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Friday, November 03, 2006

Around Connecticut (11/3/06)

***Police have arrested a 15-year-old girl in connection with the vandalizing of a war memorial in Bristol, which included swastikas and anti-Semitic remarks.


***Nancy Johnson may be headed home after 12 terms in Washington. Really.


***Yale students discover that not all missionaries are evil oppressors. I take the good with the bad in these stories. For example:

Many Yale students remember being taught in high school about the hypocrisy, cultural insensitivity and occasional cruelty of Christian missionaries in the past.

"I associate the idea of missionaries with people who have no respect for the local culture and are manipulating locals into accepting Christianity," Phoebe Clarke '09 said.

Even though Yale was originally founded as a school for ministers, Susanna Ferguson '09 said she thinks it is odd that students today are still involved in missionary work because she thinks not many Yale undergraduates are extremely religious.

But missionaries are often not as extreme in their religious views as they may be perceived to be.

Well, that's a relief.


***Braving the inevitable scorn of the press, some New Haven clergy support Mr. Lieberman because he opposes gay marriage:

“We will not support a candidate that will go against the values of the traditional family as we know it and the Bible teaches us. This is why, as pastors and leaders that guide our people, we want to publicly support the reelection of Senator Joe Lieberman for the senate,” said minister Abraham Hernandez...


***More Connecticut soldiers headed to Iraq; they need your prayers!

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