A diocese that broke away from The Episcopal Church is requesting prayers ahead of arguments scheduled to take place before the South Carolina Supreme Court over the regional body's church property dispute.
The Diocese of South Carolina will go before the Palmetto State's highest court to argue that they are the rightful owners of approximately $500 million worth of church property, rather than the national Mainline denomination.
The Rev. Canon Jim Lewis posted a prayer last Wednesday on the diocesan website asking God to "protect this diocese and its parishes." more >>
A county clerk in Kentucky has been found guilty of contempt and sent to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples due to her own religious objections.
Kim Davis, the clerk at Rowan County who garnered national attention for refusing to issue the marriage licenses, was found in contempt of court Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning.
Bunning chose a prison sentence over a fine because he believed Davis, who makes $80,000 per year, would not comply with his order if given a fine, reported USA Today. more >>
Following the jailing of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins called on Kentucky lawmakers to accommodate those who adhere to a Christian understanding of marriage.
Perkins also criticized the threat to religious liberties in the wake of the Supreme Court's controversial decision to overturn state bans on same-sex marriage.
"Today we are witnessing what the four dissenting Supreme Court Justices warned of in the Obergefell decision: religious liberty in America is in grave danger," declared Perkins. more >>
Controversial televangelist Pat Robertson has said that the jailing of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples is "just the beginning."
On a recent episode of the Christian Broadcasting Network program "The 700 Club," Robertson stated that he believed more efforts to imprison critics of homosexuality would arise.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling, on Sunday appealed a judge's decision to put her in a jail for listening to her conscience.
The attorneys of the Rowan County clerk filed the appeal Sunday, her fourth day in jail after being held in contempt of court for defying a Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country, according to USA Today.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning had ordered Davis to issue marriage licenses, but she cited "God's authority" as the reason to defy the Supreme Court ruling. The judge ordered her arrest Thursday, and warned that any clerk who refuses to issue licenses could be found in contempt of court. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has blamed the growing acceptance of evolution and the belief that the Earth is billions of years old, along with social change such as embracing gay marriage, for the increasing prospect of Christianity in America "losing another generation."
"Something is wrong. The stories usually involve a close friend or family member who once attended church faithfully but left. In many cases, these once-active churchgoers adopt an openly secular worldview and lifestyle, rejecting all semblance of Christian belief and values," Ham wrote in a lengthy blog post on AiG on Sunday.
"Most churches, it seems, are full of Christian parents, Sunday school teachers, and pastors who tell similar heartrending stories. They just can't believe what's happening." more >>