ORLANDO (RNS) — After Joel Hunter recently announced support for former Vice President Joe Biden, a local Christian radio station cancelled Hunter’s devotionals, hosts withdrew (or postponed) speaking invitations and a social media hostility barrage...
Religion NewsService“Pro-Life Evangelicals for @JoeBiden” insists that, while they uniformly oppose abortion, the Christian electoral agenda should not be confined to reproductive rights.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Feucht has framed his worship protest tour as a dispute between ‘politicians’ and Christians like himself, but pastors are among his fiercest critics.
Religion NewsServiceChristian singer @SeanFeucht plans to perform in front of thousands on the National Mall this weekend, despite concerns about creating a "superspreader" event and only submitting a minimal #COVID19 prevention plan to federal authorities.
(RNS) — Only 35% of white evangelicals said the coronavirus is of critical concern, according to PRRI’s 11th annual American Values Survey. Among this group, abortion and terrorism top the list of concerns.
(RNS) — Christians who turn to Scripture to trump political debates on abortion should be reminded that the Bible does not actually say anything at all on the topic. On this issue there is no divine revelation to be had.
Religion NewsService"The Bible’s ambivalence on the subject of a right to life begins in its first book, Genesis," writes John J. Collins of @Yale.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — A number of high-profile Christian leaders attended recent Washington, D.C., events with people who have since tested positive for COVID-19. Some have chosen to quarantine out of precaution, but others continue to travel and even...
Religion NewsServiceAt least nine people from the Rose Garden ceremony have since tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Yet, many of the pastors in attendance preached to in-person congregations Sunday.
Religion NewsServiceThis article has been updated with news of more #COVID19 test results following the event in the #RoseGarden on Sept. 26
Religion NewsServiceSome faith leaders who attended a White House event have tested positive for #COVID19.
But most are flouting @CDCgov guidelines that recommend they quarantine even if they test negative, preaching in public and attending indoor events.
(RNS) — A restatement of church teaching comes soon after an archbishop suggested priests might comfort those who turn to assisted suicide.
Religion NewsService“When a bishop opens his mouth he doesn’t speak infallibly or with the authority of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church,” said Cardinal Ladaria, who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
(RNS) — Racism is a religious issue. Not only that, I would argue that racism is the central religious issue in this election.
Religion NewsServiceThe #2020election is a moment of truth for white Christianity, writes @jimwallis.
"The call to recognize racism as a primary election issue is invitational, not confrontational."
(RNS) — Jerry Falwell Jr.’s resignation is but the resolution of years of smaller scandals. Here's a look back at the controversies chronicling the rise and fall of his career as president of Liberty University.
HOWARD, Pa. (RNS) — More than two dozen people joined a brightly colored flotilla for Kayak Church on Sunday (Aug. 30) as Faith United Church of Christ, like so many other churches across the country, dips its toes into meeting together in person...
(RNS) — Teaching susceptible Christians media literacy won’t counteract their sudden, widespread adherence to conspiracy theories because these Christians thrive on a narrative of media cover-up.
Religion NewsService" #QAnon is more than a political ideology. It’s a spiritual worldview that co-opts many Christian-sounding ideas to promote verifiably false claims about actual human beings," writes @KatelynBeaty.
(The Conversation) — Even sexual interests that appear to be off limits from an evangelical perspective, including gender-subversive acts like erotic cross-dressing, are acceptable if they are conducted within traditional marriages.