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Still Fighting Against Marriage Equality? "Dude, Get Over It."

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

When Paul Lalonde was in his early 20s, he would watch conservative televangelist Charles McVety on TV every Sunday evening. Needless to say, it rubbed him the wrong way.

The Prosperity Gospel Is More Orthodox Than You Think

Hollis Phelps | Posted 08.24.2015 | Religion
Hollis Phelps

From a theological perspective the problem with the prosperity gospel is not so much that it assumes that one's actions have miraculous or "supernatural" repercussions, even actions related to monetary exchange. The problem is, rather, the way in which it inverts a more "orthodox" logic.

'War on Faith?' John Oliver and the Televangelists

Russ Pierson | Posted 08.19.2015 | Religion
Russ Pierson

John Oliver, proved his mettle with his remarkable expose of the -- ahem -- "seedy" side of faith: televangelists who are purveyors of the so-called Prosperity Gospel, reaping rich rewards by preying on the poor and the weak who are often literally seeking a lifeline in the church.

Pat Robertson Says God Killed Baby To Stop Next Hitler

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.09.2015 | Media

Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson wants grieving parents to know that it's okay if their children die, because God was just taking them before th...

Televangelist Defends $65 Million Private Jet: 'I Dare You To Tell Me I Can't Dream'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion

Jesus Christ needed just two feet and some good will to spread his Gospel message throughout the world. Televangelist Creflo Dollar apparently can’t...

Robert Schuller, Founder Of California's Crystal Cathedral Megachurch, Dies At 88

AP | AMY TAXIN and GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion

ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) — The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, a California televangelist and author who beamed his upbeat messages on faith and redemption to ...

Kirk Franklin Blasts Creflo Dollar's $65 Million Private Jet Campaign

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.31.2015 | Black Voices

Creflo Dollar’s "Project G650" campaign to get 200,000 people to donate money to fund the purchase of a private $65 million Gulfstream G650 airplane...

Televangelist Needs A Fancy Jet, And He Wants Donors To Pay For It

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion

One popular pastor is looking to the sky for help. Televangelist Creflo Dollar has asked 200,000 followers to donate $300 apiece so he can buy a lu...

A Look At What Types Of Christian Media Americans Are Most Likely To Consume

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion

(RNS) All the preaching, teaching, music and entertainment beamed by Christian TV and radio is primarily consumed by evangelicals and weekly churchgoe...

Televangelist Testifies In California Bankruptcy Case

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion

LOS ANGELES — The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, who was among the best-known faces of America's televangelist heyday, has asserted in a federal bankr...

Can Love Incarnate Be Delivered By TV?

Eliot Daley | Posted 12.13.2012 | Religion
Eliot Daley

Early media guru Marshall McLuhan famously declared TV a "cool" medium for its essentially dispassionate, detached, diluted means of engaging people. But both Fulton Sheen and Fred Rogers proved that it is not the essence of the medium that controls the effect.

Anti-Gay Evangelist Plans $100 Million Defamation Lawsuit For 'Hate Group' Label

Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices

A prominent evangelist is threatening to sue the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) after it labeled his Internet-based ministry a "hate group." A...

NAACP Defends Creflo Dollar | Posted 06.22.2012 | Black Voices

NAACP is supporting Creflo Dollar by categorizing the events of earlier this month as discipline. Fayette County deputies responded to a domestic d...

Billy Graham Ministry Takes Revivals Online

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The remarkable success of evangelist Billy Graham's Crusades for Christ did not come from his preaching alone, but also the i...

Billionaire Bishop Charged With Bilking Brazil's Pentacostals, Sending Money to US

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

After a long investigation by the federal police Brazil's attorney general is finally litigating the big fraud and racketeering case against the self-anointed Pentecostal Bishop Edir Macedo.

Televangelist Brings 'Night Of Hope' To Chicago

Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

With attendance down at its baseball games this season, it makes good sense for the Chicago White Sox's bottom line that they would allow U.S. Cellula...

Make Churches Accountable

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

From Ted Haggard to Eddie Long, American church empires are no strangers to corruption. But while sex scandals are splashed across the headlines, tax code infringements and financial scandals more frequently fly under the radar.

Self-Deprecating Narcissism Among Christian Leaders

Jack Watts | Posted 06.02.2011 | Religion
Jack Watts

These leaders have taken self-deprecating humility and made it an art form, cleverly masking their compulsive craving for attention, approbation and admiration.

Why Throw Stones At The Crystal Cathedral?

Tony Campolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tony Campolo

As the news of the financial woes of the Crystal Cathedral is heralded across the country and around the world, a host of critical voices have been raised. This criticism must be addressed.

What We Can Do Now For Japan

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

I urge the donating public to take it slowly and deliberately. Better to carefully sort through relief agencies' descriptions of what they plan to do over the next month to two years in Japan to help it recover.

Pat Robertson: Snow Is God's Way of Punishing Americans Who Were Planning to Drive to Do Something Gay

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Explaining his theory, Rev. Robertson said, "Because of the bad road conditions the Almighty has made, any gay activities that people were planning on doing will have to be postponed by a day or two."

The Good And Bad Effects Faith Can Have On Obesity

David Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

Substantial research shows churches, synagogues and mosques can promote exercise, healthier diets and improved self-images. But cultural stigma appears to be keeping some overweight people from entering the doors of houses of worship.

Jim Bakker and the Counterfeit Hell Robbers

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Daniel Krotz

The point is not that Televangelists are scoundrels, or that many Christian pastors are hypocrites, but that these grand ministry failures represent examples of what many mainstream churches have, in desperation, come to believe is relevant.

Prosperity Gospel: Will Jesus Buy Me A Double-Wide Or What?

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

What began as a humorous look at a troubling phenomenon took a serious turn when the U.S. economy tanked in 2008. Prosperity preaching wasn't just something to report on; it was a personal attack on Zacharias' faith.

Glenn Beck the Faith-Healer Continues to Scam His Followers

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

While everyone is focused on the crowd sizes or Glenn Beck's tall tale about holding in his bare hands George Washington's inaugural address at the National Archives, the more important questions ought to be about the money.