Some random items. Over 10,000 clergy have signed a statement in support of evolution. If you are a clergy person and want to add your name to the list here's the link. Also the UCC and a number of African American organizations are meeting in Atlanta to broach the topic of gay and lesbian acceptance within the African American community.
A church in TX was recently kicked out of the Southern Baptists for it's ministry and outreach program to gay and lesbians. There is also an interesting piece on how sbc conservatives are turning the guns against themselves over smaller differences now that moderates and liberals are out. Lessons for the Anglicans?
"Pro-life" groups are going after public funding of Planned Parenthoods across the country. Given the role Planned Parenthood plays in terms of contraception and sexual education, one wonders how abortion rates are supposed to decline by such a move?
I was recently quoted, sometimes badly, by our alternative newspaper over an event our campus ministry is hosting. The event is a talk by the head of the MO Coalition for Reproductive Choice. I suspect there will be a post on abortion in the next few days but in the mean time check out Chris Tessone's excellent piece on this issue.