All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘religion’

Ten Commandments Statue Must Be Removed, Oklahoma Officals Fight To Keep It On Capitol Grounds

In a 7-2 ruling this Monday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court stood with its earlier decision of removing the Ten Commandments monument on Capitol grounds. The state’s top court deemed the erection of the statue unconstitutional. Oklahoma Capitol won’t be allowed to keep its large Ten Commandments statue after all http://t.co/QJjcbm0HjE pic.twitter.com/22M5WhwXAF — Fusion (@ThisIsFusion) July 29, 2015 The statue was …

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Satanic Statue Has Grand Unveiling In Detroit, Stirs Controversy

The Satanic Temple unveiled its controversial statue to about 700 people in Detroit, much to the distress of Catholics in the area. The ceremony was supposed to be held at a well-known Detroit restaurant, but an array of intimidations forced the owner to withdraw from accommodating the event. Lucien Greaves, the co-founder of the “religious organization” told reporters that people …

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Jinger Duggar Desperate To Escape Her Deeply Religious Family

This might be the perfect time for Jinger Duggar to break free from her family and follow her dream of moving to a big city. The 21-year-old Jinger is old enough to strike out on her own and has even admitted in a 2012 interview that she wanted to move away from their miniscule Arkansas town. In the Radar Online …

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Leah Remini Thanks HBO For New Investigative Documentary On Scientology, Church Calls Her ‘Self-Absorbed’

Former Scientologist actress Leah Remini sent out a heartfelt thanks to HBO filmmakers for their work in making the investigative documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. Remini made headlines after her high-profile exit from the Church of Scientology in July 2013. According to a statement released during her departure, the main reason she left the religious sect …

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Leah Messer: ‘Teen Mom 2’ Star Finds Religion

Leah Messer of Teen Mom 2 fame has reportedly turned to religion. The 22-year-old wife and mom has a lot to work through, including an ongoing drug problem. Her husband, Jeremy Calvert, also believes she cheated on him with an ex. And to top things off, Leah Messer is in the midst of a custody battle with ex-husband Corey Simms …

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Bill Maher Mocks And Criticizes Mormon Religion

Bill Maher isn’t afraid to share his opinion. While he has been spending a lot of time bashing Islam lately, he now has a new religion to criticize. Last week the Mormon Church acknowledged that Joseph Smith had at least 30 wives, some of whom were young girls, one possibly as young as 14. Maher wasted no time criticizing the …

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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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Myles Munroe And His Entourage Killed In Plane Crash

Dr. Myles Munroe, a preacher, author, and business coach, was killed on November 9 after his private plane crashed in the Bahamas. There were no survivors in the accident which also took the life of Munroe’s wife, Ruth. Some of the other identified casualties were members of Bahamas Faith Ministries International including the group’s senior vice president Dr. Richard Pinder …

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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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Google Has a Jesus-Shaped Hole in Its Graph

We already know that Google hates America, so it should be no surprise that the largest search engine in the world also hates Jesus. Search Engine Roundtable’s Barry Schwartz posted about a thread on the Google Web Search Help forum, in which one Google user says that he’s noticed something amiss with Google’s knowledge graph results. Apparently, Jesus doesn’t get …

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Methodist Defrocking Overturned, Pastor Frank Schaefer Will Continue To Support Gay Community

Pastor Frank Schaefer from Pennsylvania broke church laws by presiding over his son’s same-sex marriage. On Tuesday, the United Methodist Church appeals panel overturned the decision to defrock Schaefer. The panel, which consists of nine people, urged the church to restore Schaefer’s pastoral credentials. The wedding ceremony happened in 2007 and Schaefer was suspended and then defrocked, as he did …

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Nun Wins ‘Voice’ Contest in Italy

One of the biggest goals of Pope Francis in his brief popedom thus far has been to get the Catholic Church closer to the average person, prompting church officials to “go out into the streets”. Francis’s message resonated with Sister Cristina Scuccia so much that she decided to do Pope Francis one better and take her talents to national television, …

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Satanic Mass Finally Stopped at Harvard

A Harvard student group held on for as long as it could in its effort to stage a Satanic Mass on the campus. But in the end, opposition proved to be too great. The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club had planned to stage the Black Mass on campus as a way of learning about the cultural impact of the ceremony. …

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Pope Francis Canonizes Two Pontiffs

Pope Francis named two distinctive papal predecessors, John XXIII and John Paul II, as saints before a congregation of hundreds of thousands of witnesses in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Sunday, during an unprecedented service that was attended by Pope Benedict XVI. Historically, two former popes had never been canonized together, and a retired pope and a reigning …

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Big Bang Theory Actually Has Religious Roots

Many Americans remain wary of the Big Bang Theory, particularly from a religious standpoint. There is a popular misconception about what it means to believe in certain scientific theories. That one must reject or mock a belief in gods or a God in order to embrace them. This is simply not in keeping with the behavior of some of the …

