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Presbyterians vote to allow gay marriage by whopping 3-1 ratio

The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted Thursday (June 19) to allow gay and lesbian weddings within the church, making it among the largest Christian denominations to take an embracing step toward same-sex marriage.

BRIEF: Retreat center to host BBQ with the bishop

Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will offer “Barbecues with Bishop Emeritus Skylstad” on July 15 and Aug. 26.

Cheney UMC to welcome new pastor

On July 1 many members of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church will beginning they’re new assignment and roles in the church, including the Rev. Alissa Bertsch Johnson who is the newly assigned senior pastor at Cheney United Methodist Church.

Mormon higher-ups hold keys to excommunication process against two activists

The Mormon Church insists that excommunication threats targeting activists Kate Kelly and John Dehlin were generated by their respective LDS leaders in Virginia and northern Utah.

ANALYSIS: Iraq’s Sunni insurgents listed their crimes in annual report

The militant group that exploded on to the scene in Iraq this year has been carefully cataloging its list of brutalities over recent years in an annual report published online, according to a think tank that has analyzed the latest publication.

BRIEF: Goodwill receives two grants for veterans

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest announced that it has received two grants for for veterans.

Georgia execution would be 1st since botched Oklahoma effort

After an unusual six-week lapse in executions in the nation since a botched effort in Oklahoma on April 29, two men could face lethal-injection deaths in Georgia and Missouri Tuesday night (June 17) or early Wednesday.

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