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Nigerian pastor arrested for impregnating 20 women in his church claims God commanded him to have sex with them – and their daughters

A 53-year-old pastor who reportedly impregnated 20 members of congregation claims the Holy Spirit ordered him to have sex with them.

Canada family keeps father’s corpse for 6 months, praying for resurrection

A small community of Christians in Canada left the body of a deceased member for six months trusting God to resurrect him from the dead.

Alabama Pastor Gives Sermon Admitting He Has AIDS, Has Been Sleeping With Worshippers

In what has to be one of the worst sermons of all time, an Alabama pastor told his stunned congregation that he had been sleeping…

Texas Republican: Separation Of Church And State Is Comparable To Nazis Executing Jews

Charles Perry has made it clear that he’s going to do all he can to replace the foundational values of our nation with religious extremism.

Rick Wiles: ‘Ebola Could Solve America’s Problems With Atheism And Homosexuality’

A Christian radio host who enthusiastically looks for signs the world will end welcomed the Ebola virus as a cleansing force. Right before chatting with…

‘Spanking for Jesus’ movement lets God-fearing husbands feel good about punishing their wives

What happens when you combine Fifty Shades of Grey with fundamentalist Christianity? “Spanking for Jesus” – or a movement known as Christian Domestic Discipline.

Tenn. pastor: Mass shootings due to schools teaching evolution

Mass shootings are on the increase because schools are teaching young Americans "junk about evolution" and "how to be a homo."

14 Wacky “Facts” Kids Will Learn in Louisiana’s Voucher Schools

Thanks to a new law privatizing public education in Louisiana, Bible-based curriculum can now indoctrinate young, pliant minds with...

10 Ways Right-Wing Christian Groups Will Likely Shove Religion Down Your Throat This Year

You don’t have to look far or wide to see signs that the Religious Right was resurgent in 2011. From the halls of Congress, where…