Coffee shops brew a cup of community at Los Angeles churches

The Field Hospital: "People are still craving a community, a hub, a place to call home, a place to nest. That is still alive and well and that place can still be a church."

Los Angeles Archdiocese formalizes guidelines for Native American inclusion

After about 12 years of discussions, Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez signed 17 new protocols in March that serve as guidelines for churches and their institutions to welcome and include Native Americans of California.

Prayer discount no longer on the menu at North Carolina diner

A Winston-Salem, N.C., diner will no longer dish out discounts along with dinner to praying customers.

Mary's Gourmet Diner had been offering a 15 percent discount for customers seen offering grace before meals during the past four years.

The practice went under the radar until a Christian music radio station in Orlando, Fla., uploaded a photo of a receipt with the discount to Facebook on July 30. Then it went viral.

'Black Jesus' targeted as 'blasphemous' by conservative groups

Conservative Christian activists, led by the group One Million Moms and the American Family Association, are pushing Cartoon Network's Adult Swim series to cancel the new show "Black Jesus," which they call offensive and "full of lies."

The show, set to premiere at 11 p.m. Thursday, is written and produced by Aaron McGruder, best known for the comic strip and animated series "The Boondocks," about two young black brothers.