An atheist organization has asked Ohio Governor John Kasich to meet with the atheist community after recently calling Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe "weird" for not believing in God.
Following a New Hampshire event in which Kasich officially endorsed Republican Chris Sununu, the former presidential hopeful went to a bookstore and noticed the latest Harry Potter book on the shelves.
New Zealand-born evangelist Ray Comfort, who's best known for his street evangelism in which he asks people about God, the Bible, sin and salvation, explains why he never leads people in the "sinner's prayer."
In Comfort's many taped evangelism videos he is rarely seen praying with those he encounters and has received many questions from believers who are curious about this particular omission.
One commenter posed the question to Comfort on Facebook last Friday: "You often have them at the point of belief but then don't allow them, or encourage them, to confess. You do great work to get them to believe, and yet not confess. If you don't want to lead them in a prayer, which is what people do when they exchange vows at a wedding, why not encourage them to pray their own prayer? Help them if they need it, but why not? more >>
A miniseries soon to be aired on HBO and Sky Atlantic titled "The Young Pope" will feature a pontiff that one prominent review described as "borderline anti-Christ."
The 10-episode series stars Jude Law as Lenny Belardo, who becomes Pope Pius XIII, the first-ever American head of the 1 billion-member Roman Catholic Church.
The Hollywood Reporter described Law's papal character as "borderline anti-Christ" and "arrogant, whimsical and hilariously destructive." more >>
Television and movie star Kevin Sorbo is working on a new film about an atheist who, upon experiencing a near-death experience, converts to Christianity.
Titled "Let There Be Light," the film is in production and recently completed a shoot in Birmingham, Alabama, according to al.com.
"Sorbo and his wife, actress Sam Sorbo, wrapped up three weeks of filming in Birmingham this morning with an all-night shoot in Southside for the movie they co-star in," reported al.com. more >>
A California elementary school has banned a Christian student group from meeting on its campus after the district's superintendent received a complaint from the nation's largest atheist organization.
Mariposa Elementary School of the Brea Olinda Unified School District once hosted a Christian student group that met after hours named Club Monarch.
However, after the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter of complaint earlier this year to the school district, they responded by barring students in the club from meeting at the elementary school or any other school in the district. more >>
Several news sites are reporting that a Saudi Arabia court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison, along with a punishment of 2,000 lashes, for several messages on his Twitter account that denied the existence of God and criticized the Koran, the Islamic holy book.
The Sun first reported on the story on Wednesday, revealing that the atheist refused the chance to repent, and instead said that his Twitter messages reflected his views, further arguing that he had the right to express them.
The Daily Mail noted that police investigated his social media accounts and found that he had accused Islamic prophets of lying and teaching hostility. The man also denied the existence of God, which under a controversial law is marked as "terrorism." more >>