Religion in Brief for November 3

  • Posted: Sunday, November 3, 2013 12:01 a.m.

10 Commandments monument rededicated

WASHINGTON — A stone monument of the Ten Commandments that was vandalized last month across from the U.S. Supreme Court has been restored and rededicated.

A ceremony was held last week in front of the headquarters of Faith and Action, a Christian outreach ministry.

The Rev. Rob Schenck, who heads the organization, said the restored monument is once again angled so that justices arriving at the high court can see what he called “the most universal of all basic ethical codes.”

Congressman Joe Wilson, R-S.C., told the gathering that last month’s toppling of the Ten Commandments by two men seen by security cameras was “gruesomely symbolic” evidence that “we are in a culture war.”

No arrests have been made.

Orthodox priest Alexander Webster said if the biblical moral code is abandoned, “no civilization, including ours in America in the 21st Century, can stand for long.”

Graham video to air Nov. 7 on television

NEW YORK — The Rev. Franklin Graham says hundreds of thousands of Christians plan to invite their friends to watch the telecast of “My Hope America with Billy Graham” on Thursday.

The elder Graham spent months recording the video that will be broadcast on the night of his 95th birthday, Nov. 7.

Franklin Graham says his father was unscripted and comes across “like a grandfather,” sharing the gospel and inviting viewers to trust Jesus Christ as their savior.

Associated Press

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