Tag Archives: evangelicals

Study: Church Membership Plummets 20 Points To 50%

The Associated Press reports: The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has plunged by 20 percentage points over the past two decades, hitting a low of 50% last year, according to a new Gallup poll. Among major demographic groups, the biggest drops were recorded among Democrats and Hispanics. Gallup said church membership was …

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Evangelicals Flip Out Over Medical AI: We Deny That “Disease Can Be Eradicated Apart From Jesus Christ”

A coalition of evangelical groups has issued a lengthy policy statement on artificial intelligence. Some excerpts: We deny that any part of creation, including any form of technology, should ever be used to usurp or subvert the dominion and stewardship which has been entrusted solely to humanity by God; nor should technology be assigned a level of human identity, worth, …

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SURVEY: As Many “Nones” As Catholics Or Evangelicals

Religion News Service reports: According to newly released General Social Survey data analyzed by Ryan P. Burge of Eastern Illinois University, Americans claiming “no religion” — sometimes referred to as “nones” because of how they answer the question “what is your religious tradition?” — now represent about 23.1 percent of the population, up from 21.6 percent in 2016. People claiming …

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At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump Praises People Of Faith For Leading The “Abolition Of Civil Rights” [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has accidentally told an audience of global religious leaders that America’s greatest accomplishments include the “abolition of civil rights” during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. “Since the founding of our nation, many of our greatest strides, from gaining our independence to abolition of civil rights, to extending the vote for women, have been led …

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Audio Tape Reveals Notorious Anti-Gay Televangelist Ernest Angley Admitting Sex Romp With Male Staffer

Ohio.com reports: In 1996, internationally known televangelist Ernest Angley admitted to his assistant minister that he had had sexual relations with a man who was employed by their church, Grace Cathedral in Cuyahoga Falls. The telephone conversation was tape-recorded and made available to the Beacon Journal and Ohio.com last month. The person who provided the tape did so for a …

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Indian Police Seek Two American Evangelicals For Aiding Missionary Killed By Remote Tribe, Both Fled Country

The Christian Post reports: Indian police have said that they now believe two American evangelicals helped missionary John Allen Chau reach the North Sentinel island in the Andamans, where he was killed last month. Dependra Pathak, head of police in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, said that there are no signs of Chau’s body. “We are investigating the role of …

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POLL: Majority Of White Evangelicals Say Immigration And Racial Diversity Are A “Threat To American Values”

The Christian Post reports: White evangelical protestants are the only religious demographic in the United States in which the majority views immigrants as a “threat” to American values and sees the country’s increasing racial diversity as a bad thing, a new survey has found. A little over a week before the 2018 midterm elections, the Public Religion Research Institute on …

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48% Of Evangelicals Back Kavanaugh Even If Guilty

Vox reports: Forty-eight percent of white evangelicals say that embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed even if the allegations of sexual assault against him are true. Marist asked 1,000 respondents from September 22 to 24 whether they would support Kavanaugh if the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh assaulted her at a high school party …

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Thousands Of Evangelicals Sign Petition Condemning Churches That Advocate For “The Social Justice Agenda”

From the far-right World Net Daily: A relatively unpublicized and unpromoted online statement for Christians to affirm their opposition to the “social justice” agenda of some American churches and reject “values borrowed from secular culture” is surging. Introduced only days ago, by Thursday afternoon it had nearly 5,000 signatures from individuals and groups, including churches. WND reported the initial signatories …

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Last Night Trump Warned Evangelicals That Democrats Will “End Everything Violently” If They Win Midterms

The New York Times reports: In remarks to evangelical ministers in the White House State Dining Room on Monday night, President Trump spoke in high-minded tones about religious liberty, abortion and youth unemployment. He noted a John Adams quote carved into the room’s fireplace: “I pray heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house.” But once reporters and …

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CANADA: Supreme Court Rules Against Establishment Of Christian Law School On Grounds Of LGBT Rights

