United Methodist pastor’s podcast ‘Cross Over Q’ challenges QAnon, comforts its victims

Vicar Derek Kubilus hoped the conspiracy theories would calm down after the 2020 election passed and an apocalyptic event known as “The Storm” didn’t happen.




Christian and Missionary Alliance Considers Calling Women ‘Pastors’

Jennifer Ashby preaches and teaches regularly at Neighborhood Church in Rockville, Maryland. She baptizes people, disciples them, marries them, buries them, and counsels them in times of crisis.




Bob Abernethy, host and founder of ‘Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly,’ dies at 93

Veteran broadcast journalist Bob Abernethy, who founded the PBS program “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly,” has died at the age of 93.




Jerry Falwell Jr. cancels Liberty graduation party at family farm due to health concerns

Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has reportedly canceled a graduation party he planned to host Saturday (May 8) on his family farm, which, during a spontaneous appearance at an event last week, he called the “real Liberty graduation.”




Netanyahu misses deadline, political future in question

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday failed to meet a midnight deadline to put together a new governing coalition, raising the possibility that his Likud party could be pushed into the opposition for the first time in 12 years.




Third of US Kids Live in Low-Income Homes

More than one-third of U.S. children live in low-income households, according to fact sheets published in early April by the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP).




Lubbock votes to ban abortion, setting up likely legal fight

Lubbock voters have approved a measure aimed at outlawing abortion in the West Texas city, a move likely to prompt legal action from opponents who call it an unconstitutional ban on the procedure.




Arkansas legislature refers troubling version of RFRA for public referendum in 2022 as amendment to state constitution

In 2022, Arkansans are poised to vote on a troubling referendum related to religious liberty. SJR 14 would, if adopted, amend the state constitution to add a version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The measure passed overwhelmingly in both houses and does not require action by the governor to proceed to public referendum, according to reporting from  the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette.




Falwell invites Liberty students to ‘real’ graduation party at his farm despite lawsuit

Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., who left the school last year in the wake of multiple scandals, made an appearance at a gathering that included students over the weekend where he invited attendees to the “real Liberty graduation” at his own house next month.