‘Church of Scotland’ Backs Homosexual Unions

‘Church of Scotland’ Backs Homosexual Unions

(Christian Institute) — The Church of Scotland has taken steps to allow its ministers to perform same-sex “weddings,” after debating a report in its General Assembly. The report, put forward by the influential Theological Forum, acknowledged that the Bible condemns same-sex acts, but claimed Scripture was framed by cultural context. Marriage was redefined in Scotland […]

New York ‘Concerned Clergy for Choice’ Group Gathers in State Capitol in Support of Abortion, Contraception Access

New York ‘Concerned Clergy for Choice’ Group Gathers in State Capitol in Support of Abortion, Contraception Access

ALBANY, N.Y. — A group known as “Concerned Clergy for Choice” and others recently gathered in the New York state capital to advocate for access to abortion and contraception, and to express support for the sexually-centered organization Planned Parenthood. “As pastors, we believe in New Yorkers’ ability to get the health care that is supported […]

‘Pope Francis’ Declares ‘Saints’ Deceased Fatima Children Who Purportedly Saw Apparition of Mary

‘Pope Francis’ Declares ‘Saints’ Deceased Fatima Children Who Purportedly Saw Apparition of Mary

FATIMA, Portugal — Jorge Bergoglio, the Roman Catholic leader known as Pope Francis, has “sainted” two of three Portuguese shepherds who purportedly saw an apparition of Mary a century ago and are credited with two miracles following their death. The occasion, which is widely accepted among Catholics worldwide, is rejected by evangelicals, who note numerous conflicts with […]

United Methodist Minister Facing Possible Discipline for Officiating Same-Sex Ceremony

United Methodist Minister Facing Possible Discipline for Officiating Same-Sex Ceremony

Iowa City, Iowa — A campus minister at the University of Iowa is facing possible censure from United Methodist leadership for officiating a same-sex ceremony for another female clergy member. Anna Blaedel, the executive director of the university’s Wesley Student Center, presided over the ceremony in Oklahoma on April 4, despite knowledge that doing so […]

Nicaraguan Minister Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison Over Woman’s Death From Fiery Exorcism

Nicaraguan Minister Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison Over Woman’s Death From Fiery Exorcism

MANAGUA — A young Nicaraguan minister and four of his members have been sentenced to 30 years in prison after a woman died following an exorcism attempt that resulted in burns on more than 80 percent of her body. “The suffering that Trujillo was subjected to is something no human being should go through,” said […]

Elderly Ex-Vicar ‘Marries’ Male Model 54 Years Younger, Wants Church of England to ‘Move On’ With the Times

Elderly Ex-Vicar ‘Marries’ Male Model 54 Years Younger, Wants Church of England to ‘Move On’ With the Times

EASTRY, Kent — A retired vicar with the Church of England has “wed” a young Romanian model 54 years his junior, and now wants the Church to get with the times in regard to same-sex relationships. Philip Clements, 78, tied the knot to Florin Marin, 24, last month at the registry office in Ramsgate after meeting […]

Reps for Prosperity Preacher Benny Hinn Confirm Govt ‘Reviewing Certain Operations’ Following Raid

Reps for Prosperity Preacher Benny Hinn Confirm Govt ‘Reviewing Certain Operations’ Following Raid

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Representatives for prosperity preacher Benny Hinn have confirmed that the federal government is “reviewing certain operations” following a raid on Hinn’s Texas office. “As has been widely reported, Benny Hinn Ministries is cooperating fully with the governmental entities that are reviewing certain operations of the Church,” a social media post released on Thursday […]

IRS Investigators Raid Texas Office of Prosperity Preacher Benny Hinn

IRS Investigators Raid Texas Office of Prosperity Preacher Benny Hinn

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Federal investigators raided the Texas office of prosperity preacher Benny Hinn after obtaining a warrant on Wednesday. U.S. Postal Service inspectors and IRS criminal investigators were seen carrying boxes out of the Grapevine facility throughout the day. “It looked like a big raid: people everywhere, police people everywhere out there, and just […]

UK Liberal Democrat Leader Who Professes Christianity Claims ‘Gay Sex’ Is Not a Sin

UK Liberal Democrat Leader Who Professes Christianity Claims ‘Gay Sex’ Is Not a Sin

(The Guardian) — The Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has confirmed that he does not believe gay sex to be a sin, saying that while he had no wish to “pontificate on theological matters,” he also did not want people to misunderstand his religious beliefs. Farron, who professes to be an evangelical Christian, has faced […]