Court order favors Jehovah’s Witnesses
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A U.S. court has ordered that all gated communities in Puerto Rico find a way to grant access to Jehovah’s Witnesses so they can proselytize.
Communities with guards already had to let them in. Now those without guards manning gates must provide access by Tuesday.
The American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement late Friday that the ruling benefits all religious, political and social groups.
In Puerto Rico, streets inside gated communities are considered public thoroughfares.
Puerto Rico has 318 Jehovah’s Witnesses congregations, with a total of about 25,000 members.
College sweethearts to wed 60 years later
DYERSBURG, Tenn. — Two residents of a Tennessee assisted living center plan to marry on Sunday, more than 60 years after they first met.
Peggy Schuster and the Rev. Henry Freund were college sweethearts in the early 1950s.
Freund said the couple often sat together in class at Rhodes College in Memphis (then Southwestern) and frequently dated. But they eventually went their separate ways and married other people.
While attending a church meeting in Memphis in 2001, Freund learned that Schuster had been widowed.
Freund, who had lost his wife, wrote his college sweetheart to offer sympathy. A decade later, Schuster gave Freund her email address and the couple, both in their 80s, began corresponding.
Compiled from The Associated Press