Friday, March 9, 2012

Banks foreclosing on churches in record numbers

Many banks are no longer willing to grant struggling religious organizations forbearance. Read about it here.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Miley's Twitter Comeback

We told you Tuesday about a Tweet by celebrity Miley Cyrus that got Christian fans angry (read it here) After getting many responses, she wrote back, "How can people take the love out of science and bring hate into religion so easily?"and then "It makes me sad to think the world is this way. Like Einstein says ‘Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."

Christian Concert Promoter Sentenced for Ponzi Scheme

A Christian concert promoter will serve more than 4 years in prison for an investment scheme. Lauren Baumann of Los Angeles plead guilty to creating a Ponzi scheme involving nearly $1 million. She's been ordered to pay restitution to more than two dozen people including some from her church, Desert Reign Assembly of God. Baumann ran Stewardship Estates and promised to use the money for Christian battle-of-the-bands concerts. Prosecutors say she used the money to pay off previous investors and on her family. She didn't tell investors she had been convicted of securities fraud more than a decade ago in Texas.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hour of Power Changes

Three relatives of Robert H. Schuller are out jobs at the Crystal Cathedral. The church's board voted to oust the Rev. Robert H. Schuller's daughter and two sons-in-law. They were involved in the production of the church's Hour of Power show. Old shows will run for a few weeks during the reorganization.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Miley: Forget Jesus

Below is a short video report on a controversial Tweet by singer Miley Cyrus.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

To Get out the Vote

Data-mining the Evangelical vote. Hear the NPR story here.