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  • Mary E. Parker: Sunday school teacher was a mentor to many

      Mary E. Parker: Sunday school teacher was a mentor to many
    Mary E. Parker's schedule was full in her final days, her calendar lined with appointments as people young and old asked to spend an hour with her to talk, laugh, cry, pray and learn. At age 94, there was no slowing down for the diminutive great-...
  • Fred Phelps: Satan's servant

    My parents taught me never to speak ill of the dead, but in the case of Fred Phelps, who died last week at the age of 84, I think they would have made an exception. The man, who will be referred to in this column without the modifier "reverend,"...
  • Tuesday's high school roundup: Greenbrier Christian girls blank Denbigh Baptist in soccer

    Girls soccer: Greenbrier Christian blanked Denbigh Baptist 3-0 in one of the few games played Tuesday amid the wintry mix of precipitation around Hampton Roads. Boys lacrosse: Robbie Berndt scored six goals as Norfolk Academy beat Christchurch 14-7.
  • In Theory: On the legacy of Fred Phelps

    Fred Phelps, the founder the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. who was known for his fire-and-brimstone anti-gay public protests — as many as 53,000 of them since 1991, according to church officials — died March 19 at the age of 84. Q:...
  • America's evangelicals return to seeking souls, not votes

    America's evangelicals return to seeking souls, not votes
    Only a decade ago, Christian social conservatives were a commanding force in American politics. They helped elect one of their own, George W. Bush, to two terms. They were a cornerstone of a GOP coalition that appeared to hold a permanent electoral...
  • Late Tuesday UPDATE: Multi-sport high school results

    Baseball Kecoughtan 6, Hampton 3, 10 innings GLOUCESTER 12, PHOEBUS 2 Phoebus 200 00 -- 2 4 3 Gloucester 360 12 -- 12 13 0 WP: Jordan Harvey. LP: J. Voris. Standouts: Phoebus, C. Ward 1-2 (double, 1 run, 1 RBI); Gloucester, Derek Poole 1-4 (2 runs),...
  • Late Tuesday UPDATE: Multi-sport high school results and pairings

    Baseball Woodside 5, Kecoughtan 4 Indian River 6, Hampton 4 Lakeland 16, Phoebus 6 Grassfield 10, Bethel 2 Gloucester 12, Hickory 2 Great Bridge 11, Menchville 8, 9 innings Nansemond River 16, Heritage 1 Jamestown 12, Warhill 2 Lakeland 16, Phoebus 6...
  • Little sorrow seen as anti-gay preacher Phelps said to be near death

    Little sorrow seen as anti-gay preacher Phelps said to be near death
    Fred Phelps, Sr. -- the 84-year-old founder of one of the most-hated churches in America and possibly the world -- has been placed in hospice and could be at "the edge of death," according to an estranged son. The lack of public sorrow over this news...
  • Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate

    Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kan. He was 84. His daughter, Margie Phelps, confirmed his death to the...
  • Westboro to Reimer: The word of God will not be silenced [Letter]

    Susan Reimer's raging is in vain. ("Is the death of Westboro Baptist leader Fred Phelps cause for celebration?" March 21.) Pastor Fred Phelps preached a faithful gospel to this generation, and he was the soul that The Lord our God used to teach the...
  • Families of faith: An answer to foster children's prayers

    Families of faith: An answer to foster children's prayers
    Two years ago, Bill and Margaret Coyle opened the door to a social worker and opened their Orlando home to Conner. The 2-1/2 year-old blond-haired Energizer bunny with brown eyes was in desperate need of a safe place to crash. And the Coyles were...