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Hawaii Church Settles Suit Over School Building Use

A Pentecostal denomination has agreed to pay $775,000 to settle a lawsuit over its use of public school buildings.

The suit was brought against New Hope churches by Mitchell Kahle, founder of Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of Church and State, and Holly Huber, a public advocate, reported the Associated Press. Read more

Invocation Intemperance: State-Sponsored Prayer Rankles In Hawaii And Oklahoma

Official, state-sponsored prayers before government bodies are often problematic, but many legislators simply refuse to give them up.

The state of Hawaii has just learned the hard way that it’s best not to overreact when citizens protest government-endorsed religion. Read more