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Glenn Close Was In A Religious Cult For 15 Years

October 17th, 2014 12:18pm EDT
Glenn Close
Glenn Close has revealed she was entrenched in a religious cult for 15 years while growing up. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress opened up about her time as a member of the Moral Re-Armament (MRA), which she joined with her father and siblings.

She was able to find the strength at age 22 to leave.

She explained, "You basically weren't allowed to do anything, or you were made to feel guilty about any unnatural desire. If you talk to anybody who was in a group that basically dictates how you're supposed to live and what you're supposed to say and how you're suppose...
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Ben Affleck Gets Into Heated Debate With Bill Maher Over Islam

October 6th, 2014 10:12am EDT
Ben Affleck Gets Into Heated Debate With Bill Maher Over Islam
Ben Affleck went head to head with Bill Maher during a panel discussion of current affairs on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" on Friday. The actor, who was on the show to promote his new film "Gone Girl," got angry when Maher and author Sam Harris began discussing radical Islamists.

Feeling they were stereotyping all Muslims, Affleck told them their talk was "gross" and "racist."

When Harris explained the need to criticize bad ideas and called Islam “the motherload of bad ideas,” Affleck responded, “That’s an ugly thing to say.”

The actor continued: "How about the more than a billion p...
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Gwyneth Paltrow Is Converting To Judaism

September 5th, 2014 11:05am EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow Is Converting To Judaism
Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly converting to judaism. The actress has followed Kabbalah for several years and is ready to officially embrace the Jewish religion, according to the New York Post.

Paltrow's late father, film producer Bruce Paltrow, was jewish, and she's good friends with the co-director of the Kabbalah Centre. Her mother, Blythe Danner, is a Christian. She was raised under the traditions of both religions.

Paltrow appeared in a 2011 episode of NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" which reported that her family was descended from a line of Eastern European rabbis.

She referred t...
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Unbelievers: 11 Celebrity Atheists

August 9th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Unbelievers: 11 Celebrity Atheists
According to a Gallup poll, about 77 percent of Americans identify with being Christian. When it comes to not believing in a god, atheists are in a small minority. These celebrities however, are going against the popular opinion and speaking out against organized religion.

Ricky Gervais

When one thinks of celebrity atheists, Ricky Gervais is usually the name the pops up first. The comedian and actor is outspoken when it comes to his belief (or lack thereof), as well as most things he has opinions about. If you search "Ricky Gervais atheist," thousands of results pop up, including intervi...
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Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Spotted Together At Bible Study

June 20th, 2014 3:03pm EDT
Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Spotted Together At Bible Study
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were seen at a bible study last night, confirming reports that the two are reconciling at some level.

Stalker Sarah (that's what she calls herself), who has collected over 8000 photos of her hanging out with celebrities, tweeted that Justin and Selena were at a packed bible study.

Justin & Selena were in a very popular weekly bible study tonight. It was a packed house and I was so happy to see them there with Hugo

— Stalker Sarah (@SarahMOnline) June 19, 2014

A source of Us Magazine confirms the story, telling them, "They were very lovey-dovey and cute.....
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Roma Downey On 'Son Of God': 'We Had Something Very Special'

June 4th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
Roma Downey On 'Son Of God': 'We Had Something Very Special'
As we prepare to celebrate Father's Day, Fox Home Entertainment has released Son of God, the feature film telling the story of Jesus which was adapted from the hit miniseries The Bible. Last week, BFTV spoke with Son of God producer and star Roma Downey to discuss the transition from miniseries to film, working professionally with her husband Mark Burnett, and how they are building on their success with future inspirational projects.

How was Son of God pulled together from the epic ten hours of The Bible? "It began while we were filming the Bible series," Roma - who stars in the movie as M...
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Justin Bieber Discusses God In Christian Rapper's Music Video 'The Pledge'

May 10th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Justin Bieber Discusses God In Christian Rapper's Music Video 'T
Pop star Justin Bieber shows off his religious side in a new music video for unknown rapper Brandon Burke. The singer appears in "The Pledge" where he sits down and talks about religion, God and forgiveness.

Lyrics to "The Pledge" include: "Truth, justice, liberty/ If you ain't on the side of God you're his enemy/ Thank God for the cross now all rise."

Bieber says at the end of the clip, "God loved the world so much he gave up his own son, right? Imagine, like, someone killing your son... These are your people, right? It’s like, 'How are you killing my son? That’s my son!' It’s gonna be h...
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20 Extremely Religious Celebrities

March 30th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
20 Extremely Religious Celebrities
Candace Cameron Bure of "Full House" fame and her brother Kirk Cameron ("Growing Pains") are very religious. As Kirk became an outspoken Christian evangelist and actor, Cameron also became more public with her faith in the late 1990s, writing for Christian websites, speaking at churches, and endorsing Christian organizations, businesses and charities.

And the actress says her belief in Christianity helped her battle bulimia.

She told Yahoo! in December 2013, "I turned to food for comfort and had to find a different source, 'cause clearly it wasn't a healthy way to deal with things. So tha...
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Helena Bonham Carter Named To Holocaust Commission

January 28th, 2014 12:44pm EST
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is set to join a number of top British politicians on a new government panel aiming to educate future generations about the Holocaust.

The British actress, whose grandfather Eduardo Propper de Callejon helped save hundreds of Jews during the second World War, has been appointed to the British Holocaust Commission by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron.

She will be joined on the panel by politicians and a senior Rabbi to investigate ways to educate young Britons about the horrors of the 1940s genocide by Nazi Germany.

The Harry Potter star says of her new challenge, ...
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Justin Bieber’s Mother: ‘Pray For Him’

January 22nd, 2014 10:14am EST
Pattie Mallette
Justin Bieber’s mom has urged fans not to condemn the singer for his juvenile antics and asked them to pray for him instead.

The international pop star was back in the news this month after he was accused of vicious egg assault of a neighbor’s house, and his rapper friend Lil Za was arrested on suspicion of drug possession following a police raid on the singer's California home.

Now Bieber's mother, Pattie Mallette, has spoken out about her son's troubles, insisting the public should not criticize the 19 year old if he appears to be struggling.

In quotes published in The Sun, Mallette...
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