Adelle M. Banks
Adelle M. Banks writes for Religion News Service.
The 12th-century cathedral was already beginning to crumble.
A 21-year-old white man faces hate crimes and arson charges for the church fires, and a white supremacist symbol was spray-painted at the Highlander Center.
Leaders of the Freedom From Religion Foundation argue that the allowance discriminates in favor of ministers.
The Bladensburg Peace Cross, which bears the names of 49 men who died in World War I, is on land now owned by a Maryland government commission.
“It’s time for pervasive change,” said SBC president J. D. Greear.