Four people broke into a historic Minnesota church in an attempt to search for ghosts on the property, according to local police.
Three men and one woman were arrested around 2 a.m. Sunday attempting to break into Ness Lutheran Church of Litchfield, located in Meeker County.
Former "American Idol" contestant Colton Dixon says "A.D. The Bible Continues" is changing how Hollywood sees Christianity. The singer is expected to appear on the companion series "Beyond A.D." on Sunday as the eighth episode of the series airs on NBC.
Dixon, who rose to fame and stayed true to his Christian values on the 11th season of "American Idol," offered insight on the television industry's attitude toward faith before heaping praise on "A.D. The Bible Continues" creators Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.
I just know, [I got] even just a little taste of how Hollywood works, of what its motivation is, and I'm just so, so proud of Mark and Roma for kind of going against that," said the "Love Has Come for Me" singer. more >>
Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Olson made "entirely appropriate" remarks when he thanked God during a National Day of Prayer event earlier this month, a religious liberty group has said. The Foundation for Moral Law argued that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which is calling for Olson to be court-martialed, is a "radical fringe element" that want to see God be given a "dishonorable discharge."
"The Constitution General Olson took an oath to defend, and which he has defended throughout his career, also protects his right to free exercise of religion and to share his beliefs with others. The same Congress that passed the First Amendment, also passed a bill to establish congressional chaplains," Foundation President Kayla Moore said in a statement on Wednesday.
"General Olson spoke of the role of faith and prayer in his own life and military career, entirely appropriate for a Day of Prayer event. He made no representation that he was speaking for the Air Force or expressing official Air Force policy." more >>
Oregon became the third state in the United States to ban gay conversion therapy, a practice that has attracted much debate. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown signed the bill into law earlier this week, though an ex-gay group has protested and called the bill "child abuse."
CNN reported on Wednesday that the bill signed by Brown, the first openly bisexual governor in the U.S., will block therapist from offering conversion or reparative therapy on individuals who are younger than 18. Laws against the practice have also been made in California, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. more >>
Support for same-sex marriage in the United States is at a historic high, according to recently released results from a Gallup poll.
Gallup found that 60 percent of respondents believed that marriages between same-sex couples should be legally recognized, with 37 percent opposed.
Billionaire Bill Gates has shared his summer book reading list, among which is included The Magic of Reality by atheist author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. Gates called Dawkins "one of the great scientific writers" of all time, despite what he said is his "overzealous" and "antagonistic" view of religion.
When recommending The Magic of Reality, Gates wrote: "It's an engaging, well-illustrated science textbook offering compelling answers to big questions, like 'how did the universe form?' and 'what causes earthquakes?' It's also a plea for readers of all ages to approach mysteries with rigor and curiosity." more >>