Source: Josh Feldman / Mediaite Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a very outspoken critic of Islam, especially the treatment of women in the Islamic religion. Brandeis University had planned to award Hirsi Ali an honorary degree, but rescinded that announcement today, saying “We cannot overlook that certain of her past statements are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values.” […]
Source: Reuters The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta has apologized for building a $2.2 million mansion to use as his home, a move that made him the object of derision and complaint, and said he may sell it. Archbishop Wilton Gregory said he took his “eye off the ball” after the archdiocese received a $15 […]
Source: AP / CBS News VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Wednesday permanently removed a German bishop from his Limburg diocese after his $43-million new residence complex caused an uproar among the faithful. Francis had temporarily expelled Monsignor Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst from Limburg in October pending a church inquiry. At the center of the controversy was the price […]
Source: Bart Jansen / USA Today Fred Phelps Sr., a fierce opponent of homosexuality whose protests at military funerals prompted two federal laws, died shortly after midnight Thursday, his daughter Margie Phelps says. She didn’t give the cause of death or the condition that recently put him in hospice care. He was 84. Phelps headed the Westboro […]
Source: Jeff Bobo / TimesNews.net CHURCH HILL — A woman who allegedly drove her car into a church Sunday night and then stabbed her husband in the chest at the altar because he was “worshiping the NASCAR race at Bristol” also reportedly made numerous statements about her conversations with God and the devil. Stephanie Faye Hamman, […]
Source: AP / CBS News The estranged son of the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church said his father is “on the edge of death.” Fred Phelps Sr. became famous for organizing picket lines of brightly-colored signs carrying hateful messages against tolerance during the funerals of military personnel and famous figures. His actions led to at least two […]
Source: The Huffington Post A pastor reportedly died Sunday after confessing to his congregants that he had committed adultery. Bishop Bobby Davis of the Miracle Faith World Outreach church in Bridgeport, Conn., asked his congregants to stay after his sermon on March 9 so that he could ask their forgiveness for his unfaithfulness, a source told the Connecticut Post. […]
Houston’s Lakewood Church, the homebase for celebrity pastor Joel Osteen, has been robbed of nearly $600,000 in donations. KPRC’s Courtney Zavala reports.
Is that you today? I woke up this morning feeling as if the weight of the world had been lifted from my shoulders. I got a sense that the veil had been removed from my eyes and the deceiver had been put on notice. I believe in my heart that the clouds of doubt have […]
Source: Kyle Harvey / theGrio Nicki Minaj isn’t the only member of her family who’s vying for the spotlight. “God’s Been Good” is an uptempo track by Carol Maraj that celebrates her faith and is a complete departure from her daughter’s more adult-oriented content. To read this article in its entirety visit theGrio.