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The Briefing 06-25-14

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1) United Methodist court reinstates defrocked minister in disregard of doctrinal fidelity

Methodist Panel Reinstates Defrocked Pastor, New York Times (Michael Paulson and Emmarie Huetteman)

The Mainline (Re)Forms Further To The Left, American Conservative (Rod Dreher)

2) Solution to PCUSA membership decline not more liberal theology

Why the PC(USA) can grow because of marriage equality, Christian Century (Carol Howard Merritt)

3) Legalized marijuana brings social disaster beyond what legislators anticipated

After 5 Months of Sales, Colorado Sees the Downside of a Legal High, New York Times (Jack Healy)

 Ganja Gets Warehouse Owners Buzzing as Pot Farms Thrive, Bloomberg (Heather Bloomberg)

Candy’s Dandy, but Pot’s Scary, New York Times (T.M. Luhrmann)

4) Precocious social behavior in young adolescents detrimental to healthy maturation

Cool at 13, Adrift at 23, New York Times (Jan Hoffman)

5) Social understanding of autism does not match actual scientific consensus 

Dr. Lorna Wing, Who Broadened Views of Autism, Dies at 85, New York Times (Paul Vitello)

Doctors under pressure to label bookish children as mentally ill, The Times (Chris Smyth)