All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Christianity’

Phil Robertson Speaks Out Against Equal Rights Yet Again

Phil Robertson is pretty vocal about his political and religious views and this has got him in trouble in the past. Just last year, Robertson’s comments in GQ Magazine got him suspended (albeit briefly) from the reality show Duck Dynasty. In the interview, Robertson compared homosexuality to bestiality and promiscuity. “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin …

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Kirk Cameron Talks About Celebrity Standards and New Film

It’s no secret that former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron isn’t your run-of-the-mill Hollywood celebrity. Among other things, the conservative actor is very outspoken about his Christian beliefs, which he touched on in an interview with Fox 411 while he discussed celebrity standards and his new film. Kirk Cameron has been the center of controversy more than once over the …

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Oklahoma Teen Missionary Accused of Rape in Kenya

A 19-year-old missionary from Oklahoma accused of raping and molesting children in Kenya was ordered by a judge to remain in custody on Tuesday. There had been a ruling on Monday allowing the teen to be bailed out for $10,000 and stay under house arrest, which was revoked. U.S. Magistrate Shon Erwin granted Matthew Durham a release on bond under …

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Billboard Hitler Quote Leads to Apology

In a blatant case of being completely out of touch, an Alabama Christian organization was forced to apologize this week for a billboard displaying a quote from Adolf Hitler. According to a report in the Columbus, Georgia Ledger-Enquirer, the billboard was put up in Auburn, Alabama on Friday. The sign has now been removed due to complaints and mockery from …

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Joel Osteen To Bring His Message To SiriusXM Subscribers This Fall

Joel Osteen is one of the most famous evangelical Christians in America today. His books often top the New York Times bestsellers list for several weeks and many people have found inspiration in his words. Now SiriusXM subscribers will be able to experience all Osteen has to offer and then some with a new radio station. SiriusXM and Joel Osteen …

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Duck Dynasty Star Delivers Anti-Gay Sermon in New Video

Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson waded into the culture wars once again this week after video of his Easter sermon hit the web. The video, released on Thursday by TMZ, shows that the reality TV star is sticking by his anti-gay views despite criticism and a short suspension from his family’s hit show. According to TMZ, the video depicts Robertson’s …

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Miranda Kerr Denies Being A Buddhist, Says She’s A Christian

Miranda Kerr was thought to have been a Buddhist since her ex-husband, Orlando Bloom, was a practicing Buddhist himself. In a new interview, she says that’s not the case and clarifies her religion. In a new interview with The Telegraph, Kerr got onto the topic of her ex-husband. She said that Bloom’s faith had led some to report that she …

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Shroud Of Turin Research Has One Doctor Convinced It’s The Real Thing

The Shroud of Turin is one of the most controversial artifacts to have ever been found. The piece of cloth depicts a man’s face, hands and legs that many claim to be the body of Jesus Christ. For some, it’s proof that Jesus lived, died and was resurrected. For others, it’s a dirty piece of cloth that people put too …

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Atlanta Archbishop Selling Mansion

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory said Saturday that he’ll move out of his $2.2 million mansion and place it on the market in early May, after coming under harsh criticism for building such opulent digs. Gregory said he’ll contribute the funds from the sale back into the Catholic ministry. Lavish spending by higher-ups in the Catholic church has been under fire …

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Kevin Sorbo Plays Atheist Prof in “God’s Not Dead”

Most people know Kevin Sorbo as the title character from Hercules and the dashing captain of the starship Andromeda. He is a fixture at comic-cons across the nation for those roles. But, despite his still-bustling acting career, many fans are not aware of much of his recent work. That is, perhaps they were not, until Christian-themed film God’s Not Dead …

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‘Son of God’ Movie Cuts Satan Following Obama Controversy

Less than a year after The Bible miniseries aired on the History Channel, a film called Son of God that incorporates scenes from the series will open in theaters on February 28. One character that caused quite a bit of controversy in The Bible will be missing from Son of God, though: Satan. When Satan first appeared in The Bible …

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Nun Birth in Italy Quite the Shocker

In “oops” news, a nun who didn’t know she was pregnant gave birth to a nine pound baby boy Wednesday, in the small, central Italian city of Rieti. The 31-year-old nun, originally from El Salvador, said she started having stomach pains Wednesday morning and called an ambulance. A few hours later she was in a hospital recovering from labor. “I …

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Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside of Four Churches in California

The religious-crazed circus is at again with all their obnoxious antics and political beliefs. Westboro Baptist Church was scheduled to protest at four churches in Glendale, Calif. on Sunday morning. According to their website, the protests were to take place at Holy Family Catholic Community, Salem Lutheran Church and School,  St. Matthews Church, Glendale Presbyterian Church, and First United Methodist Church of Glendale. …

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Satan Statue Design Depicts Satan With Children

In response to a monument of the Ten Commandments being placed on Oklahoma state capitol grounds, the Satanic Temple has released plans for a statue of Satan they want to put there. The group says that since Oklahoma is allowing other religious monuments on capitol grounds, then a statue of Satan should be allowed as well. The Ten Commandments monument …

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Satan Statue Design: Proposal Sent to Oklahoma Officials

A group of Satanists from a New York-based Satanic temple is pursuing the establishment of a monument in Oklahoma’s capitol. In an attempt to display their beliefs to the public, the group seeks to build a design outside of the Statehouse that would be positioned right next to a privately funded Ten Commandments statue. The Republican-controlled Legislature financed the construction …

