Until November 2015 when his now ex-wife, Naghmeh Panahi, accused him of psychological and sexual abuse, Pastor Saeed Abedini was the face of Christian persecution as he remained a prisoner for his faith in Iran.
Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, 51, was among multiple persons shot in an incident at a Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning which sparked a bipartisan prayer session shortly after the scene was under control.
Almost as soon as they got married on June 30, 2004, in Tehran, Iran, persecuted pastor Saeed Abedini and his now ex-wife, Naghmeh Panahi, were traveling a "really rough" road. Within three years of the marriage, according to court files, the Christian couple were already living apart.
Popular televangelist Pat Robertson, who serves as chancellor of Regent University and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, has said he doesn't know of anything in the Bible that condemns polygamy - the practice of having more than one wife or husband at the same time.
A 17-year-old girl was killed in a deadly crash, in which 39 others were injured, Thursday while on her way to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to serve in a mission trip to Botswana with church peers.
A controversial comment made by Pope Francis on Wednesday that "God cannot be God without man" has sparked a fiery debate among theologians and other believers.
Miguel Arnau, a Christian father who was in the middle of a difficult divorce with his wife, is now clinging to his faith after she fatally shot their two children, the family dog, and set their home on fire in Strasburg Township, Pennsylvania, before fatally shooting herself while he was away at work.
Faith in America, a pro-LGBT organization which will be protesting at the annual gathering of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, next week, recently announced that they will be lobbying for the nation's largest Protestant body to remove homosexuality and transgenderism from their "sin list."
A young Christian couple who are members of the controversial Followers of Christ Church in Oregon have been charged with murder after one of their sick newborn twin daughters died when they chose to treat them with faith-healing prayers and oil instead of seeking medical help.
A prominent Massachusetts pastor who was arrested in a prostitution sting after he agreed to pay an undercover female detective $150 for sex last week has asked his congregation for forgiveness.
Christian Soccer Player Jaelene Hinkle Withdraws From Friendlies as US Team Is Set to Wear Gay Pride Jerseys
Two weeks after U.S. Soccer announced that both their men's and women's national teams will be wearing rainbow-colored jerseys in support of gay pride in June, Christian soccer player Jaelene Hinkle has withdrawn herself from the U.S. roster for two international friendlies this month, citing "personal reasons."
Robert Keith, 46, an ex-convict pastor of the popular New Ebenezer Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, who was arrested in March for allegedly bilking a plumbing company he worked for out of $700,000, continues to preach from the pulpit.
Carra Crouch, 24, the granddaughter of the late televangelist Jan Crouch, was awarded $2 million in damages by an Orange County, California, jury Monday which found that her grandmother was wrong in blaming her when she confided that she was raped by a church employee.
Despite a very public campaign asking Heritage Academy, a small independent Christian school in Maryland, to allow her to march at the school's graduation ceremony, Maddi Runkles, an 18-year-old student who got pregnant, was forced to march at a private ceremony attended by family and friends on Saturday.
A popular Pennsylvania priest was forced to resign from his job and is now under investigation by authorities after he was accused of misspending some $130,000 earmarked for charitable purposes.
Conservative internet star and pastor Greg Locke has come under fire from media personality Montel Williams for a satirical video in which he celebrates coming out of the closet with his faith.
Despite constant attacks from the left on his leadership as president of the United States, veteran televangelist James Robison believes Donald Trump has the potential "to become one of the greatest miracles the world has ever seen."
Just over a year after her Christian parents allowed her to start living life as a boy named Jay Griffin, a troubled 13-year-old girl who was in therapy for depression, anxiety and identity issues killed herself inside her home in Trussville, Alabama, last Thursday.
Archbishop Archie Livingston Foxworth, the prominent senior pastor of Grace Church of All Nations church in Dorchester, Massachusetts, who blessed Gov. Charlie Baker of that state when he was elected in 2014, was arrested in a prostitution sting Tuesday after agreeing to pay $150 for sex.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has agreed to return $150,000 in tithing donations it received from a man currently serving time in prison for stealing nearly $25 million from his clients' retirement accounts at American Pension Services.
Taylor Foster, an associate youth pastor at the West Dodge campus of Lifegate megachurch in Omaha, Nebraska, fell four stories from his hotel balcony on the first day of his belated honeymoon in Mexico last week and survived.
The trusted 70-year-old treasurer of a small church in Des Moines, Iowa, who splurged nearly $59,000 from her church's purse on personal items, was sentenced Wednesday to 80 hours of community service and ordered to repay the money after her actions almost forced the church out of business.
Slavery Saved Black People From 'Bone in Nose, Fighting Lions' in Africa, Controversial Pastor Claims
Pastor Keith Gomez, leader of the "old-fashioned, independent" Northwest Bible Baptist Church in Elgin, Illinois, argued in a recent sermon that if it wasn't for slavery, black people "would still be in Africa with a bone in their nose fighting lions."
Robbie Wilkerson, the founding pastor of New Birth Christian Center church in Chicago, Illinois, and his wife, Tasha, are both set to spend some time in prison along with three of their associates after they plead guilty to defrauding a summer food program for low-income children on Tuesday.
Internet star and lead pastor of Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Greg Locke, likened comedienne Kathy Griffin to the "perverted whore" Queen Jezebel from the Bible Tuesday for posing in a controversial photoshoot with a bloody effigy of President Donald Trump's severed head.