Scalpers Turn Papal Tickets For Profit, Drawing Church's IreThe rosary beads cost $175. Sounds a bit pricey, except the Craigslist ad says they come with tickets to see Pope Francis. Same with the $10 train passes marked up to $85 in another listing.
The Latest: For Pope, Hot-Button Issues and Adoring CrowdsThe latest developments in Pope Francis' visit to the United States. All times local:
Satanic Temple Distributes Coloring Activity Books In Florida SchoolsThe Satanic Temple responded to a Florida school board and judge decision allowing the dissemination of religious materials in public schools by distributing its own Satanic literature to Orange County classrooms.
Israeli Cop Charged Over Hurt Palestinian-American Israel's Justice Ministry said Wednesday that police have charged an officer who was filmed beating a Palestinian-American teenager during a violent protest in July.
University Of Florida Launching Center For Global Islamic StudiesThe University of Florida is launching a center for global Islamic studies.
Florida Satanist Requests To Open City Meeting With Prayer Following Supreme Court RulingFollowing the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to allow “ceremonial prayer” in government meetings, a Florida activist for separation of church-and-state causes and a self-described Satanist has written a request to open city commission meetings with a Satanic prayer.
Report: Judge Ordered Not To Give Out Bibles In CourtroomA lawyers' survey found fault with Judge Hal Epperson's practice of offering Bibles to criminal defendants.
Fla. Police Order Live Crucifixion Display Down, Citing 'Public Safety Issue'A Florida crucifixion display off a busy intersection was ordered down by local authorities who said that some drivers and pedestrians thought the Good Friday scene was too gruesome, and that the show had become a “public safety issue.”
Florida Legislature Shuts Down For Holidays
Fla. Baptist Convention Asked To Reconsider Appeal An organization that helps sex abuse victims is asking the Florida Baptist Convention not to appeal a $12.5 million damage award to a young man who was abused by a Baptist minister as a child.
Fla. Rejects Request To Install Satanic Display Officials overseeing holiday displays at the Florida Capitol have allowed a Nativity scene, a Festivus pole and even a chair holding fake pasta with eyeballs and an accompanying "provherb" from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
History Textbook Under Fire In Marion County Some conservative activists in the Ocala area say a state-approved textbook for 10th graders slights Christianity and Judaism while being favorably biased toward Islam.