"It is illegal for coaches to organize or participate in religious activities with students, including baptisms," the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote to the school superintendent.
Church United founder James Domen claims his ministry "helps pastors counsel others that are on their own journey toward a heterosexual identity."
Cesar Gonzales' family promised to keep a lock of his hair uncut if he recovered from meningitis. The Mathis Independent School District, however, claims his long, thin braid is a violation of school dress code.
Lawyers for the alleged victims call Monsignor Otto Garcia a "fixer" for pedophile priests and "the Michael Cohen of the Brooklyn Diocese."
A dozen leaders of a California church are charged with subjecting dozens of homeless people to forced labor. "Human trafficking robs victims of their most basic human rights," said FBI agent Scott Brunner.
"Loving Jesus doesn't always cure suicidal thoughts," Wilson tweeted on Monday. "Loving Jesus doesn't always cure depression."
The pharmacist testified that male circumcision has "great religious and cultural significance" to Christianity.
"I have always believed we should look at polygamy more subjectively," says Khawla Al Ali, a woman running for the legislature in the United Arab Emirates.
Mindar, a gender-neutral android that presides at the 400-year old Kodaji Temple in Kyoto, cost about $1 million to produce.
Staff and clergy at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church report a painting of the Blessed Virgin was weeping tears.
"For socialism to rise and really take root, they've got to get rid of religious liberty," Todd Starnes claimed. "They've got to take away the foundation of this country."
The announcement of a religious-freedom bill comes three months after rugby player Israel Folau was fired for claiming "Hell awaits" gay people.
By focusing on politics and war, rather than culture, education and religion, newspapers "may make it harder for readers to see Muslims as part of mainstream American society," say researchers at Middlebury College.
"He lived the Christian convictions of his upbringing in his faith," said an attorney for John Good. "Now the government charges that [his] religious convictions, when put into active expression in life, are felonies."
Focus on the Family founder James Dobson has argued gays and lesbians can be cured and find "wholeness in their newfound heterosexuality."
Leaders of two congregations that met inside Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue oppose prosecutor's request for the death penalty against Robert Bowers, charged with killing 11 people inside the temple on October 27, 2018.
Charles Thomas Sebesta was arrested Monday on a federal grand jury indictment; Sebesta is accused of using over $11 million of church money for personal expenses.
Monsignor Joseph McLoone joined St. Joseph Catholic Church outside Philadelphia in 2011, after his predecessor was charged with concealing parish priests' child sex abuse accusations.
Pastor Alfrery Líctor Cruz Canseco was leaving the Fraternidad Cristiana church in Tlalixtac de Cabrera when he was shot point-blank.
A suit filed under New York's Child Victims Act claims Howard Hubbard used his position as a priest "to groom and to sexually abuse" a 16-year-old in the mid-1990s.
Pastor Barry Baker of Gracewood Baptist Church told the couple their "unbiblical lifestyle" was against "God's original design."
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Critics claim Jehovah's Witnesses leaders have turned a blind eye to "massive and horrendous abuse" for years.
"It's not just a lawsuit, it's saving children. It's a public safety issue," says Irwin Zalkin, whose firm is representing two plaintiffs in suits naming the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses as defendants.
Welch College "believes that attempting to alter one's bodily identity constitutes a rejection of God's design for humanity," said university president Matt Pinson.
During Pastor Adam Fannin's first Sunday sermon since Sarah Silverman said his previous comments would get her killed, he doubled down on his criticism, saying she would "bow down and God will judge her."
Critics ridiculed Ivanka Trump's holiday greeting to Muslims on Eid al-Adha as hypocritical. "Nobody tell Nepotism Barbie here how her father tried to ban all Muslims from entering the United States."
Florida Pastor Adam Fannin said of the comedian that he hopes "God breaks her teeth out and she dies."