All six City Harvest Church leaders have appealed their guilty verdicts and sentences in the major fraud case concerning $35-million in church donations, while the prosecution has called for harsher punishments.
Asia One reported that Pastor Kong Hee, who had already announced his appeal, appeared at Singapore's State Courts Wednesday afternoon, and was followed by the five other CHC leaders one by one.
The six were found guilty in October of misusing $35-million in church donations, which went to the music career of singer and fellow CHC Pastor Sun Ho, but were given different sentences. more >>
The Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor of Northwest Baltimore's Empowerment Temple church, said the group of black pastors who met with GOP 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Monday are worse than prostitutes.
During an interview on CNN Monday night where he sparred with Pastor James Davis on whether or not the meeting with the billionaire real estate mogul had accomplished anything, Bryant doubled down on previous comments he made when he likened the pastors to prostitutes.
"I wanna apologize because prostitutes get money. And the 100 that went in there walked away with nothing. They did it for free. So there's another word for that and I would not use that language on the family channel. What I would suggest is that you couldn't find a hundred white pastors to do the endorsement. Not a hundred Rabbis, not a hundred Imams," charged Bryant in the interview. more >>
The teaching pastor who took over for controversial author and Pastor Rob Bell at Mars HIll Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan, announced Sunday that he will soon be leaving the church and explained that "being a pastor is not really who I am."
Kent Dobson, who assumed the teaching pastor position at the 12,000-member megachurch when Bell left the congregation and moved to California in 2012, told the congregation during Sunday's service that he will be stepping down from his role in the coming months to pursue a "greater mystery."
He told the congregants that he has never felt right serving in the role of pastor because he has always been "drawn to the edges of religion and faith and God." He has even stated a few times that he doesn't know "what we mean by God anymore?" more >>
A historic church in the former capital of the Confederate States of America has announced that it will be removing the rebellion's battle flag from its building.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Richmond, Virginia, decided to remove the numerous Confederate battle flag images from its building after holding a congregation-wide discernment.
The "Christian Gap" between Democrats and Republicans is growing wider.
A recent analysis of data compiled by the Pew Research Center shows the Republican Party becoming more Christian as the Democratic Party becomes less Christian.
Ronald Brownstein of the National Journal wrote that "religious affiliation marks a sharpening point of distinction between Republicans and Democrats." more >>
Catholic Bishops are standing with those who conscientiously object to gay marriage and maintain their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.
These pro-traditional marriage views were expressed during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' fall General Assembly meeting, the first meeting for the bishops since the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
Bishop Richard J. Malone of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth explained Monday afternoon at the gathering in Baltimore what the Church intends to do in the wake of the landmark decision. more >>