WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) With one in five Americans claiming no religious connection, national atheist and humanist agencies are developing ordaining programs to establish nontheist ministers in most states to perform weddings and funerals.
Ultra Orthodox Hasidic Jews observe the strict rules of the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, and its 613 commandments. But, for some, the lack of choices is too rigid, so they choose to leave, even though doing so can be very painful.
“Here’s the secret. Stop talking (about) the cheating. He cheated on you, well, he’s a man.” – Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, responding to a viewer’s request for advice on how to move on after her husband cheated on her. He added: “What you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn’t [...]
(RNS) Roman Catholics, who are the third-largest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the U.S., have remained quiet on a proposed policy change to allow gay Scouts. That may be because Catholics are as split as the general population on the question of homosexuality in the Boy Scouts of America.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Morehouse College announced on Wednesday (May 15) that a critic of President Obama will deliver a baccalaureate sermon as part of graduation festivities this weekend after all.
Victoria Secret model Kylie Bisutti says “I’m No Angel” and quits modeling for her husband and for God.
(RNS) See, I knew it: Twitter really is of the devil. Do you know which religion considers carrot cake an essential ingredient for rites and rituals? And Pat Robertson dispenses marriage advice to women.
(RNS) News that scientists in Oregon had for the first time recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos prompted dire warnings from religious leaders who say the research crosses a bioethical red line and could lead to designer babies.
(RNS) A federal appeals court has denied a bid by a German family to obtain asylum in the U.S., rejecting their claims that they will face persecution back home for their decision to home-school their children.
“Why not give convicted abortion “Dr.” Gosnell the same sentence he gave innocent newborn babies … snipping his neck with scissors?” – Christian PR guru Mark DeMoss, in a Twitter message after Philadelphia abortionist Kermitt Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison and avoided the death penalty.