The soccer star was an admirer of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, frequently criticizing the United States, including one notable incident in 2007 on Chavez's TV show.
Victory Church in Tulsa posted on Facebook that it was hosting a "Friendsgiving" on November 22 and encouraged people to "come share a meal with us & BRING A NEIGHBOR."
Jackson, who has also run for various political offices, told his congregation that he tested positive for COVID-19 in a video shared Monday. He had previously told church-goers that he wouldn't get coronavirus and planned to hold services regardless of restrictions.
GOP Governor Doug Burgum said religious services were a "common sense" exception while announcing a new state-wide mask requirement Friday night.
Several church attendees were recently seen without face coverings, according to images and videos shared on social media.
Kenneth Copeland previously told viewers he could heal them from the virus by making them to touch their televisions screens.
"We ask your forgiveness," Pastor Matthew Shaw said on Sunday. "We apologize that the sickness came to our church."
At least 1,000 people attended events held by the church earlier this month, according to county officials.
Caitlyn Pye apologized during her sentencing on Thursday, telling those in attendance that her plan to attack AME church members was "a mistake."
Police say the cross has been recovered and that a man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage following the incident.
Several churches across the country supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have faced vandalism in recent months.
The Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM) in Redding, California, advised students, faculty and staff to shelter-in-place on October 2, and moved classes to a virtual learning model.
Danny Frazier is alleged to have dug holes in the ground and broken headstones at the site in Knoxville.
Lloyd Lasker Jr, who runs the House of Refuge and Deliverance Ministries church in the town of Mayflower, allegedly told police he tried to perform the act on a 21-month-old boy.
A pair of Russian soldiers have been detained on charges of offending religious believers after a video went viral last weekend showing them washing their shoes in holy water.
The church, which has nearly 1,200 members, reopened in May for in-person services but has allowed and even encouraged its congregation members to gather without masks.
The pastor said he anticipates more fines from Santa Clara County officials will come in the days ahead.
It is unclear what prompted the brief attack against the woman at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Sunday.
Grace Community Church is suing California Governor Gavin Newsom and other officials over preventative measures that currently prohibit large indoor gatherings and services as the state continues to lead the U.S. in cases of COVID-19.
"We did want to create as safe an environment as possible," a church representative said.
Kolbe offered to replace the man in a starvation cell after hearing him cry out to be saved, because he had a family.
Two pastors in Southern California said they could face $1,000 fines for the indoor church services they each hosted on Sunday.
"For this president to call himself pro-life, and for anybody to back him because of claims of being pro-life, is almost willful ignorance," Lexington Diocese Bishop, Rev. John Stowe said in a Facebook Live panel. "He is so much anti-life because he is only concerned about himself, and he gives us every, every, every indication of that."
After officials sent a cease-and-desist order during the Summer Family Bible Conference, Andrew Wommack Ministries threatened to sue state officials.
Memorial services for the late congressman in Alabama will continue later this evening and on Sunday.
"John Roberts has abandoned his oath," Cruz tweeted Saturday, along with retweeting a photo of Justice Neil Gorsuch's dissenting opinion.
The church's pastor told congregants to "take a stand" nearly a week after California's governor ordered churches in counties with rising coronavirus cases to close.
As part of a wave of statue vandalism, one Miami church found a effigy of Jesus torn from its base with its head cut off, police are investigating.
Greg Fairrington said his church will remain open for in-person services this Sunday, despite the governor's order closing places of worship.