Paula White: Christians Must Pray That “Satanic Pregnancies” End in Miscarriage
Jan 27, 2020 · 3 

By Beth Stoneburner Around the same time White House spiritual advisor Paula White was telling lies about how prayer reduced crime after 9/11, she was also stepping up her calls for prayers for the president. Apparently Secret Service can’t do much to shield Trump from the animal kingdom and so-called “Satanic pregnancies.” We cancel every surprise, from the witchcraft… …

Jerry Falwell Jr. plays while gay students suffer under his university’s conversion “therapy”
Jan 27, 2020

By Lucas Wilson Jerry Falwell, Jr. and the university he inherited from his dad, Liberty, has gotten a lot of bad press lately, from charges that Jr. circulated racy photos of the woman to whom he is married to his decision to hand a former male student a lucrative contract to build a fitness facility on university property at the …

Saints seek to prevent release of emails related to work on Catholic abuse crisis
Jan 27, 2020 · 1 

By ESPN News Services The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. Attorneys for about two dozen men suing the …

United Methodist clergywomen ask church to reopen sexual misconduct case against elder
Jan 24, 2020 · 1 

By Emily McFarlan Miller More than five dozen young United Methodist clergywomen are circulating an open letter claiming there was no justice in the denomination’s “just resolution” process for the four women who accused the Rev. Donald “Bud” Heckman of sexual misconduct. And while that resolution ended the judicial process against Heckman, it could be reopened, according …

Turkish activists oppose amnesties for child rapists
Jan 24, 2020

By Bethan McKernan Turkey’s ruling party has begun a second attempt at introducing a law to grant rapists amnesty as long as they marry their victim, four years after a similar bill sparked outrage at home and internationally. The legislation, which was first debated by parliament on 16 January, would give men suspended sentences for …

DeVos compares abortion rights debate to slavery
Jan 24, 2020

By Nicole Gaudiano Education Secretary Betsy DeVos compared the abortion rights debate to the battle to eliminate slavery during remarks at a Colorado Christian University event in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night. DeVos, a Christian conservative, discussed the Trump administration’s record of opposition to abortion, and said she was reminded of President Abraham Lincoln. “He, …

Aaron Rodgers: How Can Anyone Believe in a God Who Sends People to Hell?
Jan 23, 2020

By Hemant Mehta If you pay any attention to football, then you know Aaron Rodgers is both an amazing quarterback and intelligent guy. (He was a winner on Celebrity Jeopardy, too.) About a month ago, he gave an interview to Danica Patrick for her “Pretty Intense” podcast and opened up about his religious skepticism. He spoke about joining a Christian …

School Voucher SCOTUS Case Isn’t About ‘Choice,’ It’s About Coerced Support For Religion
Jan 23, 2020

By Andrew L. Seidel Before walking over to the Senate to preside over Donald Trump’s impeachment, this morning Chief Justice John Roberts presided over one of the most significant cases before the Supreme Court, Espinoza v. Montana Dept. of Revenue. Some argue that this is a case about religious discrimination or school choice. It’s not. …

Trump to become the first president to speak in person at March for Life
Jan 23, 2020

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey President Trump announced Wednesday that he will attend Friday’s March for Life, the annual gathering of antiabortion protesters to commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s landmark abortion decision. While other presidents have addressed the annual rally by phone or sent video greetings, Trump would be the first to …

Utah bans conversion therapy for LGBTQ children
Jan 23, 2020

By the Associated Press The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it. Supporters navigated a winding path to passage and some dissent remains, but barring it in Utah could give a boost to similar efforts in other right-leaning states, …

Another Anti-LGBTQ Bill Emerges in Tennessee
Jan 22, 2020

By Trudy Ring Just after Tennessee lawmakers passed a “license to discriminate” bill covering adoption agencies, the measure’s chief sponsor wants to move forward with legislation that would undermine local efforts to support LGBTQ equality. State Sen. Paul Rose, a Republican who calls himself a Christian conservative, is pressing the Senate to take up a bill, …

A church allegedly asked older members to leave. Leaders say that didn’t actually happen.
Jan 22, 2020

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey When a small church in the suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul shuts it doors in June, some of the members, who are almost all older than 60, are worried about where their funerals will be held. When it reopens perhaps a year later, the traditional hymns could be missing and a new …