The Compass Headlines 07-06-2017

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The Compass Headlines 07-06-2017

Supreme Court Decides if Christian Vendors are to Serve Gay Weddings 

This week on Monday (7/3/2017), the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) announced that it will take up the case of a Christian baker who declined a wedding cake order for same-sex couple.  Today (Friday, 6/30/2017), the Texas Supreme Court ruled against the city of Houston extending benefits policy to same-sex couple.  While in 2015 the SCOTUS made same-sex marriage legal in the whole country, it appears the battle between religious liberty v. sexual liberty is not over yet!

Lessons from Martin Luther’s Marriage

As we celebrate 500th year of the Protestant Reformation, it is worth taking a look at Martin Luther, the man, specifically as a married man.  Michelle DeRusha gives three lessons that we can learn from the marriage of Katharina and Martin Luther.  Read more here.

Religion and Gambling

Studies show, according to researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Arizona that,
“…spending time at congregations means less time to go to a casino. Being integrated into the life of religious institutions means one is less likely to risk being seen as a gambler buying lotto tickets. And even the most secluded form of gambling on the Internet appears to be curtailed when we consider how much personal guidance people derive from religion,”
Read more here.

Where are America’s Megachurches?

source: http://factsandtrends.net/2017/06/09/where-are-all-the-megachurches/

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Valmy Karemera is associate editor of The Compass Magazine and posts daily news updates on the Compass Twitter page. Originally from Rwanda, he now lives and works in Texas with his family.