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Unconstitutional? Charter school gets sued over history course some say is too religious

A First Amendment watchdog group is suing an Arizona charter school over the claim that one of its history classes illegally promotes religion.

September 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Do Americans want pastors endorsing candidates from the pulpit? Here's the answer

A majority of Americans (79 percent) believe it's inappropriate for preachers to endorse political candidates from the pulpit, according to newly released data from LifeWay Research.

September 18, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

The Democratic Party is losing its religion faster than America as a whole

The share of religiously unaffiliated voters in the Democratic Party has surged over the last 20 years, leading to a growing God gap between America's two main political parties, according to a new Pew Research Center study.

September 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Don't judge a book by its cover

As I was traveling down the road the other day, the radio was on and I heard a commercial that caught my ear.

September 17, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


He was the first dog my wife and I had together. Murphy lived to be 14 years old. He made the move from Louisiana to Georgia in 1986, and then to Indiana in 1991. He was there to greet our two sons when we brought them home. He was truly part of the family.

September 16, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith

The rules must be followed

The Olympic Games are now in the history books. Athletes from around the world competed in the games.

September 15, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Christian bakers fined $135,000 for refusing to make cake for a gay wedding fight back

The Christian owners of an Oregon bakery, who were fined $135,000 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, have filed a reply brief in court, arguing that the government violated their religious beliefs.

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Ex-NFL star reveals why he wore a wedding ring before he got married: 'That protected me'

Super Bowl-winning tight end Ben Utecht recently revealed he wore a wedding ring while engaged to his fiance to protect against sexual temptations.

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

The incredible story of one couple who lived through the 7.8 earthquake that struck Ecuador

In June of 2013, Jorge and Anette Dennis moved from the United States to Ecuador. They left their home to work as volunteers for their church. Though they knew this move would be a life-changing event, they could have never predicted what was to come or just how deeply it would affect them and their relationship with God.

September 15, 2016 | Alex Phippen FamilyShare | Faith

President Barack Obama just reportedly did what no president has ever done before

President Barack Obama just nominated the first-ever Muslim-American to the federal judiciary.

September 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Has Kaepernick really converted to Islam? The controversial NFL player responds

San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick has denied reports that he converted to Islam as intense controversy continues to rage over his decision to sit during the national anthem.

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Hobby Lobby CEO reveals the presidential candidate he believes 'we must elect'

David Green, founder and CEO of popular arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, is supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, writing in a USA Today op-ed that he believes Trump will protect religious freedom.

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Kids of 9/11 victims speak out about how the terror attack changed and transformed their lives

With Sept. 11, 2016, marking the 15th anniversary since the 9/11 terror attacks, Americans are preparing to commemorate the nearly 3,000 lives lost.

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

NFL star reveals why he'd still stand for the national anthem

Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson is supporting the national anthem amid continued debate over San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner."

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Pastor tells entire church to stay seated during national anthem: 'Stand for something'

Pastor Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple Church in Baltimore encouraged his entire congregation to stay seated while he played the national anthem during service.

September 14, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

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'I am Muslim. I am NYC.': City launches plan to combat anti-Muslim discrimination and Islamophobia

"I am Muslim. I am NYC."

October 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Archaeologists unlock secrets of ancient Israeli scroll, discover biblical text

Archaeologists faced a major dilemma after digging up a tiny scroll in 1970 while excavating an ancient Israeli synagogue: they couldn't open it.

October 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

A black and a white church are poised to serve as a major symbol of unity amid chaos in North Caroli

Amid intense protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the death of Keith Lamont Scott — an African-American man who was shot and killed by police — a ...

October 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Ex-NFL player's life mission dramatically changed after meeting this wounded veteran

After retiring from the NFL in 2012, David Vobora launched a successful gym where he trained Olympians and other elite athletes — until a chance encounter ...

October 03, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

'American Idol' star reveals pornography addiction that nearly cost him his marriage

Jason Castro, the fourth-place finalist on the seventh season of "American Idol," recently revealed an "embarrassing" secret he's been hiding for some time: a ...

October 02, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith

Christian couple from “Fixer Upper” puts their heart in rebuilding Waco, Texas

Chip and Joanna Gaines have dedicated the last few years of their lives to renovating family homes in Waco, Texas.

October 02, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

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