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Religious leaders rebel against local gathering rules during pandemic

A Florida pastor has been arrested for holding church services, a New Jersey man was ticketed after holding a house party, and Rhode Island’s governor ordered police to hunt down and fine New Yorkers who aren’t quarantining themselves.


p>If those government responses to the coronavirus strike you as out of …

Texas abortion ban during COVID-19 pandemic allowed to continue, an appeals court ordered

Less than 24-hours after a district court judge halted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order banning most elective abortions during the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal appeals court has moved to uphold the ban, effectively overruling the lower court.


p>The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the …

Nickelodeon 'celebrating transgender people around the world' and 'their truth'

Nickelodeon told its millions of followers Tuesday that it was all-in for “Trans Day of Visibility.”

The home of “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “TMNT” and a host of other children’s shows posted a baby-blue, pink, and white flag on its Twitter account while touting support for transgender persons around the world.


p>”Today …

Texas to appeal ruling over abortions during COVID-19 pandemic

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said his office will appeal a decision by a district court to halt the governor’s order banning most elective abortions during the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.


p>Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had issued the order to prevent nonessential medical procedures from taking place in order …

Majority of Americans praying for an end to the coronavirus pandemic: Pew Research Center poll

Along with social distancing and working at home, the majority of Americans are now praying for an end to the spread of the coronavirus, according to a major pollster. Even those who have overlooked their faith have joined in.


p>”The virus also has impacted Americans’ religious behaviors. More than half …

Mike Lindell, 'My Pillow' CEO: Read Bible during coronavirus quarantine

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell surprised President Trump — and most of the Rose Garden audience — during a White House coronavirus task force briefing on Monday by calling on Americans to read the Bible during their isolation from the outbreak.


p>The president had invited his friend, whom he has also …

Tim Remington, Idaho lawmaker, defies stay-at-home order with church service

BOISE, Idaho — A northern Idaho lawmaker led a church service on Sunday despite a statewide stay-at-home order by Gov. Brad Little to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.


p>Republican Rep. Tim Remington, the pastor of The Altar Church in Coeur d’Alene, held the service, but it’s not clear how …

Rodney Howard-Browne, Florida pastor, faces charges after holding crowded church services

A Florida sheriff on Monday announced an arrest warrant for a pastor who held crowded church services despite a “safer at home” order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.


p>Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said during a press conference that the pastor, Rodney Howard-Browne of The River at Tampa …