The CBC reports: Trinity Western University has lost its legal battle for a new evangelical Christian law school, with a Supreme Court of Canada ruling today that calls it “proportionate and reasonable” to limit religious rights in order to ensure open access for LGBT students. In a pair of 7-2 rulings, the majority of justices found the law societies of …

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Evangelicals Bash Pence For Inappropriate “Jingoistic” Speech To Southern Baptist Annual Meeting [VIDEO]

The Christian Post reports: Vice President Mike Pence’s speech before the Southern Baptist Convention is being criticized by many as being too focused on politics and President Donald Trump. At a speech before the SBC annual meeting at the Kay Bailey Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, Vice President Pence gave remarks that centered heavily on touting the …

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Only Half Of Trump Voters Say It Would Be Immoral To Cheat On Melania, Only 20% Believe Hush Money Story

The Huffington Post reports: Only about half of the people who voted for President Donald Trump say it would be immoral if he had an affair with pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels. The other half say it is not immoral, or they are not sure, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov survey. Three-quarters of Trump voters also contend that, even if …

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JERUSALEM: Evangelicals Flood City With “God Bless Trump” Messages On Buses, Billboards, And….Camels

The Jerusalem Post reports: Vice President Mike Pence might have postponed his trip to Israel, but the love for US President Donald Trump is still being felt throughout Jerusalem as 110 massive “God Bless Trump” signs went up in recent days throughout the city, on billboards, buses and even camels. The campaign was created by Dr. Mike Evans, a prominent …

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INDIANA: Evangelical Pastor Charged With Molesting Little Girls After Luring Them With Candy [VIDEO]

WIBC News reports: A Rush County pastor, accused of molesting three young members of his congregation. 72-year-old Garry Evans, pastor of Baptist Temple in Rushville, faces three counts of child molesting, four counts of sexual battery, and five counts of child solicitation. Court documents show that an investigation into Evans began September 4, when a three-year-old girl reported an encounter …

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Emboldened By Their White House Access, Dominionists Gather To Plot Turning America Into Christian Theocracy

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: The dominionist prayer warriors of POTUS Shield, a project launched by Trump-supporting “apostles” and “prophets” immediately after his election victory, met in Ohio last week to further their plans to take full advantage of their new high-level access. Among their goals: “sweeping” the federal courts of any judges whose rulings are not to …

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Christianity Today Denounces Donald Trump: He’s The Very Embodiment Of What The Bible Calls A Fool

Christianity Today‘s scathing pussygate editorial is making lots of news today. An excerpt: This past week, the latest (though surely not last) revelations from Trump’s past have caused many evangelical leaders to reconsider. This is heartening, but it comes awfully late. What Trump is, everyone has known and has been able to see for decades, let alone the last few …

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Evangelical Leader Richard Land Has The Georgia Sadz: Gov. Nathan Deal Choose Finances Over Freedom

“Whether or not Gov. Deal realizes it, religious liberties are being stripped away from people of all faiths every day. A religious liberties bill is not intended to discriminate, but instead to protect. Discrimination goes both ways. But choosing not to protect the faithful and their beliefs—a freedom that the U.S. Constitution affords us—discriminates against those who live their lives …

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Southern Baptists Head Denounces Trump: He’s A Serial Adulterer, Family Wrecker, Runs Casinos [VIDEO]

Evangelical leader Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, appeared on CNN last night to denounce Donald Trump as a unrepentant serial adulterer who has destroyed families. And then there’s Trump involvement in the sinful gambling industry, which also destroys families. Moore also has a problem with Trump’s declaration that he’s done nothing worthy of …

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Jim Bakker: Buy My End Times Rations Because Your Neighbors Will Eat Your Babies [VIDEO]

Jim Bakker, who served five years in federal prison on an original sentence of 45 years for wire and mail fraud, is these days hawking years-long supplies of End Times food rations. Which must mean he’s not getting raptured. Anyway, take it away Right Wing Watch: “The Bible says they’re going to eat their arms, the Bible says they’re going …

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