Joel and Victoria Osteen, pastors of Houston-based Lakewood Church, have been slapped with a $3 million copyright infringement lawsuit by a little known New York band named The American Dollar.Tags Megachurch
Warren Buffet may have netted $1.4 billion today on his $5 billion investment in troubled Bank of America. Meanwhile the Charlotte, N.C.- based institution saw its stock price surge 9.44 percent, to $7.65 a share, after falling earlier this week to less than half its value at the beginning of the year.
To circumcise or not to circumcise? That is a question best left to parents of newborn male babies, a California State Senate committee agreed yesterday, as lawmakers unanimously approved a bill that would prevent city and county governments from enacting bans on circumcisions.
Religious beliefs shape key behaviors in ways that evolutionary theory would not predict, particularly when it comes to dealing with disease. The Christian tradition particularly stands out. Historically, no other religion has been as altruistic toward the sick, according to an evolutionary biologist.
The start of the high school football season in much of the southern United States saw the Freedom From Religion Foundation score two separate victories. On Monday, the DeSoto County School District in Hernando, Miss., said that it would enforce a policy prohibiting use of the public address system to broadcast prayers before football games. That followed a similar pronouncement by the Bell County School District in Pineville, Ky.Tags Church State
According to a disquieting new survey, more than three dozen leading economists say the U.S. economy will remain moribund for the next 12 months.Tags Economic Crisis
In six years, the Social Security trust fund will be bankrupt, that is the fund that pays benefits to disabled Americans. Applications for federal disability benefits have risen nearly 50 percent over the past decade
It has long been accepted wisdom that less-educated, working-class white Americans are the nation’s most faithful churchgoers. However, a study released Sunday at the American Sociological Association’s annual convention dispels that widely-held perception.