Saturday, July 13, 2013

New TV Show: Preachers of L.A.

A group of prosperity teachers are getting their own reality show. The Oxygen network will debut Preachers of L.A., a look at six mega-pastors in Southern California. "P. Diddy. Jay-Z. They're not the only ones who should be driving Ferraris and living in large houses," said Bishop Ron Gibson in one of the show’s episodes. The show has sparked a petition on to stop the network from launching what the site calls “a poor representation of the Kingdom of God.” You can see the petition here. Here's the trailer:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Liberty Loses Appeal on Obamacare Suit

An appeals court has turned aside a challenge to Obamacare by a Christian university. Liberty University claimed the law makes large employers provide health insurance to full-time workers. Liberty's attorneys claimed forcing people to buy an unwanted product is a violation of the constitution's Commerce Clause. But a panel of the 4th Circuit voted 3-0 against the school, which plans an appeal to the Supreme Court. The judges said the mandate does not force employers to buy an unwanted product since they many self-insure.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Symbols removed at baseball stadium

Christian symbols at Busch Stadium are being removed and replaced. A fan complained about the a cross and a "Jesus fish" drawn in the dirt on the pitcher's mound, so the St. Louis Cardinals have decided to get rid of them. A member of the grounds crew etches them on the mound before most home games.

Gay Comments Get Pastor Arrested

American preacher arrested in London for preaching against homosexuality, but will not be prosecuted. Find out more from Fox News' O'Reilly Factor. Watch it here.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Preachers assaulted at gay pride festival

A group of people attacked two sign-carrying preachers at the Seattle gay pride festival Sunday. Their signs said Jesus saves from sin and repent or else. One woman tried to take one of the signs and then a group of men grabbed it while the crowd applauded. One of the men, Jason Queree, began beating the preacher. He was later arrested. Here's a video of the altercation.

Atheist speaks at Texas Megachurch

The author of a book called I Sold My Soul on eBay spoke at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio Sunday. Senior pastor Randy Frazee says it was a chance to challenge his congregation. Read the story here.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Ad cuts "God" from Declaration of Independence

A new video advertisement for Samuel Adams quotes the Declaration of Independence--but leaves out a reference to God. The actor in the ad says, "All men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." But that's not what the document says. It reads “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Samuel Adams’ Facebook page, which you can see here, has received many comments on the topic. The beer company blames the decision on the ethics laid out in The Beer Institute Advertising Code (a voluntary agreement among companies in the industry) which says "Beer advertising and marketing materials should not include religion or religious themes." You can see the ad below.