Religion

Watch ABC's 'Pope Francis And The People' Online In English And Spanish

9/4/2015 4:55pm EDT
Watch 'Pope Francis And The People' Online In English And Spanis
What time does Pope Francis And The People starts on Friday night and how can viewers watch the special edition of ABC's 20/20 live streaming online?

Earlier this week Pope Francis spoke to a live audience in the U.S. via satellite from the Vatican. The Pope's conversations with people from Texas, Los Angeles, and Chicago will be featured on Friday night's special hosted by ABC News anchor David Muir.

The historic one-hour primetime special will air on your local ABC channel on September 4 at 10 p.m. ET. If you are not near a TV on Friday night, there are two ways to watch this historic e...
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Why Does Miyam Bialik Think Religion Is ‘Never Going To Be Trendy?’

8/24/2015 8:07pm EDT
Miyam Bialik On Religion In Hollywood: Why Does The 'Big Bang Th
Mayim Bialik’s not afraid to talk about her religion, even if some people might not be too happy about it. The Big Bang Theory actress spoke to Fox News last week about her own religious beliefs (she’s Jewish), and how difficult it is to be open about your faith while also being a celebrity.

She put it pretty bluntly: "I think in general it's never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles.”

“There are people I know of faith and we tend to congregate together,” Bialik continued. “I study Jewish texts weekly. That's something really positive to me when you're a p...
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Does Scientology Church Have A 'Dirt File' On Tom Cruise Like Presley Daughter?

8/6/2015 10:11am EDT
Ex-Scientology Insider Says Lisa Marie Presley's Quest To Help T
Days ago, fans of Tom Cruise learned about his alleged secret quest to flee the Church of Scientology.

Presumably, the Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation actor is leaning on a high-profile ex-Scientologist: Lisa Marie Presley. An update revealed that another former administrative worker with super-secret information says it's an uphill battle for Tom.

Read the Previous story: "Ex-Scientologist, Lisa Marie Presley, Reportedly Helping Tom Cruise Reunite With Suri, Threatens Church With Release Of 'Dark Secrets.'

The original story is centered on Presley, 47, expressing an interest in helping...
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Will & Jada No Longer Affiliated With Church Of Scientology?

8/5/2015 8:55am EDT
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Leave Scientology, Recoup $1.2 Million
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have reportedly parted ways with the Church of Scientology. Tax records show they received a refund after one of the church's schools closed in 2013, and a former leader recently confirmed that the couple are not members.

Smith told "Access Hollywood" in 2007 that fellow actor Tom Cruise introduced him to the religion. He said at the time, "I was raised in a Baptist household and went to a Catholic school, but the ideas of the Bible are 98 percent the same ideas as Scientology; 98 percent the same ideas as Buddhism or Hinduism."

According to Radar Online,...
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For Tom Cruise This Artist Says Bigger Is Better?

8/4/2015 9:02am EDT
Tom Cruise
Some call him the "Little Big Man in Hollywood," but a giant shroud depicting Tom Cruise with large manhood is causing the Internet to lose its mind. Some call it a Church of Scientology recruiting stunt while others suggest it's PR for his MI: Rogue Nation movie.

Most have heard of the Shroud of Turin that is believed to be the death cloth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. But not many have heard of a Shroud of Scientology. That's why the erection (no pun intended) is causing a tizzy.

The designer of the Tom Cruise shroud is artist Daniel Edwards. His controversial artwork is going on display...
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Is Elvis' Daughter Tom Cruise's Answer To Leaving Scientology?

8/2/2015 10:11am EDT
Ex-Scientologist, Lisa Marie Presley, Reportedly Helping Tom Cru
Tom Cruise has an unlikely ace in the hole against the Church of Scientologist: Lisa Marie Presley.

Reportedly, Elvis' daughter, a former Scientologist, is helping the Top Gun actor reunite with his 9-year-old daughter, Suri, who, with her mom, Katie Holmes, are no longer affiliated with the controversial church.

According to the National Enquirer, Presley, 47, is a key driving force that could help Cruise skirt around a hardened rule among Scientology members who disconnect -- either voluntarily or involuntarily. Lisa Marie cut ties with Scientology religion in 2012 -- and it wasn't pret...
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Westboro Baptist Church Pokes Fun At Bobbi Kristina Brown's Death

7/27/2015 9:10am EDT
Westboro Baptist Church Does Parody Of Whitney Houston's 'I Will
In another example that demonstrates Westboro Baptist Church has no limits to its hate-spewing rhetoric, the organization with the "God Hates Fags" slogan posted a parody of Whitney Houston's song, "I Will Always Love You." The spoof comes on the heels of Bobbi Kristina's death on Sunday.

Many in the public often call the organization, which calls itself a religious church, a hate group. Founded by the late Pastor Fred Phelps, WBC protests the LGBT community, military and celebrity funerals.

Members picketing the events carry signs and shout warnings about the wrath of God on a secular wo...
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Brooke Hogan On Hulk Hogan's N-Word Rant: 'If You Knew My Father'

7/24/2015 4:38pm EDT
Brooke Hogan Defends Father, Pens Poem On Social Media In Wake O
Brooke Hogan Bollea, the daughter of the embattled professional wrestler, Hulk Hogan, spoke out after a backlash ensued over her father's use of the N-word and racist admission in a sex tape. The scathing discovery led to the WWE firing the wrestling legend.

Hogan, birth name, Brooke Ellen Bollea, 27, took to her social media accounts, Facebook and Twitter in a cryptic manner. She did so after it became apparent media sources were tugging at her for a statement over her father's controversy surrounding a racist-laced rant.

You want my comment, media sharks? Here it is: https://t.co/ow...
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So This Is Why Leah Remini Left The Church Of Scientology

7/20/2015 8:25am EDT
Leah Remini
Why did Leah Remini leave the Church of Scientology after 30 years?

The former King Of Queens star is in the second season of her TLC reality TV show, Leah Remini: It's All Relative. Last week, with her mother, Vicki Marshall, at her side, Leah said her decision is largely based on keeping her family intact.

"I decided I didn't want to raise my daughter [Sophia] in the church because from what I've experienced and what I saw, the church becomes your everything. It becomes your mother, your father, your everything. You are dependent on the church."

Scientology centers on the principle...
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Kirstie Alley Lawsuit Drops 'Dark' Church Of Scientology Bombshell

7/14/2015 9:28am EDT
Report: Kirstie Alley Lawsuit Unravels Church Of Scientology's D
Kirstie Alley's lawsuit that involves an alleged Ponzi scheme has allegedly unveiled some dark secrets about the Church of Scientology.

During the discovery phase of the case, emails from Michelle Seward, Alley's insurance agent, and former Scientologist, alleged that the Church uses "black propaganda tactics" against perceived troublemakers.

Alley is a defendant in a suit that claims her company, Organic Liaison, was a shell business used to divert funds to the Scientology Church and its affiliates.

Writes Radar Online, Kirstie's weight loss company combines a clean diet with "organic a...
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