Posts Tagged ‘megachurch’

A barrage of gunfire as officers stop the shooter at Joel Osteen’s megachurch, newly released video shows


At a megachurch Christmas Eve service outside Atlanta, a call for a ceasefire

On Christmas Eve, congregants gathered at the New Birth Missionary Baptist church for a service unlike any other: the church choir wore keffiyehs, Palestinians shared stories of the Nakba, and the pastor’s call was clear: a ceasefire in Gaza. Source

Megachurch Pastor Jack Hibbs’ Campaign to Out LGBTQ Students Begins at Home

Earlier this year, far-right anti-LGBTQ pastor Jack Hibbs announced that he was launching a campaign to pressure local school boards to adopt policies requiring schools to inform parents if their children identify at school in any way other than as the sex listed on their birth certificate. A bill imposing this requirement on all schools […]

Megachurch Pastor Jack Hibbs Launches Nationwide Campaign to Out LGBTQ Students

California Republicans recently introduced a bill that would require school districts to notify parents within three days of learning that a student is “identifying at school as a gender that does not align with the child’s sex on their birth certificate, other official records, or sex assigned at birth.” LGBTQ activists say that Assembly Bill […]

‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Chant at John Hagee’s ‘Megachurch’ Draws Rebuke: ‘This Is Blasphemous’

(Christian Headlines) — A chant of “Let’s Go Brandon” at a well-known Texas church [this past weekend] was met with a round of rebuke from multiple Christian leaders, who called the moment shameful and antithetical to Jesus’ teachings. The phrase – a substitute for “F— Joe Biden” – was chanted Saturday at the Reawaken America […]

Former Megachurch Pastor, Presidential Adviser Who Promoted ‘Good Success,’ Sentenced to Prison

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> (Religion News Service) — A former Houston megachurch pastor who once was an adviser to presidents has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for his part in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme. “They trusted me with their money, and I abused that trust,” […]

Megachurch ‘Pastor’ Running for Senate: Abortion ‘Is Consistent With’ Christianity, ‘I Will Fight’ to Keep It Legal

(Christian Headlines) — A pastor of a Georgia megachurch who also is running for U.S. Senate said last week he believes legalized abortion is “consistent with” Christianity and he would “fight” to ensure it remains legal. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, and a Democratic candidate trying to unseat Republican U.S. […]

TBN Drops Kenneth Copeland From Lineup, Will Be Replaced by Megachurch Leader Steven Furtick

TUSTIN, Calif. — The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), a worldwide television network that for years has aired a number of controversial prosperity preachers, says that as part of its “new vision” and changes to the lineup, it will no longer air Word of Faith teacher Kenneth Copeland, whose “Believer’s Voice of Victory” broadcast had been […]

Are You Caught Up In The Megachurch Charlatan Joel Osteen’s Propaganda?

Julie Telgenhoff| Why did it take Megachurch Millionaire Joel Osteen how many days to finally open his Megachurch, Lakewood, up to stranded and dying humans caught up in the hurricane in Houston, Texas? I received some really negative comments from some uninformed people about the following article I posted regarding this situation and the fact […]

While Osteen’s Megachurch Was Closed, Houston Mosques Open Doors To Flood Victims

Houston televangelist and pastor at the Lakewood megachurch Joel Osteen has been largely MIA from the response to Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Southeast Texas over the weekend. He’s come under fire for shuttering his taxpayer-funded, former NBA arena church to those seeking refuge, dubiously using “flooding” as an excuse — even though plenty of images show […]

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