Some dastardly burglar broke into Houston's Lakewood Church—the home base of Pastor Joel Osteen—and made off with six hundred thousand dollars in cash, checks and credit card information. Evidently, the crook busted into the church's safe, so this is a classic caper instead of a new-fangled electronic data breach. "The funds were fully insured, and we are working with our insurance company to restore the stolen funds to the church," Lakewood said in a statement ... Discuss
Christians unfortunately have developed a reputation has being bad tippers, but one pastor is trying to change that. Pastor Chad Roberts of Preaching Christ Church in Tennessee recently launched a site called “Sundays Are the Worst” which lets waiters, servers and restaurant industry workers post their own stories about getting bad tips from the post-church customers on Sunday afternoons. He explains on the site, “We knew there was a huge disconnect between the serving community and the church crowd on Sundays. Because there are many servers who attend our church, we began asking ourselves, ‘What can we do to begin a dialogue with the serving community? How can we let them know that not all Christians are like this?’” His church then issues an apology to all of the servers who post on the site and enters them in a drawing to win a gift card. The campaign, which launched last week, wraps on Easter Sunday, a day that Pastor Roberts is encouraging Christians to tip double ... Discuss
Interesting numbers coming out of a CNN poll, saying thirty-eight percent of Americans believe abortion should be illegal in most circumstances, but legal in a few. Another twenty percent said abortion should never be legal at all, bringing the grand total of people who believe that abortion should be at least mostly banned up to fifty-eight percent. Twenty-seven percent said abortion should be legal in all circumstances, and the remaining thirteen percent said abortion should generally be legal.
CNN Polling Director Keating Holland had this to say about the findings: "Only a minority of the rank-and-file members of both [Republicans and Democrats] take an extreme position on the issue, with just 31% of Republicans calling for a complete ban on abortion and just 32% of Democrats saying that abortion should be legal in all circumstances" ... Discuss