Latest from Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Pedestrian killed on Route 50 in Fairfax County, police say

The incident occurred at Graham Road, police said.
  • Apr 10, 2021

Billionaire at the center of a Wall Street fiasco gives millions to evangelical ministries

What was less known until this week was how Hwang also led a massive Christian foundation.
  • Apr 1, 2021

Church membership in the U.S. has fallen below the majority for the first time in nearly a century

The number of Americans who said religion was very important to them has dropped to 48 percent, a new low point in the polling since 2000.
  • Mar 29, 2021

Preachers and their $5,000 sneakers: Why one man started an Instagram account showing churches’ wealth

Ben Kirby started asking, “Is it okay to get rich off of preaching about Jesus? Is it okay to be making twice as much as the median income of your congregation?”
  • Mar 22, 2021

Atlanta shooting suspect was a patient at evangelical treatment center close to first targeted spa

Long grew up in a conservative Southern Baptist church and blamed his descent into “sex addiction” on pornography, his former roommate told the Post.
  • Mar 19, 2021

Suspect charged with killing 8 in Atlanta-area shootings that targeted Asian-run spas

Authorities said the suspect had a “sex addiction” and that possible racial motives were being investigated.
  • Mar 17, 2021

Christian leaders wrestle with Atlanta shooting suspect’s Southern Baptist ties

The youth pastor of shooting suspect Robert Aaron Long described Long's commitment to the church.
  • Mar 17, 2021

Pope Francis says priests cannot bless same-sex unions, dashing hopes of gay Catholics

Many gay Catholics were hoping for a more lenient attitude from this pope toward same-sex unions.
  • Mar 15, 2021

Bible teacher Beth Moore’s split with Southern Baptists has some women wondering whether to follow her

Moore’s exit has fueled chaos for the denomination that has debated women’s roles in recent years.
  • Mar 10, 2021