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Planned Parenthood backs down from Mormon condom fight

Religion | Church outraged over condom packages stamped with a popular—and trademarked—LDS logo
by Ciera Horton
Posted 7/28/16, 02:50 pm

Planned Parenthood in Utah dropped plans to distribute condoms printed with a Mormon symbol after backlash from the conservative Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).

The abortion giant said on Wednesday the condoms with the LDS symbol were for a limited series intended to initiate dialogue about sexual health. But the LDS church claims it owns the rights to the symbol and did not give Planned Parenthood permission to use the trademark.

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The church’s urban focus overlooks working-class whites

Churches | More enthusiasm and funding is needed in small towns and rural areas
by Anthony Bradley
Posted 7/25/16, 06:33 pm

Christians have a clear Scriptural mandate to love and serve those who are suffering wherever they find them (Deuteronomy 15:11, Ezekiel 16:49).

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Confessions and questions

Religion | PCA confesses past racism and approves study committee on women in ministry
by James Bruce
Posted 7/08/16, 01:00 am

Race and gender. Not easy issues, but commissioners to the 44th General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) tackled both this June.

Questions about racism, past and present, dominated deliberations at the district level before GA: The districts, called presbyteries, send resolutions (“overtures”) to the assembly, and two-thirds of them this year dealt with racism. The GA overwhelmingly approved one overture confessing past and present sins of racism, and another to establish a study committee on racial reconciliation.

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