Televangelist and founder of World Changers Church International, Creflo Dollar, has been branded as "blasphemous" and declared a persona non grata in Glasgow by high profile moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, the Rev. David Robertson.
Pointing to Dollar's reputation as a proponent of the prosperity gospel, Robertson, Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, told Scottish news publication The National that Dollar should stay away from the country.
"Creflo Dollar coming here is appalling. He's a multimillionaire, American, televangelist and we really do not need him here. The church doesn't need him. It's embarrassing to have somebody like that come. His prosperity gospel is blasphemous. It's not what people in Scotland need to hear," said Robertson, who is regarded as one of Scotland's boldest Christian broadcasters. more >>
Televangelist Creflo Dollar could get a part of a major highway in Atlanta named after him in honor of the 30th anniversary of his World Changers Church, with Sen. Donzella James, D-Atlanta, praising him as a "man of God."
"I'm just applauding the man of God who has done great things (and) who already has the bridge named after him," James said about her proposal to rename part of the 2-and-a-half mile stretch of road between Hwy 138 and the bridge at I-285 as the Creflo Dollar Hwy.
WSB Radio reported on Tuesday that the World Changers congregation asked her to sponsor the resolution, and she thinks it is a good idea to honor the ways the church has helped the community, including helping the homeless and others in need. more >>
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10. Pew report highlights increase in "no religion" identifiers. more >>
"The Breakfast Club," a morning show created for the hip hop listening audience in New York, has become quite the go-to spot for preachers and christian artists lately. In a recent interview with Hillsong NYC's leader, Carl Lentz, co-hosts DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne Tha God, questioned the pastor about his modern day approach to christianity and what causes him to be linked to A-list celebrities.
Lentz was invited to the popular Power 105.1 studio after Kirk Franklin mentioned his name while visiting previously. The team was intriqued by how much Franklin respected the pastor and decided to invite him to be a guest on their show.
During Lentz's appearance, a normally vulgar Charlamagne asked him questions about his unique appearance as a pastor, his ministry and his thoughts on fornication. They inquired about his brand of preaching, and his relationship with global music star Justin Bieber. more >>
Tickets to a massive campaign rally for GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump planned for Friday at the Wave Church Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia sold out within a matter of hours after the event was open for registration, and now one local politician is pushing for a larger venue as demand continues to swell.
Virginia House of Delegates Republican Rep. Scott Taylor from Virginia Beach, who is hosting Trump at the event, explained in a statement Wednesday on his Facebook page that the speed with which the 2,500 tickets were snapped-up was unexpected and that he would try to push for a larger event space to accommodate the demand.
British Comedian John Oliver has said he's been forced to shut down his satirical prosperity gospel church, Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption, after viewers mailed sperm as their "seed" donations.
The former "Daily Show" regular posted a message on the website of his now defunct church explaining the reasoning behind its closure.
"We have still, miraculously, not broken any laws by promising you untold riches in return for sending us money. We're also not closing down because you all kept sending us actual seeds, even though we explicitly told you not to," wrote Oliver. more >>