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  • In Theory: Should the Washington National Cathedral be open to different faiths?

    On a Friday afternoon earlier this month, a section of the Washington National Cathedral was reserved for the first-ever gathering of Muslims in the sanctuary, there for their weekly recitation of prayers. According to the Washington Post, the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral who had helped arrange for the service to promote religious tolerance, said he "hoped the service would serve as the start of more efforts to work together for good." Although security was tight for the event, one heckler turned up, decrying the use of the cathedral by Muslims. The day before, the Rev. Franklin Graham, who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn. had made a Facebook post in which he wrote about the event that it was "sad to see a church open its doors to worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible." The critics' sentiments resonated with some Americans, but not with others.
  • Contenders face off in House race

    Contenders face off in House race
    Opponents for the local congressional election next week offered their views on issues facing the area and the nation, from bipartisanship to gun control. Both political parties are beholden to special interests and well-funded industry lobbyists, said...

    Former Leader columnist dies

    Former Leader columnist dies
    Walter Avery Meares Jr., a former Burbank Leader columnist who wrote about city issues during the late 1980s and early 1990s, passed away peacefully in his Burbank home on July 9. He was 87. He wrote a column for more than five years covering everything...

    Letter: Republicans gave birth to Obamacare

    Re: “Objections to an opinion on a court,” Mailbag, July 9. In his letter, Mel Wolf says that the Democrats “crafted Obamacare without input or approval by any Republicans.” Actually, the fundamental parts of the ACA were...

    In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?

    In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?
    In a controversial decision June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the religious rights of the closely held for-profit Hobby Lobby crafts chain, whose owners objected to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptives mandate. (The court did not apply those...