Religion Today Daily Headlines - January 1, 2013

Religion Today Daily Headlines - January 1, 2013

Daily briefs of the top news stories impacting Christians around the world.

In today's edition:

  • CNN's Piers Morgan: Amend the Bible to Embrace Homosexuality
  • Maryland Business Owner Ends Wedding Services Over Same-Sex Marriage
  • Dead Sea Scroll Digital Library Opens

 

CNN's Piers Morgan: Amend the Bible to Embrace Homosexuality

CNN host Piers Morgan, who is already facing angry deportation calls from thousands of Americans over his attacks on the Second Amendment, is calling for a gay marriage amendment to the Bible, Townhall.com reports. During a discussion on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Christmas Eve with megachurch pastor Rick Warren, Morgan argued that there needs to be an "amendment to the Bible" for same-sex marriage. "Both the Bible and the Constitution were well-intentioned but they are basically inherently flawed," Morgan told Warren. "Hence the need to amend it." Warren replied: "Uh, no. Not a chance. What I believe is flawed is human opinion, because it constantly changes."

Maryland Business Owner Ends Wedding Services Over Same-Sex Marriage

A well-known Maryland tour company famous for its old-fashioned trolley rides will no longer be offering its wedding services starting in January because its owner opposes same-sex marriage and fears he might face discrimination claims for turning away gay couples, the Christian Post reports. "We're a Christian-owned company, and we just can't support gay marriages," said Matt Grubbs, owner of Discover Annapolis Tours. "We're not trying to make a statement. We're not trying to make a point. We're just trying to be faithful Christians," Grubbs said, adding that his attorney advised him to shut down wedding services to avoid discrimination lawsuits. According to the Baltimore Sun, Grubbs' decision means walking away from $50,000 in revenue in 2013, when new same-sex marriage legalization comes into effect in the state. 

Dead Sea Scroll Digital Library Opens

A new digital library stored on Google servers and containing fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls was launched Dec. 18 by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Google Israel, reports Travelujah. The current library contains 4,000 high resolution scans of infrared photographs that were taken after being discovered in the 1950s. An additional 1,000 new scans were specially constructed by the Israel Antiquities Authority. The actual Dead Sea Scrolls are on display inside the Shrine of the Book exhibit at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The scrolls were discovered in the 1950s in caves situated in the Judean Desert at the site of Qumran. To learn more about the new Dead Sea Scroll library, visit this link: www.deadseascrolls.org.il/.

Publication date: January 1, 2013

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