RNS Morning Report: Houston Mosque Threat; Summer Camp Abuses; Drew Marshall Show Ends

The Baitus Samee Mosque in Houston recently received threats. Photo courtesy of Google Maps

Need to know: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Safety Assessments

After fascist threat to Houston mosque, Texas Muslims call for increased security

A 4chan user threatened to use Houston’s Baitus Samee Mosque to re-create the massacre that left dozens dead at two mosques in New Zealand. More from Religion News Service

Summer Camp Threats

Not just churches: Camps are also prone to child sexual abuse

The camp where a counselor was arrested last week for "inappropriate touching" is not accredited by the American Camp Association. More from Religion News Service

Irreverent Risk Taker

Canada’s Drew Marshall, ‘raw and real’ Christian radio host, ends hi …

A 'skeptic on an irreverent search for the sacred,' Marshall said he will focus on the renewal of his marriage and possible writing projects. More from Religion News Service

Constitutionality Question

Atheist watchdog drops fight to halt clergy housing allowance

The Freedom From Religion Foundation said it hopes its strategy will allow the issue to be reconsidered when the high court has a different makeup. More from Religion News Service

Flunking Sainthood

20 changes the new Mormon president has made to appeal to Millennials and Generation Z

Mormon leaders have been hard at work to change missionary expectations, temple rituals, and curriculum to improve the Latter-day Saint experience for Millennials and Generation Z. Will it be enough? Jana Riess writes. More from Religion News Service

Prompting Public Outcry

Quebec bans religious symbols in some public sector jobs

The Quebec government passed a bill late Sunday barring schoolteachers, police officers, judges and other public employees from wearing religious symbols in the workplace. More from The New York Times




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