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California Church Caves To Public Health Orders After Racking Up Over $100,00 In Fines

About two weeks after California’s North Valley Baptist Church shot into the national spotlight over its refusal to follow local coronavirus guidelines, its lead pastor has changed his tune. Faced with fines of more than $ 100,000 for defying Santa Clara’s public health order prohibiting indoor worship services, Pastor Jack Trieber has agreed to move his […]

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Prince William Makes Guest Appearance On Virtual Church Service To Discuss Mental Health

Prince William is encouraging people to reach out to loved ones and start a conversation about mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. The Duke of Cambridge made a guest appearance during a Church of England service this week that centered on mental wellbeing. “It is OK to not feel OK,” William said during the prerecorded virtual service that […]

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Coronavirus Cases Force Reopened Catholic Church In Texas To Backtrack

A Roman Catholic church in Texas has indefinitely suspended public Masses after the death of one elderly priest and the COVID-19 diagnoses of five others.  Rev. Donnell Kirchner, a 79-year-old priest from Houston’s Holy Ghost Church,  died on May 13 after being diagnosed with pneumonia, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston confirmed in a statement Monday. The archdiocese […]

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Kansas Governor Sues GOP Leaders For Subverting Order Limiting Church Meetings

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) is gearing up for a showdown with her state’s Republican leaders over whether she has the right to restrict religious gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.  Kelly filed a lawsuit against a GOP-controlled legislative council on Thursday after it overturned her recent executive order limiting religious meetings and funerals to 10 […]

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Louisiana Pastor: ‘True Christians Do Not Mind Dying’ Of Coronavirus If Infected At Church

An evangelical pastor who is refusing to abide by Louisiana’s ban on large public gatherings and continuing to hold in-person church services suggested his parishioners would not mind dying for their faith.  Rev. Tony Spell, pastor of Life Tabernacle Church in the city of Central, is facing six misdemeanor charges after defying Gov. John Bel Edwards’ orders aimed […]

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CNN Host To Pastor: How Is It ‘Pro-Life’ To Pack People Into Church Amid Pandemic?

CNN Host Victor Blackwell on Sunday grilled a Louisiana pastor over his decision to host massive in-person church services during the coronavirus pandemic, despite guidance from public health officials and a stay-at-home order from the governor. Tony Spell — the pastor of the evangelical Life Tabernacle Church in Central, outside of Baton Rouge, which is […]