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Leah Remini opened up about her split from Scientology on the season premiere of Ellen, saying she's "OK" since leaving the controversial faith this summer.

Not that her break from the church was without consequence.

"We lost friends who can no longer talk to us who are still in the organization," Leah Remini said, noting that current members can't talk to ex-members.

"But we have other friends, who are not in the church, who have stood by us and that's all we can ask for," Remini added, and Ellen said she's one of them.

Asked why she left, Remini's answer was similar to but less revealing than past explanations she's given, saying her mom got her into it when she was young.

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The Robertson family, stars of A&E's mega-hit reality sitcom Duck Dynasty, are devout Christians who often preach at their local church in W. Monroe, La.

A ministry assistant at White's Ferry Road Church of Christ says that family patriarch Phil Robertson and his family have been active there for 30 years.

Phil regularly gives passionate sermons, and last weekend, the entire family joined in on Duck Commander Sunday, which is an actual annual tradition.

Duck Commander Sunday existed long before the A&E TV show that made the family famous, and despite the abundance of camo, it's not some stunt.

These guys are sincere in their faith. Check out the video above.

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A North Carolina church caused a firestorm when its lead pastor apparently requested "only white people" serve as greeters, a WBTV report claims.

Carmen Thomas, a member of Freedom House Church, was outraged after receiving an email regarding this from church Pastor Makeda Pennycooke.

The pastor reportedly asked people of color to please refrain from serving as greeters at the 9 a.m. service during the congregation's busiest season.

Pennycooke, an African-American, told volunteers that "first impressions matter" and that the congregation wanted "the best of the best on the front doors."

Thomas said she thinks Pennycooke was attempting to attract white worshippers.

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Pope Francis has once again broken from tradition.

The religious figure, who shocked many last month when he said he would not pass judgment on homosexuals, posed this week for what many consider to be the first-ever pontiff selfie.

The head of the Catholic Church followed the lead of a few Vatican visitors who turned their camera phone on themselves and then posted the picture on Twitter.

As you can imagine, the image has gone more viral than a multiple-person pool alley-oop.

Check it out here:

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St. John's Anglican Church in Canada is making a statement against those who say homosexuality is a sin with a sign out front that has gone viral.

The church has quite a sense of humor, as well. The sign reads:

"Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine!"

Jesus Had Two Dads Sign

Christian principle teaches that Jesus is the son of God, but was cared for during his 33 years on Earth, in part, by his birth mother’s husband, Joseph.

Rev. Duncan Lyon’s wife told The Blaze this week that the message is still outside the Niagara Falls, Ont., church and that the motivation it is obvious.

“I’m sure you can sort it out yourself,” she said.

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We didn't think Pat Robertson could get any lower than blaming a wife for her husband cheating.

And we didn't think he could utter anything more asinine than his implication that LGBT activists are members of the Illuminati.

But then the crazy religious gift that keeps on giving answered a viewer question this week on The 700 Club.

It involved whether a woman should have been informed that a passenger in her van had AIDS, in case there was an "accident" and he contaminated her with the virus.

Did Robertson point out the absurdity of this question? Sort of, at first. But he then went on a rant about how gay people in San Francisco use specially-designed rings to PURPOSELY SPREAD AIDS. Really, he said this.

See for yourself now:

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With questions continuing to be raised over why Lee Thompson Young killed himself at the age of 29 this week, a new report points to a pair of possible reasons:

  1. Depression.
  2. Religion.

An unnamed source tells the site that Young had suffered from the former for a long time, while confirming that the Rizzoli & Isles star was anything but a party animal during his time on Earth.

"He was the opposite. Lee loved to travel and was always the first to tell everyone to take a breath and enjoy the beauty of life," the insider says, adding the star was "gentle and unassuming" despite a lot of success in Hollywood.

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Signs that call for "No Muslim Parking" near a Texas shopping center have shocked local worshippers and the general public, for obvious reasons.

The signs posted in Spring Branch, Tx., were taken down within hours of appearing - during Ramadan, no less - and it's still unclear who put them up.

The signs near the Westview Shopping Center were reportedly in close proximity to the El Farouq Mosque; worshipers do often park in the mall's lot.

Those employees went on to point the finger at the mall complex's owner, Steve Kwon, but Kwon denied any knowledge of or responsibility for the signs.

After being approached by camera crews, he promptly started taking them down. In any case, the mystery is unsolved, but the signs are no longer up.

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Scott Disick has apparently learned a lot from Kanye West.

With his quasi brother-in-law thinking he's Jesus (or, to be precise, "Yeezus"), Kourtney Kardashian's baby daddy has posted a photo to Instagram of him and his relatives at The Last Supper.

It's unclear why, but it's also rather hilarious to study:

Scott Disick Last Supper Pic

There's Kris Humphries hanging out. There's Kanye earning an inclusion. And there's Kendall Jenner as… Judas?!?

Based on the recent claims of Michael Girgenti, you'd think Kourtney would earn this traitorous spot at the table. Maybe in a few weeks if Girgenti's paternity claims prove to be true.

What do you think of Disick's photo? Is it cute? Harmless? Or will Scott soon be rotting away for all eternity because he's comparing himself to Jesus Christ in this reimagination of the iconic meal?

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Supermodel Kate Upton says she's religious and proud of it, despite attempts by others in the industry to force her to downplay her Christian faith.

The 21-year-old got a cross tattoo on her finger so she could always show her devotion to God, the Elle cover girl revealed in the September issue.

Not unlike the way she says men treat her like a toy or an object, she revealed how it's upsetting to find that her religion isn't always taken seriously:

"I was at a photo shoot, wearing a cross necklace that my mom bought me, and somebody made a joke like, 'Why are you wearing a cross? Like you would be religious.'"

"And then they took [my necklace] away,” Kate Upton added. “I was really affected by that."

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