“If you’re training gay scouts to be, presumably, gay leaders, but then you don’t want gay leaders in the scouts, that’s an odd message to send,” says United Methodist pastor Charles Parker, a former scout. But opponents of the proposal to accept gay scouts say it flies in the face of a basic scouting tenet: the oath boys take to be “morally straight.”
"Every time we talk about a cut you’re talking about many people who don’t have an expensive lobby in Washington, DC," says Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rollins Blake. Sequestration is "a social justice issue, an economic justice issue."
This former White House press secretary wants to change the political climate in Washington and restore trust. After graduating from Wesley Theological Seminary, McCurry, a United Methodist, says "God was putting on me a challenge to see if I could do something about this broken world of politics that I've worked in for so long."
"I think the single biggest missing ingredient in our political system right now are real relationships of trust, human relationships where people really think about and care about each other. And that's right where the church has to be."
We talk with Grammy Award-winning artist Bobby McFerrin about his new album “spirityouall,” which he says reflects his Christian faith.
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