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Pastor to get car for not burning Koran

New Brunswick, N.J. -- The manager of a New Jersey car dealership says a Florida minister is getting the car he was promised if he refrained from burning the Koran.

David Canton of Brad Benson Hyundai in New Brunswick told CNN the Rev. Terry Jones will be given a 2011 Accent valued at $13,600.

Jones, pastor of Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, a church with a congregation of about 50, became an international celebrity when he threatened to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11, the ninth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. He changed his plans after the proposed burning was denounced by President Obama, Army Gen. David Petraeus and many others.

Bishop Long's alleged sex abuse victim calls him a 'monster'

A sex scandal involving Bishop Eddie Long doesn't seem to stop anytime soon. Instead it is growing day by day. Now, one of four young men accusing prominent Georgia pastor of sexual abuse has called Bishop Long a "predator" and a "monster" in an interview with Atlanta's Fox TV affiliate WAGA.

Fourth man accuses Bishop Eddie Long of sex abuse

A sex scandal involving Bishop Eddie Long is growing day by day. Already facing the allegation of having sexual relationships with at least three teenage boys, the Atlanta-area pastor is sued by a fourth man who alleges he, too was abused by Long.

Pastor walks 60 miles for parishioner

Huntington Beach, Calif. -- A Huntington Beach, Calif., pastor says his walking 60 miles in five-mile increments around his church was in dedication to a parishioner with eye cancer.

Pastor Bob Ewing of the First Christian Church says he has taken up fitness challenges before but when he turned 60 he decided to dedicate this particular effort to parishioner Jake Olson, 13, blind from retinoblastoma, The Orange County (Calif.) Register reported.

Ewing says his hopes to raise at least $6,000 from family and friends who donated $1 a mile before he began his walk. The money will go to Institute for Families, an organization assisting families with children who have eye diseases, the newspaper said Saturday.

Church members contribute $2.4 million on Warren’s plea

Los Angeles, CA, January 3 -- Preacher Rick Warren's plea for donations led to a mind boggling response from parishioners!

Church janitor arrested for murder of priest

Chatham, October 24:Jose Feliciano, 64, the longtime church janitor, described "like a second father to all the St. Pat's kids" was arrested at his home on Saturday evening in the fatal stabbing of Rev. Edward Hinds.