A group of church leaders in Michigan filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Governor Gretchen Whitmer, alleging her recent executive orders violated their First Amendment rights.
Jay Nixon, a lawyer and former two-term Democratic governor of Missouri, is defending Jim Bakker's "religious freedom" after the televangelist was sued by the state for allegedly promoting a fake coronavirus cure.
President Trump saw a double-digit drop in support among white Christians since coronavirus pandemic measures began in mid-March.
The presence of a rival food giveaway may have caused a Florida pastor to lose his cool and allegedly knock out a Rotary club president who was arranging to give food to the needy.
Jim Bakker urged viewers to send him checks so he wouldn't have to "file for bankruptcy" after facing legal challenges for promoting a phony coronavirus cure.
"I am not guilty of defying any orders," Spell said Tuesday. "The only thing I am guilty of is practicing my faith which was given to me by Jesus Christ himself."
"He shoots people obscene finger gestures and shouts vulgarities," Pastor Spell said of the protester on Monday.
Rev. Tony Spell, who has continued to hold large church services in defiance of public health restrictions due to COVID-19, claimed that a coroner's finding that an elderly church member died from the virus is "a lie."
For decades, churches have been trying, seemingly in vain, to reach America's youngest generations. A global pandemic might end up changing that.
What I am wondering is, both in the particular Kentucky case and around the country in general, where is the protest and opposition to this government lockdown of Christian places of worship?
The states with the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in the U.S.—New York, New Jersey and Michigan—are among those including exemptions for religious services in their stay-at-home orders.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced 242 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, the state's largest single-day increase since the pandemic began.
Rev. Tony Spell of the Life Tabernacle Church has insisted that his parishioners are not in danger because COVID-19 is "politically motivated."
Basing their decision in Jewish law, the Chief Rabbinate wrote, "The loneliness is painful, and we must respond to it... but not by desecrating the holiday."
As businesses close and people are told to stay in their homes to combat the coronavirus, church tithing is down nearly 75 percent in some cases, leading to some churches to pivot to online donation.
"I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the Word, read our Bibles and spend time with our families," Lindell said Monday.
A 63 percent majority of Americans say they don't view the president as religious, but a 55 percent majority of U.S. adults say Joe Biden likely holds to his Catholic faith.
Coronavirus may be a "punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins," according to the proposed legislation.
We did not order religious organizations to close, but my message to everyone is that this is serious," Ohio governor Mike DeWine wrote on Twitter yesterday after one major church opened its doors.
"It's really hard to define a committed relationship and it's really hard to define anything related to that," Biggs said on Monday.
Rev. Tony Law insists his church is a "hospital" where "anointed handkerchiefs" can help heal a wide array of diseases, ignoring public health warnings intended to stem the rising tide of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The head of the Catholic Church said people should use difficult times to make kind gestures to their loved ones.
President Donald Trump urged Americans to look to "God for protection and strength" as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continued to grow Friday.
He...seemed more at peace than I remembered. I wondered if his faith had something to do with that?
Former Vice President Joe Biden called his deceased son Beau Biden his "soul" as he discussed faith and death Wednesday with an Episcopalian pastor whose wife was killed in a South Carolina church massacre in 2015.
Religious leaders are not exempt from the pain and challenges of life, and it is our responsibility to be there for them.
"I'm ashamed of our history, and I'm ashamed of our failure," the archbishop of Canterbury said. "There is no doubt when we look at our own church that we are still deeply institutionally racist."
Senate Chaplain Barry Black opened Friday's impeachment trial against President Donald Trump with a plea to God that senators remember "that they alone are accountable to you for their conduct."