The Episcopal Church announced Monday that it has fired two high-ranking officials and will demote another following an independent internal investigation for inappropriate workplace behavior. Church officials did not elaborate.
Last December three Episcopal Church officials, Chief Operating Officer Bishop Stacy Sauls, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission Sam McDonald, and Director of Public Engagement and Mission Communications Alex Baumgarten, were placed on administrative leave.
The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, released a statement yesterday providing an update on the investigation. more >>
The Parents Television Council has denounced the TV ratings system, saying in a study released this week that it's "failing America's children" because it's not protecting them from graphic content in programming.
Authored by Christopher Gildemeister, Ph.D., PTC's head of research operations, the report stated that programs with graphic content are increasing and yet few are being rated properly.
"Between 2011 and 2014, all violence per hour of programming on prime-time broadcast TV increased 6 percent; weapon-related violence (involving guns, bladed weapons, and blunt force) increased 17 percent; and nudity increased 93 percent," wrote Gildemeister in the report released Monday. more >>
More than 26,000 people are calling on the Catholic University of San Diego to cancel a "hyper-sexualized drag show" that will be performed on the Christian campus next week.
Catholic University students need "a greater counter-culture of purity and virtue, not a hyper-sexualized drag show that showcases revolt against God's creation of male and female," said John Ritchie, Student Action director for the conservative Catholic group Tradition Family Property that launched an online petition demanding that the university stop the event.
"If Catholic universities do nothing to effectively oppose the homosexual movement, where will students go to learn and admire the eternal truths of the faith?" Ritchie asked. more >>
A number of parents in a suburb of San Francisco are speaking out against a planned LGBT "acceptance week" designed to teach middle school students about the LGBT community.
Parents at Windmere Ranch Middle School in San Ramon, California, have launched an online petition against the school's LGBT acceptance week, which is scheduled to begin Monday, April 11.
If the parents' listed demands are not met by the school, they are threatening to initiate a "walk out." more >>
Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Oklahoma megachurch Life.Church, warned listeners about misusing a popular verse from the Old Testament Book of Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 29:11 reads "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"
Groeschel recently told those listening in person and watching online that the often quoted Jeremiah verse needs to be put into context. more >>
Last month for the first time during the Republican primary season, large numbers of Latter-day Saints went to the polls to vote.
Although controversial Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has scored well with voters who identify as evangelical or born-again, he failed to capture the predominantly LDS, or Mormon, state of Utah.
Furthermore, prominent Mormons public figures spoke out against his campaign and focused their support on U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. more >>