, there should be no dividing line between Muslims and Jews, Protestants […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Clinton spokesman: Lott’s views on homosexuality `backward’ (RNS) White House spokesman Mike McCurry, who Tuesday (June 16) criticized as”backward”Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott’s description of homosexuality as a disease, has himself drawn fire from Gary Bauer, president of the Family Research Council, who said the Clinton administrations is taking”marching orders […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Clinton, others attack school prayer amendment as vote nears (RNS) With a congressional showdown nearing, President Clinton and other opponents of a controversial school prayer measure have stepped up efforts to defeat the proposed Religious Freedom Amendment pushed by Christian conservatives. The House of Representatives is expected to hold a […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Clinton, pope top lists of makers of 1998 religion news (RNS) President Clinton and Pope John Paul II tied for the designation of Religion Newsmaker of 1998 in a survey by the Religion Newswriters Association. The two newsworthy men also ranked at the top of a list of news events […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Conservative Christians, lawmakers rally to support NFL’s White (RNS) Football great Reggie White, who in March stunned some Wisconsin lawmakers during a state assembly speech in which he made controversial remarks about race and called homosexuality and abortion”sins,”was honored Monday (May 18) by the Family Research Council, a Washington-based conservative […]