Religion

Tone-Deaf Joel Osteen Tells Harvey Victims To Be ‘Victors’ (VIDEO)

Tone-Deaf Joel Osteen Tells Harvey Victims To Be ‘Victors’ (VIDEO)

Last week, Joel Osteen, the nation’s most infamous spokesman for the prosperity gospel, treated the nation to a crash course in how a pastor should not respond to a major tragedy. Osteen, for those who don’t know, pastors Lakewood Church, which meets in a downtown Houston sanctuary that was once the Summit, home of the Houston […]

Trump-Worshiping Pastor: Attack Me And You’ll Answer To God (VIDEO)

Trump-Worshiping Pastor: Attack Me And You’ll Answer To God (VIDEO)

As of Labor Day weekend, Donald Trump’s average approval rating, as calculated by FiveThirtyEight, stands at 37.5 percent. At risk of sounding like a broken record, this is the lowest approval rating on record for a newly-elected president at this stage in his presidency. But, again at risk of sounding like a broken record, the biggest […]

The Religious Right’s ‘Nashville Statement’ Is Nothing New (VIDEO)

The Religious Right’s ‘Nashville Statement’ Is Nothing New (VIDEO)

Right-wing zealots in Nashville recently got together and crafted a statement saying that they don’t want same-sex couples to marry. Shocking! Groundbreaking! This statement thing isn’t new. There was the Manhattan Declaration back in 2010 that said something similar. Now, we have the Nashville statement, which has nothing to do with the city of Nashville except […]

Another Trump Lie: The Johnson Amendment Repeal Was BS

Another Trump Lie: The Johnson Amendment Repeal Was BS

Another Trump promise unmet! Surprise, surprise! Earlier this year, President Donald Trump promised to repeal the Johnson Amendment, which keeps churches from endorsing political candidates. What Is The Johnson Amendment? The Johnson Amendment is a piece of the tax code which keeps churches and other tax-exempt organizations from endorsing political candidates. It doesn’t prevent churches […]

Roland Martin Politely Reminds Trump’s Spiritual Adviser About The Bible (VIDEOS)

Roland Martin Politely Reminds Trump’s Spiritual Adviser About The Bible (VIDEOS)

For some time, the religious right has been mounting a ham-handed bullying campaign to warn white evangelicals against joining the resistance to Donald Trump. Their explanation? Those who oppose Trump are supposedly being driven by witchcraft, demons, and the devil himself to oppose God’s plan for America. Therefore, opposing Trump not only risks your salvation, […]

A Southern Pastor: Tear Down The Hate

A Southern Pastor: Tear Down The Hate

Our scripture this morning for church was from Genesis 45, where we read about Joseph’s reaction toward his brothers when they approached him in Egypt to ask for food. It is important to remember that these are the very brothers who earlier had sold Joseph into slavery. My sermon can be heard in it’s entirety by clicking […]

Tea Party Gov. Says Charlottesville Violence Happened Because The Bible Isn’t Taught In Public Schools

Tea Party Gov. Says Charlottesville Violence Happened Because The Bible Isn’t Taught In Public Schools

Governor Matt Bevin (R-Ky.) told a conservative radio host that he believes the reason why Saturday’s protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned violent is because the Bible isn’t taught in public schools. Yes, he really did say that. Thump The Bible, Prevent Violence? He was talking to West Virginia radio host Tom Roten, who asked him about […]

Pastor Slams ‘Stupid’ Christians Who Hide Behind The Bible To Justify Racism (VIDEOS)

Pastor Slams ‘Stupid’ Christians Who Hide Behind The Bible To Justify Racism (VIDEOS)

Lately, whenever we see tragedy in this country, it’s only a matter of time before one or more religious right personalities stick their feet in their mouths and jam them in deep. Last weekend’s carnage in Charlottesville, Virginia was no exception. Some, like Dave Daubenmire, suggested that the racist thugs who descended on Charlottesville are the real […]

WATCH Joy Reid Totally Stump A Trump-Supporting Minister With One Simple Question

WATCH Joy Reid Totally Stump A Trump-Supporting Minister With One Simple Question

It’s a question we may never find an answer to: Why do people of faith, including ministers, support a man as completely immoral and thoroughly vile as President Trump? Even though business leaders and members of the arts community–along with many Congressional Republicans–have distanced themselves from Trump after his post-Charlottesville press conference, many evangelical Christians […]

