'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of "Rocky," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Of Mice and Men," "Aladdin" and "A Raisin in the Sun" included in the stellar lineup of shows.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Obama makes pitch for 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama Thursday urged people to help African-American and Latino boys and young men succeed by joining his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative.

Report: NFL considers moving 2015 Super Bowl from Phoenix

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- NFL officials are looking into moving the 2015 Super Bowl from Arizona if a law takes effect allowing discrimination against gays, Sports Illustrated reported.

Judge orders MLK Bible, Nobel Peace Prize put in safe deposit box

ATLANTA, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A judge in Atlanta Wednesday ordered Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize locked up while his family's feud is resolved in court.
Rush Limbaugh reacts to Michael Sam coming out

Rush Limbaugh reacts to Michael Sam coming out

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh said on his show that Michael Sam coming out was part of an "assault on heterosexuals."
Aileen Graef
Bernice King says brothers want to sell MLK's Bible, Nobel Prize

Bernice King says brothers want to sell MLK's Bible, Nobel Prize

ATLANTA, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, speaking in Atlanta, accused her brothers Thursday of planning to sell his traveling Bible and his Nobel Peace Prize.

ACLU says racist Arizona State frat party was free expression

PHOENIX, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union said students at Arizona State University should not be expelled for attending a racist frat party.

Islamic 'Martin 'Luther' issues his proclamation

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Two high-profile personalities recently took actions -- one outside the United States and one within -- that couldn't be any farther apart in terms of their global impact.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Anderson Cooper calls racist frat partiers 'morons'

Anderson Cooper calls racist frat partiers 'morons'

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Anderson Cooper says it's "terrifying" to think racially insensitive frat partiers "made it to college."

Arizona State fraternity kicked out for 'racially insensitive' party

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Arizona State University has expelled the Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter after the fraternity held a Martin Luther King holiday party with a racist theme.

Oil supplies rise modestly in week

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. crude oil supplies rose slightly in the week ending Friday, climbing by 1 million barrels to 351.2 million, the Energy Information Administration said.
Crude oil tops $97 Thursday

Crude oil tops $97 Thursday

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices rose in New York Thursday, topping $97 per barrel after the Energy Information Administration reported a slight inventory gain.

Human billboard offered college scholarship on the street

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A Kentucky man working as a living billboard said his life changed when a Martin Luther King Day passerby offered him a full-ride college scholarship.

Black Students Union wants more minorities at U. of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Jennifer Gratz, a plaintiff in a lawsuit over affirmative action at the University of Michigan, accused the Black Students Union of seeking "special treatment."

Republican group separates gun raffle from King, Lincoln dinner

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- An Oregon county's wing of the Republican Party apologized for the announcement of a gun raffle to honor Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln.
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Martin Luther
Anthony Bell walks by with large Martin Luther King Jr. buttons attached to his coat during the Martin Luther King Day march in downtown St. Louis on January 21, 2008. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Martin Luther (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment of sin could be purchased with money. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517. His refusal to retract all of his writings at the demand of Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521 resulted in his excommunication by the pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the emperor.

Luther taught that salvation is not earned by good deeds but received only as a free gift of God's grace through faith in Jesus as redeemer from sin. His theology challenged the authority of the pope of the Roman Catholic Church by teaching that the Bible is the only source of divinely revealed knowledge and opposed sacerdotalism by considering all baptized Christians to be a holy priesthood. Those who identify with Luther's teachings are called Lutherans.

His translation of the Bible into the language of the people (instead of Latin) made it more accessible, causing a tremendous impact on the church and on German culture. It fostered the development of a standard version of the German language, added several principles to the art of translation, and influenced the translation into English of the King James Bible. His hymns influenced the development of singing in churches. His marriage to Katharina von Bora set a model for the practice of clerical marriage, allowing Protestant priests to marry.

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