Church

Church

Becoming a Believer at Beyoncé Mass

At Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Beyoncé Mass includes everything from a choir's rendition of "Survivor" to sermons inspired by Queen Bey's lyrics.
Broadly Staff
5.17.18
sexual assault

Abuse Survivor Sues Pastor Who Said He Could 'Heal' Her PTSD With Sex

Amy McClanahan of San Diego is suing John Wright, a pastor and university professor, for sexual battery and rape.
Sirin Kale
2.5.18
LGBT

The Trans Mormon Who Won't Let His Church Excommunicate Him

Broadly follows Emmett Claren as he tries to negotiate his gender identity and faith within a historically anti-LGBTQ church.
Broadly Staff
12.7.17
immigration

A Mom of Three Hiding from ICE in a Church Shares Her Story

“I am a mother, and I have tried my whole adult life to be strong for my sons. I want them to grow up strong, kind, loyal, educated, and free."
Kimberly Lawson
7.28.17
immigration

Undocumented Grandma Forced to Hide In Church to Avoid ICE

"If this woman is a priority for deportation, if ICE is really intent on separating this family, then all bets are off. Who is safe at that point?”
Kimberly Lawson
6.1.17
Humor

Saving Kittens from Eternal Damnation at a ‘Blessing of the Cats’ Ceremony

After we heard about a Catholic church willing to bless cats—traditionally associated with witchcraft in Christian theology—we set out on an intrepid mission to save one pussy from the hellfire.
Sirin Kale
3.22.17
News

Sex-Offending Priests Are Doing Freelance Funerals

After a funeral director allegedly ignored police warnings against hiring a vicar who was being investigated for sex abuse abroad, clergymen across the UK are arguing for stricter laws on independent celebrants.
Candace Bryan
7.11.16
sociology

A Sociologist Explains the Cult Behavior in this N.Y. Murder Church

Two parents and other church goers were arrested for killing their teenage son. Sociologist Dr. Bernadette Barton explains how cult practices produce violence.
Diana Tourjée
10.17.15