Belief Beat

I’m under the weather today, so here’s a trinity of faith-related news making traditional and blogosphere headlines in round-up form:

1. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, despite warnings from Muslim leaders in Afghanistan, has been removed from command (and replaced by Gen. David Petraeus) after his Rolling Stone interview reveals allegedly insubordinate remarks. For more:  


2. Sholom Rubashkin, sentenced to serve 27 years in prison and pay $27 million in restitution for financial fraud related to operations at his family’s now-defunct Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, will appeal the verdict. For more:


3. The Rev. Tom Brock, a conservative pastor whose church left the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America last year after the ELCA voted to allow gay clergy, has been outed by a gay magazine whose reporter found him attending a Catholic support group for gay men struggling with chastity. (It’s still Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, by the way.) For more:


Share your thoughts in the Comments section below, as I retire to the couch to nurse myself back to health and finish up Stephen Prothero’s God Is Not One for my upcoming interview with the author.

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