A Form of Godliness and Departing from the Faith

34,000 Black Churches Break Ties With Presbyterian Church USA

03/28/2015 09:34
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African-Americans, has broken its fellowship with Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) following its recent vote to approve same-sex marriage.  The Presbyterian...

After Approving Same-Sex Marriage, Presbyterians Ordain Lesbian Couple as Ministers

03/23/2015 20:26
History was made in Delaware Sunday as a same-sex couple became they first to be ordained jointly as ministers by the Presbyterian Church USA. The joint ordination of Kaci Clark-Porter and Holly Clark-Porter took place Sunday afternoon at First & Central Presbyterian Church. Earlier this...

Minister Who Denies God’s Existence: I Don’t Appreciate Being Told I’m Not a Christian

03/23/2015 19:31
BEAVERTON, Ore. – A Presbyterian USA minister in Oregon who says that he doesn’t believe in God—and doesn’t require his members to believe either–remarked in a recent article that he is offended by those who assert that he is not a Christian. “Someone quipped that my congregation is BYOG: Bring...

Megachurch Enacts Major Membership Change for Gays and Lesbians

03/18/2015 20:31
The elders at City Church, a large evangelical church in San Francisco, have revealed that they are overturning a membership requirement that gays and lesbians remain celibate if they wish to join the house of worship, describing the recent policy change in a letter dated March 13, 2015. That...

Presbyterians Approve Gay Marriage in Church Constitution

03/18/2015 07:09
 The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday to include a "commitment between two people," becoming the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings in every congregation. The new...

Pastors protest after Bible college invites lesbian bishop to speak

03/11/2015 20:45
A US theological college is facing a storm over an invitation to a married lesbian bishop to take part in a lecture series. The American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee, invited Bishop Yvette Flunder to speak about her work advocating for people with HIV/Aids as part of its Garnett-Nabrit...

Rob Bell: Church Is ‘Moments Away’ from Embracing Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

02/18/2015 17:25
This past Sunday, during an episode of Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday,” Rob Bell, the former head “pastor” of Michigan’s Mars Hill Bible Church and author of “Love Wins,” a book questioning the orthodox Christian view of Hell, told the talk show host that he believes the Church is “moments...

Large Nashville evangelical church endorses homosexuality

02/17/2015 07:19
It took more than two years of intense, "at times, devastating," discussion, Pastor Stan Mitchell said. But, at the end of it, a decision was made to break from evangelical Christian tradition and to support gay marriage. During those conversations, described in a Jan. 11 sermon to his...

United Methodist Church body proposes more open stance on homosexuality

02/15/2015 21:16
Gay clergy and same-sex marriage may soon be allowed at United Methodist Churches under a proposal drafted by the Connectional Table, a respected international body of clergy members and lay people in the church. methodist-churchThe Connectional Table plans the church legislation that members hope...

Church Kicked Denomination Over Pastor’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage

02/15/2015 08:25
A Portland pastor said the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination has kicked his congregation out of its network because of his support for same-sex marriage. Adam Phillips and his wife moved to Portland from Maryland in August 2013 to start Christ Church Portland under the direction of...
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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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