Top Weekly Stories from for 08/24/2019

‘Whatever,’ Woman Says After Church Revokes Her Membership for Unrepentant Lesbianism   Aug 20, 2019 09:19 am

Mary Trollinger Glenwood Baptist ChurchSOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Two women who are involved in a lesbian relationship recently contacted the media after receiving a letter from their now-former pastor who advised that their church membership had been revoked as they remained unrepentant. “Hmmmmm, ok whatever. Going to a better church now. Love my wife and Christ! ‘Nough said,” Mary Catherine Trollinger also…

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Parents Boo as Christian Street Preacher Confronts Drag Queen at Story Time   Aug 22, 2019 08:56 am

(LifeSite News) — The Drag Queen Story Time’s question-and-answer session didn’t go as planned. After this event at Westcliffe Community Centre in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon, evangelical street preacher Dorre Love responded to an invitation for questions. “I have a question,” Love said. “What are you going to do when you stand before God…

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‘I Will Not Leave My Faith’: Pastor in India Left for Dead but God Shocks Persecutors   Aug 18, 2019 03:17 pm

(Open Doors USA) — The Church in India is growing at an unprecedented rate, with village church pastors forging a burgeoning movement. Increasingly, the leaders of these churches are bearing the brunt of persecution in India, often finding themselves the first target of Hindu extremists, especially when extremists begin to see the impact of these leaders and their…

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Back in Pulpit After Scandal, Tullian Tchividjian Insists Sex With Former Congregants Was Not Abuse   Aug 21, 2019 09:27 am

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — (The Christian Post) — As he gets ready for the fall launch of his unaffiliated The Sanctuary church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Billy Graham’s grandson, Tullian Tchividjian, who was stripped of his preaching credentials in 2015 due to extramarital relationships with former congregants, says they were all “consensual” and not an…

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Dept. of Justice Tells Supreme Court: Federal Law Prohibiting Sex Discrimination Does Not Include ‘Gender Identity’   Aug 17, 2019 05:26 pm

WASHINGTON — In a crucial Supreme Court case that could determine whether or not Christian organizations and businesses must accommodate the wishes of an employee who decides to begin identifying as the opposite sex, and whether or not the hiring and dismissal practices of religious organizations are protected in such situations, the U.S. Department of Justice has…

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Bullied Teen, 14, Killed After Lying in Front of Train While 50 Classmates Helplessly Watched   Aug 20, 2019 03:27 pm

(Heavy) — Investigators are searching for answers after a 14-year-old boy was killed by an oncoming train. Sam Connor of Ashford, Surrey in the UK, was at the Chertsey railway station with classmates when he suddenly slid off the platform and laid on the tracks. Authorities are trying to determine if the boy killed himself in front of approximately 50 classmates…

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Mexican Pastor Shot to Death in His Car After Church Service   Aug 23, 2019 05:54 pm

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — A pastor from the Fraternidad Cristiana church was shot and killed in Oaxaca, south-west Mexico, on Aug. 18. Alfrery Líctor Cruz Canseco was waiting in his car after a church service at the Fraternidad Cristiana church in the municipality of Tlalixtac de Cabrera when he was shot and killed. His attacker attempted to escape, but…

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BBC’s ‘Songs of Praise’ Decried After Featuring Same-Sex Ceremony in Program   Aug 19, 2019 03:22 pm

(The Christian Institute) — BBC’s “Songs of Praise” has alienated its viewers after it featured a same-sex “wedding” in this week’s program. Jamie Wallace and Ian McDowell married at Rutherglen United Reformed Church near Glasgow – one of the few denominations to have accepted the redefinition of marriage. While presenter Kate Bottley described the URC…

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Archaeologists Find Artifacts From Babylonian Conquest of Jerusalem Chronicled in Bible   Aug 21, 2019 01:39 pm

Photo Credit: UNC Charlotte JERUSALEM — Archaeologists conducting a dig in Israel have uncovered artifacts and evidence confirming the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem as chronicled in the Old Testament of the Bible. “It is very exciting to be able to excavate the material signature of any given historical event, and even more so regarding an important…

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Man Who Says He’s Possessed by Demons Arrested After Threatening to Commit Mass Murder at Tenn. Church   Aug 21, 2019 09:16 pm

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A man who allegedly has told family members that he hears voices and that he believes he’s possessed by demons has been arrested for threatening to commit mass murder at a Tennessee church. According to reports, Thomas McVicker of Punta Gorda, Florida planned this week to attack the church and then kill himself. “I’m thinking about…

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