Baptist pastor and Mississippi state senator Phillip Gandy sponsored a law he says will restore and protect people’s freedom to practice religion. Others interpret it as a means to legalize discrimination. “It’s aiming at keeping government in its place,” Gandy explains. But National Council of Churches president and general secretary Jim Winkler describes it as “a rearguard action by those concerned by changes taking place in society.” More
Pastor David Brown is a circuit preacher. Once called called circuit riders, these preachers went from town to town in 19th-century America to spread the Gospel. They’ve gone from horseback to car, but they’re still around. No one knows just how many there are, but they serve the same purpose they always have–to bring a religious message to people with no fulltime preacher of their own.