| Apr 2, 2014
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:09 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Inside the hushed contours of the racetrack kitchen, deep in the cloistered, hardscrabble world of the backstretch at Laurel Park racetrack, every head was bowed. The Rev. Segundo Mir, who pastors a mostly Spanish-speaking flock at First Baptist Church of...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:57 AM
It was a banner year in 2013 for the local softball teams.
Leading the way was Bellarmine-Jefferson High, which won the program's first-ever CIF Southern Section championship after nailing down its fourth straight Santa Cruz League title.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:19 AM
What would Jesus shoot?
Some churches in Kentucky and in upstate New York are doing what it takes to get people into the pews to hear the word of God — and in their neck of the woods, that means giving away guns.
The flier for the raffle at...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:56 PM
A coalition of Baltimore ministers endorsed Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler for governor Thursday, saying he was an experienced leader with a strong track record on civil rights issues.
At a news conference at Friendship Baptist Church, Rev. Alvin...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:41 PM
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-...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:39 PM
An influential coalition of Baltimore ministers endorsed Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler for governor Thursday, saying he's an experienced leader with a strong record on civil rights issues.
At a news conference at Friendship Baptist Church, the Rev....
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Janet M. Hamlett, a retired National Security Agency analyst and active church member, died Tuesday of cancer at Northwest Hospital. She was 63.
The daughter of Olion Craig, a Bethlehem Steel Corp. steelworker, and Allie Mae Craig, a homemaker, the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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,"...