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March 26, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
When 12:01 a.m. passed and God did not break into the programming on Channel 18 as predicted, the religious leader who brought his followers from Taiwan had a simple message: He'd been wrong. Chen Heng-ming had said that God would appear on Channel 18 across the country to alert humanity to his impending arrival on Earth at 10 a.m. on March 31. His statement that the predictions were "nonsense" ended an odd day of religion and spectacle in Garland, Texas.
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July 1, 2000 | Associated Press
The Southern Baptist Convention's largest state unit may sever ties with the denomination--a move that would dramatically drain membership and financial support. The Baptist General Convention of Texas is openly discussing a break with the national body, which this month rewrote its official statement of faith to disallow female pastors and two years ago called for a wife to "submit graciously to the servant leadership of her husband."
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July 1, 2000 | Associated Press
The Southern Baptist Convention's largest state unit may sever ties with the denomination--a move that would dramatically drain membership and financial support. The Baptist General Convention of Texas is openly discussing a break with the national body, which this month rewrote its official statement of faith to disallow female pastors and two years ago called for a wife to "submit graciously to the servant leadership of her husband."
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November 13, 1999 | Associated Press
Southern Baptists in Texas have repudiated the denomination's call for women to submit graciously to their husbands. The vote Tuesday marked the first time a state affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention had rejected the stance. About 2,200 delegates to the group's annual meeting voted on the matter, with only a few dozen favoring the "submit graciously" language. The Baptist General Convention of Texas is the largest state organization, with 2.
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August 14, 1988
Pilgrims, many of them handicapped, gathered at a Roman Catholic church in Lubbock, Tex., to wait for a miracle during a weekend of worship in honor of the Virgin Mary. Attention has been focused on St.
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November 13, 1999 | Associated Press
Southern Baptists in Texas have repudiated the denomination's call for women to submit graciously to their husbands. The vote Tuesday marked the first time a state affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention had rejected the stance. About 2,200 delegates to the group's annual meeting voted on the matter, with only a few dozen favoring the "submit graciously" language. The Baptist General Convention of Texas is the largest state organization, with 2.
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December 13, 1998 | ALLEN G. BREED, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Punkin Brown stalked around the altar of the Old Rockhouse Holiness Church, his head bobbing, his voice a stream of guttural barks. He was "in the Word," and the congregation clapped and shouted. Then, nonchalantly, he bent over and plucked a 3-foot yellow timber rattlesnake from a wooden box on the altar. The rattler stiffened in a "V" shape in Brown's right hand as he hopped across the stage on one leg, like rocker Chuck Berry. He set the snake on the altar and stroked its head.
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February 4, 2012 | By Michael J. Mishak
When Rabbi Shea Harlig took in the packed room at a special evening caucus for Republicans who observe a Saturday sabbath, he couldn't believe his eyes. While it was standing room only, few donned religious garb. "I didn't realize there were so many orthodox Jews and Seventh Day Adventists living in Las Vegas," he said wryly. There aren't. Unless "Ron Paul" is a religion. The Texas congressman's "revolution" stormed a special caucus at a private school in a tony suburb on the edge of Las Vegas, set up by Clark County GOP officials for those who couldn't caucus with the rest of the state Saturday morning for religious reasons.
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January 1, 2000 | NONA YATES
Encased in a wooden and gold reliquary, the relics of St. Therese, also known as "The Little Flower," have been touring the nation. Today and Sunday they will be at St. Therese Church in Alhambra. On Sunday--St. Therese's birthday--Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, assisted by a number of clergymen, will be the main celebrant at a concelebrated Mass at St. Therese Church in honor of the 75th anniversary of that Carmelite foundation.
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March 13, 1993 | From Religious News Service
When Jesus made his messianic entry into Jerusalem in the days before his crucifixion, his followers cut branches from nearby palm trees and laid them in his path as they shouted: "Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!" Congregations wishing to replicate that pre-Easter scene on Palm Sunday, celebrated this year on April 4, have to rely on palm growers and UPS. After all, worshipers from Twisp, Wash., to Millinocket, Me.
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March 26, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
When 12:01 a.m. passed and God did not break into the programming on Channel 18 as predicted, the religious leader who brought his followers from Taiwan had a simple message: He'd been wrong. Chen Heng-ming had said that God would appear on Channel 18 across the country to alert humanity to his impending arrival on Earth at 10 a.m. on March 31. His statement that the predictions were "nonsense" ended an odd day of religion and spectacle in Garland, Texas.
NEWS
August 14, 1988
Pilgrims, many of them handicapped, gathered at a Roman Catholic church in Lubbock, Tex., to wait for a miracle during a weekend of worship in honor of the Virgin Mary. Attention has been focused on St.
NEWS
February 22, 1989 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected two novel and sweeping attacks on pornography, unanimously ruling that police may not padlock stores that sell obscene books and prohibiting California prosecutors from charging X-rated film makers with pandering.
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August 11, 1996 | BRAD BONHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bomb threat was bad enough. Switching on the message machine at his Council on Islamic Education, Shabbir Mansuri learned that his office, which shares a building with preschools in a quiet section of Fountain Valley, was to be blown up. But what irritated Mansuri in a more lasting way, in those tense 24 hours after a federal building was bombed in Oklahoma City in 1995, was not the handful of overtly insulting calls from people erroneously blaming Muslims for the tragedy.
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