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.

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Tim Tebow brings a little goodness to Gotham

Kevin Manahan |

NEW YORK (RNS) Tim Tebow is Howdy Doody in a helmet, Opie Taylor running for touchdowns — while reciting Bible verses, stopping to find a lost dog, visiting sick children in a hospital and helping a little old lady across the street, all before he reaches the end zone. By Kevin Manahan.

New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin dubbed the ‘Taiwanese Tebow’

(RNS) “We could probably count on one hand the number of Asian-Americans who speak out as prominent Christians.,” said Melanie Mar Chow of the Asian American Christian Fellowship, a campus ministry. “It's great to have a role model like him.”

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Christians join fight against cockfighting

Chris Herlinger |

(RNS) Christian leaders are joining with animal rights defenders to advocate against cockfighting, calling the sport antithetical to biblical values. By Chris Herlinger.

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