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Colo. marijuana legalization taking a tollPUEBLO, Colo. (BP) -- One Colorado "church" is pushing for its mountain town of 1,500 to become the nation's first "sanctuary" for "therapeutic and spiritual users of cannabis."
Calling itself "Closer to the Heart Ministry," the so-called church in Nederland, Colo., celebrates cannabis -- the plant that produces marijuana -- as mankind's "tree of life." Read More
Marijuana legalization presses on amid concernsNASHVILLE (BP) -- Marijuana legalization advocates continue to gain ground as nearly half of all states have decriminalized marijuana possession at least for medical purposes and a majority of Americans reportedly have told pollsters marijuana should be legal.
Despite such momentum, ethicists, federal agencies and even some mainstream media outlets are warning of serious consequences of further legalization of the mind-altering drug. Read More
Spurgeon's 'preaching rail' now at MidwesternKANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- A preaching rail used by Charles H. Spurgeon during his 19th century ministry has become the latest addition to Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's new library dedicated to the British preacher.
President Jason Allen announced the acquisition of the preaching rail from First Baptist Church in Weaver, Ala., Aug. 10. The rail, which is a piece of furniture that functioned much like a modern-day pulpit, is prominently featured near the front entrance of the library in Kansas City, Mo. Read More
Ky. clerks continue fight against gay marriage
MOREHEAD, Ky. (BP) -- A federal judge has granted temporary relief to one of two Kentucky county clerks still refusing to issue any marriage licenses following the Supreme Court's nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Ethicists & biomedical researchers
Scientists "know how to do things ethicists shouldn't handle without adult supervision," college president Barry Creamer writes, while ethicists "address matters neither visible through the medical researcher's most advanced microscope nor comprehended by even the most persuasive rhetoric. … Certainly neither should wish for the other simply to go away." Read More
FROM THE STATES: Md., Ky., Ala. evangelism/missions news; '... God intended it for good'
Today's From the States features items from:
Western Recorder (Kentucky)
The Alabama Baptist Read More