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Worship Songwriter Comes Out as Gay

A popular writer and singer of CCM worship songs, Vicky Beeching, came out as gay Wednesday in an interview with the U.K. newspaper The Independent. “What Jesus taught was a radical message of welcome and inclusion and love,” said the 35-year-old Anglican, who recently left the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) world to become a TV…

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Justin Bieber Publicly Embraces Christian Faith Again

Justin Bieber has embraced his on and off again Christian faith recently as he was seen attending Pastor Judah Smith’s Bible study at the City Church in Los Angeles with former girlfriend Selena Gomez on Wednesday night. The 20-year-old pop star has also taken to his social media accounts lately to post faith-inspired tweets and…

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Robertsons talk Duck Dynasty ratings decline

Declining ratings and various controversies have people asking if the end of the Robertson family’s redneck royal reign is in sight. But Willie and Korie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” told FOX411 their time in the spotlight is far from over. “To some extent it’s a natural cycle of any show,” Willie told FOX411. “You have…

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3 of pope’s relatives die in traffic accident

Three relatives of Pope Francis were killed Tuesday in a traffic accident in Argentina’s Cordoba province, police told Efe, adding that a fourth Bergoglio family member was in critical condition at a hospital. The victims are members of the family of the pontiff’s 35-year-old nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, who is being treated for his injuries.…

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Will Christianity also become as offensive as racism?

Will Christianity also become as offensive as racism? The United Nations defines racism as “any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, skin colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin”. So treating people different because they are from a different tribe or ethnic group is racist. We could ask the same about Judaism and…

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Religion is the new politics

Aren’t Buddhist monks adorable?  They meditate for days without needing to go to the toilet. They talk to each other in ‘grasshopper’ haikus. Their pot bellies are full of wholesome vegetarian fare. Your package tour to Southeast Asia isn’t complete without a sprinkling of them begging politely in the markets. Hollywood stars hire them for…

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New Atheists can’t agree which religion is more wrong

The New Atheists are once again provoking controversy, this time with their comments on Gaza which has prompted divisions among those better known for presenting a united front against religion. Over the past decade, the likes of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Richard Carrier have tended to focus their criticism on Abrahamic…

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Religion Unimportant to Most LGBT Americans

Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) are much less likely to be religious than non-LGBT Americans, according to a new Gallup poll. Just less than half of LGBT Americans said religion is important in their daily lives, compared with about two-thirds of non-LGBT Americans. Moreover, about 40 percent of non-LGBT adults…

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Georgia town to atheists: Stop bullying our kids

The American Humanist Association (AHA) is about to learn a very important lesson — folks around Gainesville, Georgia don’t take kindly to out-of-town atheists trying to bully their children. More than 200 people turned out in defiance of the self-described atheist group early Wednesday morning for an impromptu prayer rally in the middle of the…

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Hollywood actress talks about being blasted for her faith

Devout Christian and child star Alexa Vega offered a rare account of what life is like in Hollywood this week. Vega’s most recent project is “The Remaining,” a horror film based on Revelation 8 & 9 that hits theaters next month, but the actress is best known for her role in 2001′s “Spy Kids” and…

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Robin Williams’ Christian Faith Examined in Light of Suicide

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Monday, and many have wondered about Williams’ faith and how it played a role in his life and death. Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the Episcopal Church. He often used his faith as a punchline in his comedy routines.…

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