A Form of Godliness and Departing from the Faith

Catholic Church hid decades of sex abuse

01/22/2014 10:12
After a 13-year-old boy reported in 1979 that a priest raped him and later threatened him at gunpoint to keep quiet, the Archdiocese of Chicago assured the boy’s parents that although the cleric avoided prosecution, he would receive treatment and have no further contact with minors. But the...

Pope’s accountant charged with using Vatican bank to launder millions in 'false donations'

01/22/2014 10:03
Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, 61, is already on trial for an alleged plot to smuggle £17million into Italy. The former senior accountant was suspended from his job at the Vatican after working there for more than 22 years. He and two other people were served with arrest warrants today on suspicion of...

Swiss Guard veteran claims existence of 'gay network' at the Vatican

01/22/2014 07:17
A former commander of the Swiss Guard, the small force of men whose job it is to protect the pope, has said there is "a network of homosexuals" within the Vatican, the latest in a series of claims about gay priests working at the heart of the Roman Catholic church. Elmar Mäder, who was commandant...

Pope Defrocked Nearly 400 Priests Over Just 2 Years for Sexually Molesting Children

01/21/2014 22:14
A document obtained by The Associated Press on Friday shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for sexually molesting children. The statistics for 2011 and 2012 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided...

Gay Christian Network founder challenges ideas about Christianity

01/15/2014 15:35
  In his keynote address at the annual gathering of the Gay Christian Network ( GCN )—an organization he founded in 2001—Justin Lee lamented that many Christians in this country are willing to keep themselves isolated in "bubbles," detached from mainstream society. "Growing up, I kind of...

National Cathedral opens once-sacred worship space to Yoga, Tai Chi Classes

01/15/2014 10:16
When Congress authorized the creation of a national spiritual home in 1893, it envisioned Washington National Cathedral as a setting for presidential funerals, sermons by the likes of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and spiritual services for epic national events like Newtown and Sept. 11. But...

Joel Osteen Tells Larry King ‘Scripture Says Homosexuality Is A Sin.. But I Don’t Want To Preach About It’

01/15/2014 06:47
Megachurch pastor of Lakewood Church and televangelist Joel Osteen was a guest on Larry King Now in Los Angeles to talk about everything from Duck Dynasty to Obamacare — and, of course, his views on the gays came up. King asked Osteen, “What are your views on homosexuality?” to which Osteen...

Hyper-Grace Horror Stories

01/09/2014 21:10
  Hyper-grace teachers frequently emphasize that they do not condone sinful living and that God’s true grace will produce a holy life, and I believe they sincerely mean this. One hyper-grace author even states at the beginning of his book, “We are not propagating immorality, because if we...

NYC Megachurch Pastor Believes Sexuality Shouldn’t Be Discussed in Public Forum

01/02/2014 16:13
While Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson is currently facing serious backlash in the wake of his comments about homosexuality, a popular New York City pastor has made it clear he will not take a public stance on the controversial issue. Carl Lentz, who leads megachurch Hillsong NYC, told Katie Couric...

Presbyterian church in Philadelphia to welcome openly gay pastor

12/31/2013 22:47
PHILADELPHIA — A Presbyterian church in Philadelphia says it’s welcoming an openly gay pastor.The Rev. Bill Golderer says in a statement that the Broad Street Ministry is proud to be ordaining David Norse, a graduate of the Princeton Theological Seminary. The ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m....
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False Christs and Religions

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...

Alien Space Cathedral Ran by Church of Scientology Discovered in New Mexico

01/02/2013 20:02
The Church of Scientology has allegedly built an alien space cathedral in a New Mexico desert. The allegation comes from BBC Panorama reporter John Sweeney in his new book, "Church of Fear: Inside the Weird World of Scientology." According to Sweeney, the cathedral is home to the writings of...

Warren Jeffs' Followers Preparing for End of the World; Authorities Concerned

01/01/2013 00:05
Warren Jeffs has told his followers to prepare for the end of the world, and authorities are taking his warning seriously. They are monitoring those communities that are still loyal to Jeffs in case something has been planned for a specific date. "The consensus seems to be that [Jeffs] is...

One world religion in the making?

07/15/2011 21:25
The three main pillars of the "New World Order" that the global elite want to bring about are a one world economy, a one world government and a one world religion.  A lot of attention gets paid to the development of the first two pillars, but the third pillar gets very little ...
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