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Mormons (But Not Mitt) At The Inauguration

Posted: 01/18/2013 5:57 pm

This evening in religion:

-- On her blog, Salt Lake Tribune reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack reports that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sending two apostles to President Barack Obama's inauguration.

-- Taking off from the recent controversy over who would give the benediction at Obama's inauguration and Friday's news that a United Methodist pastor would deliver the sermon at the inaugural National Prayer Service, USA Today's Cathy Lynn Grossman reports on how official prayers at Obama events have become a "political hot potato."

-- At WORLD magazine's student-centric publication, World on Campus, there's a compelling piece on an topic we don't hear much about: groups that smuggle Bibles to Christians in countries that aren't friendly to the faith.

-- The Guardian is taking a poll on if Satanists should be allowed to worship in Florida public schools.

-- Join me on HuffPost Live tonight to discuss the whether the "always on" mode of living with cell phones, texting and social media helps or hinders spiritual growth. The segment will happen around 8:20 p.m., but the schedule is subject to change. Click the link to be notified via email when it airs and comment with your thoughts via text and video before the conversation begins.

 

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