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With tears, megachurch pastor defends $200K Lamborghini gift to wife

December 14, 2018

GREENVILLE, S.C. (USA Today Network) — John Gray, pastor of Relentless Church, led his wife to a bow-wrapped car and handed her the keys while saying “Lamborghini Urus.”

In Pa., students can go to church during school, under a few conditions

November 26, 2017

YORK, Pa. (USA Today Network) — “Released time” is a legal way for students to voluntarily receive religious education during the school week. One such program in Pennsylvania has grown to 27 school districts in nine counties.

Whole Foods: Cake with alleged gay slur is fake

April 20, 2016

AUSTIN — On Tuesday, Whole Foods fired back saying it’s standing by its employees and had filed its own lawsuit accusing Brown of defamation.

Ancient Zoroastrian faith gets new temple in New York region

April 4, 2016

Followers of a faith that pre-dates the Abrahamic religions now have a place, named for a gateway to peace and justice, for prayer and thanksgiving.

Ted Cruz hosts ‘God’s Not Dead 2’ showing at Wisconsin campaign stop

April 3, 2016

Religious liberty, as defined by conservative Christians in the film, was highlighted in the candidate’s a brief speech before he watched the show.

Judge halts Mississippi same-sex adoption ban

April 1, 2016

The order was issued the day after the state Senate passed a bill to allow businesses to deny services to LGBT people and let clerks deny marriage licenses for gay couples.

State to revoke anti-Muslim license plate

February 23, 2016

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has apologized for issuing vanity license plates that read “FMUSLIMS.”

Religious sect and townspeople square off over discrimination

January 21, 2016

The government charges that a polygamous sect controls housing and police services in two western towns and discriminates against non-believers.

Pope Francis’ mini popemobile could be yours

January 21, 2016

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is auctioning off the Fiat sedan — one of two Pope Francis used during his U.S. visit in September — to benefit a children’s hospital.

Jimmy Carter tells Sunday school class his grandson has died

December 21, 2015

PLAINS, Ga. — Just hours after the death, Carter turned to his church, which sustained him through his cancer treatment, to teach Sunday school.

‘Ambushed’ officer: God told me to put on ballistics vest

August 3, 2015

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – He was shot in the line of duty. The St. Louis police chief called it an ambush.

Sunday morning explosions at 2 NM churches stun congregants

August 3, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The devices were placed just outside churches in a trash can and a mail box. There were no injuries.

Confederate flags placed outside MLK’s Atlanta church

July 31, 2015

ATLANTA – Authorities have images of the men placing the flags outside Ebenezer Baptist Church; they say they have not ruled out hate crime charges.

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