Notre Dame Cathedral burning
April 20th, 2019

Over the course of several weeks prior to the Notre Dame blaze, three historically black churches in Louisiana were destroyed by an arsonist. And yet, what began as a tragic story of hate soon morphed into one of unity and common humanity. Continue reading

Letter received from Nashville church
March 28th, 2019

A Nashville-based church passed out cards with the names and addresses of local residents and instructed congregants to pray for, and then write a letter to, the individuals on the card. Not everyone appreciated the gesture. Continue reading

Person getting a vaccine
March 28th, 2019

In the wake of a severe chickenpox outbreak in Kentucky, a Catholic high school student was barred from playing on the school basketball team when officials discovered he was not vaccinated against the disease. Now he’s suing. Continue reading

Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell swearing in ceremony
March 27th, 2019

The swearing-in ceremony for Pennsylvania’s first Muslim state legislator was marred by an opening address asking Jesus for forgiveness and claiming that America has “lost sight of God.” Continue reading

Christian cross in a school classroom
March 18th, 2019

When a teacher got divorced and moved in with another man, she unknowingly violated a school employment clause that forbids “any sexual activity outside of a heterosexual marriage.” The school superintendent found out and she was forced to resign. Continue reading

Methodist LGBT supporters
March 13th, 2019

After several years of emotionally charged debate, the United Methodist Church has decided to maintain its longstanding official position that homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching.” Continue reading

cussing pastor at church
March 4th, 2019

The controversy-seeking Memphis pastor Thaddeus Matthews, who styles himself as the ‘cussing pastor’, is in hot water again, this time for hosting a twerking contest in his church. Continue reading

Little girl receiving a vaccine
March 4th, 2019

Health officials are worried the religious exemption for vaccination is causing outbreaks of deadly diseases nationwide. Now lawmakers are fighting to remove that exemption before more people get sick. Continue reading

In the Closet of the Vatican book
February 21st, 2019

According to French journalist and author Frédéric Martel, the Vatican is a veritable mecca of closeted gay men. “Even in San Francisco’s Castro” he writes, there aren’t “quite as many gays.” Martel’s new book, titled ‘In the Closet of the Vatican,’ hits store shelves today. Continue reading

A female pastor
February 14th, 2019

For centuries, the position of clergy was reserved exclusively for men. The rules were pretty simple: men were expected to lead, and women to follow. Is it time for things to change? Continue reading