A church that had been battling city officials over Covid-19 restrictions was destroyed in a fire that investigators believe was intentionally set. First Pentecostal Church had sued the city of Holly Springs, Mississippi, which is about an hour southeast of Memphis, arguing that its stay-at-home order had violated the church’s right to free speech and…

The mayor of a small city in Texas said women should not be allowed to lead the prayers at public meetings of the City Council, pointing to two verses in the Bible that he says were meant to be taken literally. “All I ask is that those leading the public prayer be young men,” Wylie…

A small Georgia church was excited to open its doors again after being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their excitement was shortlived when two weeks later, members of their congregation tested positive for the disease. Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle in Ringgold announced on May 11th that they would suspend “in-person worship services for the…

Before the COVID-19 crisis, churches were already seeing pews begin to empty. Polls have long indicated that Americans identifying as Christians are declining and fewer new people are joining churches. Those who do attend were attending less often and were becoming less active overall. What, then, are churches to expect when COVID-19 is over? Will…

Vice President Mike Pence says he supports a Virginia church in its legal battle against the governor for restrictions against houses of worship. A Virginia church is in a legal battle against the governor for impost restrictions due to the COVID-19 crisis, and Vice President Mike Pence is supporting them. The pastor of Lighthouse Fellowship…

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