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Report: Zero Out of 100 Megachurches LGBTQ Affirming

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 5
Shopping for a house of worship to call your own? It might save you time and anguish to determine right off whether you will be welcome at the church you're considering.

Reporter: Many Cardinals Did Same as Bernard Law

Reporter: Many Cardinals Did Same as Bernard Law

Dec 24
Journalist Walter Robinson says many other cardinals made the same decisions as Cardinal Bernard Law, who died this week. Robinson led the investigation that resulted in Law's resignation as Archbishop of Boston for hiding sex abuse by priests.

Mormon Baptisms of Holocaust Victims Draw Ire

By Brady McCombs | Dec 23
Mormons are posthumously baptizing Holocaust victims as well as grandparents of public figures like Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg.

'Nobody Saved Us': Man Describes Youth in 'Cult'

'Nobody Saved Us': Man Describes Youth in 'Cult'

Dec 15
Jamey Anderson says his time in Word of Faith Fellowship was a hell of physical and emotional abuse. Now, he's determined to speak out about the North Carolina-based church so no more kids go through what he says he suffered.

God Goes Gender-Neutral... in Sweden

By Donyae Lewis | Dec 10
Is God a man? Or a woman? Or neither? Or both? Humans may never truly know the answer to that. But the Church of Sweden recently decided their God is going gender-neutral.

Ferah's World: How One Girl Survived IS Rule

Ferah's World: How One Girl Survived IS Rule

Dec 6
The Islamic State group turned the world outside into a horror, so Ferah created her own world, making her bedroom into a refuge where she wrote about her life. This is the story of how an Iraqi teen survived nearly 3 years under IS.

Ex-Members: Church Uses Pull, Lies to Keep Kids

Ex-Members: Church Uses Pull, Lies to Keep Kids

Nov 14
An Associated Press investigation has found that a secretive evangelical church has used lies and intimidation to bring in and keep children. Ex-members of Word of Faith Fellowship say the kids are exposed to sometimes violent church practices.

UK Anglicans Issue Advice to Counter Anti-LGBT Bullying

Nov 13
The Church of England has issued new guidance to counter anti-LGBT bullying at its schools, telling teachers that children should be permitted to wear tutus, tiaras or superhero capes "without judgment or derision."

House GOP Blocks Dems on Child Taxes As Senate Bill Emerges

By Marcy Gordon and Erica Werner | Nov 8
A House committee waded through a fresh pile of amendments Wednesday as Republicans pressed their drive to overhaul the nation's tax system, a day after GOP lawmakers blocked Democrats' efforts to get bigger tax benefits for the cost of children.

Oklahoma Author Awarded Ownership of Microfilm Lunar Bibles

By Justin Juozapavicius | May 5
A Texas state agency has withdrawn its ownership claim to 10 microfilm Bibles that Apollo astronauts took into space, ceding them to an author who says they were left to her by a NASA chaplain.

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