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UPDATE: Televangelist’s Media Network Fined Again for the Same COVID Conspiracy Violations

A controversial Christian media network has been levied with another fine in addition to the £125,000 penalty it received earlier this year.

Pope Expresses ‘Shame’ At Scale of Clergy Abuse in France

Pope Francis expressed “shame” for himself and the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday for the scale of child sexual abuse within the church in France and acknowledged failures in putting the needs of victims first.

Celebrate Facebook’s Outage? Many Faith Communities Couldn’t Talk At All.

The response from at least some portion of Facebook's 3.5 billion users to its five-hour outage on Monday went something like this: “Good, I’m glad it’s down, may it stay down forever. But our faith communities rely on the platform to stay connected to each other.

SBC Executive Committee Says Yes to Waiving Attorney-Client Privilege

The SBC Executive Committee has finally voted to waive attorney-client privilege in the investigation into whether or not it mishandled allegations of sexual abuse.

Hillsong’s Brian Houston Pleads Not Guilty to Covering Up Father’s Abuse

A lawyer for Brian Houston said his client will plead not guilty to the charge of concealing his father’s alleged child sex abuse.

‘COVID Has Been Harder On Us’: Some Black Churches Remain Hesitant To Reopen

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in early September that Black Americans are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as white Americans. For that reason, Black churches are erring on the side of caution.

French Report: 330,000 Children Victims of Church Sex Abuse

Victims of abuse within France’s Catholic Church welcomed a historic turning point Tuesday after a new report estimated that 330,000 children in France were sexually abused over the past 70 years, providing the country's first accounting of the worldwide phenomenon.

Pat Robertson Turned Christian TV into Political Power — And Blew it Up With Wacky Prophecy

For many Americans, Pat Robertson, the Christian television pioneer and onetime presidential candidate, will always be remembered for his wacky pronouncements made at inflection points of American history. 

Evangelical Christian Francis Collins Steps Down As NIH Director

Evangelical Christian Francis Collins announced that he is stepping down as director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is the longest serving NIH director and the only director to have served under more than one president. 

This NBA Player Wears #23 Because of a Bible Verse; Monty Williams’ Faith Influences Coaching

Phoenix Suns power forward Cameron Johnson shares the deeper meaning of his jersey number while coach ​Monty Williams explains how faith influences his role.

WA State Agency Grants, Then Revokes Religious Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccine

At least 11 people who had been granted a religious exemption from a Washington state agency had those exemptions revoked, leaving the state workers mere days to get the COVID-19 vaccine in order to avoid losing their jobs. 

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’: The Controversial Musical Phenomenon Turns 50

On October 12, 1971, “Jesus Christ Superstar” opened on Broadway. The critics weren’t thrilled. But thanks to a $1,000,000 advance sale and the attention of religious protesters, the show was already a phenomenon. This month, the show celebrates its 50 anniversary.

Donald Trump: ‘Nobody Has Done More’ For Christianity, Evangelicals, or Religion Itself

In recent interview on the VICTORY channel's Flashpoint, former president Donald Trump claimed that nobody has done more for Christianity, Evangelicals, or religion itself than him.

Probe: Catholic Church in France Had 3,000 Child Abusers

An independent commission examining sex abuse within the Roman Catholic Church in France believes 3,000 child abusers—two-thirds of them priests—have worked in the church over the past 70 years.

Wyoming Librarians Under Fire for Books About Sex, LGBTQ

Books about sex, LGBTQ issues and how to have a baby have public library employees in a deeply conservative Wyoming city facing possible prosecution.

SBC Seminary President Al Mohler To EC: ‘The Only Way Forward Is The Way of Truth’

On Wednesday, Dr. Al Mohler released a statement telling the SBC's Executive Committee, "All SBC entities should respect and fully support the work of the Sexual Abuse Task Force."

Some SBC EC Members Say They Were Not Consulted About New EC Statement

Several members of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee (EC) are upset that an EC “spokesperson” published an official committee statement Thursday, Sept. 30, without consulting them. 

Pat Robertson Steps Down After 55 Years as Daily Host of The 700 Club

Televangelist Pat Robertson has announced that he is stepping down as daily host of Christian Broadcasting Network’s The 700 Club. Robertson founded CBN in 1960 and is the founding host of The 700 Club, which began airing in 1966.

Rachael Denhollander: Why the SBC EC Is Reluctant to Give Up Attorney-Client Privilege

The SBC's Executive Committee has been deadlocked about whether to waive attorney-client privilege ahead of a third-party independent investigation, a debate attorney and survivor advocate Rachael Denhollander says is common for “institutions in crisis.”

Hillsong’s Brian Houston Reflects on ‘God’s Mighty Weapons’ Days Before Scheduled Hearing

Hillsong Church's Senior Global Pastor Brian Houston posted a video to his Instagram reflecting on God's mighty weapons against the devil's strongholds. The post comes days before he is scheduled to appear in court for allegedly covering up his father's sexual abuse.

Wife Who Fought to ‘Save Saeed’ Says Christian Leaders Failed to...

Naghmeh Panahi, who fought to "Save Saeed" Abedini, her pastor husband who had been imprisoned in Iran, now claims that key Christian leaders, including Franklin Graham, failed to act on her claims that Abedini was physically and emotionally abusive to her.

Brian Tome: What It Was Like to Pastor Through the ‘Worst...

“You can go through a desert," says Brian Tome, "and not lose your faith and still be used by God, even though you don't feel like you're being used by God.”

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