The issue of gay marriage is threatening to split apart the Anglican Communion ahead of an important summit in Canterbury in England next week, with African and Asian leaders threatening to walk out on Archbishop Justin Welby.
Mail Online reported that Welby is preparing for a "make of break" effort at the summit in order to keep the Anglican churches together despite disagreements over homosexuality.
Although Welby and the Church of England have remained opposed to the legalization of gay marriage, a number of bishops within the Anglican Communion, including American church leaders as part of the Episcopal tradition, have backed the practice. more >>
Editor's Note: A previous headline wrote that Higgins was criticized for "promoting abortion." Higgins was criticized for her critique of pro-life activism but she was not promoting abortion. We apologize for the mistake.
Also, Intervarsity released a statement on Thursday explaining its inclusion of Black Lives Matter speakers and with a response from interim President Jim Lundgren, saying, "Scripture is clear about the sanctity of life. That is why I'm both pro-life and committed to the dignity of my Black brothers and sisters." You can read the full statement here.
Urbana 15 and Black Lives Matter activist Michelle Higgins are under fire from Students For Life of America for seemingly rejecting the pro-life group's exhibition request and for proclaiming disparaging remarks from the stage about the pro-life movement, respectively, earlier this week at the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship-sponsored student mission conference. more >>
A Texas megachurch has announced its decision to allow for concealed carry and open carry of firearms in its facilities.
First Baptist Church of Arlington's staff and congregation will be able to openly carry firearms as a new law goes into effect statewide tomorrow, Jan. 1, 2016.
You may have heard of the term "Holy Rollers" to describe some people. Well, apparently one priest decided to take that phrase a little more literally.
A Catholic priest in the Philippines decided during mass to go down the aisles of his church on a hoverboard. Yes, a hoverboard.
Getting considerable applause and singing a contemporary Christian song, the priest handled the device surprisingly well given the well-documented falls and injuries others have had. more >>
A Filipino priest who used a hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass has been suspended by the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Pablo for "disrespecting" the Eucharist, reports have said.
GMA News reported that the priest, Fr. Albert San Jose of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal in Biñan, Laguna, was recorded on video moving around on a hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass last week.
The video went viral, but his choice of entertainment was condemned by the Diocese of San Pablo, which later announced that the priest will be "spending some time" alone to reflect on the incident. more >>
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