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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (California State Assembly)

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Donnelly Slammed Over Comments Tying Rival Kashkari To Islamic Law

Republican Congressman Darrell Issa on Thursday strongly condemned comments by GOP gubernatorial front-runner Tim Donnelly, in which the state lawmaker has tried to tie his Indian-American rival to fundamentalist Islamic law, calling his statements “hateful and ignorant garbage.”

05/08/2014

A letter explaining the head wear ban at Boomers in Livermore. (CBS)

Sikh, Muslim Families Allege Discrimination At Livermore Amusement Park

A Sikh family from Alameda and a Muslim family from Sunnyvale alleged Tuesday that they were barred from riding go-karts at a Livermore amusement park last summer because of their religious head attire.

04/29/2014

Canonization Ceremony

Francis Presides Over Historic Day Of 4 Popes At Canonization Ceremony

Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Square.

04/27/2014

Bob Sodervick waves a gay pride flag outside of San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage license after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mormon Church Leadership Reaffirms Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ stance on homosexuality has softened in recent years, but this marks the second consecutive conference in which leaders took time to emphasize the faith’s insistence that marriage should be limited to unions between a man and a woman, as God created.

04/07/2014

(credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Appeals Court Orders YouTube To Remove Anti-Muslim Film That Sparked Violence

A federal appeals court ordered YouTube on Wednesday to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in many parts of the Middle East.

02/26/2014

The Dalai Lama speaks at an event. (CBS)

Dalai Lama Touts Compassion At Sold Out Santa Clara Event

The Dalai Lama bought his spiritual message of compassion Monday to about 4,000 people inside an arena at Santa Clara University as about 100 protesters made noise outside.

02/24/2014

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

Crime scene tape, police line, generic

Central Valley Islamic Center Vandalized With Graffiti, Raw Bacon

Police in San Joaquin County said vandals have struck a mosque for a second time, spray-painting vulgarities and leaving behind strips of raw bacon, an act that police are considering a possible hate crime.

02/04/2014

(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images & Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images)

Does God Watch The Super Bowl? Sports And Spirituality Linked For Fans

One in five Americans believe God plays a role in sports, so who is the Almighty supporting in the Super Bowl?

01/29/2014

Katy Perry (credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Katy Perry Talks Breasts, Religion And Believing In Aliens

The “Roar” singer tells GQ magazine she prayed for her ample assets…

01/23/2014

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