Religious groups who rely on prayer rather than medical treatments for the care of their children continue to have exemptions in 34 states, but Tennessee became the latest state to remove the religious exemption clause for parents. While some states have different language and clauses, the remaining 16 states will prosecute parents for neglect if
After the U.S. Department of Education called for schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their gender identity, 100 pastors in Ohio wrote a letter calling on a change to the law and vowing civil disobedience. The pastors from Richland County argued that the mandate defied logic and could lead to privacy
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God, shared in a recent sermon his guidelines for marriage. Adeboye advised his members to marry within the church so that pastors can help them during difficult times, but he added that men should not marry a woman who cannot cook and who cannot pray for
Since the Supreme Court ruled that after school Bible clubs could not be banned from public schools, Child Evangelism Fellowship has been launching Good New Bible clubs in roughly 5% of American public elementary schools. However, the Satanic Temple has announced that it will use the same court ruling in order to launch after school
Pastor Jonathan Greer was voted out of his position by 31 people at Mt. Sterling Baptist Church, and the reasons are allegedly very different. While the church claims that he was fired over his failure to visit members of the congregation, Greer notes that he was fired because he had invited black people to the church’s VBS.
Pastor Preston Ulmerson, 29, has launched a group called “Doubters Club” alongside atheist Trax Henderson. The two have started the group in Colorado in order to help Christians and atheists have conversations about current topics. The group started with 10 members and has grown to 60, with two locations. Click here to get the full
The Rev. Tony Evans, the first black graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, commented that all humans are created in God’s image, so it’s essential to address the issues, institutions, and injustices that impact others, such as the unborn and black people who are killed by police in higher percentages. Evans noted that everyone created in
Rich Reaves of LifePath Church visited the mosque next door to his church and found ways to serve his Muslim neighbors. He also organized tours of the mosque for his church so that members could learn what Islam teaches. Reaves notes that his Muslim neighbors are actually quite afraid of being attacked in America and
Williamstown, Kentucky has seen both the blessings and curses of the Ark Encounter attraction that is opening this summer through Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis ministry. Ham promises jobs and revenue for the struggling region in northern Kentucky, and so far Williamstown has seen a boost in downtown business. However, the tax breaks and moral
A California court ruled that Christian Mingle and Catholic Mingle, among other religious dating sites, cannot ban same sex users. Both sites will change “men seeking women” and “Women seeking men” options to simple questions about the gender of a user and then allowing users to search based on their orientation. Click here to get
When Christians and atheists were questioned about each other, both sides fell into negative stereotypes to describe each other. However, when both were questioned about their values, they responded with answers that were more or less the same, showing similar beliefs about compassion for those who are suffering and ensuring justice and fairness for all.