The relationship between religion and homosexuality has been fraught with turbulence at times throughout the years, which can make it hard for gay people to find acceptance in their church.
Being a priest means you have to listen to parishioners' confessions, and while not all churchgoers partake in confession, the ratio of priest to people is still pretty unbalanced.
The nation is still reeling from the horrific events at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and while many are expressing their grief, yet others are expressing opinions similar to that of the attacker — using the Bible as an excuse for their actions.
Most of us wouldn't think twice about going out to get some ice cream.
When presented with hostility and ignorant protesters, one might choose to quietly slink back into the shadows and slightly cave to the confrontation.
That wasn't the case for 22-year-old Zakia Belkhiri, who was at Antwerp’s third annual Muslim Expo when around 40 members of Vlaams Belang, a far-right Belgian political party, gatecrashed the event.
The premise of this photo gallery from Shaughn and John sounds like a bad joke. What on earth would bring these devout women to harvest and sell weed?
It looks like something out of a fairy tale: In the middle of a clearing in the forest, a beautiful church made up of trees, growing right out of the ground.
Laugh and cringe (but mostly laugh) as you check out the best (and worst) of messages that have actually made it onto church signs.
Yes, these are all real…
At least you find out before you walk in.
Apparently Jesus is from Portland…
Do I have to answer that?
They know their target audience…
Considering he’s an avid Star Wars fan who hosts podcasts about the series (and has even written a book about his life-long obsession with it), it’s really cool to see just how childlike he becomes while watching the short trailer.
Freedom of speech and political protest are some of the greatest traditions in the United States, but sometimes they can get a little serious.
What better way to lighten the mood than these clever, funny, and just plain weird signs?
Down with them!
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