Mennonite Leader’s Credentials Suspended for ‘Ministerial Misconduct’ in Officiating ‘Gay Wedding’

Mennonite Leader’s Credentials Suspended for ‘Ministerial Misconduct’ in Officiating ‘Gay Wedding’

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A Mennonite leader in North Carolina has had his ministerial credentials suspended for officiating a same-sex “marriage” ceremony despite denominational prohibitions against the practice. The Virginia Mennonite Conference suspended Isaac Villegas’ credentials on May 25. Villegas had been leading Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship in North Carolina and officiated a ceremony between […]

Concerns Raised as Hillsong’s Carl Lentz Praises Oprah Winfrey After Appearance on Super Soul Sunday

Concerns Raised as Hillsong’s Carl Lentz Praises Oprah Winfrey After Appearance on Super Soul Sunday

NEW YORK — Hipster Hillsong NYC leader Carl Lentz has drawn concerns over the past week after he posted a photograph on social media announcing his upcoming appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday” television broadcast. “I really enjoyed my time with @oprah filming for her Super Soul Sunday show,” he wrote on May 18. “She […]

Tim Keller’s Redeemer Presbyterian Ministry Director Regular Donor to Bernie Sanders Campaign

Tim Keller’s Redeemer Presbyterian Ministry Director Regular Donor to Bernie Sanders Campaign

NEW YORK — In the midst of a famine in the professing American church for biblical instruction on selecting leaders for civil government, public records show that a ministry leader at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, founded and led by popular megachurch pastor and author Tim Keller, has been a consistent donor to the Bernie Sanders campaign. The Federal Elections […]

Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Appointment of Clergy in Same-Sex ‘Marriages’

Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Appointment of Clergy in Same-Sex ‘Marriages’

EDINBURGH, Scotland — The Church of Scotland, while stating that it “maintains its traditional view of marriage between a man and woman,” has voted to allow the appointment of clergy who are in same-sex “marriages.” The 339-215 vote in Edinburgh allows individual congregations who disagree with the denomination’s stance on marriage to opt-out and select […]

Africans Concerned American United Methodists ‘Preaching a Different Gospel’

Africans Concerned American United Methodists ‘Preaching a Different Gospel’

PORTLAND, Ore. (Religion News Service) — Jerry Kulah has nothing but gratitude for American Methodists. In 1833, they sent their first missionary to his country, Liberia, which was founded for freed American slaves. Melville B. Cox died four months after he arrived in Africa, but the missionary’s legacy lives on in the United Methodist Church’s […]

Tim Keller Staff Member Says Homosexuality Isn’t Sin, Part of ‘Church Plant’ Behind Transgender Restroom Plan

Tim Keller Staff Member Says Homosexuality Isn’t Sin, Part of ‘Church Plant’ Behind Transgender Restroom Plan

NEW YORK — A staff member at New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church, led by popular megachurch pastor and author Tim Keller, and who handles sermon orders for Keller, identifies as a progressive who doesn’t believe homosexuality is sinful and is part of a so-called church plant whose leader recently made recommendations to do away with male/female-separated restrooms nationwide. […]

Over 100 United Methodist Clergy Come Out as Homosexual in Effort to Obtain Acceptance

Over 100 United Methodist Clergy Come Out as Homosexual in Effort to Obtain Acceptance

Over 100 United Methodist clergy came out as homosexual or transgender this week in a letter publicly addressed to the denomination in an effort to draw attention to the issue ahead of the General Conference and to seek acceptance despite policies that prohibit practicing homosexuals from serving in the ministry. “[W]hile we have sought to remain […]

CBN Invites ‘Sensual’ Candace Cameron Bure to White House Dinner, Says Christians Shouldn’t ‘Judge’

CBN Invites ‘Sensual’ Candace Cameron Bure to White House Dinner, Says Christians Shouldn’t ‘Judge’

WASHINGTON — Pat Robertson’s CBN News is defending its selection of talk show host and actress Candace Cameron Bure, who identifies herself as a “sexual woman,” as their guest at Saturday’s White House correspondents dinner, despite concerns over her involvement in sexually provocative broadcasts and postings of sensual photos to her social media pages. The outlet praised […]

‘Pastor’ Proposes Elaborate Plan to Overhaul Restrooms Nationwide to Accommodate Men Dressed as Women

‘Pastor’ Proposes Elaborate Plan to Overhaul Restrooms Nationwide to Accommodate Men Dressed as Women

NEW YORK — A man who identifies as the “lead pastor” of a New York City congregation, who believes that in order for Christians to be loving and relevant in society they should accommodate those who identify as transgender, has proposed what he calls a “solution” that would eliminate male and female restrooms altogether. Ryan […]