April 12th, 2018

By almost every measure, women are more religious than men. They have stronger beliefs, pray more frequently, and even go to church more often. With churches struggling to get men back in the pews, some experts worry what the future may hold. Continue reading

Cross made of money
April 10th, 2018

Two prominent religious leaders are facing charges of embezzlement and fraud. In both cases, it seems these holy men – widely admired in their respective communities – managed to exploit the faith of their followers while using God and their own reputations as cover. Continue reading

Pope Francis speaking in Hell
April 3rd, 2018

An Italian journalist set the media world ablaze last week when he reported that Pope Francis personally told him that “hell does not exist” during a private meeting. Scrambling, the Vatican press office quickly refuted reports that the pope denies one of the main tenants of the Catholic faith – eternal damnation. They insist the published transcript was not “a faithful transcription of the Holy Father’s words.” Continue reading

Sweet Jesus vampire girl
April 2nd, 2018

Toronto-based ice cream company “Sweet Jesus” is famous for its unconventional marketing – from humorous religious references to advertisements featuring images of vampiric children and upside-down crosses. But when Sweet Jesus decided to expand into the U.S., they encountered heavy opposition from outraged Christian groups. Continue reading

Ella Grace Foster
March 28th, 2018

A Pennsylvania couple has been convicted in the death of their 2-year-old daughter after they opted for faith healing instead of taking her to a doctor. The trial provided a chance for the couple to explain themselves, but remorse wasn’t high on the list of talking points. Continue reading

Pray to end abortion sign
March 27th, 2018

Last week, Mississippi passed HB 1510, a law which outlaws abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy and gives no exemptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. The new law now becomes the most restrictive abortion ban in the country, but pro-choice groups have been quick to challenge it in court. Continue reading

Penn. Church leaders holding a blessing ceremony for guns
March 1st, 2018

Worshippers gathered yesterday at a Pennsylvania church to participate in a “mass blessing ceremony” for their AR-15 rifles. Attendees wore crowns fashioned from bullets, drank holy wine, and clutched firearms during the worship service. Continue reading

Joy Behar and Mike Pence
February 27th, 2018

Is Christian shaming on the rise? This question came into sharper focus last week after one of the co-hosts on ABC’s The View stirred controversy by mocking Vice President Mike Pence’s deep Christian beliefs and insinuating he has a “mental illness.” Continue reading

Billy Graham
February 26th, 2018

Depending on who you ask, Billy Graham leaves behind either a storied legacy that will never be rivaled by another Christian preacher, or an enduring message of bigotry toward certain groups not favored by the Bible’s teachings. Continue reading

Adam holding a rifle
February 22nd, 2018

Some say that we should strive for a peaceful society that’s less obsessed with guns. Others argue that gun rights are a mandate from heaven. In the wake of another mass shooting, we pose the question: is gun ownership a God-given right? Continue reading