A Form of Godliness and Departing from the Faith

Hillsong NYC's 'Apostle of Cool' Carl Lentz Waffling on Homosexuality

06/06/2014 19:51
Hillsong NYC isn't your everyday Pentecostal church. Meeting in a night club, disco ball overhead, thousands flock weekly to the concert-like services led by Joel Houston and "hipster" celebrity pastor Carl Lentz. Maybe, then, it isn't so surprising that Lentz's stance on homosexuality is less...

Church Breaks Rank With Denomination After Pastor’s Shocking Revelation

06/03/2014 21:49
After a pastor’s son reportedly came out as gay in February, the preacher revealed that his traditional views on homosexuality had changed and he — and the Baptist congregation — had some soul searching to do. But after exploring the issue and holding a vote, parishioners at New Heart Community...

Yet another 'gay Christian' book emerges

05/26/2014 08:15
The announcement of a second “gay friendly” book, from another Christian publisher, is sending shockwaves through the evangelical community. Jennifer Knapp’s memoir, “Facing the Music: Discovering Real Life, Real Love, and Real Faith” will be released by Howard Books in October 2014. Howard Books,...

‘Gay’ Book ‘Low-Water Mark’ For Evangelical Publishing

05/16/2014 07:42
A controversial new book from a mainstream, evangelical Christian publisher is being described by a critic as a “new low-water mark” for the industry while an advocate calls it a “game changer.” “God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships,” by Matthew Vines,...

Vatican defrocks over 800 priests in last decade for child abuse

05/07/2014 09:44
  The Vatican says it has removed over 800 priests in 10 years for the abuse of children. The figures were revealed during a second day of grilling by a UN committee monitoring implementation of the organisations treaty against torture. Responding to accusations that it had turned a blind eye...

First openly gay Episcopal bishop to divorce husband

05/05/2014 07:37
NEW YORK — The first openly gay Episcopal bishop, who became a symbol for gay rights far beyond the church while deeply dividing the world’s Anglicans, plans to divorce his husband. Bishop Gene Robinson announced the end of his marriage to Mark Andrew in an email sent to the Diocese of New...

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...
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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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