Reading Time: 12 minutes Controversy has visited a town in the south of England over this last week with a taste of American-style preaching very rare in the chapels, cloisters, and vestibules of traditional English holy buildings. Gosport is a town in Hampshire on the south coast of England that enjoys very little news fame. This week has seen […]
Reading Time: 14 minutes This apology and settlement represent some of the very most definitive actions the SBC has ever taken regarding any sexual abuse claim since journalists first exposed their mega-scandal, “Abuse of Faith,” three years ago. I don’t think the timing of this action is accidental. Today, let me show you why.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This month marks the launch of one of the largest and most ineffective religious ad campaigns in American history. A group of Christians, funded by anonymous donors, plans to spend over $100 million to shove Jesus in as many faces as humanly possible. That cash will pay for TV spots, billboards, and online ads that […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Unable to watch another global conflict unfold without making it about his own team, televangelist and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson popped his head in again last week to comment on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. To the surprise of no one, he informed his followers that this is the sign of the apocalypse […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes The depraved Greg Locke has been on my radar since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic when he first started breaking lockdown restrictions and behaving like a thug. In 2020, in a row after face masks, he threatened to kick the teeth of a Dunkin’ Donut employee down his throat. At the time he called […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes Religious freedom advocate Katherine Stewart, author of The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism, has been writing about politics, policy, education, and church-state relations for over a decade. The Power Worshippers won first place in the Excellence in Nonfiction Books category from the Religion News Association as well as the Morris D. […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes If someone had told me that anybody could possibly describe the unthinkable suffering going on in Ukraine with an expression of utter childlike delight, I’m not sure I’d have believed them. But here we are.
Reading Time: 5 minutes For at least a year starting in the spring of 2019, a teenager at Immanuel Reformed Presbyterian Church in West Lafayette, Indiana abused a number of children in the church. He touched them over and under their clothes, including acts of sexual abuse and penetration. These incidents were so numerous, investigators learned, that they found […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes Caught between the devil of a church model that many evangelical leaders openly criticize and the deep blue sea of an empty youth ministry, evangelical youth ministers have little choice.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Hi! This is one of OnlySky’s very own comedy contributors here to tell you all about Russia, Ukraine, and, well, GOP Christo-fascists. You may ask yourself, “What does atheism have to do with politics? Isn’t atheism just applying skepticism to God belief?” Cutting to the chase: NO. In an ideal world where the Republican party […]