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According to a recent report, there has been a dramatic rise in paganism and the number of Americans identifying as witches while Christian denominations have been losing members. An estimated 1.5 million Americans now identify as witches, more than the […]

Pastor Andrew Brunson is back in the United States after two years of imprisonment and detention in Turkey according to the Associated Press. President Trump welcomed Pastor Brunson to the White House after helping secure his release from nearly two […]

Pope Francis believes that the devil is to blame for the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church and the issues dividing the Church. Francis is calling on Catholic around the world to recite a special prayer every day in […]

A school district in Massachusetts will no longer allow prayer at school-sponsored events, including graduations, as a result of complaints from one of the nation’s largest atheist organizations. This decision came after a Christian minister publicly prayed for Canton High […]

There is a modern exodus occurring in the Catholic Church. More Americans are leaving the Church behind than any other religion in the U.S. according to a new report. About 13 percent of American adults are former Catholics – people […]

Pope Francis said “silence and prayer” were the answer to those “seeking scandal” as the Catholic Church faces countless attacks from ultra-conservative Catholics. To many ultra-conservatives, the Pope is viewed as a dangerous progressive who is more interested in social […]

In November, voters in Utah will consider a ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana and possibly join 30 other states that allow its use. Opponents, including leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a group of […]

Rep. Maxine Waters is confident that God has placed her the position she’s in for a specific purpose: to do everything in her power to combat President Donald Trump. The 79-year-old progressive lawmaker stood behind the pulpit at First AME […]

An Episcopal church in Indianapolis is sending a loud message against President Trump’s immigration policies by putting statues of baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph inside a chain-linked fence on its lawn. This is in protest of President Trump’s “zero tolerance” […]

In a public statement, Willow Creek elders apologized for casting doubt on women’s allegations against founder Bill Hybels. “We apologize and ask for forgiveness that the tone of our initial response was not one of humility and deep concern for […]