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Fred Phelps (Wikimedia Commons)

Fred Phelps, Scourge Of LGBT Community Dead At 84

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who led outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America’s tolerance for gay people, has died. He was 84.

03/20/2014

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California Methodists Move To Allow Gay Weddings In Opposition To Church Doctrine

A document being called the “Declaration of Inclusion” has begun circulating among the governing bodies of several Bay Area churches, and as of February 18th, 30 churches had declared their intent to allow the unions; about half of those in the Bay Area.

02/20/2014

Pastor John Hyobin, aka Hyo Bin Im

San Ramon Church Pastor Accused Of Hiding Runaways, Sex With Teen

A San Ramon youth pastor has been arrested after allegedly hiding two 17-year-old runaways at his home and having a sexual relationship with one of them, police said Thursday.

02/06/2014

Exterior view of the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi on the 600 block of Vallejo St. In San Francisco. (National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi)

Ex-Employee Claims Forced Sex Acts At SF Church In Lawsuit Against Archdiocese

A former administrative assistant at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco’s North Beach is suing the Archdiocese over a culture of sexual retribution at the church that included forced sex acts on church grounds and spankings with a wooden paddle.

01/31/2014

Crash damage at the New Presbyterian Church in Hayward. (Ralph Morales)

Organ Credited For Saving Lives When Car Plows Into Hayward Church

Members of a Hayward Church are thankful that no one is injured after a car plowed through the crowded building during a grocery giveaway.

01/16/2014

Firefighters battle a 2-alarm blaze in San Francisco. (CBS)

2-Alarm Fire Damages Internet Archive Library In SF’s Richmond District

Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze Wednesday morning that damaged an internet archive has displaced at least eight people in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood, a fire dispatcher said.

11/06/2013

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Bronze Memorial Plaques Stolen From Modesto Church

Dozens of bronze plaques have been pried off a memorial wall at a Modesto church.

01/29/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Shooting Outside Oakland Church Wounds Parishioner Inside

Oakland police say an attacker began shooting outside a church on Christmas Eve, wounding a parishioner and a teenager.

12/26/2012

(CBS)

Churches Increasingly Rent Out Steeples As Cellphone Towers

People demanding better cellphone service without having to look at a bunch of new towers may soon have their prayers answered.

11/27/2012

Rev. Salvatore Cordileone

Pro Gay Marriage Bishop Says He Was Snubbed At SF Archbishop Installation

The Episcopal bishop for the Bay Area, who’s a strong gay marriage supporter, says he was snubbed when he showed up for San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone’s formal installation ceremony.

10/05/2012

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