Protestantism

FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Trump, in an apparent warning to his fired FBI director, said Friday, May 12, 2017, that James Comey had better hope there are no "tapes" of their conversations. Trump's tweet came the morning after he asserted Comey had told him three times that he wasn't under FBI investigation. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 13, 2017 - 2:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is delivering his first commencement address at Liberty University, the Christian school whose leader was among Trump's earliest and most vocal supporters. Trump's remarks Saturday on the Lynchburg, Virginia, campus will mark his first extended public...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for religious organizations, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The order is drawing a mix of enthusiasm and dread from religious leaders, with some rejoicing in the freedom to preach their views and others fearing it will lead to awkward situations and erode the integrity of the church. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 06, 2017 - 7:25 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump's order to ease limits on political activity by religious organizations is being met with both enthusiasm and dread from religious leaders, with some rejoicing in the freedom to preach their views and endorse candidates and others fearing the change will...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for religious organizations, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The order is drawing a mix of enthusiasm and dread from religious leaders, with some rejoicing in the freedom to preach their views and others fearing it will lead to awkward situations and erode the integrity of the church. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 06, 2017 - 10:48 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump's order to ease limits on political activity by religious organizations is being met with both enthusiasm and dread from religious leaders, with some rejoicing in the freedom to preach their views and endorse candidates and others fearing the change will...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 27, 2014 file photo, Pope Francis and President Barack Obama smile as they meet at the Vatican. When Pope Francis meets with President Donald Trump at the Vatican May 24, the world will be watching how the Argentine "slum pope" interacts with the brash, New York billionaire-turned-president. (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, Pool)
May 04, 2017 - 4:05 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Oh, to be a fly on the wall. When Pope Francis meets with President Donald Trump at the Vatican at the end of this month, the world will be watching how the Argentine "slum pope" interacts with the brash, New York billionaire-turned-president. On many issues and priorities, the...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, before signing an executive order aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for churches. From second from left are, Cardinal Donald Wuerl is the Archbishop of Washington, Pastor Jack Graham, and Paula White, senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 04, 2017 - 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seeking to further weaken enforcement of an IRS rule barring churches and tax-exempt groups from endorsing political candidates, though his executive order on religious freedom is disappointing some of his supporters. As he marked the National Day of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a school choice event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump plans to sign an executive order Thursday, May 4, targeting a rarely enforced IRS rule that says churches that endorse political candidates risk losing their tax-exempt status. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 04, 2017 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seeking to further weaken enforcement of an IRS rule barring churches and tax-exempt groups from endorsing political candidates, in a long-anticipated executive order on religious freedom that has disappointed some of his supporters. As he marks the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017, file photo, a large branch is removed from an old oak tree in Basking Ridge, N.J. Remnants of the 600-year-old white oak tree that was believed to be among the oldest in the nation will become furniture. The trunk and limbs were to be delivered Tuesday, May 2, 2017, to Pollaro Custom Furniture in Hillside. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 02, 2017 - 7:23 am
BERNARDS, N.J. (AP) — Remnants of a 600-year-old white oak tree in New Jersey that was believed to be among the oldest in the nation will become furniture. The trunk and limbs removed last week from the grounds of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church in Bernards were to be delivered Tuesday to...
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This Wednesday, April 19, 2017 photo shows Bishop Karen Oliveto in the sanctuary of a United Methodist Church near her office in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Tuesday, the highest court in the United Methodist Church considered whether to invalidate the election of the denomination’s first openly gay bishop, Oliveto, amid a struggle to avoid schism over the Bible and same-sex relationships. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 28, 2017 - 11:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary review that could lead to her removal, the top church court ruled Friday. Bishop Karen Oliveto's civil marriage to another woman violates church law that...
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In a photograph taken Friday, April 21, 2017, Keith Keiling carries boards to be used for support beams in holding a 600-year-old white oak tree on the grounds of Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church in Bernards, N.J. Keiling's tree removal company is scheduled to remove the tree, believed to be among the oldest in the nation but was declared dead after numerous problems started appearing last summer. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 24, 2017 - 9:50 am
BERNARDS, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the removal of a 600-year-old tree where George Washington once had a picnic. (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Workers have started taking down a 600-year-old white oak tree in New Jersey that's believed to be among the oldest in the nation. Crews started the task...
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February 23, 2017 - 9:06 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Kenyatta R. Gilbert, Howard University (THE CONVERSATION) Each semester I greet the students who file into my preaching class at Howard University with a standard talk. The talk is not...
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