Tag Archives: Christianity

CHINA: Government Bans Online Bible Sales

The New York Times reports: The Chinese government has banned online retailers from selling the Bible, moving in the wake of new rules to control the country’s burgeoning religious scene. The measures to limit Bible sales were announced over the weekend and began taking effect this week. By Thursday, internet searches for the Bible came up empty on leading online ...

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Founder Of Nation’s Largest Christian Festival Arrested On Multiple Child Molestation Charges [VIDEO]

Christianity Today reports: The man who launched America’s largest and longest-running Christian music festival has been “indefinitely suspended” from the ministry and his church following his arrest Wednesday on charges of child molestation. Harry L. Thomas, founder of the Creation Festival and senior pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford, New Jersey, has been accused of sexually assaulting ...

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On The Global Rise Of Anti-LGBT Crackdowns

The Washington Post reports: This week, a government journal in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan announced that the country’s interior ministry had compiled a registry of “proven” gays and lesbians. The list named 319 men and 48 women, whom Tajik federal prosecutors identified in operations they called “Morality” and “Purge.” A purge — likely in the form of mass ...

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SURVEY: White Christians Now A Minority In USA

Just in from the Public Religion Research Institute: The American religious landscape is undergoing a dramatic transformation. White Christians, once the dominant religious group in the U.S., now account for fewer than half of all adults living in the country. Today, fewer than half of all states are majority white Christian. As recently as 2007, 39 states had majority white ...

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NO AUTOGRAPHS PLEASE: Israel’s National Police Chief Reportedly Readies Bodyguards For The Return Of Jesus

World Net Daily this morning excitedly linked to this story on Breaking Israel News: Roni Alsheikh, the Israeli Commissioner of Police, announced last week that his department of law enforcement personnel is preparing for the arrival of the Messiah in a truly unique way. Alsheikh was filmed at a celebration held by Chabad Hasidim in his neighborhood of Givat Shmuel, ...

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American Family Association: If You Aren’t Devoted To Jesus Christ, You’re A “Traitor” To The United States

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: On his program yesterday, American Family Radio’s Bryan Fischer declared that any American who is “working to oppose Christianity and oppose the public acknowledgement of the Ten Commandments” is a “traitor.” Fischer framed his assertion by citing this quote from George Washington’s Farewell Address: Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to ...

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MISSOURI: Prosperity Gospel Scamvangelical Claims He Raised A Woman From The Dead Over Facebook

The Christian Post reports: Controversial Pastor David E. Taylor of Joshua Media Ministries International in Florissant, Missouri, claimed last Thursday that he raised a woman from the dead through a message sent to her on Facebook. “Raised from the Dead! David E. Taylor Commands Her to Live Through Sending a Text Message Through Facebook — Releasing the Supernatural Resurrection Power ...

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America’s Most & Least “Bible-Minded” Cities

Here’s a ranking of cities based on whether their residents claim to read the bible every week. From the American Family Association: Only two of America’s 100-largest media market cities are left that have populations where 50 percent or more of their residents are considered Bible-minded, according to a massive nationwide study. The American Bible Society and The Barna Group’s ...

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GALLUP: 64 Million Religious “Nones” In America

According to a just-issued Gallup poll, about 20 million Americans have left organized religion since 2008, bringing the estimated number of religious “nones” to about 64 million. Via Gallup: A review of over 174,000 interviews conducted in 2015 shows that three-quarters of American adults identify with a Christian religion, little changed from 2014, but down from 80% eight years ago. ...

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Christian Terrorist Robert Dear To Court: “I Am Guilty. There Will Be No Trial. I Am A Warrior For The Babies!”

Colorado’s CBS affiliate reports: In a court appearance to determine formal charges, accused Planned Parenthood gunman Robert Dear reportedly announced his guilt–and strongly hinted at a motive. “I am guilty. There will be no trial. I am a warrior for the babies,” Dear reportedly exclaimed before the charges were read. Reporter Rick Sallinger with our partners at KCNC left the ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: The Holy Koran Experiment

Pranksters slipped a Bible into the dust jacket for a Koran and then read God’s gory and murderous commands to people on the street. Then they pulled back the cover to reveal the true source of the passages. The clip has gotten over 1.2 million views since Friday. Watch below.

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Pew Research: White Christians No Longer A Majority

Politico reports: White Christians now make up less than half of the U.S. population, largely receding from the majorities of most demographic groups, with one notable exception: the Republican Party. According to the latest results from Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape survey published Monday by National Journal’s Next America project, just 46 percent of American adults are white Christians, down ...

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OHIO: Toledo Mayoral Candidate Opal Covey Warns That God Will Destroy The City If She Isn’t Elected

We first met perennial Toledo, Ohio mayoral candidate Opal Covey last week when she began ranting in tongues against a local radio station host. Covey has followed up that deliriousness in an interview with Toledo’s NBC affiliate in which she warns that God will “visit destruction” upon the city if she isn’t elected. From their report: Covey is running for ...

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Happy International Blasphemy Day

Via the Colorado Springs Gazette: The “crime” is blasphemy and Wednesday (Sept. 30) is “International Blasphemy Rights Day,” set aside by human rights activists to highlight the blasphemy laws on the books in 22 percent of the world’s nations, according to the Pew Research Center. Among those countries frequently cited by human rights groups with the most aggressive laws banning ...

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TRAILER: Risen

The Irish Examiner recaps: In what must be one of the weirdest trailers we’ve seen in a very long time, Joseph Fiennes goes chasing after the newly resurrected Jesus Christ. What?! So is this some kind of detective story where he’s actually trying to solve that mystery – which is certainly how its presented? Far more likely it’s a faith-based-flick ...

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Some Truth About Leviticus

Via my pal DJ Corey Craig, here’s a pastor that will surely surprise you. Corey promises to put this to a beat.

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Matt Baume Explains Traditional Marriage

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Bill Maher On Religous Fundamentalism

Raw Story has a recap: “On the one hand, clearly God has spelled it out — He hates f*gs,” Maher said. “But you like your gay neighbors Rob and Larry. But the Bible tells you to kill them. Yes, it literally says kill them. What to do?” He then chided California attorney Matt McLaughlin and his “Sodomite Suppression Act,” calling ...

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Religion’s Gifts To The World

The monthly series is back.

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