Conservative Christians are speaking out against Texas Pastor Brandon Hatmaker and his wife, Jen, the stars of an HGTV reality series, for claiming that the Bible affirms gay marriage, saying the couple are "100 percent false" and leading people astray from the Gospel.
Earlier this week, Brandon Hatmaker issued a lengthy Facebook post saying that he 100 percent agrees with his wife when it comes to the belief that monogamous same-sex marriages can be considered holy.
Last week, Jen Hatmaker, who along with her husband stars in HGTV's "My Big Family Renovation," said in an interview with Religion News Service that she does think LGBT relationships can be holy. In the aftermath, Hatmaker received tons of criticism from conservative Christian commenters. Additionally, LifeWay Christian Resources announced that it will no longer sell books and materials featuring Hatmaker. more >>
Tim Walter, in a sermon titled, Filled with God's Grace and Power, said, "Golden calves are built in every generation…"
We don't seem to see it that way. We mostly think of idolatry as something long abandoned to the past. But just as sure as the gods of the Egyptians, the Canaanites, the Babylonians, the Assyrians, and the Romans of yesteryear clashed with the bearers of true religion, it is no less true today.
Recently, we've witnessed an unprecedented assault on religious liberty. Not an assault on religion in general, but an attack on particular religious beliefs. Those who hold to traditional religious convictions are now to be punished. more >>
The Benham Brothers, two conservative Christian brothers who are known for speaking out on controversial social and political issues facing the U.S., are warning believers to beware of spiritual leaders like author Jen Hatmaker, who has said she believes gay marriage is compatible with the Bible.
Jason and David Benham, whose opposition to gay marriage led to their HGTV reality show "Flip it Forward" being canceled in 2014, wrote an op-ed article in WND warning about the dangers of ignoring problems in society and refusing to follow God's Word.
The brothers explained that they were "grieved last week when we read that yet another spiritual 'leader' has shelved God's disinfectant and seems fine with people limping around in spiritual pain and brokenness." more >>
A Southern California-based justice advocate believes that some of the greatest world changers are among the victims of the sex trade, and says the Bible backs this up.
When many Christians consider the scourge of human trafficking, it is all too easy to react in grief and revulsion, or worse, pretend it doesn't exist.
Kim Biddle, 36, who resides in Los Angeles, told The Christian Post that years ago she realized how much of a money-driven crime this is while researching the issue, causing her to think about how this was affecting the United States given its vast economic prosperity. Such inquiries would reveal the horrifying scope of the sex industry, but for followers of Jesus who know the power of grace and redemption, she contends, shutting down emotionally because it's too much to bear is no answer. more >>
A group of 25 African-American religious leaders and activists, made up largely of Democrats, has sent a letter to Hillary Clinton expressing frustration and concern over her staunch support of the abortion industry and the LGBT community's quest to restrict religious liberty.
The letter, which was shared with The Christian Post and delivered to the Clinton campaign headquarters in Brooklyn on Monday, requests that the Democratic presidential nominee meet with a number of black church leaders to explain how her administration would address their concerns. The letter comes as polls show Clinton dominating Republican Donald Trump when it comes to support from the African-American community.
Along with abortion and religious freedom, the concerns highlighted in the letter include education, employment opportunities in black communities and the killing of unarmed black men by police officers. more >>
A priest within the Church of England has been defrocked after his estranged wife exposed his double-life of participating in orgy parties and hiring prostitutes.
The Rev. James Day, the father of three children, was also accused of having committed violent acts against his wife, Birte Day.
The Telegraph reports that the Bishop's Disciplinary Tribunal for the Diocese of Europe examined four memory sticks of evidence containing pornographic images and explicit emails the priest sent about his gay liaisons, and found his conduct "unbecoming and inappropriate." more >>