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

Person injection drugs
November 5th, 2018

The Church of Safe Injection is combating the opioid crisis by handing out sterile needles, overdose medication – and bibles, just for good measure. But some say this approach only enables addicts and promotes long-term addiction. Continue reading

Former KKK member Ken Parker getting baptized
September 1st, 2018

Ken Parker was a full-on white supremacist who marched with proponents of Nazi ideology in Charlottesville last summer. But then he found Jesus. Can faith be used as a tool to combat hate? Continue reading

Preacher receiving money from heaven
June 6th, 2018

After news that another preacher has asked his followers to buy him a private jet, we examine how the “prosperity gospel” aligns with Christian values. Are these preachers truly doing the Lord’s work, as they claim, or simply putting on a “holy act” to squeeze money out of naïve followers? Continue reading

Televangelist private jet
May 31st, 2018

Televangelist Jesse Duplantis recently asked his thousands of followers to help him buy a $54 million private jet. Duplantis explained that God wants him to have the plane so he can spread the gospel worldwide. Oh, and he claims that if Jesus were alive today, he’d be doing the same thing. 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

Poverty in America
August 9th, 2017

A recent study found that religion is a significant factor in how Americans perceive poverty. The results showed that Christians (and white evangelical Christians especially), were far more likely than non-Christians to blame poverty on the failings of the individual, and not their circumstances. Continue reading

Psychedelic mushrooms
July 31st, 2017

Researchers at John Hopkins University and New York University have convinced a group of religious leaders to try “magic” mushrooms in the name of science. The researchers will give two dozen priests, rabbis and pastors controlled doses of psilocybin, the … Continue reading