It's a somewhat light day at the News Stand. One item of note is that a challenger has emerged against the incumbent in the 15th House district, according to the Harrisonburg Daily News-Record. Why mention only "incumbent"? Because that's all the DNR did, which makes for an interesting piece of journalism. The incumbent is, in fact, Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah). In news about faith, an Episcopal author has some harsh words for his denomination. In his new book, Mortal Follies: Episcopalians and the Crisis of Mainline Christianity, William Murchison claims that when its presiding bishop is more concerned about education, AIDS and hunger than she is the Gospel, the Episcopal Church is more service organization than faith (see previous comment).

In news about where faith and values meet public policy, it's wedding bells in Iowa, but not for any good reason; while Kansas Governor and HHS Secretary-nominee Kathleen Sebelius' veto of a pro-life bill reveals deeper ties than imaginable to abortionist George Tiller. Finally, Vice President Bishop Biden is back in the news, disgracing the Catholic Church once again by accepting an award from a pro-abortion group at a Catholic university. (More on this in the next post.)

News:

Va. House incumbents take early lead in money race (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Challenger Comes Forward In 15th District (Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)

Gubernatorial Trio Have Quickly Tailored Messages to Draw Blacks (Washington Post)

Iowa poised to begin same-sex weddings (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

National News:

'Brazen allegiance' to Tiller behind veto by Sebelius (OneNewsNow.com)

Episcopal Church resembles 'Peace Corps in ecclesiastical drag'  (OneNewsNow.com)

Presbyterians reject homosexual clergy again (OneNewsNow.com)

Pro-Abortion Joe Biden Says There's 'No Excuse' For Violence Against a Child (OneNewsNow.com blog)