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Setback for Pope Francis on Gay Statement

Setback for Pope Francis on Gay Statement

In what is being called a setback for Pope Francis, the midterm document from the synod has had language regarding gays and lesbians removed after conservative bishops blocked its inclusion. After failing to receive the needed two-thirds majority in a vote, the controversial paragraph was removed leaving some progressives unhappy and disappointed. The document is […]

Same Sex Marriage Decisions Compel Churches To Take a Stand

Same Sex Marriage Decisions Compel Churches To Take a Stand

Court decisions overturning same sex marriage bans in several states have not ended the issue for many churches, whose Biblical beliefs compel them to take a stand, potential legal consequences notwithstanding. Gay rights’ activists deny that people’s religious beliefs are at stake, however evangelical leaders find it disturbing that governmental agencies seem to be taking […]

Houston Stirs Up Constitutional and Religious Controversy

Houston Stirs Up Constitutional and Religious Controversy

Houston, Texas has become a hotbed of controversy, stirring both constitutional law experts and religious leaders to denounce recent demands for five area pastors to turn over any sermon notes or private communications addressing issues of homosexuality or gender identity. Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor, declared the material fair game for government […]

Synod Encouragement for Catholics to Embrace LGBTs?

Synod Encouragement for Catholics to Embrace LGBTs?

The recent 2014 Synod of Bishops on the Family appeared to many as encouraging Catholics to embrace lesbians and gay men (LGBTs). This perceived change of heart and policy is being questioned worldwide. At the two-week Synod, which ended last week, the working document, referred to by its Latin name “relatio,” created a point of […]

The Oddity of Mark Driscoll’s Resignation

The Oddity of Mark Driscoll’s Resignation

The rise and fall of religious leaders over the years has been a source of interest, but few are as odd as Mark Driscoll’s recent resignation from Mars Hill Church this week. Unlike many respected pastors who fall from grace, this story does not involve criminal charges or religious heresy. Instead, it seems to boil […]

Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church Part Ways

Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church Part Ways

An investigation of a pastor who presided over an enormous congregation in Seattle has led to his resignation. Today, Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church parted ways. For six weeks the elders of Mars Hill Church have been looking into allegations of ‘plagiarism,’ ‘bullying,’ and displaying an overactive ego. There was no suggestion that Mark […]

Atheist’s Trip to Heaven Goes Viral

Atheist’s Trip to Heaven Goes Viral

A man raised as an atheist shares his incredible testimony of a trip where he said he went to Heaven and visited with Jesus. He was raised in a godless home where there were no religious celebrations of any kind. He said growing up he saw all the confusion and trouble religion caused and did […]

Celebrity Atheists: List of Stars Who Deny Religion and God’s Existence

Celebrity Atheists: List of Stars Who Deny Religion and God’s Existence

Despite the fact that atheism is usually a huge taboo subject for mainstream media and general dinner-table talks, it recently became quite a comfortable stance for people as a way of life. However, a lot of closed-minded people still consider Atheists and non-believers to be evil, as they often compare them to the people like […]

Yom Kippur: Rabbi Teaches Meaning of Sorry Without the But (Part 4 of 4)

Yom Kippur: Rabbi Teaches Meaning of Sorry Without the But (Part 4 of 4)

This article continues from Yom Kippur: Rabbi Teaches Meaning of Sorry Without the But (Part 3 of 4), in which Rabbi Matthew Soffer of Temple Israel of Boston teaches what it means to say “sorry” without adding “but.” In Parts 1 through 3, Rabbi Soffer discusses how difficult it is for people to say the […]

Yom Kippur: Rabbi Teaches Meaning of Sorry Without the But (Part 3 of 4)

Yom Kippur: Rabbi Teaches Meaning of Sorry Without the But (Part 3 of 4)

  On Yom Kippur, Rabbi Matthew Soffer of Temple Israel of Boston taught his congregation the meaning of saying “sorry” without adding “but.”  In this part 3 of 4, he reveals his further thoughts on the topic. Part 3: Rabbi Soffer explained: Judaism actually has a lot to say about Fake Apology. Appealing to the […]

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