Jesus in a nativity cage
December 12th, 2018

A Massachusetts church created a Nativity scene featuring baby Jesus in a metal cage. The display is intended to raise awareness about immigration issues, but it’s also generated backlash from conservative circles. Continue reading

Candy Canes
December 7th, 2018

An elementary school principal in Nebraska has landed in hot water after sending out a Christmas memo that included a list of items that would be considered unacceptable during the holidays. Among the various Christmas-themed items on the list was one entry in particular that raised eyebrows: candy canes. Continue reading

War on Christmas
December 4th, 2018

“You can’t take Christ out of Christmas,” as the saying goes. Well, apparently, you can. And one Virginia school plans to do just that. Officials at Robious Middle School have banned all songs containing mentions of Jesus from the annual Christmas concert. Continue reading

Exorcism being performed with Catholic cross
November 30th, 2018

In a sign of the strange times we live in, exorcisms are enjoying increased popularity the in modern occult movement. A recent story in The Atlantic suggests priests from the Catholic Church are fielding more requests for exorcisms than anytime in recent history. Continue reading

Sentinelese man pointing bow
November 26th, 2018

A strange story exploded across the internet last week, provoking headlines that one might expect to find in a 1918 publication – but not one from 2018. What led an American missionary to a remote island in the Indian Ocean, and why did the indigenous tribe there decide to kill him? Continue reading

Susan Orfanos, mother of mass shooting victim
November 9th, 2018

A heartbreaking interview has gone viral featuring a mother whose son survived the mass shooting in Las Vegas, only to be gunned down in Thousand Oaks. “I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts. I want gun control,” she said. Continue reading

Immigrants coming to the U.S.
November 2nd, 2018

The Public Religion Research Institute’s ninth annual American Values Survey reveals that white evangelicals are the demographic most likely to view immigration and racial diversity as “threats” to American values. Why is that? Continue reading

Evangelical leader Tony Perkins
October 22nd, 2018

Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, was put on the defensive by a passionate caller on the C-SPAN channel who expressed frustration over Christian hypocrisy. Continue reading

U.K. Christian bakers
October 12th, 2018

Just when you thought Christian bakers were out of the news for good, a story from across the pond has reignited the debate over religious freedom and LGBT rights. The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled that two devoutly Christian owners of a bakeshop in Belfast were justified in refusing to bake a cake for a local gay rights activist. Continue reading

Jesus casting vote in a ballot box
October 11th, 2018

With the 2018 midterm elections fast approaching, religious groups on both sides of the aisle are working hard to get out the vote. But the amount of money they’ve spent doing it is raising some eyebrows. Continue reading