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God Actually Loves Capital Punishment, Famous Pastor Tweets God Actually Loves Capital Punishment, Famous Pastor Tweets

Trump-loving megachurch pastor and author Robert Jeffress took to Twitter on Sunday to express his disagreement with Pope Francis, who released a statement last week clarifying the Catholic Church’s anti-capital punishment position. The Pope noted that “there is an increasing awareness that the dignity of the person…

Jeff Sessions Did Another Bad Thing Jeff Sessions Did Another Bad Thing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that the Department of Justice is creating a “religious liberty task force.”

Pastor Robert Jeffress Defends Trump’s Evangelical Support
By Citing ‘Womanizer’ Reagan Pastor Robert Jeffress Defends Trump’s Evangelical Support By Citing ‘Womanizer’ Reagan

Southern Baptist megachurch pastor and Donald Trump “adviser” Robert Jeffress— the guy who delivered a prayer at the recent opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem—took to his second-favorite pulpit—Fox News—to explain how evangelicals could justify their continued support of a serially lying and adulterous…

Oklahoma Governor Signs Awful Religious–Based
Adoption Law Oklahoma Governor Signs Awful Religious–Based Adoption Law

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin did something good on Friday and then two things that are really bad.

After Paul Ryan Ousts House Chaplain, Disgusting Creep Says the Next One Should Have a Family After Paul Ryan Ousts House Chaplain, Disgusting Creep Says the Next One Should Have a Family

Reports are swirling that Paul Ryan, using his now-precious remaining time as Speaker of the House, pushed out House chaplain Patrick Conroy for disrespecting his tax bill. On Nov. 6, 2017, when the House was about to pass the bill, Conroy’s prayer included the following line:

Why Churches Haven't Truly Had Their Own #MeToo Moment Why Churches Haven't Truly Had Their Own #MeToo Moment

On Sunday, Pastor Andy Savage received a standing ovation at the Memphis megachurch Highpoint as he confessed from the pulpit to the “sin” of a “sexual incident” with a 17-year-old girl 20 years ago. Last night, he gave an hour-long interview in which he spun the assault as the result of a “flirtatious environment” at…

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case Over Anti-LGBTQ Mississippi Law Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case Over Anti-LGBTQ Mississippi Law

The Supreme Court announced Monday it will not hear two challenges to a Mississippi law that permits businesses and government workers with “sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions” to deny services to LGBTQ people, like issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Why More Young Black People Are Trading In Church for African Spirituality Why More Young Black People Are Trading In Church for African Spirituality

Soul Searching is our series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.

What Jesus Would Have Wanted What Jesus Would Have Wanted

Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Jesus, Salvator Mundi, passed through the hands of some of Europe’s most powerful rulers on its path to Christie’s auction house, where it sold for $450 million last night. This is what Jesus would have wanted.

What if the Only Good Thing Trump Does Is Take Away Scientology's Tax Exempt Status? What if the Only Good Thing Trump Does Is Take Away Scientology's Tax Exempt Status?

Welcome to WHAT NOW, a morning round-up of the news/fresh horrors that await you today.

After I Adopted Two Black Babies, I Realized My Church Was Full Of Racists After I Adopted Two Black Babies, I Realized My Church Was Full Of Racists

Soul Searching is our series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.

What Should We Do About Trump? Ask Ex-Evangelicals What Should We Do About Trump? Ask Ex-Evangelicals

Soul Searching is our series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.

How I Learned What Muslims and Sikhs Have in Common Under Trump

Soul Searching is our series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.

Trump Thinks Churches Should Get Federal Harvey Relief Funds  Trump Thinks Churches Should Get Federal Harvey Relief Funds 

Legal scholar Donald Trump has weighed in on Twitter presumably about a lawsuit in Texas filed by three churches seeking federal hurricane relief funds. In the tweet, Trump sided with the churches and against the interests of his own administration.

Steve Bannon Goes on TV to Remind Us That He Is a Raging Bigot Steve Bannon Goes on TV to Remind Us That He Is a Raging Bigot

Former presidential adviser Steve Bannon is back in the news nearly one month after he was deposed from his White House position in August.

Even Christians Are Rethinking Monogamy Even Christians Are Rethinking Monogamy

Soul Searching is our series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.

Paul Ryan Had an Infuriating Exchange With a Man Whose Father Was Killed by a White Supremacist Paul Ryan Had an Infuriating Exchange With a Man Whose Father Was Killed by a White Supremacist

There are politicians who are low-down, good-for-nothing assholes. And then there’s House Speaker Paul Ryan, an elected Republican so craven he is fine with grandstanding about the Second Amendment to a man whose father was killed by a white supremacist.

How a Black Woman Finally Found Her Community by Moving to One of the Whitest States How a Black Woman Finally Found Her Community by Moving to One of the Whitest States

Soul Searching is our series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.

How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God

In 2005, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Evangelicals was on the verge of doing something novel: affirming science. Specifically, the 30-million-member group, which represents 51 Christian denominations, was debating how to advance a new platform called “For the Health of a Nation

Blast at Minnesota Islamic
Center a Suspected Hate Crime, Congregants Say Blast at Minnesota Islamic Center a Suspected Hate Crime, Congregants Say

An early–morning explosion blew out a window and shook the Al–Farooq Youth and Family Center in Bloomington, MN, on Saturday. No one was injured, but federal authorities are now investigating what appears to have been a type of planned attack against the center.

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