Saturday, July 31, 2010

Anne Rice Quits Christianity

Anne Rice says she's no longer a Christian. She wrote on her Facebook page this week, "I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control. I quit Christianity and being Christian." Rice is author of Interview With a Vampire and has recently written several Christian books. She says the priest sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic church have also bothered her.

Bus Driver Suit

A former bus driver is suing his former employer for firing him earlier this year when he refused to drive passengers to Planned Parenthood. Edwin Graning wants Capital Area Rural Transportation System to give him his job back and pay unspecified damages. Graning, an ordained Christian minister, concerned that he might be transporting a client to undergo an abortion. The company denies that it discriminated against him because of his religion.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Christian Music Pioneer Passes

The man behind the 70s Christian group Sweet Comfort band, Kevin Thomas, died in May at the age of 57. Thomson played bass and managed the group. He suffered from several health problems. The group sprung in Southern California in 1972 and retired in 1984 after producing six albums.

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Getting to Know Rod Parsley

• Preaches prosperity gospel at World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio

• His $40 million-a-year Breakthrough TV ministry is on 1,400 TV stations and cable affiliates

• Dropped out of Circleville Bible College in his second year

• Lives on a 21-acre compound in a $1 million home

Clerk Talks about Jesus, Robber Leaves

A robber leaves empty-handed after the store clerk talked about Jesus and her Christian faith. WSVN-TV reports.

International Burn a Quran Day

A pastor is hosting what's being called International Burn a Quran Day on September 11.

Screamin' Demons

A Georgia pastor is trying to get his local high school to drop its mascot. Donald Crosby of Kingdom Builders Church of Jesus Christ says teams at Warner Robins High School shouldn't be called the Demons. Crosby is tring to get his son transferred from the school to avoid having him shout, "Go Demons!" at games. In the meantime, he started a petition drive. The mascot was adopted right after World War II in honor of the 7th fighter squadron based at Robins Air Force Base for repairs which had the nickname Screamin' Demons.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Suit Over Views on Homosexuality

A student is suing Augusta State University because she was told she must undergo a remediation program over her beliefs about homosexuality and transgendered persons. Jennifer Keeton is working on a master's degree in school counseling, but school officials say she'll be dismissed from the program unless she alters her "central religious beliefs on human nature and conduct." because "she holds to Christian ethical convictions on matters of human sexuality and gender identity. Augusta State University had no comment on the lawsuit, but maintains there is no discriminate on the basis of students' religious beliefs.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Benny Hinn Accused of Affair

Benny Hinn is denying reports he has had an affair with Without Walls International Church senior pastor Paula White. Both have statements on their websites objecting to a National Enquirer report that they've become romantically involved. It includes photos of the two holding hands on what the paper calls a "romantic trip to Rome." White is twice divorced and Hinn's wife filed for divorce earlier this year. The Hinns have been married for 30 years. Both of their ministries are being investigated by Iowa Republican Senator Charles Grassley for possible violations of rules set down by the IRS about nonprofit organizations.