The self-styled leader of an Oklahoma satanic church hopes to educate the community about his beliefs after the state attorney general showed his support for the distribution of religious material in public schools.
Three of the five members of the Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education worship at the 10,000-member Calvary Chapel Chino Hills on Sundays; two of them continue praying and preaching during the board meetings on Thursdays.
Three years after a former Jehovah’s Witness won the largest verdict for a single victim of child abuse against a religious organization in U.S. history, the California Court of Appeal found that the organization had no duty to warn congregants that a confessed child molester was one of their own.
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