Transgender priests like Father Shannon Kearns even have trouble finding work or acceptance with supposedly liberal or progressive churches.
I concealed my true self because I feared letting down my family, my band, the fans, a higher power. But today I regret it.
Sometimes, you have to use the Devil's tools to fight the Lord's cause.
As legalization takes hold, some Muslims and Christians are getting tripped up. But Jews may find pot and faith to be perfectly compatible.
Growing up, DiShan Washington was told that wearing a thong was a sin. These days, she makes sex-education films for god-fearing couples, writes Christian erotica novels, and even has a stripper pole installed in her home.
Christian iconography has been appropriated by a ton of musicians lately, but Father Murphy does it right.
Metalheads and rockers congregate here to worship Jesus Christ, who is reimagined on the church's pamphlets as riding a Harley.
They bent steel and smashed concrete with their skulls while preaching the word of Christ to massive audiences. Two decades later, the group was bankrupt. What happened?
In Joel Osteen's world, God is an exclamation point, a dubstep bass drop. God is steroids, God is your hype man, He is Cialis, He is the boombox you are holding outside her window.
It seems that the socioeconomic factors of religious groups may be much more important to acceptance of sexuality than religion itself.
Doug Pruden is a consummate performer and holds several world records for his pushup prowess. We walked up and down Edmonton's Whyte street to see how he makes his money.
The better the world gets, the less it needs religion—and in the Western world, at least, religion is going out with a whimper, not a bang.
Also this week: A woman freaked out because she thought she saw a pentagram in a school bus brake light.
We generally notice them huddled outside abortion clinics holding signs and images of aborted foetuses, but is there more to the story?
A group called Soulsaver distributes pamphlets about the evils of homosexuality and the rock 'n roll lifestyle.
The Magnolia State Heritage Foundation is trying to pass a constitutional amendment that would bring Mississippi back to the good ol' days of the Confederacy.
The Manor isn't just a place where women get naked, it also sponsors transitional housing for the down and out, and seven months ago began holding church services.
A Christian group from Texas is getting ready to sue Wantagh High School over allegations administrators violated a student's religious liberties by not letting her form a Christian club.
A new study may help erode the notion that sexual orientation is a choice—if the homophobic fanatics around the world take it seriously, that is.
When Isaiah Marin, a Christian student in Oklahoma, got pissed off with his goth friend Jacob Crockett recently, he brought a machete to a card game and attempted to hack his head off.
"Christian Domestic Discipline" is men asserting dominance over their wives using corporal punishment.
Despite Harold Camping's preaching on Family Radio and the costly media blitz, the world didn't end on May 21, 2011.
I talked to the full-time volunteers working to spread the good news about the end of the world and turn commuters into converts.
On the evening of July 18, 2013, Kathy Barlas returned to her home in Mason City, Iowa, to find her adult son waiting in the garage in his underwear, dripping with blood. "Mom, I killed Satan," he told her.