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Jay Reeves

Jay Reeves is an author at Religion News Service.

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Alabama governor apologizes to ’63 church bombing survivor

By Jay Reeves — October 1, 2020
(AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has apologized to a survivor of a racist 1963 church bombing that killed four Black girls, calling the blast an ‘egregious injustice,’ but declining Wednesday to pay restitution without legislative involvement.

Christian ministry sues watchdog group over hate label

By Jay Reeves — August 25, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Florida-based evangelical ministry has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit seeking an unspecified amount of money from a liberal watchdog group that called it a hate group because of its stance against LGBT rights.

NEWS STORY: Methodist pastor acquitted in church same-sex `union’ trial

By Jay Reeves — March 16, 1998
c. 1998 Religion News Service KEARNEY, Neb. _ A United Methodist pastor was acquitted Friday (March 13) of violating a denominational directive by presiding over a same-sex union ceremony involving two women at his Omaha church. The decision in the case of the Rev. Jimmy Creech is expected to have wide ramifications for the 8.5-million […]

NEWS STORY: Historic church trial of Methodist pastor begins

By Jay Reeves — January 1, 1998
c. 1998 Religion News Service KEARNEY, Neb. _ Billing itself as the”Crossroads of the Future,”this small city of less than 25,000 people sitting in the center of Nebraska _ indeed, the center of the nation _ bids to become a crossroads for the United Methodist Church in its decades-long and divisive battle over homosexuality. On […]
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