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How Passing the Plate Becomes the 'Sunday Morning Stickup'
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, church, Christianity, giving, tithing, hypocrisy, charity, blackmail )

- 1439 days ago -
David Lee had just opened his wallet for two successive offerings at a church one Sunday morning when a pastor walked onto the pulpit to pass on a request. "You all going to think I'm crazy, but God says give again," the pastor said.
Homeless Jesus
Society & Culture  (tags: Homeless Jesus, Davidson, NC, bench, church, controversy, the poor, sculpture )

- 1783 days ago -
A sculpture of Jesus as a homeless man installed outside a church in Davidson, NC, has neighbors and church leaders debating its message and appropriateness.
U.S. Confidence in Organized Religion at Low Point - - Gallup
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, church, culture, ethics, freedoms, media, philanthropy, politics, religion, rights, society )

- 2506 days ago -
Forty-four percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in "the church or organized religion" today, just below the low points Gallup has found in recent years, including 45% in 2002 and 46% in 2007.
Tell Reverend to Step Down After Hateful Speech Targeting LGBT People. SIGN NOW!
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBT rights, Church, americans, hate, society, gayrights, education, culture, ethics )

- 2559 days ago -
After President Obama recently "came out" in support of same-sex marriage, Conservatives launched attacks against both him and marriage equality. One of the most violent yet came from the reverend Charles L. Worley of North Carolina's Providence Road
50 All-Time Funniest Church Marquee Signs
Society & Culture  (tags: Church, Religion, Marquee Signs, Humor )

- 3110 days ago -
"Rejoice and be glad" is a popular phrase that turns up in the Bible many times and in many forms. With churches of all types looking for new parishioners, the marquee clash is no longer limited to a Macy's vs. Gimble's foray.
The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuse
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, church, catholicism, pope, paedophilia, accountability )

- 3183 days ago -
THE CASE OF THE POPE delivers a devastating indictment of the way the Vatican has run a secret legal system that shields paedophile priests from criminal trial around the world. Is the Pope morally or legally responsible for the negligence ...
The Lost Gnostic Gospels - An Eye-Opening Video   video
Society & Culture  (tags: gospels, gnostic, lost-gospels, christianity, religion, video, constantine, nicea, catholic, church, corruption, dishonesty, lies, conspiracy, society, family, politics, government, culture, world, vatican, interesting, unusual, israel, middle-east, ethic )

- 3189 days ago -
The Council of Nicea under direct order and control of Emperor Constantine unified the diverse early Christian sects, deciding what they would or would not read and believe. Later leading to the Catholic Church's possible betrayal of women for 1500 years.
OP-Ed: What Went Wrong
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, sexual abuse, sexual abuse, Church, news, politics, society, culture, children, rights, media, world )

- 3336 days ago -
Don't blame celibacy. To fight the plague of sexual abuse, the church needs to become more Catholic, not less
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, church, soldier, funeral, Father, feedom of speech )

- 3342 days ago -
This is a miscarriage of justice. The man lost his son in defense of this country and his reward was a group of degenerate reprobates celebrating his son's death at the funeral.
Oral Roberts' Last Sermon Delivered To Local Native American Church
Society & Culture  (tags: oral robert, Native American Culture, church )

- 3444 days ago -
MOUNDS, OK -- Oral Roberts' crusades took him around the world, but his final sermon was delivered at a tiny Native American church in rural Tulsa County. Oral Roberts made his last trip to Oklahoma three months ago for the inauguration of ORU's new
Episcopal Church Repudiates Doctrine of Discovery | Indian Country Today | Content
Society & Culture  (tags: Native Americans, Native American Rights, episcopal, INDIGENOUS rights, repudiate the doctrine of discovery, christian, church )

- 3586 days ago -
In a first-of-its-kind action in the Christian world, the national Episcopal Church has passed a landmark resolution repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery and urging the U.S. government to endorse the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Nez Perce Idaho Tribal Church Destroyed in Fire
Society & Culture  (tags: church, nez perce, fire, tribal )

- 3794 days ago -
Members of a tribal church congregation in northern Idaho are mourning the loss of more than a century of religious history after their sanctuary burned down.
Exorcisms `More Dangerous Than Pagan Beliefs' - Australia/World
Society & Culture  (tags: world, roman catholic, church, pagans, excorcism, priest, scaremongering )

- 4114 days ago -
PAGANS have hit out at the Catholic Church after a church spokesman blamed an increase in exorcisms on people dabbling in paganism. One priest, who asked not to be named, said he was carrying out at least one exorcism a fortnight.
Huge Fine for Anti-Gay US Church
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, gayrights, gay, church, americans, culture, ethics, freedoms, gayrights, humans, police, religion, rights, society, usa )

- 4222 days ago -
Thursday, 1 November 2007 A church whose members cheered a soldier's death as "punishment" for US tolerance of homosexuality has been told to pay $10.9m (£5.2m) in damages. The Westboro Baptist Church was taken to court by the father of Lance Cpl Matth
Police: Man Yelled 'Liars' Before Killing 3 in Church, Pleads Not Guilty
Society & Culture  (tags: death, humans, crime, usa, church )

- 4302 days ago -
NEOSHO, Missouri (CNN) -- A man with a machine pistol stormed a southwestern Missouri church where his relatives were praying, shouting "liars, liars" as he opened fire and killed three people, police said Monday. Police identified the gunman as Eiken

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