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Convention Unanimously Votes to Boot Congregation for Supporting Homosexuality

FRESNO, Calif. – The California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Board has unanimously voted to withdraw fellowship from a local Southern Baptist congregation after its minister announced his support for homosexuality. As previously reported, Danny Cortez leads New Heart Community Church, a small congregation in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Last year, Cortez concluded that he no […]

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‘I Stand by My Point:’ Joel Osteen’s Wife Unrepentant over Remarks of Worshiping God ‘for Self’

HOUSTON — Victoria Osteen, wife of megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen, is standing by her controversial remarks that called upon congregants at Lakewood Church to “do good for your own self” because obedience, the church and worship are not for God as much as for self-happiness. As previously reported, Osteen caused an online uproar in recent weeks when […]

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Pope Francis Claims: ‘The Christian Who Does Not Feel Mary Is His Mother Is an Orphan’

ROME – Pope Francis focused on the person of Mary in statements issued both Tuesday and Wednesday, making assertions that some opine are unbiblical and heretical. “The Christian who does not feel that the Virgin Mary is his or her mother is an orphan,” he Tweeted on Tuesday, a post that generated much criticism from around […]

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Congregation Attempts to Attract New Attendees With Controversial ‘I Love Sex’ Billboard

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – A Pennsylvania congregation seeking to attract new attendees has also generated controversy as it recently purchased billboard space that features the quote “I love sex,” attributed to God. Restored Church, a non-denominational assembly in Wilkes-Barre purchased the billboard to advertise its upcoming sermon series on sex and the Song of Solomon. “It’s […]

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‘Do Good for Your Own Self': Osteen Says Obedience, Worship ‘Not for God’ [Video]

A recently recorded video is circulating online of Victoria Osteen, wife of megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen, calling on congregants at Lakewood Church to ‘do good for your own self’ because obedience, the church and worship are not for God as much as for self-happiness. “I just want to encourage every one of us to realize when we obey God, we’re not […]

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Planned Parenthood Supporters to Host ‘Women’s Rights’ Prayer Rally at Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A group of Planned Parenthood supporters and so-called faith leaders are hosting a prayer rally today at the Ohio statehouse to entreat God’s blessing on the organization’s work, including the abortion of hundreds of thousands of children each year. “Ohio faith leaders will culminate a week of prayer on issues that affect all […]

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Alabama Megachurch Builds $26 Million Entertainment Center with Bowling Alley, Night Club

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A megachurch in Alabama recently held an open house to celebrate the opening of its $26 million dollar, six-dome entertainment center, which some are stating is far from biblical Christianity and the example of the early Church. Faith Chapel Christian Center in Wylam, near Birmingham, completed the project on it 137-acre campus last […]

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Christian Radio Station Pulls Out of Gungor Concert for Rejecting Genesis as Literal

APPLETON, Wisc. – A Christian radio station in Wisconsin has pulled out of any support or involvement in an upcoming Gungor concert after learning that the lead singer no longer accepts the Genesis account as literal. As previously reported, Michael Gungor and his wife Lisa, who in 2006 formed a congregation called “Bloom” in Denver, are known […]

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UK Worship Artist Whose Songs Are Sung in American Churches Comes Out as Lesbian

LONDON – Less than a year after announcing her support for same-sex ‘marriage,’ a UK-based worship artist whose songs are sung in American churches on any given Sunday has come out as a lesbian. Vicky Beeching first was introduced in the Christian music industry in 2002, but became more prominent with the release of her worship […]

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Apostate United Church of Christ Sponsoring Ohio’s ‘Gay Games’

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland-based United Church of Christ, which is considered to be apostate by biblical Christians, has sponsored the 2014  international Gay Games—the world’s largest homosexual sporting event—which is currently being held in Ohio until Saturday. According to reports, the denomination is a silver sponsor of the event, which is stated to be hosting […]

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