‘Ruling Elder’ in Presbyterian PCA Church Running for Texas Governor Says He ‘Supports’ Roe v. Wade

‘Ruling Elder’ in Presbyterian PCA Church Running for Texas Governor Says He ‘Supports’ Roe v. Wade

HOUSTON, Texas — A ruling elder at a Presbyterian PCA church in Texas who is running for the governor of Texas is raising concern after he recently advised during an interview with Texas Public Radio that while he and his wife personally would not obtain an abortion, he believes in upholding the so-called “right to choose” for […]

Church of England Urges ‘Unconditional Affirmation of Trans People … Within the Church’

Church of England Urges ‘Unconditional Affirmation of Trans People … Within the Church’

LONDON — The House of Bishops for the Church of England is urging its churches to affirm those who have gender dysphoria and says that “everyone’s Christian journey—like the journey to find one’s true identity—is unique.” The development has raised concern among evangelical groups, which state that the notion is an affront to the Creator and the […]

Prosperity Preacher Kenneth Copeland Acquires Private Jet Bought With Followers’ Money, Has Goal of Raising $17 Million

Prosperity Preacher Kenneth Copeland Acquires Private Jet Bought With Followers’ Money, Has Goal of Raising $17 Million

FORT WORTH, Texas — Prosperity preacher Kenneth Copeland recently acquired a Gulfstream V private jet, which his staff says is “debt free” because of the donations of his followers. The announcement has drawn both applause and outrage. Copeland’s organization announced on Jan. 12 that the 81-year-old took possession of the jet, which he purchased from actor, comedian […]

‘Pope Francis’ Places Crown on Head of Statue of Mary During Visit to Chile

‘Pope Francis’ Places Crown on Head of Statue of Mary During Visit to Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile — Jorge Bergoglio, the leader of Roman Catholicism who is also known as “Pope Francis,” placed a crown on the head of a statue of Mary during his visit to Chile on Tuesday. The coronation took place during mass at O’Higgins Park in Santiago, where the tens of thousands in attendance watched Bergoglio […]

Black Lives Matter Organizer Summons Spirits of Deceased African American Leaders in Methodist Church

Black Lives Matter Organizer Summons Spirits of Deceased African American Leaders in Methodist Church

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — One of the organizers of the group Black Lives Matter summoned the spirits of a number of deceased African American leaders—a practice of necromancy that is prohibited by Scripture—on Thursday during an event held by Justice LA at Hollywood United Methodist Church. The event, which according to the group’s Facebook page, was meant […]

‘Destiny Readings’? ‘Expert Seers’?: Australian Group ‘Christalignment’ Drawing Concerns Over New Age Practices in the Name of God

‘Destiny Readings’? ‘Expert Seers’?: Australian Group ‘Christalignment’ Drawing Concerns Over New Age Practices in the Name of God

MELBOURNE — An Australian group that identifies itself as “Christalignment” is drawing concerns over practices that have been deemed New Age and occultic, including its use of “expert seers,” who provide “destiny readings,” dream interpretations and “energy impartation”—all in the name of God and evangelism. Christalignment is run by Ken and Jen Hodge, who are the […]

Paula White Reps. Scrub Web Page of Language Urging ‘First Fruits’ Offering of Day, Week, Month’s Wages, ‘Consequences’ for Not Giving

Paula White Reps. Scrub Web Page of Language Urging ‘First Fruits’ Offering of Day, Week, Month’s Wages, ‘Consequences’ for Not Giving

APOPKA, Fla. — Following media reports and public backlash over the matter, representatives for false teacher Paula White, who also serves as the chair of President Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board, have scrubbed a page on White’s website of any mention that she had urged followers to give a “first fruits” offering of a day, week, or month’s […]

Paula White Urges Followers to Give ‘First Fruits’ Offering of a Day, Week or Month’s Wages

Paula White Urges Followers to Give ‘First Fruits’ Offering of a Day, Week or Month’s Wages

APOPKA, Fla. — Prosperity preacher Paula White, who also serves as the chair of President Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board, is urging her followers to give a “first fruits” financial offering with the start of 2018, stating that there are “consequences” for those who don’t do so out of “ignorance or direct disobedience.” “As you remember […]

Swarthmore College’s Religion Course Catalog Includes Study in ‘Queering the Bible’

Swarthmore College’s Religion Course Catalog Includes Study in ‘Queering the Bible’

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — A private liberal arts college just outside of Philadelphia is drawing concerns over a “Queering the Bible” class included in its course catalog that is meant to provide “queer and trans readings of biblical texts.” Swarthmore College, founded in 1864 by Quakers, provides a description of the course on its website, along […]

Trump White House Sends Congratulatory Letter to Prosperity Preacher Kenneth Copeland for ’50 Years of Ministry’

Trump White House Sends Congratulatory Letter to Prosperity Preacher Kenneth Copeland for ’50 Years of Ministry’

WASHINGTON — Prosperity and Word of Faith preacher Kenneth Copeland posted a photo to social media on Tuesday of a letter that he received from President Trump congratulating him for “50 years of ministry.” “Melania and I send our warmest wishes as you celebrate 50 years of ministry,” began the letter, which was dated Aug. 16 but […]

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