Alt-Right ‘Experts’: Don’t Believe In God? You’re With Us (VIDEO)

Alt-Right ‘Experts’: Don’t Believe In God? You’re With Us (VIDEO)

Professor George Hawley of the University of Alabama has a new book coming out next month called Making Sense of the Alt-Right. He was invited on NPR this week to talk about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. He gave a surprising answer when asked who makes up the alt-right. He said: “I would say […]

Separation Of Church And State Actually Means Something To SOME Faith Leaders (VIDEO)

Separation Of Church And State Actually Means Something To SOME Faith Leaders (VIDEO)

A group of over 4,000 faith leaders signed a petition to keep the Johnson Amendment in place. The Johnson Amendment is a 60-plus-year-old tax code that prohibits churches from endorsing any political candidates or getting involved in any political campaigns. The code directly reads: “all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly […]

Roger Waters Supports BDS Movement–NY Legislator Wants Him Banned

Roger Waters Supports BDS Movement–NY Legislator Wants Him Banned

Former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters has never been one to withhold his political views. Just listen to the 1977 album Animals, or 1979’s The Wall. We could even go back to the song “Corporal Clegg” from Pink Floyd’s 1968 album A Saucerful of Secrets; or simply check out any of his post-Floyd solo ventures. It’s obvious from Waters’ latest […]

Evangelicals Blame Poor People For Poverty (VIDEO)

Evangelicals Blame Poor People For Poverty (VIDEO)

New research from the Journal of Religion and Health shows that Evangelicals are more likely to vote Republican and to be more irrational. They have been conditioned by their religion to be more irrational. They also tend to be against the LGBT community, African-Americans, Muslims, and against women controlling their own bodies. The religion has become […]

A Southern Pastor: Use Your Words

A Southern Pastor: Use Your Words

Romans 14:19       So let’s strive for the things that bring peace and the things that build each other up. As I sit here in my safe home far away in Arkansas, and I watch these events play out where people are attacked, and even dying, I feel horrible, sick. Who are we? When […]

Guess Why This Lesbian Waitress Was Denied A Tip? (VIDEO)

Guess Why This Lesbian Waitress Was Denied A Tip? (VIDEO)

Samantha Heaton works as a waitress at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rockport Illinois. She is hardworking and like many other waitresses earns minimum wage. Most servers in this country depend on tips for a living. Well imagine her surprise when a couple, who she had served this particular Saturday evening, decided to leave her no tip with […]

6 Lies People Believe About God (VIDEO)

6 Lies People Believe About God (VIDEO)

Here are some lies people believe about God: 1. God Is Of Only One Denomination Many of us feel that we own the truth. Splitting Christianity into so many denominations can divide people more than necessary. 2 John: 9 reads: “Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not […]

Surprise! US Muslims More Accepting Of The LGBT Community Than Evangelicals (CHART)

Surprise! US Muslims More Accepting Of The LGBT Community Than Evangelicals (CHART)

You may be surprised to hear this, but Muslims in the United States are more accepting of LGBT individuals than Evangelicals are. In a campaign speech last summer, the now President Donald Trump said: “A Trump Administration will establish a clear principle that will govern all decisions pertaining to immigration: we should only admit into […]

Cult-Like Ministry Offered ‘American Dream,’ Delivered Only Nightmares (VIDEOS)

Cult-Like Ministry Offered ‘American Dream,’ Delivered Only Nightmares (VIDEOS)

For the better part of two decades, a fringe charismatic church in western North Carolina has been under fire for abusive and cultish practices–such as banshee-like screaming at people to drive demons out, and appalling abuse of people suspected of being possessed–even kids. However, it took until this spring for someone to finally start peeling […]

This Woman Walked Through A Saudi Arabia City In A Mini-Skirt And The Govt Is Questioning Her (VIDEO)

This Woman Walked Through A Saudi Arabia City In A Mini-Skirt And The Govt Is Questioning Her (VIDEO)

When Saudi model Khulood allegedly took the decision to walk along an empty street in a fort at Ushayqir some 96 miles north of the Saudi Arabian capital of capital Riyadh, she must have known what she was letting herself in for. Dressed in a miniskirt and crop top she was openly flouting modesty laws that require […]