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Grammy Awards 2015, Atheists’ Christmas Billboard and Other Things We’re Talking About This Week
Written by T.M. Gaouette | December 8, 2014
Here’s a quick recap of a few things happening in the country this week.
Mary Landrieu loses Louisiana runoff race. Republicans gained another seat in the Senate this week when Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy beat incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu in Louisiana’s runoff race. Landrieu was seeking a fourth term in office. The win expands the Senate Republicans’ majority in the House, giving them 54 seats in the Senate when it reconvenes in January. In response, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said, “[Voters] have rejected the Democrat agenda and the Obama-Clinton policies that have produced higher healthcare costs and job-killing regulations.” Read more about this story.
Lecrae nominated for Grammys 2015 in secular category. The 2015 Grammy nominations list is out and Lecrae’s “All I Need is You” is included in the secular category “Best Rap Performance.” The song was reportedly written about his wife. Christian artists nominated in Christian categories include Best Gospel Performance/Song: “Help,” Erica Campbell featuring Lecrae; “Sunday A.M. (Live),” Karen Clark Sheard; and “I Believe,” Mali Music; and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance: “If We’re Honest,” Francesca Battistelli; “Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.,” For King & Country; and “Welcome to the New,” MercyMe. Read more about this story.
American Atheists’ Christmas billboard says “skip church.” A Christmas billboard campaign sponsored by the American Atheists was released early this week. It features a little girl wearing a Santa hat and in the midst of writing a letter. The billboard reads, “Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I’m too old for fairy tales.” While Christians are upset about the message, advocates feel it opens up the discussion on “intra-family communication.” “That little girl on the billboard symbolizes the atheists who go along to get along, attending and possibly tithing a church that preaches a religion in which they don’t believe, for no other reason than habit or familial pressure,” the organization’s president, David Silverman, explained. Read more about this story.
What news are you ladies talking about this week?