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Tourists visiting Washington D.C. will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets if they plan to visit the National Cathedral next year. Beginning in January, the cathedral will charge an admission fee in response to a looming deficit.
The Washington National Cathedral, a symbol of unity among faithful Americans, was the site of a politically divisive event promoting gun control on Sunday.
Flip Wilson, a popular television comedian from the '70s, created a worldly preacher called Rev. LeRoy, pastor of the "Church of What's Happening Now." Any resemblance to any actual church was not at all coincidental. Rev. Leroy once told the congregation that he was "going to Las Vegas because there's sin there and I'm going to put a stop to it. If I can't stop it, at least I'm going to slow it down."
The dean of the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act as a "filthy enactment" and asked parishioners to work together to reverse the decision.
Washington National Cathedral and George Washington's Mount Vernon estate each won $100,000 grants Monday, among 24 sites around the nation's capital competing for historic preservation funds.
Deception is the key component in the latest push for more gun control laws. During her soap opera press conference Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein used a liberal clergyman to give her the moral high ground in her campaign to infringe on the Second Amendment.
The decision by leaders of the Washington National Cathedral to perform same-sex weddings is getting a mixed reception, with supporters calling it consistent with the church's path for more than a decade and critics warning of further division on an issue that has roiled religious denominations across the country.