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Mennonite University Considering Policy Change to Allow Homosexual Faculty

HARRISONBURG, Va. – A Mennonite university in Virginia is considering making a change to its current hiring policy to allow faculty members to be in same-sex relationships. Eastern Mennonite University issued a news release on the matter last week, noting that it has decided to open up a 60-day listening period “to review current hiring […]

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Defiant United Methodist Minister Convicted of Supporting Son’s Sodomy Given 30 Days to Repent

SPRING CITY, Pa. – A United Methodist minister from Pennsylvania has been given an ultimatum before the Eastern Pennsylvania Methodist Conference to repent of officiating same-sex ‘weddings’ or lose his ministerial license. As previously reported, Frank Schaeffer, 51, who oversees Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in Lebanon, was found guilty on Monday of “conducting a […]

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United Methodist Minister Found Guilty at Church Trial for Officiating Son’s Same-Sex ‘Wedding’

SPRING CITY, Pa. – A United Methodist minister from Pennsylvania has been found guilty before the Eastern Pennsylvania Methodist Conference for officiating his son’s same-sex ‘wedding’ against the denomination’s prohibitions against it. As previously reported, Frank Schaeffer, 51, oversees Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in Lebanon. In 2007, he traveled to Massachusetts to officiate […]

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President Emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary: Christians, Mormons ‘Need to Work Together’

PROVO, UT – The former president of Fuller Theological Seminary appeared at Utah Valley University on Friday, speaking to hundreds about his belief that Christians and Mormons should focus on common ground and “work together for the cause of righteousness.” Dr. Richard Mouw served as president of the California-based seminary for 20 years, until he […]

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Pope Visits Roman Cemetery on All Saints’ Day to Pray for Dead, Bless Graves

ROME – Pope Francis visited a cemetery in Rome last Friday in observance of the Roman Catholic holiday All Saints’ Day to pray for the dead and bless the graves of the departed. The occasion marked 20 years since a pope had visited a Roman cemetery for All Saints’ Day, and according to reports, Francis […]

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Bibles and Booze: Congregations Across America Attempting to Attract New Members With Beer

A new report released by NPR outlines that a number of congregations across America are now using beer as a way to attract new members. The effort is an experiment in finding methods that will appeal to those who otherwise would not set foot in a church. Some beer-based gatherings are held right in the […]

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Salem ‘Pastor’ Expelled for Wiccan Connections Targets Street Evangelists in ‘Witch City’

SALEM – A pastor who was expelled from his denomination for forming close friendships with witches took issue on Thursday with a number of evangelists who were preaching repentance on the streets of the Halloween capital of the world. Phil Wyman and his group “The Gathering” have been attending Halloween celebrations in Salem for nearly […]

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Dean of Washington’s National Cathedral: It’s a Sin to Oppose Homosexuality

WASHINGTON – The dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. claimed during his weekly address this past  Sunday that it is a sin to oppose homosexuality. The message was part of a weekend tribute to the homosexual youth at the National Cathedral, and a commemoration of the death of Matthew Shepherd, whose slaying sparked the […]

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Joel Osteen: God ‘Absolutely’ Accepts Homosexuals

In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen advised that he believes God accepts homosexuals, and that he doesn’t want to “tell everybody what they’re doing wrong.” Osteen sat down this week with host Josh Zepps to promote his new book Break Out: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers […]

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‘Reformation Project’ Recruits Volunteers Nationwide to Influence Churches to Embrace Homosexuality

WICHITA – A homosexual advocacy group is recruiting volunteers to influence churches nationwide to embrace homosexuality. The Reformation Project describes itself as “a Bible-based, Christian non-profit organization that seeks to reform church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity.” Based in Wichita, Kansas, the organization aims to “accelerate the acceptance of LGBT people in the […]

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