Several news sites have accused televangelist Pat Robertson, host of CBN's "The 700 Club," of pushing a prosperity gospel after he encouraged viewers to join the Club for $20 a month following a story about a Christian family that came out bankruptcy.
Opposing Views and Raw Story both claimed that Robertson was asking "poor families who could not pay their bills" to "send him $20 a month," but the actual CBN video where the televangelist explains his comments does not quite tie in with those alleged statements.
"They were faithful," Robertson concluded following a CBN report on the story of D.L. and Deborah Hobby, a Christian husband and wife who kept on tithing despite going bankrupt. Eventually, their business started to rebound, and two years later they were back on their feet – thanking God for giving them hope that things can get better. more >>
A recent advertisement released by the Microsoft Corporation shows the tech company's support for same-sex marriage, as it features a wedding between two women in an attempt to promote the new set of social media features accompanying the company's free email service Outlook.com.
A third woman, presumably a friend of the couple, is able to easily see that the couple has wed using her Outlook.com account through status updates and a name change.
As critics contend, this recent advertisement holds a greater significance, as it reveals a shift in the advertising market. more >>
The producers of the hit TV miniseries "The Bible" have released a statement calling recent claims that they intentionally made the devil character look like President Barack Obama "utter nonsense."
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, the husband-and-wife executive producer team behind The History Channel miniseries, released the statement Monday amid many claims that the miniseries' depiction of Satan and Obama looked alike.
"The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouzaani, is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics – including Satanic characters – long before Barack Obama was elected as our President," said Burnett and Downey. more >>
Actor Billy Zane, known for his villainous role in Hollywood blockbuster "Titanic," has taken on the biblical character of Barabbas, the murderer and robber who the New Testament says was freed from prison while Jesus Christ was sentenced to death.
The two-part program premiering on the ReelzChannel on March 25 is presented by creators as "a sweeping epic" about redemption "that picks up where the Bible left off."
Zane himself casts the accounts of Barabbas as "the greatest story never told." more >>
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have released a book series "A Story of God and All of Us" inspired by The History Channel's famed "Bible" series.
The husband and wife team, who created the "Bible" series, also helped create the supplemental books.
Burnett and Downey's 3-book series includes a devotional filled with reflections, prayers, and the breathtaking cinematic photos from the television series, a novelization of the epic miniseries, and lastly, a young readers book that will ignite interest in children and young adults about the Bible stories. more >>
Noted televangelist Pat Robertson has claimed that a prayer he made recently on the air was answered for one of his viewers.
A couple weeks ago on an episode of the long-running program "The 700 Club," the founder and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network prayed that a given member of his viewing audience would receive a much needed million dollars.
On the Monday episode for "The 700 Club," Robertson spoke of the million-dollar prayer succeeding, as someone identified only as "a businessman" apparently got a check for that amount. more >>