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National

National

Kyle Sandilands Condemned For 'Mocking' The Virgin Mary On-Air

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Christians and Muslims are demanding an apology from radio host Kyle Sandilands after he made "disgusting" comments about the Virgin Mary on-air.

Tim Costello

Tim Costello

Striking For Our Climate Is The Christian Thing To Do

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Most people are familiar with the story of Galileo, the astronomer who held to a fledgling view that the Earth was not the centre of our universe.

National

National

Devout Christian Teacher Sues School For Discrimination On Same-Sex Marriage Beliefs

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Rachel Colvin has alleged she was forced to quit Ballarat Christian College after refusing to sign a statement that affirms the school's stance on same-sex marriage.

James Norman

James Norman

Dear Catholic Church, Keeping Child Sex Abuse Secret Is Not Your God-Given Right

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Surely if there is one thing we can all agree on, it's that the right of children to live free from any kind of sexual abuse should be of paramount concern for all citizens in a civilised society.

Irfan Yusuf

Irfan Yusuf

The Hypocrisy At The Heart Of The Call For 'Freedom Of Religion'

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The latest chapter in the Israel Folau saga unfolded Tuesday in a Melbourne court, with a judge urging the footy star to settle his 'freedom of religion' dispute with Rugby Australia through mediation.

Tim Costello

Tim Costello

This Is Why I Said Christians Need To Relax

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There’s a fair bit of noise surrounding freedom of religion these days, as showcased by Israel Folau -- who posted to Instagram a list of 'sinners', and claimed that without repenting, they would be destined for hell.

James Norman

James Norman

Sorry ScoMo, What Australia Needs Is Freedom FROM Religion

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There was ScoMo just last night, his right hand likely raised heavenward, surrounded by 21,000 devotees at the Australian Hillsong annual conference, pontificating about what Australia needs now:

World

World

This Second-Hand Exorcism VHS Tape Found In An Op Shop Is Terrifying People

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Second-hand stores can be a treasure trove for shoppers, but bringing home a demon is not usually recommended.

News

News

The Dalai Lama Insists His Female Successor Should Be 'Attractive'

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Ahead of his 84th birthday, the Dalai Lama is once again insisting that, if his successor is a woman, she must be physically attractive.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

If Someone Tells You To ‘Go To Hell’, You Could Do Worse Than Follow Their Advice

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If someone tells you to go to hell, you could do worse than follow their advice.

Sport

Sport

Brutal Folau Backlash, As People Post Images Of Sick Kids' GoFundMe Pages

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A millionaire is seeking millions to fight a battle he created.

World

World

Church Of England Now Has Prayers For Computer Problems

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Forgive me father, for I have sinned. I didn’t shut down my computer properly.

Josh Butler

Josh Butler

'I'm Not Running For Pope, I'm Running For Prime Minister'

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Being forced to clarify that you don't believe gay people go to hell is not exactly an ideal situation just days out from an election.

Life

Life

Whether Drug-Fuelled Or Sober, 'God Encounters' Make Us Happier

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A new study has found that mystical "God encounter experiences" can make people happier -- regardless of whether they are drug-induced or not.

Sarah Ayoub

Sarah Ayoub

Christians Of the East Are Suffering, Just As Muslims Of The West Are

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One day after the Sri Lanka attacks that killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds more, my friend Ahmed, a devout Muslim from Egypt --where attacks on Christians take place pretty much every Easter left me a message.

World

World

The Satanic Temple Is Now A Recognised, Tax-Exempt Religion In The US

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The Satanic Temple has become the first-ever Satanic organisation to be recognised by the US Federal Government and receive tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

National

National

Sydney Burger Joint Sparks Outrage With 'Disgusting' Easter Post

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A Sydney restaurant has received backlash after making an "offensive" post to social media depicting Jesus with a stubby and cigarette in hand.

National

National

Man Who Confronted Anti-Abortion Preacher Speaks Out: 'My Only Regret Is Swearing'

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"Can you shut up?"

News

News

'Anti-Abortion' Preacher Shouted Down On Sydney Train

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In a heated confrontation on a packed train, commuters have shut down an American preacher who tried to spread an anti-abortion message, telling him to "shut up".

Irfan Yusuf

Irfan Yusuf

Why Catholics Have More In Common With Muslims Than They Think

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Religious minorities have had a rough ride in Australia.

Hugh Harris

Hugh Harris

Pell Is In Prison But Hypocrisy And Scandal Are Still At Large In The Church

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Cardinal Pell is in jail.

Andrew Singleton

Andrew Singleton

After Pell, The Church Won't Survive Unless It Sees Genuine Reform

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In January, I met up with an old family friend.

