News Leader (MO): "Sex has never been more important to the national [U.S.] conversation, with such issues as gay marriage and abortion playing significant roles in political debate. The Bible is often used to defend each side of any sexual issue, but most people really don't know what the Bible says specifically about sex." Drury University professor Theresa Hornsby hopes that her new book, 'Sex Texts from the Bible' could change that. "If you look at the section of the book on marriage ... I really don't think people would want to make the argument that we want to use the Bible as a model for modern marriage," Hornsby pointed out.
On a related note, Salema Hayek recently told the magazine Marie Claire that although she believes in God and Jesus Christ, she does not like the Bible because of the way it portrays women.
WCCO (MN): Minnesota's U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose is answering questions regarding her qualifications amid the controversy surrounding the removal of several U.S. attorneys and their replacement with what critics are calling GOP "cronies." Among other allegations, Paulose has come under fire for quoting the Bible in her opinions and urging staff to attend Bible study.