A Conversation with a Pastor Who Wants to Get Out of the Pulpit

Last month, the Clergy Project announced its participation in the RiseSmart [Transition] Assistance program, which would help current pastors acquire the skills they need to transition out of the ministry and into a new career.

The first grant recipient was “Adam,” a pastor at a fundamentalist, evangelical church… [Read more...]

North Carolina Church Refuses to Marry Heterosexual Couples Until Gays and Lesbians Can Get Married, Too

Green Street United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina says it won’t perform any marriages between opposite-sex couples until same-sex couples can legally marry in the church as well.

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After Denying Man Job for Not Being Christian Enough, Company Will Have to Pay Him $82,500

If you run a company, you can’t screen potential employees for their religious views. That should be obvious, but it’s a fact that’s ignored time and time again, despite the Civil Rights Act.

In 2011, Edward Wolfe applied for an “operations supervisor position” at Voss Lighting in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During the interview process, Wolfe was asked repeatedly about his religious beliefs:

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Christian Pastor: Unsaved People Are Not Capable of True Love

You guys, I need help. It’s a sickness. I’m obsessed.

I can’t stop watching Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. He’s so ridiculously misogynistic (a.k.a. “Traditional”), treating his wife like property.

I was going to skip his latest video, but with a title like “Fornication is not Love,” how could I pass it up? I couldn’t. I had to watch. And you know you have to, too.

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Guest Speakers at Public High School Encourage Students to Turn to God Instead of Food

We already know Alcoholics Anonymous is notorious for pushing the idea of God in their Twelve Step program (though there are secular alternatives to AA). But they’re not the only ones.

Will at Godless Teens is a freshman at a public high school in Colorado and, yesterday, his health class played host to guest speakers from Overeaters Anonymous, who were there to talk about “how people will often overeat to deal with stress.”

Initially, that wasn’t a problem… until Will saw (and took a picture of) what they had written on the board before class:

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