Fans of the hit WE tv reality show "Mary Mary" have witnessed a large dose of drama played out on their television screens, and now one half of the gospel music duo the show follows is explaining why.
"TV loves those heated moments. When you have a reality show and they're following you, they catch all those heated moments and TV loves those heated moments more than they love those other moments," Mary Mary group member and co-executive producer Tina Campbell told Fox LA. "Life happens and it's not always easy and it's not always perfect. And again, the TV likes to show a lot of the craziness."
While Tina and Erica Campbell have taken time apart to pursue solo music efforts, the pair still appear on and co-executive produce their show. Now in its fifth season, the show highlights some drama, with Tina refusing to specify when she will be ready to make the next Mary Mary record that the group is contracted to create. more >>
Oprah Winfrey will soon shine the light of her influential brand on the American megachurch in her upcoming OWN scripted drama "Greenleaf," a series that's set to premiere this summer.
A compelling trailer posted on social media last week introduces audiences to the Greenleaf family and its patriarchs, James Greenleaf (Keith David) and Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield) — the bishop and first lady of Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, a couple whose righteous personas might only be a thin veneer. When their estranged "prodigal daughter" Grace Greenleaf, played by Merle Dandridge, returns home — after 20 years away — following the mysterious death of her sister, Faith, she uncovers the family's hidden sins and secrets.
The tension-filled trailer gives viewers a hint of James Greenleaf's darkside when he says in a close-up,"If I thought your Uncle Mac did anything, you think he would still be alive?" more >>
Several parents in East Sussex, England, are upset after learning of a teacher's plans to host a "transgender day" at a Church of England-aided primary school to raise awareness about "gender issues," and at least three families have already indicated that they will pull their children from the school.
According to The Daily Mail, as many as 10 parents have spoken out against the proposed transgender day at St. Mary the Virgin Primary School in Hartfield, which educates students as young as four years old.
The awareness day, which seemingly aims to teach the students that it is acceptable to identify differently from their biological sex, was announced on Monday by the school's headteacher, Emma Maltby. more >>
The father of the current head of the Church of Scientology will be telling all about the life of his son in a book many believe will be a denunciation of the secretive religious sect.
Titled Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me, the book is authored by former Scientologist Ron Miscavige and Dan Koon.
After nearly two tumultuous years at the center of an ongoing scandal that includes allegations of plagiarism, fostering an abusive work environment, and most recently racketeerig, embattled pastor Mark Driscoll is relying on Scripture to maintain his perspective on life as he prepares for the launch of a new church.
In an email to The Christian Post Tuesday, Driscoll shared a Scripture that has helped him throughout his present ordeal.
"This Scripture has been a great help to me," he wrote, citing 1 Peter 3:8-11, which includes the passages: "Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit … " more >>
Pastor Saeed Abedini has marked his son, Jacob's, eighth birthday as a free man after being released from prison in Iran earlier this year, calling the occasions the "answer to prayer" of millions of people around the world.
"This moment is the answer to pray (sic) and the work of millions of people all around the world," Abedini wrote Thursday on his Facebook page, sharing pictures of Jacob's birthday party with his supporters.
"Today Jacob stands as a witness saying, 'The Lord has answered my prayer,'" he added. more >>