My colleagues and I often care for patients suffering from hallucinations, prophesying, and claiming to speak with God, among other symptoms—in mental health care, it’s sometimes very difficult to tell apart religious belief from mental illness…. Our conclusions frequently stem from the behaviors we see before us. Take an example of a man who walks into an emergency department, mumbling incoherently. He says he’s hearing voices in his head, but insists there’s nothing wrong with him. He hasn’t used any drugs or alcohol. If he were to be evaluated by mental health professionals, there’s a good chance he might be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. But what if that same man were deeply religious? What if his incomprehensible language was speaking in tongues?
It is a sad day for South Africa when the very bedrock foundation of society, the family, is redefined by a court. This ruling [sanctioning same-sex marriage] totally undermines marriage as we know it and the cherished formation of healthy, loving families. – Pastor Ray McCauley who has just announced that he is divorcing his wife Zelda. This will be McCauleys second divorce.BACK TO TOP