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Big Bang Theory In Doubt By Most Americans According To Poll

A recent Associated Press- GfK poll taken revealed that most Americans are skeptical when it comes to topics such as the Big Bang theory, evolution, and global warming. It also revealed that Americans are more inclined to believe and support simpler concepts related to health and genetics. These results disappoint a few of America’s top scientists, including Randy Schekman, the …

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Big Bang Theory Doubted by Majority of Americans

A recent poll conducted by the Associated Press-GfK sought to test public perception, knowledge, and confidence in certain scientific principles which are whole-heartedly accepted as fact by the scientific community – things such as smoking’s impact on cancer rates, the plausibility of evolution, and the age of the Earth. Unfortunately, the results of the poll show that many Americans are …

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Americans Still Unconvinced by a Bevy of Scientific Concepts

If the results of a new AP poll are any indication, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth MacFarlane, and FOX should probably order up another season of Cosmos. The survey asked American adults about a handful of scientific and medical issues–more specifically, to say how confident they are that a certain scientific statement (all of which are accepted by the vast majority …

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Jerusalem Riot Disbanded by Israeli Police

Israeli police mobilized at a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem Wednesday, employing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a riotous protest formed by Palestinian Muslims, who were attempting to block Jews from entering the compound. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that the unruly mob threw stones and firecrackers from atop the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. To …

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Colton Burpo: Little Angel or Exploited Kid?

Little Colton Burpo went through hell, then told everyone he’d been to heaven. When Colton Burpo’s appendix ruptured, he was only 4 years old. He was rushed to the hospital and had a brush with death — though he was never declared clinically dead during his ordeal — but he was pulled through thanks to some wonderful doctors and nurses …

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Colton Burpo Still Remembers His Trip To Heaven

In the spring of 2003, 4-year-old Colton Burpo underwent an emergency appendectomy. Over the next few months, following the surgery, Colton slowly tells his family of his miraculous out-of-body experience. Colton revealed that he left his body, during the operation, and flew to Heaven. He described the people he met, including Jesus, and was able to tell his family what …

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‘Gospel Of Jesus’ Wife’ Papyrus Not Fake According To Scientists

In 2012, Karen King, historian from the Harvard Divinity School, revealed the discovery of a papyrus fragment, dubbed the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife,” that suggests that Jesus had a wife. The announcement created an uproar among the Christian community, and academics from the Vatican immediately deemed the document a “clumsy forgery.” The badly-aged papyrus contained a message with eight legible …

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Mormon Women Turned Away From All-Men Priesthood Meeting For The Second Time

Women who were seeking to be ordained into the Mormon priesthood sought tickets to the all-male priesthood meeting, but were turned away. According to some women, they were there to get the attention of the leaders of The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints. Mormons, a religious group is the main branch of the Latter Day Saint movement. They, 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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Historians Say They’ve Found The Holy Grail In León, Spain

Historians are claiming that they have found the Holy Grail, and it is in the Basilica of San Isidro, located in León, Spain. The goblet, which the historians are claiming to be the cup from which Jesus supposedly drank from during the ill-fated last supper, is known as the Infanta Doña Urraca goblet. Fernando I, Infanta’s father, ruled León from …

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Kindergartner Praying Controversy: Potential Hoax?

Outrage is swirling around the story emerging from Oviedo, Florida involving a five-year-old girl who was allegedly interrupted during her lunchtime prayer. According to a story told to the Orlando Sentinel, a kindergartner was preparing to pray over her meal when a ‘lunch teacher’ at Carillon Elementary stopped her. “My lunch teacher told me that, when I was about to …

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Bishop Tebartz-van Elst Dismissed by Pope

The Vatican announced Wednesday that the resignation of embattled Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst had been accepted. Pope Francis had temporarily expelled the German bishop from his diocese back in October, due to his $42.7 million project to build a new residence. The Pope had initially refused to completely remove Tebartz-van Elst from his post in Limburg, though many …

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‘Noah’ Movie: Biblical Film Banned In Several Islamic Countries

It’s safe to say that the Muslim side of the world is not too keen on seeing the upcoming Hollywood film, “Noah”. The biblical epic film, which is directed and co-written by Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky, features New Zealand actor Russell Crowe as the ark-building follower of God. In a statement given by a representative of Paramount Pictures to …

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Pope Francis Celebrates One Year At The Vatican

On March 13, 2013, Buenos Aires archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th Pope. The announcement of a new Pope came at nighttime, as white smoke poured from the chimney and caused the crowd to cheer while waiting to see who has been chosen. The chimney had yielded black smoke two times before they had made a decision. Benedict XVI, …

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Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Over Teacher’s Beard

The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia over a religious discrimination claim. According to the Justice Department, the school district violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by requiring Siddiq Abu-Bakr to cut or shave his beard. Abu-Bakr has been a school police officer in the …

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