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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Forecasters: Isaac Now A Hurricane

Stacey Davis, left, hands a screw to his son as they board up windows on their home before Tropical Storm Isaac hits in New Orleans. (AP)

BY: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Miami — Forecasters say Isaac has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds as it makes its way toward Louisiana.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tuesday that Isaac gained strength as it moved over the warm, open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Isaac is expected to make landfall over southeastern Louisiana, possibly the New Orleans area, either late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

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  • Manuel Roig-Franzia, reporter from the Washington Post

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  • RayG

    Interview with Mormons — With respect to how the Church treats women….be clear, in the LDS Church, Men get the priesthood and women serve men.  What you didn’t ask related to the concerns of mainstream Christians:  First, why does the LDS Church have extra-scriptural sources of authority.  The Book of Mormon (and Doctrines and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, etc.) correct the “errors” in the New Testament and here’s where evangelicals think Mormons are a cult.  Evangelicals believe that there are NO errors in the Bible.  Second, the LDS Church is polytheistic.  ‘Latter Day Saint’ means that men can become like Jesus; Gods of their own planet and living in polygamy.  Jesus was the first son of God but all Mormon males can become a son of God in the afterlife,  which means that there is more than one God and means that Mormonism is polytheistic — again distinguishing itself.

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