Can the federal government interfere with church authority? News for Thursday, Oct 6, 2011

Lots of sunshine through the weekend with Highs in the mid-70s.

A case before the US Supreme Court could change whether or not the federal government can dictate or interfere with church authority. Attorneys for Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church in Redford, Michigan saying that the church has the right to claim ‘ministerial exception’ in employment issues .  A former employee sued church after being fired.  ‘Ministerial exception’ protects churches from most employment related lawsuits. Lawyers for the church argued yesterday that if ministerial exception isn’t upheld in this case…that judges would be left to decide if ministers were doing their jobs properly in future cases.  http://m.christianpost.com/news/supreme-court-hears-church-firing-case-57344/

SWITCHFOOT’S NEW CD PROJECT “Vice Verses” HAS DEBUTED IN THE TOP TEN ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART.  “Vice Verses” also debuted at number five on the iTunes Album chart and number three on the iTunes Alternative chart.  FYI: Switchfoot is scheduled to appear on the Conan O’Brien show on October 25th.  www.switchfoot.com

Fortunate Sons, a group of 18 active-duty Marines, are hiking the entire 1,000-mile North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail” (MST) in what they are calling “the journey for injured Marines.”  The 42-day journey began on Sunday (October 2nd) at Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smokey Mountains and will end at Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks on Veterans Day weekend, November 13. All funds raised will be given to the Injured Marines ‘Semper Fi Fund’.  More details at www.SemperFiFund.org    (Select “Fortunate Sons” as the event name on the donation form)

SARAH PALIN HAS JOINED THE LIST OF REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES THAT WILL NOT BE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012. The formerAlaska governor says she made the decision not to seek the GOP nomination after “much prayer and serious consideration”. 

A commemorative Civil War license plate is being issued to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the War between the states. The plate depicts three soldiers in silhouette standing around a cannon along with the words “Freedom,” ”Sacrifice” and “Memory.” The plates cost $30 dollars per year, but won’t be manufactured for drivers until at least 300 have been pre-ordered.  The plate will be marketed through 2015.  www.nccivilwar150.com/

 

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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Verne Hill


Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm