June 2013

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Southern Baptist ranks dip again as baptisms fall

Membership among Southern Baptists has fallen slightly for the sixth straight year. The nation’s largest Protestant denomination released in-house statistics Wednesday showing that total membership dropped 0.66 percent in 2012. The annual report prepared by…

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Manson follower Van Houten denied parole

Former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten was denied parole Wednesday for the 20th time. Van Houten, 63, told a California parole board in unprecedented detail how committed she was to the murders Manson ordered…