Amazon prime day deals
July 16th, 2019

It’s no secret that Americans love to spend money on things. From the latest-model smartphones, to flat screen TVs, to fancy blenders that make the best margaritas (or so the packaging claims), we daily fight the urge to buy shiny new products that promise to improve our lives. It’s worth considering: has shopping replaced other faiths as America’s biggest religion? Continue reading

Lesbian couple holding rainbow flags
March 18th, 2019

The Supreme Court dealt a blow to traditional faith groups Monday when it declined to hear oral arguments on a case involving a Christian-owned B&B. The Aloha Bed & Breakfast has been tied up in court since 2011 when a lesbian couple sued the business for refusing to rent them a room. Continue reading

January 22nd, 2019

Amid the media firestorm surrounding the standoff between students from a Catholic high school and a Native American man, the role that Black Israelite protesters played in starting the conflict was largely overlooked. Continue reading

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles
February 9th, 2018

If God spent Super Bowl Sunday kicking back with platters of divine snacks and enjoying the fruits of His media marvel creation, He did so without as doubt as to who would win.There was no miraculous helmet catch. No immaculate reception. But regardless, his fingerprints were all over this game. Continue reading

Religious message on shopping bag from Forever 21
October 27th, 2017

We’re all familiar with certain high-profile companies that espouse religious beliefs. Chick-fil-A famously expressed opposition to gay marriage on religious grounds, creating a storm of controversy and sending people flocking to restaurant locations to either protest outside or show their … Continue reading

A child marriage ceremony
May 23rd, 2017

Earlier this month, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a law that sought to ban child marriage across the state. If enacted, it would have made New Jersey the first state in the country to outlaw marriage for children under … Continue reading

Brazilian porn star Kamilla Werneck
May 8th, 2017

A popular Brazilian porn star has the country’s religious community in an outrage. Kamilla Werneck, one of Brazil’s hottest adult movie stars, went on live TV to declare that she is an Evangelical Christian and assert that God approves of … Continue reading

UCC Pastor Gretta Vosper during a service.
September 29th, 2016

Earlier this month, the Toronto Star reported on the United Church of Canada’s announcement that one of their most popular ministers, Gretta Vosper, is “unsuitable to continue serving” the church and could be defrocked. Her crime? Vosper has declared herself an … Continue reading

A Duggar family portrait
May 17th, 2016

The average American family today has between two and three children. When asked, most people would agree that this is the ideal size for a family. However, every once in a while you’ll see a couple of overwhelmed parents walking down … Continue reading

January 5th, 2015

How do we respond when a teenager kills herself because her family refused to accept the gender she identified as? The tragic story of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender girl who committed suicide after years of anguish over her family’s refusal … Continue reading