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Episcopal Church Passes Resolution Calling for Removal of All Confederate Flags — A Symbol 'at Odds With Love of Jesus Christ'

The Episcopal Church, a theologically liberal denomination that has strong historic ties to the former Confederacy, voted at their General Convention in favor of a resolution calling for the removal of Confederate battle flags from public display.

Mental Illness and Ramadan

“Yahya, I can see the angels.” Hearing that, on the fifth night of Taraweeh, by a prominent member of my community, was astonishing. The brother was a gentle soul, always helpful, studious and had taught himself to read with Tajweed and always volunteered around the masjid. He had a wife and a couple of beautiful […]

The Mahamudra Lineage

Osel Tendzin on Mahamudra and the lineage of Naropa, Marpa & Milarepa. The post The Mahamudra Lineage appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Kindergartners Will Soon Be Told to Experiment with Same-Sex Relationships, Says Christian Bigot

You would've thought that the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling gave people a way out of saying stupid things. Republicans could now say "I don't like it, but the Supreme Court said so. We live in a nation of laws and it's time to move on." But they haven't done that. Show More Summary

Oregon Christian Bakers Ordered to Pay $135K After Refusing to Work Gay Wedding; Told to Stop Speaking About 'Obeying God, Not Man'

The Oregon Christian bakery owners who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding on the grounds that it would violate their religious convictions have been ordered to pay $135,000 in emotional damages, and have also been prohibited from speaking about standing up for their Christian beliefs.

Critical Influences: Was June 26 a Day of Celebration or Infamy?

The day the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision compelling all the states to redefine marriage was considered among the darkest days in our history for some, while others danced and celebrated.

Embattled Megachurch Pastor Kong Hee Selling $10 Million 'Lavish and Opulent' Penthouse; Kong Calls Report 'Misleading and Exaggerated'

City Harvest Church pastor Kong Hee has put up for sale a co-owned $10 million luxury penthouse in Sentosa Cove, Singapore, amid an ongoing trial concerning the possible misuse of $19 million in church funds to finance his wife's music career. Kong has hit back against a report describing the penthouse, calling it "misleading and exaggerated."

'True Detective' Season 2 News, Spoilers: Is Ray Velcro Really Dead?

Perhaps even up to this point, fans of the hit police-procedural TV drama series "True Detective" Season 2 are still lingering with the cliffhanger of last week's Episode 2, "Night Finds You."

'Blue Bloods' Season 6 Casting News, Update: Series Calling for Shop Owners, Hipsters, Police Officers and More

Taking hints from this recent casting call news, it appears that filming for the upcoming sixth season of the hit police-procedural TV drama series "Blue Bloods" will begin sooner than what is expected.

This Deployed Dad Sends His Baby Girl A Heartwarming Surprise – It Will Bring You to Tears!

A military father was out on deployment and decided to send his little girl a present back home. When she received it she was jumping with joy. But she knew that the teddy bear couldn't replace her daddy.

A First Amendment Primer for Christians Opposed to Marriage Equality

The Religious Right is officially in a full blown hissy fit. They’re distraught, traumatized by the fact that — despite their best efforts to codify their bigoted beliefs into law — same sex couples will now enjoy all the same legal rights and obligations associated with state recognized marriage. The world hasn’t ended in the [Read More...]

Christian Artist Jason Crabb Announces Release of New Album 'Whatever the Road' Following TBN Concert

Grammy award-winning gospel singer Jason Crabb announced the release of his fifth solo album, "Whatever the Road," which will be available on Sept. 18.

'Empire' Season 2 Cast News, Update: Actress Marisa Tomei Signed to Play a Recurring Role in Upcoming Chapter

The upcoming second season of Fox's hit hip-hop TV drama series "Empire" is adding another A-lister for a recurring lesbian role in the show.

George Bush gives his painting of the Dalai Lama to His Holiness

George Bush gave his painting of the Dalai Lama to His Holiness himself as a birthday gift. The post George Bush gives his painting of the Dalai Lama to His Holiness appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Lakewood Church Is Not 'True Religion,' Claim Six Men From Controversial Church Group Arrested for Heckling Pastor Joel Osteen at Sunday Service

The six men arrested on Sunday for heckling pastor Joel Osteen at his Lakewood Church in Houston appeared in court on Friday and now face trespassing charges. The defendants, who are members of a controversial East Texas church, said they heckled the pastor during the Sunday service because they don't believe Lakewood Church is practicing "true religion."

God and Country: Americans' Views of God's 'Relationship' with the U.S

What do Americans think about the United States and God? Fascinating new data. Happy Fourth of July weekend folks, my American readers! Two hundred thirty-nine years ago tomorrow, Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, nearly a month before it would eventually be signed. Show More Summary

'Sleepy Hollow' Season 3 Casting News, Update: Fox Series Looking For an 'Angelina Jolie-Like' Actress to Play Betsy Ross

Things are definitely going to be more interesting when the upcoming third season of Fox's hit supernatural TV drama series "Sleepy Hollow" returns to the small screen.

'Fear the Walking Dead' News, Update: New Promo Images and Teaser Revealed Ahead of SDCC 2015

The excitement is getting more intense for AMC's upcoming small screen offering, "Fear The Walking Dead," with the arrival of new image stills and a teaser video which offered some fresh perspectives about the cast of "The Walking Dead" spinoff series.

'The Vampire Diaries' Season 7 News, Update: Candice Accola Explains Why Stefan-Caroline Storyline Won't Go '50 Shades of Grey'

Cast member Candice Accola recently spoke with the people over at TV Guide to share some updates for the upcoming seventh season of The CW's hit supernatural TV drama series "The Vampire Diaries."

Woman Says She Won’t Have an Abortion if Pro-Lifers Give Her $1,000,000. This Won’t End Well…

A 26-year-old anonymous woman says she'll go ahead with her planned abortion... unless conservatives can raise $1 million (which will eventually be put in a trust fund for the child). She explains her plan on a website set up for this purpose:

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