Craig Mack, formerly signed to Sean "Diddy" Comb's Bad Boy Records, has been worshipping at a South Carolina commune with conservative Pentecostal Christians, according to a recently surfaced video in which the Grammy-nominated recording artist and New Jersey native exuberantly shares his testimony.
The YouTube video, which has left some fans speechless, comes after speculation that Mack has been living a quiet life in Walterboro, S.C., at the Overcomer Ministry commune since leaving behind his celebrity lifestyle.
The video was published on YouTube in May 2012 by a user named "tlink1463," but surfaced this week after being highlighted on music blogs and entertainment news sites. User "tlink1463" claims in the comments section of the video page that he recorded the church service featuring Mack himself. He was also asked by a viewer in January of this year if Mack was still attending "these services," to which "tlink1463" replied: "Still here and going (strong)." more >>
An expert on United Methodist Church policy says that the wave of pro-gay resolutions from regional conferences will not change the mainline denomination's position on homosexuality.
John Lomperis, director of the United Methodist program at The Institute on Religion and Democracy, told The Christian Post that efforts over the summer will have little impact.
"I expect it may do a little to energize and encourage UMC activists wanting the next General Conference to disavow biblical standards for sexual self-control," said Lomperis. "But even activists writing such resolutions increasingly realize that whatever wave of momentum they may be able to generate will crash against a brick wall at the next General Conference." more >>
A Wisconsin-based atheist organization has sent a letter of complaint to a public academic institution in Alabama over its soon-to-be opened "faith-based" housing program.
Freedom From Religion Foundation of Madison sent the letter last Thursday to Troy University arguing that their housing program, scheduled to be open in the fall, was unconstitutional.
Andrew Seidel, FFRF staff attorney, wrote in the letter that the housing program gives preferential treatment to some students at the expense of others. more >>
A poll conducted by Gallup has indicated that those who regularly attend church tend to be three times less likely to smoke as those who do not attend church.
Part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, the poll was based off of an estimated 353,000 interviews conducted in 2012 with American adults aged 18 and over.
Presbyterian Church (USA) has joined the effort to get the fast food giant Wendy's to join a program meant to improve the rights of agricultural workers. However, Wendy's told The Christian Post that the company does business with suppliers who respect farmworker rights and the protest is nothing new.
Members of PC (USA) will join other groups Saturday to hold a nationwide demonstration against Wendy's in the hopes of encouraging the Dublin, Ohio based company to sign on to the Fair Food Program (FFP).
Gradye Parsons, stated clerk of the General Assembly of the PC (USA), said in a statement that FFP "is a social responsibility program that ensures humane treatment and increased pay for Florida tomato pickers." more >>
A United States district court judge has ruled against a group of churches that wanted to build a temporary cross display on some public waterfront property in Indiana.
Judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled Wednesday that the proposed display at Evansville would be a government endorsement of Christianity, thus violating the First Amendment.
"…based on the size and scope of the project, this planned display of crosses would convey a message of the City's endorsement of Christianity to the reasonable observer," wrote Barker. more >>