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

By USA Today Network — 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

By USA Today Network — 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

By USA Today Network — 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

By USA Today Network — 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

By USA Today Network — 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

By USA Today Network — 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

By USA Today Network — 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

By USA Today Network — 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

By USA Today Network — 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

By USA Today Network — 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

By USA Today Network — 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

By USA Today Network — 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

By USA Today Network — 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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