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  • Cowboy church in Westcliffe bucks tradition

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com e_SEmD
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Westcliffe - If Jesus had a man cave, this might be it. "Welcome to Cabella's," says the cowboy preacher as he sweeps you into his Wild West Cowboy Church, a church unlike any other in a town of many churches. The cowboy church isn't a tourist ploy, though pastor Larry Smith...

  • Colorado Springs pastor ponders heeding the call of the gospel (and God) in new book, 'The Unfinished Church'

    by T.D. MOBLEY-MARTINEZ tracy.mobleymartinez@gazette.com e_SEmD
    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Rob Bentz laughs kindly at the question. When did you know you were called to God? It turns out that being chosen by God isn't a Cecil B. DeMille production: puffy clouds, rays of golden light, angels playing harps and a wise, bearded deity reaching out to shake Bentz's hand. Bentz...

  • Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    ROME — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant born just weeks ago in prison. The Vatican characterized the visit with Meriam Ibrahim, 27, her...

  • Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    DENVER — A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal. Judge Raymond P. Moore's ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six...

  • Despite bloodshed, Colorado Springs man says nonviolent movement is strong after trip to West Bank

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Jimi Hummer arrived in the West Bank city of Hebron on 
May 22 as tensions that led to current Israeli and Palestinian violence began to unfold. “So this was my welcome to Hebron,” he said Monday night, as photos of armed Israeli soldiers outside Palestinian homes came up on...

  • Opponents of Colorado personhood amendment launch campaign

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DENVER — Opponents of the latest version of a proposed personhood amendment for Colorado are launching their campaign. Leaders of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado are scheduled to attend a kickoff rally at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the state...

  • Pueblo County clerk ‘reluctantly’ stops issuing same-sex marriage licenses

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com —
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Pueblo County has stopped issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at the request of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. County clerks in Pueblo and Boulder began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples after the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction in...

  • Half of Colorado voters back Hobby Lobby ruling

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    DENVER — A new poll says half of Colorado voters support the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling allowing some religiously oriented business to opt out of contraception coverage for their employees. The Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-ih-pee-ak) University poll released Monday found that 50...

  • Man arrested inside Colorado Springs church

    By Emily Donovan, emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    A man was arrested inside a Colorado Springs church near the intersection 19th St. and Uintah Street around 8 a.m. Sunday after trying to flee from police. Jeremy Hunter, 25, was allegedly in violation of a protection order when police arrived to a home on the 700 block of Manitou...

  • Billy Graham has shaped evangelical life in Colorado Springs, world

    By Steve Rabey Religion correspondent -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Billy Graham likely will be remembered as the world's greatest evangelist, having preached to live audiences of nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and having persuaded millions to accept his offer of salvation through Jesus Christ. Nearly a decade after his last...

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