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c. 1998 Religion News Service Crouch, Dixie Hummingbirds among gospel hall of fame inductees (RNS) Gospel artists Andrae Crouch, the Dixie Hummingbirds and the Mighty Clouds of Joy are among 10 individuals and groups who will be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame next month. Crouch, a multi-Grammy Award singer and songwriter, will […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Criticism of Clinton’s China policy continues (RNS) Religious and political opponents of President Clinton’s China policy maintained their steady drumbeat of criticism as the president prepared for his scheduled departure for China. He was scheduled to depart Wednesday (June 24) for his 10-day China trip. Opponents of Clinton’s China policy […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Creech says bishop won’t reappoint him to his church (RNS) The Rev. Jimmy Creech, the central figure in the United Methodist Church’s current firestorm over homosexuality, says his bishop has told him he will not be reappointed to his Omaha church. Creech, who in March barely was acquitted of charges […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Court rules graduation prayers may be allowed (RNS) Student-led high school graduation prayers may be allowed when they are conducted without school district control, a San Francisco federal appeals court said Wednesday (May 27). The ruling, which affects nine Western states, was issued by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Controversial Islamic school gets OK from Virginia county board (RNS) Leaders of a suburban Washington, D.C., county have, over sharp objections from some residents, approved plans to build a private Islamic school for 3,500 students that would be financed by the Saudi Arabian government. The $50 million Muslim school was […]

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c. 1998 Religion News Service Controversial D.C. voucher plan passed by Congress (RNS) A controversial voucher program for District of Columbia public school students has been passed by the Congress but faces a veto from President Clinton and a legal challenge if it ever becomes law. The bill passed in the House of Representatives by […]

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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 […]

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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 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 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 […]