On Fridays, I post some of the more interesting articles I’ve come across throughout the week to highlight what’s happening in the world, USA, the Christian Church, in the world of religion, sports, and in culture in general.
Supreme Court rules on Same Sex issues DOMA / & Prop 8 in California
The Supreme Court has now ruled on two monumental marriage cases, and the legal and cultural landscape has changed in this country. The court voted to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and remand the decision of the Ninth Circuit in the Proposition 8 case, holding that California’s Proposition 8 defenders didn’t have standing. http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/june-web-only/what-did-supreme-court-really-change-today.html
Archbishop Duncan issues a response to the Supreme Court
ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Aaron Hernandez has been charged with murdering his friend after the two had a dispute during a trip to a nightclub.
Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with the first-degree murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the former New England Patriots tight end’s home.
Cavs pick UNLV Forward Anthony Bennett 1st pick in the NBA Draft
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Less than 30 minutes before the NBA draft, Anthony Bennett‘s agent was wondering if his client would drop to the Detroit Pistons at No. 8. Jeff Schwartz wasn’t alone. He had legitimate angst because there was suddenly concern about Bennett’s weight and shoulder injury. The green room area was filled with an eerie calm as the players, their families and their agents all wondered what would happen at No. 1. None of them had ever experienced such unknown and unpredictability. So, of course, Cleveland shocked them all by picking Bennett No. 1. And so it began.
Song of the Week – From Hillsong Church in Sydney – Cornerstone (an arrangement of On Christ the Solid Rock I stand)