A Form of Godliness and Departing from the Faith

Church risks being seen as 'homophobic' if it doesn't evolve, says Archbishop

04/25/2014 03:56
The church needs to “evolve and change as it responds to the world around it” or risk being seen as “homophobic”, the Archbishop of Wales has warned. Dr Barry Morgan also said the Bible should not be used to reinforce viewpoints on gay marriage. Delivering his presidential address to members of...

Apostasy Rising: First Church of England Clergyman Marries Gay Partner

04/23/2014 13:46
A Church of England clergyman has become the first to enter a same-sex marriage, going against official guidance, which says clergy need to “model the Church’s teaching in their lives.” Canon Jeremy Pemberton and his partner, Laurence Cunnington, had the ceremony in a hotel on Saturday. An...

Congregations leaving Church of Scotland over gay ordination

04/18/2014 10:16
Two Edinburgh churches are leaving the Church of Scotland just weeks before the General Assembly votes on the ordination of homosexuals. Reverend Robin Sydserff of St Catherine's Argyle said he and the elders had come to the decision because of what they regard as the Church of Scotland's...

Gay clergyman weds – C of E urged to act

04/18/2014 10:11
A Church of England clergyman has become the first to enter a same-sex marriage, going against official guidance which says clergy need to “model the Church’s teaching in their lives”. Canon Jeremy Pemberton and his partner Laurence Cunnington had the ceremony in a hotel on Saturday. An...

Congregations Leaving Church of Scotland Over Ordination of Homosexuals

04/16/2014 21:49
Two Edinburgh churches are leaving the Church of Scotland just weeks before the General Assembly votes on the ordination of homosexuals. Reverend Robin Sydserff of St Catherine’s Argyle said he and the elders had come to the decision because of what they regard as the Church of Scotland’s...

Liberty University Hires Open Homosexual Advocate

04/09/2014 08:15
Liberty University Hires Open Homosexual Advocate to Choreograph ‘Mary Poppins’ Production LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty University, which is considered the world’s largest Christian university and whose motto is ‘training champions for Christ,’ has hired an open homosexual advocate to choreograph its...

Church will embrace gay marriage

03/29/2014 11:40
The Church of England will provide no more resistance to gay marriage among churchgoers, the Archbishop of Canterbury revealed last night. Gay marriage becomes legal tomorrow and thousands of ceremonies are planned across the country from one minute past midnight onwards. Changing the law has...

World Vision Reverses Decision To Hire Christians in Same-Sex Marriages

03/26/2014 22:23
 Only two days after announcing it would hire Christians in same-sex marriages, World Vision U.S. has reversed its ground-breaking decision after weathering intense criticism from evangelical leaders. "The last couple of days have been painful," president Richard Stearns told reporters this...

Church of England Sunday Attendance Continues Downward Slide

03/25/2014 19:33
Attendance figures released by the Church of England show that Sunday worship attendance continues its downward slide and now stands at about half of what it was 45 years ago. The report from the Archbishops’ Council Research and Statistics Department, released Friday, shows that on average in...

World Vision: Why We're Hiring Gay Christians in Same-Sex Marriages

03/24/2014 21:14
 World Vision's American branch will no longer require its more than 1,100 employees to restrict their sexual activity to marriage between one man and one woman. Abstinence outside of marriage remains a rule. But a policy change announced Monday [March 24] will now permit gay Christians in...
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False Christs and Religions

Princeton University Opens Hindu Prayer Space With Temple for goddess Saraswati

11/03/2015 19:36
PRINCETON, N.J. — Historic Princeton University has opened a prayer area for Hindu students, according to reports, complete with a temple for the Hindu goddess Saraswati. The Universal Society of Hinduism had been asking officials for a space for adherents to Hinduism, and the editorial board of...

‘Church of Lucifer’ to Open in Texas

10/13/2015 20:30
SPRING, Texas — The first “Church of Lucifer” is set to open later this month in a small town outside of Houston, Texas. “Never in history has anything like this has happened before: an open to the public home for the Left Hand Path, a church dedicated to the mental freedom of all mankind, a home...

Four-Year-Old Beheaded in India in Human Sacrifice to Hindu goddess

10/08/2015 07:57
ANDHRA PRADESH, India — A four-year-old boy was beheaded this week after he was apprehended by a man who sought to sacrifice him to a Hindu goddess. The incident occurred on Wednesday as the child was leaving nursery. He was apprehended by Tirumala Rao, 35, and reportedly strangled before being...

Black Mass Planned for Oklahoma City

07/03/2014 22:31
For the second time this year, a public “Black Mass” is being planned—this time in Oklahoma City. According to the Oklahoma City Civic Center website, the event is planned for Sept. 21. Tickets go on sale Wednesday. The website announces: "The Black Mass has been a feared ritual, and now it's...

Better than Scientology? The new Zuckerberg-based religion

05/27/2014 07:22
If you live in the Bay Area and suddenly, momentarily, lose your self-belief, there is always a religion to pick you up. You have a choice of either the established organizations, with their ornate meeting places, or you have the more modern faiths, which might have as their foundation anything...

Wicca growing in Popularity

06/23/2013 08:46
Friday, June 21 will be the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. And for one religious group it's a time to celebrate the Oak King falling to the Holly King. We take a look at the often misunderstood Wiccan religion. Recently they’ve made inroads into popular acceptance, but practitioners...

Pet owners turning to psychics

06/15/2013 21:52
It's the age-old and seemingly answerless question: What in the world is my dog thinking? And one that has spawned a growing market not only of scientific research but of everything from decks of pet tarot cards to television and radio shows and books by pet psychics and animal trainers. Whether...

Hare Krishna sect is alive and well

06/03/2013 07:06
Nestled in the verdant, bucolic foothills of northeast Stokes County is a tiny religious community. It's called Hare Krishna, and a closer look at its beliefs finds more similarities than differences between it and the world's other major religions. Like Christians, the Krishnas believe in leading...

Scientology cult increasingly active on social network

05/30/2013 06:45
Not only with stalls in the cities, but also in social networking sites touting the controversial Scientology organization to members. The constitutional protection in Baden-Wuerttemberg warns is often difficult to identify who is behind the websites.   "Social...

Former IT Specialist Claims To Be Jesus Reborn

05/29/2013 21:05
A man claiming to be Jesus is gaining followers and causing concern among cult experts in Australia.   Former IT specialist Alan John Miller, or AJ as he prefers to be known, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth from his home near the small town of Kingaroy in the state of...
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