Comedian John Oliver, who started his own parody "church" called Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption to highlight the predatory nature of some televangelists, recently revealed that the joke paid off in a big way.
Sunday on his show "Last Week Tonight," the British host revealed that viewers had already sent him thousands of dollars with their letters after he told them earlier this month to "sow a seed" — mocking the style of preachers like Robert Tilton and Kenneth Copeland.
"To be honest, slightly more of you responded than we were expecting," "Megareverend" Oliver said while surrounded by hundreds of letters, two bags of actual seeds, and beef jerky, among other things. more >>
GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump was repeatedly asked in an interview to state his favorite Bible verse, since Trump had previously declared the Bible to be his favorite book, but declined each time and explained that it is "very personal" to him.
"I wouldn't want to get into it. Because to me, that's very personal," Trump said Wednesday on Bloomberg's "With All Due Respect."
He was asked again if there is any one particular verse that means a lot to him, to which he said: "The Bible means a lot to me, but I don't want to get into specifics." more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star and Duggar family friend, Sadie Robertson, recently weighed in on Josh Duggar's latest scandal by calling on the famous family to forgive him after he confessed to committing adultery.
Last week, Josh, 27, admitted to cheating on his wife of seven years, Anna, with whom he shares four children, after media reports revealed him to be a paying user of adultery website Ashley Madison. Robertson, who knows the Duggar family personally, offered sympathy and prayers for the devoutly Christian family and called Josh's indiscretion a "mistake."
"It honestly makes me really sad that they're having to go through this, because it's one thing to go through it as a family, and it would be just as hard for them if they weren't in the limelight, but ... everybody's talking about it, and that just adds that many more comments, that many more opinions," Robertson told People Now. "At this point it is what it is, and so they're just going to have to make the best out of it. ... If they can forgive him, it will all work out." more >>
The cover for rapper and Christian activist Lecrae Moore's upcoming book Unashamed was unveiled earlier this week and the title is now available for pre-order at various retailers including Amazon.com.
The book's cover features a black-and-white close-up of Lecrae's face with the title printed in white, orange and green.
When I get the message that Alima wants an abortion, it feels like all the air got vacuumed out of my lungs. But I get it.
I once sat in a doctor's office and the atomic blast of my own pregnancy test ripped through me and I'm telling you, it was impossible to breathe through the shockwaves, the thermal heat.
I've sat with Alima in Iraq, in the room where she, her husband, her children slept on the floor through the winter. I'd watched her rock her sick child. I'd watched her eyes howl, heard the raw ache in her as she told me how ISIS began the blood bath genocide of her people. more >>
Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs has warned that Jediism, the religion found in the Star Wars movie franchise, is growing in Christian societies and is not compatible with Islamic teachings.
"Jediism … is spreading today in Christian societies. Around 70,000 people in Australia and 390,000 people in England currently define themselves as Jedis," Marmara University Assistant Professor Bilal Yorulmaz wrote, according to Hurriyet Daily News.
The warning comes four months after thousands of Turkish students petitioned online for a Jedi temple to be built on their university campus, The Washington Free Beacon reported. more >>