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Church, Edibles, Georgia, Marijuana, News, Video -

  Two Georgia women have found themselves in a world of trouble after attempting to help church goers get in touch with “the most high” in the literal sense. According to WJLA, last Friday, Ebony Cooper and Leah Pressley attended an event hosted by a Savannah, Georgia church, which was intended to feature local entrepreneurs […]

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Beyoncé, Bible, Church, Entertainment, News, San Francisco, Video -

San Francisco's Grace Cathedral Church is inviting parishioners "to sing your Beyoncé favorites and discover how her art opens a window into the lives of marginalized and forgotten — particularly black females."

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Church, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, GoFundMe -

On Nov. 1, members of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church were devastated to learn that their place of worship, a church that had been a beacon of hope for 111 years in rural Greenville, Mississippi, had been set ablaze and vandalized with the words “Vote Trump” spray-painted in white on the side of its beige brick […]

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Bedside Baptist, Church, Get Lifted -

Everyone has experienced a time when they just couldn’t wake up for church. Right? Many get their Sunday uplift from preachers all over the world via the Internet. According to Urban Dictionary, it’s the church you go to when you decide to sleep in. It’s also referred to as “Pillow Presbyterian.” This church is one […]

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Black Couple, Church, Discrimination, First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Mississippi, News, Phil Bryant -

PHILADELPHIA, Mississippi (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday it is 'unfortunate' that a predominantly white church in the state wouldn't allow a black couple to get married in its sanctuary...

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Church, Health, HIV Test, HIV/AIDS, Living, NAACP, Religion -

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the pastor of a mostly African-American Baptist church near Houston, Timothy W. Sloan has known for years that he needed to talk about HIV and AIDS with his congregation...

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African Methodist Episcopal Church, AME Church, Barack Obama, Black Church, Church, Gay Marriage, Gay Rights, LGBT, Politics, Religion -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The African Methodist Episcopal Church is condemning a false online report that the denomination withdrew support for President Barack Obama over his support for same-sex marriage...

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Baptist, Bethel, BIMBC, Church, Gilfords, Houston, Louisiana, News, Pastor, Texas, Theft -

A Houston pastor and wife were jailed for allegedly swindling their congregation out of approximately $430,000 for gambling trips to Louisiana...

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Antoine Johnson, Church, Mentor, Molestation, MySpace, News, Sexual Abuse, Summer Camp, Teenage Boys -

Antonie Johnson, 29, a former church mentor and camp counselor, posed as 14 year-old girl named 'Kristen', who never existed, on Myspace...

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Christian, Christianity, Church, Fred Luter, Fred Luter Jr, Inspiration, Religion, Southern Baptist Convention -

theGRIO REPORT - The predominantly white Southern Baptist denomination made history and headlines late Tuesday when they elected Fred Luter, Jr. their first African-American president...

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Chicago, Church, Crime, Mother Jones Food Pantry, News, Stolen, Truck -

CHICAGO - A local food pantry scheduled to make a big delivery Wednesday no longer has its new food truck to transport it...

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Church, Faith, Fred Luter, Inspiration, New Orleans, Religion, Southern Baptist Convention, Southern Baptists -

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Southern Baptists may elect their first African-American president when they meet Tuesday as the nation's largest Protestant denomination...

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Arrest, Assault, Atlanta, Christianity, Church, Creflo Dollar, Daughter, Domestic Violence, Megachurch, News, Pastor, Religion, Televangelist -

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar has been arrested after authorities say he slightly hurt his 15-year-old daughter in a fight at his metro Atlanta home...

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