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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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Florida School District Replaces Chaplains With ‘Life Coaches’ Following Atheist Complaint

ORLANDO – A Florida school district has decided to replace its use of local pastors as high school football chaplains and replace with the position with life coaches following a complaint from a prominent atheist organization. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to the Orange County Public School District’s attorney […]

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Millions of Locusts ‘Like the Plagues of Egypt’ Swarm Madagascar’s Capital

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar – A swarm of locusts estimated at being in the millions invaded Madagascar’s capital on Thursday, a sight that one missionary described as being reminiscent of the plagues of Egypt. The skies were overtaken with the insects this week, slowing down traffic in the African nation. The invasion was captured on camera, showing the […]

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German Government Returns Custody of Homeschooled Children to Their Parents

DARMSTADT, Germany – Over a year after German police raided their home and seized their children, the parents of four homeschoolers have regained legal custody of their children, but remain concerned about the criminal ramifications surrounding the right to homeschool. As previously reported, approximately 20 social workers, police officers and special agents swarmed the home of […]

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Judge Strikes Key Parts of Texas Law That Would Have Closed Most of State’s Abortion Facilities

AUSTIN, Texas – A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President George W. Bush has struck down key parts of a Texas abortion law that would have closed most of the abortion facilities in the state. HB2, which required abortion facilities to comport with the building, equipment and staffing standards of hospital-style surgical centers, was […]

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New York Couple Fined $13,000 for Refusing ‘Gay Marriage’ Ceremony to No Longer Host Weddings

ALBANY, N.Y. – A couple in New York state who was fined $13,000 and ordered to re-educate their staff to accommodate same-sex ‘weddings’ has decided to close their wedding venue rather than violate their religious beliefs. As previously reported, Robert and Cynthia Gifford own Liberty Ridge Farms in Schaghticoke, a 50-acre facility that hosts a […]

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Judge Issues Final Order Declaring Utah’s Ban on Polygamous Cohabitation Unconstitutional

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal judge appointed by George W. Bush has issued his final order striking down key parts of Utah’s ban on polygamous cohabitation as unconstitutional, while leaving intact the state prohibition against bigamy. As previously reported, Kody Brown of the TLC reality show Sister Wives, along with his four “wives,” Meri, Janelle, Christine […]

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Pizza Parlor to Continue Church Bulletin Discount Despite Atheist Pressure, Bomb Threat

SEARCY, Ark. – The Christian owner of an Arkansas pizza parlor is not backing down after a prominent atheist activist organization sent a warning letter claiming that its church bulletin discount promotion was unlawful as atheists could not qualify. As previously reported, Bailey’s Pizza, owned by Steven Rose, opened in Searcy last month, and is […]

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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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