In the News: 11/5/06

Evangelical leader dismissed as leader of church he founded after allegations An independent oversight board dismissed the Rev. Ted Haggard as senior pastor of the megachurch he founded, determining the influential evangelist had committed “sexually immoral conduct.”

First woman takes helm of Episcopal Church The 26th presiding bishop, whose selection drew some protest, calls for unity at her investiture ceremony.

Web could give young voters a voice WASHINGTON — The 10 million members of Facebook.com — the social networking website that’s a fixture on college campuses — aren’t using it just to check out potential dates or keep track of old high school buddies. They’re increasingly using it, and other Internet tools, to get involved in politics.

Caught on YouTube The most popular political gaffes posted on the video website.

Bible-class vote might wait Wilson County (Tennessee) School Board members say they’ve been flooded with comments, overwhelmingly positive, from constituents about a proposed Bible elective in high schools, but they may delay Monday’s scheduled vote.

Supreme Court to return to abortion High court is set to begin case on partial birth abortions this week that could result in the first restrictions of abortion since Roe v. Wade passed in 1973.

Female Bishop Takes Helm of Episcopal Church Wearing multicolored vestments that represent a new dawn, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori formally took office yesterday as the first woman to lead the Episcopal Church and promised to seek healing and wholeness in a denomination threatened by schism.

Keeping Score on Tuesday As ballpark vendors say, you can’t enjoy the game without a scorecard. Here is one for Tuesday night.

In a Tech-Savvy World, the Word of God Goes Mobile The latest cellphone technology brings new meaning to the notion of hearing God’s call.

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