Meet the Shock-Jock Theologian Offering Grace to a Small Town's Abusers, Forgiveness to the Abused

Doug Wilson is trying to save civilization. The pastor at Christ Church Moscow, a college town on Idaho’s border with Washington, doesn’t think things are going very well in America these days. He wouldn’t mind a return to Old Testament law, as he wrote in his book Fidelity: How to Be a One-Woman Man: “[W]hen we are… »11/23/15 1:30pm11/23/15 1:30pm


Mormon Church Threatens to Excommunicate Same-Sex Couples, Excludes Their Children From Baptism

On Thursday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints added new guidelines to its church policy outlining the treatment of same-sex couples and their children. According to the Washington Post, the Mormon Church will no longer baptize children living in same-sex households and will now consider those in… »11/06/15 1:30pm11/06/15 1:30pm

How Sexism in the Church Almost Ruined My Life 

In July 2014, my husband Daniel, our two young boys, and I took a full U-Haul from Cleveland, Tenn., to Richmond, Va., for Daniel’s new job as a teacher at a Christian private school. The move had pushed us past broke, into donations from relatives, but we were eager nonetheless. After many years, my husband had… »10/26/15 11:50am10/26/15 11:50am

Oregon Court Upholds Convictions of Couple Who Sought 'Faith Healing' Instead of Doctor for Baby

The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 manslaughter convictions of a faith-healing couple whose premature baby died after a homebirth when they didn’t seek medical treatment. Dale and Shannon Hickman are members of the Followers of Christ church in Oregon City, which the state said has a long history of children… »10/13/15 9:05am10/13/15 9:05am

Ben Carson: 'I Would Not Advocate That We Put a Muslim in Charge of This Nation'

During on an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, Republican primary candidate Ben Carson said that he would not support a Muslim as President of the United States. “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” Carson said during the interview, “I absolutely would not agree with that.” He added… »9/20/15 1:45pm9/20/15 1:45pm

Students Cover Mirrors in Girls' Restrooms to Deemphasize Appearance 

A group of seniors at Trinity Academy, a private Christian school in Wichita, Kansas, have papered over the mirrors in all the girls’ restrooms in an effort to promote positive body image. Rather than their reflections, female students are met with an array of Bible verses and old chestnuts on inner beauty. »9/01/15 6:20pm9/01/15 6:20pm

Jehovah's Witness Leader: There's a 'Spiritual Dilemma' in Reporting Sexual Abuse

Since 2013, Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse has been investigating how institutions like schools and churches respond to allegations of sexual crimes against children. The commission is now questioning members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, finding that there have been… »8/18/15 1:20pm8/18/15 1:20pm

Episcopalians Voting On Whether Gay Marriage To Be Allowed In Church

Now that gay marriage is legal, churches have to take a long hard look at whether they’re open to holding same sex weddings in their houses of worship. And while no one’s going to force religious figures to perform these marriages against their will, the Episcopalians may be on the track to changing the way they look… »7/01/15 3:00pm7/01/15 3:00pm

Who is Sending Death Threats to Female AME Pastors in South Carolina?

A local news station is reporting that three female pastors of African Methodist Episcopal churches in Clarendon County, South Carolina have received threatening letters. The letter-writer, who calls himself “Apostle Prophet Harry L. Fleming,” quotes Bible verses to claim that women shouldn’t be pastors, and warns… »7/01/15 9:30am7/01/15 9:30am

Diets Are Basically Religions, So Toxins Are Basically the Devil

Has anyone recently told you how well the Paleo diet is working for them and tried to convince you to join them in living that nut-eating, meat-avoiding cavewoman lifestyle? One commonality across all trendy diets is how much their followers love to preach their gospels of eating. “The enthusiasm some people have for… »5/07/15 10:45pm5/07/15 10:45pm