Olympics ceremony won’t include moment for murdered Israelis

JERUSALEM (RNS) Despite international pressure — including support from both U.S. presidential candidates — the International Olympic Committee has refused to include a moment of silence at Friday's opening ceremony to honor Israeli athletes killed by terrorists at the games 40 years ago. By Michele Chabin.

Church softball league calls a foul on bisexual pastor

ST. CLAIR, Mo. (RNS) A league of six church softball teams shrank to five when the pastors of three Baptist churches told one of the member churches that their teams would no longer take the field against that church's team because the pastor is bisexual. By Tim Townsend.