Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Who Goes to Heaven & Hell

A new book is stirring controversy before it hits book shelves at the end of the month because the author offers his view of who is going to hell. Rob Bell, pastor of Michigan's Mars Hill Bible Church is catching flack in social media for his book Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. Publicity material suggests Bell argues in the book that a "loving God would never sentence human souls to eternal suffering." Here's a video of Bell about his views on hell.

TV Preacher Called Fraud

Peter Popoff is offering "debt cancellation kits" that he claims can wipe out all debt. Despite the fact it was revealed he used radios to fool audiences during services, the TV preacher and faith healer reported more than a million dollars in income to his family from his nonprofit organization in 2005. KABC-TV has this video report on what many media watchdogs call a ministry based on fraud.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Prof Fired

Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia has dismissed a part-time professor for being gay. Officials at the Catholic school say they discovered James St. George sexual orientation from a post on his blog. Some students have told local media that an Internet search easily reveals George's sexual orientation and they question how the school could not have known his views when he was first hired. He's been working at the private college for two years, teaching classes in theology, justice and world religions. George is a member of the Old Catholic Apostolic Church of America, which is not affiliated with the Vatican and allows commitment ceremonies for gays and lesbians.