Highlights of the #TrumpBible

Following Donald Trump‘s latest Bible-related disaster where he couldn’t even name his favorite verse and claimed to love the Old and New Testament equally, the #TrumpBible hashtag began trending on Twitter, with people suggesting what the Good Book would look like with the Trump stamp of approval:



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The Dark Side of a Happy Christian Cult

BuzzFeed’s Jesse Hyde has an fascinating story about Jaime Prater, a documentary filmmaker who exposed the dark secrets of the community he grew up with, Jesus People USA (JPUSA):



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Southern Baptist Convention Will Lay Off Hundreds of People as Part of God’s Sovereign Plan

The Southern Baptist Convention is deeply in the red, coming in $21 million under budget. That means they will have to lay off 600-800 people from its International Mission Board.

What’s striking is how they’re trying to let everyone down gently by saying this is all part of God’s Plan:



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Six Tribal Santal Catholics Kill Bangladeshi Woman to Release the “Evil Spirit” Inside

“The road to Hell is paved with good intentions” is a quotation that isn’t actually in the Bible, but that would actually be quite fitting in the case of the six severely deluded Bangladeshi men who were arrested for allegedly beating a woman to death in the name of “releasing her from an evil spirit” inside a local Catholic Church.



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When Christians Asked People to Describe God in Three Words, the Plan Backfired

The Missouri State University chapter of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) recently asked students to tell them “what 3 words they’d use to describe God”:

One of those students wanted to know what this was all about, so she attended their meeting last night. After singing worship songs and hearing announcements, a group leader revealed a word cloud with the most popular responses from the survey.

“There was an audible gasp,” says the tipster:

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