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Religion

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Police Sgt. Sues City, Claims He Was Discriminated Against For Wiccan Religion

Sgt. A.J. DeBellis, who joined the LAPD in 1990, filed a complaint Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

04/07/2014

Mariah Bravo believes she was discriminated against because of her religious beliefs. (credit: CBS)

Nurse At Loma Linda Medical Center Believes She Was Discriminated Against For Practicing Santeria

Only On 2: The nurse says, “My religion shouldn’t be a topic of conversation or for them to criticize.”

02/21/2014

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La Puente Pastor Returns Home After Release From Iranian Prison

Pastor Edward Romero was in the country protesting the imprisonment of four Christians and their attorney.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/23/2013

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Judge Rules Yoga Not Tied To Religion, Allowed To Remain In Public Schools

A judge is allowing a San Diego-area school district to teach yoga, rejecting the claims of disgruntled parents who called it an effort to promote Eastern religion.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/01/2013

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Former LA ‘Queen Pin’ Discusses Her Journey From Drug Dealing To Redemption

In the 1980s and early 90s, Jemeker Thompson-Hairston was one of the biggest drug dealers in Los Angeles. Seven years after her release from prison, she has turned her life around, founding a ministry and detailing her journey from drugs and money laundering to faith in a new memoir.

05/01/2013

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Granada Hills Charter High School Wins 3rd Consecutive National Academic Decathlon

A team of talented students from Granada Hills Charter High School have won the National Academic Decathlon for the third year in a row.

04/28/2013

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‘Two And A Half Men’ Star Angus T. Jones Calls Show ‘Filth’

“Two and a Half Men” star Angus T. Jones is under fire for criticizing the show — even going so far as to call it “filth” — in an online video where he professes his religious beliefs.

11/27/2012

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Opinion: Jamie Foxx’s Obama Is Our Lord And Savior Remark Is Ridiculous And Disturbing

No one can equate to God. And, it’s about time someone stood up to Jamie Foxx and his ilk to teach them that – or at least try to teach them that.

11/27/2012

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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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Pageant Of The Masters Brings Art To Life

The Pageant of the Masters is the most famous attraction of the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, which will be held this year during July and August. Prepare yourself for one of the most enchanting shows you will ever see.

07/02/2012

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Radio Host Redefines How Listeners Look At Religion And Sin

Millions tune in everyday to radio host Lino Rulli battle his inner demons and struggle with what it means to be religious.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/27/2011

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Calif. Teacher Enforces ‘Bless You’ Ban For Classroom Sneezes

Teacher Steve Cuckovich said the common courtesy is disrespectful and disruptive to classroom activity — but insists the ban has nothing to do with religion.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/29/2011

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OC Couple Threatened With $500-Per-Meeting Fines For Home Bible Study

An Orange County couple has been ordered to stop holding a Bible study in their home on the grounds that the meeting violates a city ordinance as a “church” and not as a private gathering.

CBS Los Angeles–09/20/2011

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Citizen Ticketed For Directing Traffic After Police Fail To In South Pasadena

We’ve all heard the saying: no good deed goes unpunished . . . and that’s exactly what happened to a South Pasadena resident who was issued a ticket by police for his charitable act.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/09/2011

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Pepperdine Professor To Quit Diplomat Post Over Religious Beliefs

Ambassador Doug Kmiec is accused of excessively writing and speaking about his Catholic religious beliefs — the very job he says the president called him to do.

04/25/2011