A committee of the United Church of Canada has decided that a clergywoman who came out as an atheist over 15 years ago is "not suitable" to remain an ordained minister of the denomination.
The Rev. Gretta Vosper of West Hill United Church of Toronto, Ontario, was declared "not suitable" to remain a church minister, according to a report released on Wednesday from the Conference Interview Committee for the United Church's Toronto Conference.
According to the 39-page report, which was provided to The Christian Post by the UCC Toronto Conference, the committee decided in a vote of 19 to 4 that by being an atheist, Vosper has rejected the ordination vows she took in 1993. more >>
As many as 10,000 people left the Church of Denmark between April and June, statistics from the Scandinavian country have shown, due in part to a nationwide atheist campaign urging people to question the divinity of Jesus, and the importance of believing in God.
The Independent noted that the 10,000 people who left the faith in that time period is almost double the number who did the same between January and March, which has led the Danish Atheist Society to celebrate the news.
"We're pleased that Danes have taken the opportunity to express what they actually want. We have long seen in surveys that there aren't that many Danes who are devout Christians," Chairman Anders Stjernholm told Politiken. more >>
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 >>