World

World

Russia Jails Jehovah's Witness In Landmark Case

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A Russian court on Wednesday found a Danish adherent of the Jehovah’s Witnesses guilty of organising the activities of a banned extremist organisation.

News

News

Pope: Nuns Were Being Held As Sex Slaves By Priests

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Nuns have suffered and are still suffering sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests and bishops, and even being held as sexual slaves, Pope Francis confirmed on Tuesday.

World

World

100 Naked People Plunge Into Freezing Water To Purify Their Souls

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All they were wearing were loincloths as they sank into the freezing cold water in the name of cleansing their souls.

Irfan Yusuf

Irfan Yusuf

How Can We Explain The Culture And Faith This Saudi Teen Is Trying To Escape?

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Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is an 18-year-old from an influential Saudi family. She has decided to renounce her ancestral faith.

Christmas

Christmas

This Is How Satanists Celebrate Christmas

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Satanists, they're just like us!

World

World

'Sickening' And 'Radical': Why These Women Are So Controversial

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A Jewish sect that wears burqas. Not much is widely known about the ultra-Orthodox and controversial Haredi burqa sect.

Views

Views

Take A Look At Jesus, Not Those Who Say They Follow Him

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Christmas is a great time of year -- the presents, the food, the parties.

World

World

Pope Claims Being Gay Is 'Fashionable'

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Pope Francis has delivered an ultimatum to gay priests: Be celibate or leave.

National

National

The Steps Cults Use To Recruit People Into A Life Of Control

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Anyone can be drawn into a cult, no matter how immune they think they are. 

World

World

Asia Bibi Freed From Prison After Blasphemy Death Sentence Reversed

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A Pakistani Christian woman has been freed from prison a week after the Supreme Court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy, and she is at a secure location for fear of attacks on her, officials said.

World

World

Protests After Christian Woman Sentenced To Death Freed Over Blasphemy

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday freed a Christian woman from a death sentence for blasphemy against Islam and overturned her conviction.

News

News

Gotta Be Blessed By Em All

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Catholic evangelicals launch Follow JC Go

World

World

'Possessed' Women Queue For Five Hours To Get Whipped

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Women who are believed to be possessed by 'evil spirits' have queued up for hours to be whipped.

Comedy

Comedy

What Would Jesus Donate?

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The organ donation campaign that’s left some cross

National

National

Morrison Will Change Laws To Protect LGBTQI Students From Expulsion

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The government does not support the expulsion of gay students from religious non-state schools, the PM made clear.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Praise Be The Ban Of Gay Students From Religious Schools

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There is nothing I hold so dear as religious freedom.

National

National

Calls To Strip Religious Schools Of Government Funding

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Religious schools should be stripped of government funding if they continue to 'discriminate' against LGBTI students and teachers, say a number of politicians and commentators from across the ideological divide.

National

National

Gay Kids Should Keep Sexuality A Secret At School, Says Religious Leader

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LGBTI students at religious schools should keep their sexuality a secret within the school environment or face expulsion, according to the Islamic Council of Victoria.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

I Was 12 When I Was Told The Way I Dressed Could Cause A Man To Sin

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Because it was Eve that gave the apple to Adam, right?

Alex Greenwich

Alex Greenwich

Is ScoMo A PM For ALL Australians Or Just Straight Ones?

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In 2015 I reached out to young LGBTI Australians to hear about their experiences of discrimination in private religious schools, while consulting on a bill to prevent students from being expelled from school for being gay.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

So What If The Tonightly Sketch Mocked Christianity

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It wasn’t a skit about religion, it was a skit about hypocrisy. Amen

News

News

Not Funny: ABC Cops Criticism Over Christian Comedy Skit

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"You’ve got to love thy neighbour unless they vote Labor or are foreign or gay.”

World

World

Pilgrims Flock To Mecca Ahead Of Haj Festival

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Every able-bodied Muslim should complete the Haj pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.

Features

Features

The Woman Who Escaped The Charbelite Cult

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Claire moves from abusive priest’s sect to a new life

World

World

Thousands Rally As Argentina Votes To Legalise Abortion

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The Catholic Church plays a major role in the politics of the country.

World

World

Sister Patricia Fox: Why Do The Philippines Want Her Gone?

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The Australian nun has been ordered to leave the Philippines again after angering President Rodrigo Duterte.

News

News

Church’s Radical Plan To Make God Gender Neutral

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The Episcopal Church has formed a committee to work towards revising the Book of Common Prayer to include gender-neutral language.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Parenthood Star Defends Scientology In Interview With Dax Shepard

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She also called critics of the controversial religion 'irrelevant'.