The First Amendment protects the right of the Westboro Baptist Church to hold anti-gay protests outside military funerals, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The 8-1 ruling backs an appeals court decision to throw out a $5 million victory for Albert Snyder, who sued the fundamentalist church after its members picketed his son's funeral.
Pope Benedict XVI today "signed off on the miracle needed for the beatification of Pope John Paul II, and set May 1 as the date to honor one of the most beloved popes of all times as a model of saintliness for the church," the Associated Press writes.
English-speaking Christians were handed the King James Bible 400 years ago. But much of it was copied from a translation made 50 years earlier by William Tyndale. Rev. Paul Cross, who teaches at the Master's Institute in St. Paul, Minn., discusses Tyndale's mission to democratize the Bible.