RNS Morning Report: Trump at Prayer Breakfast; CAIR-LA Calls for Investigation; Graham's UK Tour

President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper with the headline that reads "Trump acquitted" during the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast, at the Washington Hilton, on Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Need to know: Friday, February 7, 2020

'An Unusual Appearance'

Trump takes jabs at political opponents during National Prayer Breakfast

'I don’t like people who use faith for justification for doing that they know is wrong, nor do I like people who say 'I pray for you' when they know that is not so,' Trump said. More from Religion News Service

Public Disruption

CAIR-LA calls for hate crime investigation into anti-Muslim remarks at public forum

The disruption began as the candidates discussed the Trump administration’s widening of the travel ban. More from Religion News Service

Successful Petitions

Franklin Graham vows UK tour will go on after planned venues back out

The tour is scheduled for late May through early June and was to feature eight venues in eight cities across the U.K. Thousands signed petitions objecting to his visit. More from Religion News Service

'Night to Shine'

Tim Tebow and the Vatican join forces to give disabled an epic prom night

'I don’t think God gives us strength so we can lift things, I think he gives us strength so we can lift other people,' said the former NFL quarterback in an interview with Religion News Service. More from Religion News Service

Religion Remixed

Canceling authors: The debate over who owns our stories

In the age of fan fiction, the age of memes, the age of mashups and YouTube compilations, we no longer take for granted that there is a single, fixed narrative — one that belongs to the author, by virtue of him or her having invented it, writes Tara Isabella Burton. More from Religion News Service

Conflicting Values

Mormon women press BYU to allow breastfeeding babies at women’s conference

A women’s conference hosted by Brigham Young University does not allow mothers to nurse their babies at the event, a policy that is drawing criticism from Mormon women who say they have faced gossip and official reprimands for openly breastfeeding in spaces run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More from The Washington Post🔒