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Candace Cameron Bure Talks Bulimia and Nudity

Considering it is Friday, it’s more than apt that former TGIF and Full House star Candace Cameron Bure made her way back into the national limelight today. Bure, who played D.J. Tanner on the ever-popular 90’s sitcom, is set to release her new book, Balancing It All, this January. Her book discusses how she has managed to balance multiple roles …

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Paul Crouch: His Replacement Better Be Sincere

As you know, Paul Crouch, famed televangelist and co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network passed away yesterday from degenerative heart failure. He had been battling the condition for two years. The history of televangelism is a rocky one so it would be natural to raise concerns as to who will be the next face on the Christian TV. Televangelist need …

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Pope Francis: Capitalism Is “A New Tyranny”

Pope Francis carefully chose this moment to capitalize on his internet popularity with an even more radical statement: that uninhibited capitalism represents “a new tyranny,” and that global leaders are not doing enough to battle the growing income disparity. Pope Francis’ Twitter account, @pontifex, is the most talked-about thing on the internet, and Francis remains unafraid to discuss controversial issues …

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Pastor Saeed Abedini Transferred to Dangerous Prison

A little over one year ago, Pastor Saeed Abedini was arrested in Iran for charges of “undermining the Iranian government,” with the reasoning behind said charges being “Christian gatherings,” according to his wife, Naghmeah Abedini. After being arrested for practicing Christianity, Abedini was sent to Evin Prison, a holding facility usually reserved for political prisoners. There, Abedini had been subjected …

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Billy Graham Launches “My Hope” Campaign in US

We’ve all seen those massive, conglomerate, super churches. And we’ve also all either been supremely awed by their presence, or extremely jealous that our favorite sports teams don’t have gyms as nice as the local church. Whatever the reaction, there is probably one man to thank or despise – Billy Graham. Reverend Graham rose to prominence in the 1950’s due …

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Jesus Statue in Syria: Large Statue is Erected During Civil War

The Syrian Civil War has been going on for more than two and a half years, but both sides agreed to halt fire for three days to allow a giant statue of Jesus to be erected on a mountainside. It took the statue, which stands at 105 feet including the base, eight years to get to its current location of …

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Churches Now Attracting Members With Free Beer

NPR reports that while some churches are dealing with the problem of a dwindling congregation, others are trying to create a new kind of Christian community: one dedicated to good beer. Church-in-a-Pub, as it’s being affectionately called, sounds like quite a fun Sunday. “I find the love, I find the support, I find the non-judgmental eyes when I come here, …

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Missing Christian Author Henry Blackaby Found

Southern Baptist pastor and head of the North American Mission Board Henry Blackaby was found by police, after going missing for over 24 hours. Blackaby, who is 78, and author of the popular discipleship workbook Experiencing God, suffered a heart attack while driving, which left him confused, and cruising around the Atlanta area. He’d been missing since about 4 P.M. …

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Friday the 13th Superstitions; There’s an App for That!

Did you know that this is your first chance at a Friday the 13th in 2013? We will have two this year, the next in December. Last year the odds were in the infamous day’s favor, with three occurrences landing in 2012. Your Smartphone has you covered though for all the apps you might require on this most fearful of …

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Syria Christians Arise To Pray For Peace

With tensions growing stronger with the current situation in Syria, a universal voice of Christianity arises among the fight. Even though the Christian population of Syria is a small percentage (10% according to the CIA’s World Factbook), the strength of their message is as loud as a storm. On Saturday, a majority of the Christians made their voices heard as …

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‘Keep Your Business Off Of Facebook’ Is The Best Gospel Song You’ll Hear Today

Do you consider yourself a man of God? You gotta keep your business off of Facebook then. That’s at least the advice from a gospel choir in its latest hit song – “Keep Yo Business Off Of Facebook.” The song, which clocks in at a little under two minutes, warns church members that social media will expose your sins to …

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Southern Baptists Oppose Gay Boy Scout Policy

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) this week officially expressed “opposition to and disappointment” with a recent Boy Scouts of America (BSA) policy change with regards to homosexual scouts. Back in May, the BSA National Council voted to remove a ban on openly homosexual scouts, though openly gay scout leaders are still banned. The organization faced pressure to change the policy …

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Pat Robertson: Cheating Husband’s Wife Should be Grateful [VIDEO]

Pat Robertson is well-known for making controversial statements. In addition to failed end of the world and presidential election predictions, the well-known conservative Christian has blamed everything from the 9/11 attacks to hurricane Katrina on gay people and non-Christian society. This week, Robertson has made headlines again, this time for blaming the victim of marital infidelity. While addressing questions on …

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Joel Osteen: Hoax Hasn’t Upset Him, “Nothing Has Changed”

Earlier this week, a late April Fool’s hoax made its debut, alleging that popular U.S. pastor Joel Osteen had renounced Christianity. Osteen is the pastor of a mega-church in Houston, Texas, and has a worldwide broadcast ministry that has made him one of the most recognizable Christian figures in the U.S. The elaborate hoax involved a fake blog, YouTube videos, …

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Jesus Portrait Taken Down in Ohio Public School

An image of Jesus that has hung in a Jackson, Ohio middle school for over 60 years and was recently moved to a Jackson high school has now been taken down. According to an Associated Press report, the Jackson City School district has agreed to take the picture down amid first amendment concerns. The picture was hung in Jackson Middle …

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