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Ramadan Reflection Day 3: On Parents and Marriage Choices

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Built into our tradition is a prayer the purpose of which is to help us make decisions through turning to God. The number of people who I have seen who try it and don't really know how it works is quite large.

Ramadan Reflection Day 2: Richness Through Reflection

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

The month of Ramadan consists of 30 days of fasting. Each of those days serves uniquely as a potential source of benefit, and none should be undermined in its respective value.

Ramadan Reflection Day 1: The Different Forms of Fasting

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

While I break my fast with with friends and family, the men and women of Guantanamo will have their fast purposely broken far away from any family -- some being detained now for almost a decade.

Robertson Says Gay People Kissing Makes Him Want To Vomit

Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion

As one of America's most controversial televangelists, Pat Robertson has never attempted to keep his decidedly anti-gay opinions to himself. On Mo...

Ramadan 2013 Community Live Blog

Posted 07.23.2013 | Religion

Welcome to the HuffPost Ramadan 2013 live blog. The sacred time of year is upon us, and HuffPost Religion will update this page daily with prayers...

Church Pulls Funding For Museum Over Gay Marriage Support

Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion

As many across the country spent June 26 celebrating the Supreme Court's decision to strike down key parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, one...

Westboro Baptist Church Vows To Picket Funerals Of Fallen Arizona Firefighters

Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion

In a move that is growing increasingly less shocking, the controversial Westboro Baptist Church -- known for its strident anti-homosexuality position ...

A Fish With Arms? What the?

Steve McSwain | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

You see, the problem with so much in religion today is that it's always all about becoming something other than who we are... all about getting somewhere other than where we are. For this, and a lot other reasons, people have given up on religion.

In Praise of Secular Church Services (Written by a Former Minister)

Jerry DeWitt | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
Jerry DeWitt

I believe that there's nothing wrong with borrowing from -- or adopting -- certain aspects of religious tradition and making them work within a secular context.

Remembering What It Means to Be Gay

Larry Yang | Posted 08.27.2013 | Religion
Larry Yang

While it is important to support my own communities when they are discriminated against, it is important for all of us to address oppression itself. Violence and sexism in our culture are not just issues for women, and the experiences of racism are not just issues for people of color.

Pat Robertson's Offensive Insinuation About Justice Kennedy

Posted 06.28.2013 | Religion

Many conservatives were upset after the Supreme Court ruled against part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on Wednesday. Televangelist Pat Roberts...

Anglican Priest Finds Bracelet, Tries To Sell To Owners

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion

Maybe he thought the Lord said "finders keepers, losers weepers." An Australian Anglican priest who found a $6,500 bracelet and tried to sell it ba...

WBC Hatemongers Freak After DOMA Ruling

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion

As Americans across the country celebrated the Supreme Court's landmark decision to strike down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and essent...

From Minister to Atheist in 5 Simple Steps

Jerry DeWitt | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Jerry DeWitt

"How in the world does a Pentecostal preacher become an Atheist?" It's a simple question, but as you would expect, not a simple answer.

Spanking For Jesus? Fringe Christian Group's Controversial Tactics

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.21.2013 | Religion

When a follower of the Christian Domestic Discipline movement decides what to hit his God-fearing wife with, research is important. A hairbrush, for e...

Goddess Saraswati Statue With Barack Obama Symbolizes Relationship Between Indonesia and the U.S.

Mike Ghouse | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

The Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C. has expressed her relationship with the United States in the most unique way -- by building a statue of Saraswati, the iconic representation of education in Hindu tradition on their grounds.

British Girl Scouts Take God Out Of Pledge, Keep Queen

Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion

After more than 100 years of swearing allegiance to God, country and Queen, the British Girl Guides have decided to drop the God reference in a move h...

WATCH: 'Daily Show' Skewers Evangelical's Claim That Gays Bully Christians

Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion

In her latest segment for "The Daily Show," comedian Samantha Bee openly mocks an evangelical's claim that Christians are "bullied" by the lesbian, ga...

Huckabee Makes Surprising Statement On Religious Groups

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) urged Baptist pastors to consider rejecting government tax breaks for their churches, citing concerns over givi...

What Did Pope Francis Mean by 'Gay Lobby?'

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Janet Tavakoli

There has been a debate in the Catholic Church on whether or not gay men should be ordained. It's a silly debate, because many gay men have already been ordained. Many will be ordained this year. The debate should center around whether or not priests should be celibate, or whether marriage for priests should be allowed.

Christian Prophet Says Native American Bloodlines Must Repent

Posted 08.28.2013 | Religion

A Christian prophet has a message for anyone with Native American or indigenous heritage: Repent, or risk an ominous-sounding spirit. Cindy Jacobs,...

3 Ways to Better Control Your Mind and Thoughts

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

Descartes, father of modern philosophy, pointed to both the distinguishing characteristic of human beings and to the biggest curse of human beings when he made his famous statement, "I think. Therefore, I am."

Fox Host: First Ever Atheist Monument Will Be Vandalized

Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion

With an on-air grin, a Fox News co-host who opposes a planned atheist monument in Florida said the bench will likely quickly be vandalized. Tucker ...

Drinking Starbucks Is Anti-Christian, Evangelical Says

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 06.04.2013 | Religion

Coffee-drinking Christians, take note: There's apparently "no way" a truly righteous Christian can drink Starbucks beverages. At least, that's the ...

160,000 Exorcisms And Counting

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.31.2013 | Religion

A Catholic priest claims to have performed more than 160,000 exorcisms. Now Father Gabriele Amorth wants help from his boss to banish the demons, s...