One way to get people to church on Sunday: Give away free cars

If the pastor had ever wanted to channel his inner Oprah, this was his chance. “You ready to give a car away?” Stephen Chandler boomed into his microphone, bouncing in his boots at the altar...

DATE: March 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Holocaust Museum revokes Suu Kyi’s human rights award

WASHINGTON – The United States Holocaust Museum is revoking a major human rights award given to Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s civilian leader, saying she has failed to...

DATE: March 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mike Tyson’s former Ohio home becoming a house of worship

WARREN, Ohio – A garishly appointed Ohio mansion that heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson once called home and subsequently fell into disrepair is being converted into a house of worship. The...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Polish law criminalizing some Holocaust speech takes effect

WARSAW, Poland – A Polish law that makes it a crime to falsely accuse the Polish nation of crimes committed by Nazi Germany took effect Thursday, part of a wider effort by nationalist authorities...

DATE: March 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Satanic Temple sues Arizona city to lead city council prayer

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A group that invokes the name Satan as a metaphor for opposing religious tyranny has sued the well-off Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, accusing officials of discrimination after...

DATE: March 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Anti-Semitic incidents in U.S. soar by 57 percent in 2017, report says

The Anti-Defamation League is reporting a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year, the highest tally that the Jewish civil rights group has counted in more than two...

DATE: March 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

New Mexico sees increase in anti-Semitic incidents

ALBUQUERQUE – A civil rights group says harassment, vandalism and assaults against Jewish people and institutions have increased for a third straight year in New Mexico. The Anti-Defamation League...

DATE: March 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles hold commitment ceremony

NEWFOUNDLAND, Pa. – Crown-wearing worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a commitment ceremony at a Pennsylvania church on Wednesday, prompting...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pennsylvania church plans ceremony with AR-15 rifles, and a school is getting students out of the way

School officials in a rural area in the Pocono Mountains, in northeastern Pennsylvania, reportedly told elementary school parents that their children will be relocated for the day Wednesday to...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Thousands pay their respects to the Rev. Billy Graham

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Thousands of people from all walks of life – including a former president – filed slowly past the casket of the Rev. Billy Graham on Monday to pay their final respects to a man...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Billy Graham went from tent revivals to White House

MONTREAT, N.C. – As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years later, he was bringing the word of God into living rooms around...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Rev. Billy Graham, known as ‘America’s Pastor,’ dies at 99

MONTREAT, N.C. – The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion