Sessions orders review of gun background check system after Texas church shooting

1. Three weeks after a gunman used an assault rifle purchased despite a court-martial conviction to kill 25 people in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has ordered a review of the US federal background check system for gun purchases.

2. In a memo released on Wednesday, Sessions gave the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) 60 days to investigate and report on whether the US military and other agencies are failing to report information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (Nics).

3. Contacted by the Guardian earlier this month, spokespeople for the air force, the defense department and the FBI were not able to clarify whether and to what extent military domestic violence records were being submitted to the background check system.

Click on the link and read full article : Read Full Article

Suspicious fire causes damage to East Side church

1. SAN ANTONIO – A suspected arson fire broke out Thursday morning in a second floor room at St. Gerard Catholic Church, leaving its parishioners looking for another place to attend Thanksgiving Day mass.

2. He said in addition to starting the fire, the people who broke in also stole some items from the church, such as wine and chalices.

3. The church is located on Iowa Street near Gevers Road, not far from St. Phillip’s College on the city’s East side.

Click on the link and read full article : Read Full Article

Thanksgiving day fire damages church in Newark, New Jersey

1. The fire broke out in the First Way of the Cross Church, a one-story building on Clinton Place just before 7:30 a. m. The church was unoccupied at the time, and no one was injured.

2. City officials say there was moderate fire damage in the church that extended to a residential building.

3. Firefighters battled a fire that damaged a church in Newark Thanksgiving morning.

Click on the link and read full article : Read Full Article

Husband and wife accidentally shot in church meeting about gun safety

1. A man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a meeting about gun safety at a Tennessee church.

2. The couple, who are in their 80s, were discussing gun protection at a social meeting held at the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains when the incident occurred.

3. “Well, I’ve got my gun on me,” said the 81-year-old man, police say, before he pulled out his 380-calibre Ruger handgun and removed the magazine.

Click on the link and read full article : Read Full Article

Recommended Reading

1. NotCo wants to change the food industry by putting machine learning to work to create vegan foods that could appeal to the masses.

2. Vice takes a look at one of the many subreddits that’s an example of a much larger problem.

3. An Algorithm Is Coming for Your Food Joseph Bien-Kahn, The Ringer.

Click on the link and read full article : Read Full Article

Church wall demolished after being hit by a car

1. A wall at the entrance to a church in Ilfracombe has been demolished after a car crashed into it in the early hours on Saturday morning.

2. The incident happened just asked midnight at St Philip and St James Church in St James Place.

3. He said: “The wall outside the church has been hit by a car and the gate pillar is on the ground.

Click on the link and read full article : Read Full Article

Sermonette: The church will stand

1. Whenever Kay Johnson posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link.

2. Close Get email notifications on Kay Johnson daily!.

3. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items.

Click on the link and read full article : Read Full Article

Florida church warns at every door ‘we are heavily armed’

1. The River at Tampa Bay Church regularly broadcasts its services live on social media, and in the wake of the Texas church massacre where 26 people were killed, a leader of the congregation made a splash on social media when he posted a photo of the sign.

2. Welcome to the River at Tampa Bay Church – our sign at every door of our church #welcomesign #theriverattampabaychurch A post shared by drrmhb (@rodneyhowardbrowne) on Nov 7, 2017 at 12:56am PST.

3. Associate Pastor Allen Hawes told FOX 13 Tampa the sign has been up for over a year at the non-denominational church, but garnered attention after Senior Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne posted it on his Instagram account.

Click on the link and read full article : Read Full Article

The church: The first steps towards unity

1. We meet with mixed feelings.

2. The churches left no stone unturned to demonstrate that the church is one.

3. Men and women from across the divide put aside their differences to come to a demonstration of love and acceptance at the cathedral.

Click on the link and read full article : Read Full Article

‘We are heavily armed’: Florida church uses warning signs to protect congregation

1. With churches across the country being forced to think deeply about security following the recent assault on a church in Texas that killed 26 people and the 2015 attack on a church in Charleston, the River at Tampa Bay Church has a sign posted on the front door that reads: “Welcome to The River at Tampa Bay Church – right of admission reserved – this is private property.

2. Welcome to the River at Tampa Bay Church – our sign at every door of our church #welcomesign #theriverattampabaychurch A post shared by drrmhb (@rodneyhowardbrowne) on Nov 7, 2017 at 12:56am PST.

3. 4/9 Law enforcement officials investigate the scene at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas Reuters.

Click on the link and read full article : Read Full Article