As COVID-19 Restrictions Ease, Muslims Celebrate A Socially Distanced Eid

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 05:45:04 -0400 - religion

While reopening states are allowing communal Eid prayers with limits, some Muslims have chosen to opt out entirely.

Pastor Steps Down After Megachurch Learns He Let Pedophile Son Work With Kids

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 20:53:42 -0400 - religion

John Ortberg failed to notify Menlo Church about his son's attraction to minors for over a year.

National Guard Officer Challenges White House Account Of The Clearing Of Lafayette Square

Posted on Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:19:20 -0400 - religion

People were protesting peacefully before federal forces used tear gas to clear them from the square before Trump's photo shoot, Maj. Adam DeMarco said.

Georgia GOP Senator’s Campaign Claims ‘Anti-Semitic’ Ad Was Just A Graphic Design Gaffe

Posted on Tue, 28 Jul 2020 07:05:17 -0400 - religion

Sen. David Perdue's Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, who is Jewish, said the ad used the "least original anti-Semitic trope in history."

Leah Remini Applauds Thandie Newton's 'Brave' Criticism Of Tom Cruise

Posted on Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:36:47 -0400 - religion

The outspoken Scientology critic said Newton had "huge balls" following her candor about working with Cruise on "Mission: Impossible 2."

Over 40 Infected With COVID-19 After Revival Event At Alabama Baptist Church: Pastor

Posted on Mon, 27 Jul 2020 11:01:31 -0400 - religion

Masks were not required during the multi-day event at Warrior Creek Missionary Baptist Church, according to Pastor Daryl Ross.

White Supremacy Shaped American Christianity, Researcher Says

Posted on Sun, 26 Jul 2020 12:00:03 -0400 - religion

Racist theology is deeply embedded in the DNA of white Christian churches, influencing even their theology on salvation, PRRI founder Robert Jones argues in a new book.

Yoho Resigns From Christian Organization Following Outburst Against Ocasio-Cortez

Posted on Sun, 26 Jul 2020 09:33:15 -0400 - religion

The Republican congressman reportedly called Ocasio-Cortez a "f**king bitch."

Supreme Court Denies Nevada Church's Challenge To Coronavirus Restrictions

Posted on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 20:51:38 -0400 - religion

Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley argued that the hard cap on religious gatherings was an unconstitutional violation of its parishioners' First Amendment rights.

Texas Politician Alienates Twitter Users By Suggesting E.T.s Need Religion

Posted on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:20:08 -0400 - religion

GOP State Rep. Jonathan Stickland was mocked after suggesting that aliens would have to accept Jesus Christ as their savior if they wanted to visit heaven.

Turkey's Hagia Sophia Opens As A Mosque For The First Time In Decades

Posted on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:00:56 -0400 - religion

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and thousands of other Muslims gathered for Friday prayers at the nearly 1,500-year-old house of worship.

Coloradan Charged With Hate Crime After Attack On Sikh Store Owner

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2020 22:39:04 -0400 - religion

Suspect Eric Breemen told a Sikh store owner from Colorado to "go back to your country," according to an advocacy group.