Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pay Cut at Megachurch

Robert H. Schuller will take a 50% pay cut from the founder of the Crystal Cathedral.
Businesses have sued the southern California megachurch for more than $2 million in unpaid bills. The church has been trying to sell off property and has laid off workers and cut "Hour of Power" from some broadcast TV stations to close a $55 to $70 million budget deficit.

ELCA Numbers Fall Dramatically

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America lost nearly 91,000 members in 2009, along with and 48 congregations. The denomination now has only 4.5 million members and around 10,300 congregations.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Arrest Over Demon Protest

A Georgia pastor was arrested yesterday while protesting local high school's nickname, the Screamin' Demons. Warner Robins Police say Donald Crosby of Kingdom Builders Church of Jesus Christ didn't have a protest permit for the opening day of classes. A couple of dozen people joined him with signs reading, "Home games will have to be played in hell" and "Demons don't like me, because I'm Christian." Another group has started a petition drive in favor of keeping the nickname. 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.