A new proposal in California that would allow high school students to receive academic credit for attending church classes during public school hours has attracted the interest of a Republican state senator.
Rodney Michael Rogers, a member of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area’s atheist community, is part of a growing movement to create a new type of irreligion by uniting godlessness with the trappings of church.
A top Jehovah’s Witness leader – speaking through a video posted on the organization’s official website – denied allegations that the religion provides a safe haven for child sexual abusers.
Religious finance experts say the motivation to keep graft secret, combined with lax financial controls, makes such betrayals at houses of worship as common as sin.
Internal documents obtained by Reveal show that the Jehovah’s Witnesses have systematically instructed elders and other leaders to keep child sexual a
Pope Francis may face some of his more relentless struggles with clergy based in otherwise liberal San Francisco, whose recent actions seem to defy the pope’s message of inclusiveness.