A Form of Godliness and Departing from the Faith

Methodists Affirm Reinstatement of Minister Who Officiated Same-Sex ‘Wedding’

10/27/2014 21:08
Citing procedural errors, a top United Methodist judicial council has affirmed the reinstatement of a Pennsylvania minister who was defrocked last year after he refused to neither repent for officiating a same-sex “marriage” or to relinquish his ministerial license over his rebellion against...

Methodist Event Shows Radical LGBT Threat to Christianity

10/24/2014 07:19
“God has already settled this matter” in favor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) behavior, Reverend Matthew Barryman surprisingly judged at an October 17 event in Washington, DC’s Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (MMUMC). This fundraiser for Franklyn Schaefer, a...

Brian Houston: Hillsong Won't Take Public Stand on LGBT Issues

10/17/2014 20:32
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler declared from his blog in June, "There is no third way on [same-sex issues]." But Brian Houston, pastor of Hillsong Church, a global family of congregations comprising more than 30,000 weekly attendees and millions of worship-music...

Vatican expresses warmth towards gay and LGBT community for first time in major shift

10/14/2014 20:46
  At just over the halfway mark in the Roman Catholic churches’ two-week Synod the assembly has issued a document summing up the debates so far. It contains for the first time praise for the homosexual and LGBT community and represents a clear break with the past. It is also a symptom of the...

Megachurch Evangelist Accused of Forcing Abortions, Vasectomies

10/14/2014 19:47
A tear has ripped through the 3,000-seat auditorium known as Grace Cathedral, the Akron Beacon Journal reports, as evangelist Ernest Angley is accused of forcing vasectomies and abortions on his congregation. The 93-year-old evangelist—who is also accused of homosexual acts and abusing church...

Minister Refuses to Leave After Admitting to Having AIDS, Engaging in Sex With Members

10/12/2014 20:29
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A minister in Alabama is refusing to step down despite being voted out after he admitted from the pulpit last month that he has the AIDS virus and that he has been engaging in sexual activity with members of the congregation. Juan Demetrius McFarland of Shiloh Missionary Baptist...

Gay rights groups hail new Catholic tone

10/10/2014 19:43
  VATICAN CITY — Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church toward homosexuals, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous "Who am I to judge?" position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting this week. There is no discussion...

Churches React to U. S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

10/09/2014 20:23
Same-sex couples rushed to courthouses this week after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand gay-marriage laws in five states, but some mainstream churches are taking cautious steps to address the potential impact on their congregations. The high court’s decision allowed gay marriage in Virginia, Utah,...

Swingin’ for Jesus? 'Christian' Couple swaps partners as 'ministry'

10/09/2014 09:31
The modern church is always looking for new ways to be hip, relevant, and popular to this neon-shiny culture of death. After all, we can’t save those poor souls if we don’t reach out, right? It seems we’ve discovered the secret to making all the pagans love us: do what they do.  We sin...

Methodist clergy escape sanctions over blessing of same-sex wedding

10/08/2014 07:17
Dozens of United Methodist ministers who blessed a same-sex wedding in Philadelphia will face no discipline for breaking church law, but acknowledge they could be punished if they do it again, according to a settlement announced by the denomination.A total of 36 Methodist clergy blessed the Nov. 9...
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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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