Rainbow flags and balloons at Pride
June 6th, 2019

While some Catholic leaders do participate in Pride events, many more do not – often citing their belief that homosexuality should not be celebrated. Continue reading

PBS show Arthur portrays a same-sex wedding
May 24th, 2019

Alabama has decided not to air the season premiere of the famed children’s television show “Arthur” because it features a same-sex marriage between two of the characters. Continue reading

National Day of Prayer on the calendar
May 3rd, 2019

The National Day of Prayer has long been celebrated by religious groups as an opportunity for Americans to unite and connect with their faith. But critics say it’s blatantly unconstitutional. Continue reading

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

Friend officiating a wedding ceremony
March 25th, 2019

A recent survey showed that 43 percent of couples chose to have a friend or family member officiate their wedding ceremony. What’s driving this trend? 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

People leaving religion behind
November 21st, 2018

Watch out, organized religion! A new faith demographic is taking America by storm. But it’s not their holiness that’s attracting so much attention – it’s their unholiness. A recent Pew Research poll found that 36 percent of younger adults now identify as either atheist, agnostic, or “nothing in particular.” Continue reading

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

A child bride looking scared
March 8th, 2018

Kentucky native Donna Pollard was 16 when she married a 31-year-old man. Although it might sound like an outlier, Donna Pollard’s story is far from unique. Between 2000 and 2015, there were more than 200,000 child marriages in the United States. Continue reading