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FILE - This Friday, June 12, 2020 file photo shows St. John's Episcopal Church next to a large

US election spotlight mostly bypasses mainline Protestants

Sep. 13, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The images were vivid: President Donald Trump brandishing a Bible outside an Episcopal church in Washington that had been boarded up amid racial injustice protests. Episcopal leaders reacted with outrage at what they deemed a cynical photo-op. “He didn’t say a prayer. …...

Fire destroys South Carolina church; cause not yet known

Sep. 7, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

HUGER, S.C. (AP) — State agents have been called to investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed a South Carolina church early Monday. Little was left standing after the fire except for the brick walls of New Hope United Methodist Church in Huger just off state Highway 41. State Law Enforcement Division...

Georgia church splits from Methodists over LGBT dispute

Sep. 3, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia congregation said Thursday that it has finalized its split from the United Methodist Church after the denomination's divisive vote last year to strengthen bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBTQ pastors. Members of Asbury Memorial Church in Savannah overwhelmingly...

Tennessee board to vote on 6 historic places for register

Sep. 3, 2020 5:21 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee board is scheduled to meet in mid-September to vote on the nominations of six properties to the National Register of Historic Places. The Tennessee State Review Board said it will meet online Sept. 16 to approve sending nominations of historically significant properties...

Idaho church removes glass window of Confederate general

Aug. 8, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise’s Cathedral of the Rockies and regional church leaders officially “deconsecrated” and removed a stained glass window of a Confederate general during a service Friday. The Idaho Statesman reports the Cathedral of the Rockies, also known as the Boise First...