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Flo Rida took to the stage this morning as part of the Today Toyota Summer Concert Series, rocking out to a compilation of “Wild Ones,” “Can’t Believe it,” “Whistle,” and “I Cry.”

But many in the crowd and on the Internet took more note of what the rapper rocked around his neck than the words that came out of his mouth:

One seriously HUGE Jesus Christ necklace.

Flo Rida Jesus Necklace

“It’s the sign of success,” said Flo Rida. “I put God first in everything I do.”

But would Jesus want the artist spending so much money on a piece of jewlery over other causes to which the cash could go? Is that what the bible teaches? So critics ask, at least.

Join the debate now: What do you think of Flo Rida's Jesus bling?

 

 

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Leah Remini is allegedly still battling Scientology, and the whereabouts of the long-unseen wife of church leader David Miscavige is the sticking point.

The actress has filed a missing person’s report with the LAPD regarding Shelly Miscavige, whose vanishing indirectly led to Leah leaving the religion.

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“Our missing persons unit informed us that [Remini] did file a missing person report on a Shelly Miscavige,” a spokesperson for the LAPD said.

“That is all we are going to say at this time.”

News of her LAPD filing was first reported by anti-Scientology journalist Tony Ortega, who also was among the first to report on her rift with the church.

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Given some of his controversial statements on women and gays, Pat Robertson surprised many this week when he replied to a viewer question about transgender lifestyles...

... and showed understanding and compassion when it came to these individuals.

The televangelist - who recently said he wants to vomit over gay men kissing and who blamed a wife for her husband's infidelity - was asked by a 700 Club fan about coworkers who have legally changed their gender and replied:

"I think there are men who are in a woman's body. It's very rare. But it's true - or women that are in men's bodies - and that they want a sex change. That is a very permanent thing, believe me, when you have certain body parts amputated and when you have shot up with various kinds of hormones.

"It's a radical procedure. I don't think there's any sin associated with that. I don't condemn somebody for doing that."

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Leah Remini has broken her silence regarding her defection from Scientology, issuing her most direct words to date about her decision to leave the church.

Remini and her entire family left Scientology after a bizarre series of events that allegedly include A-list stars writing “knowledge reports” about her.

Leah’s questions about the whereabouts of church head David Miscavige’s wife Shelly, reportedly created controversy among Scientology's hierarchy.

“We stand united, my family and I, and I think that says a lot about who we are, and what we’re about,” Remini told People magazine on Saturday.

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Pope Francis had a busy week in Brazil, visiting slums and prisons, blessing the Olympic flag and bringing three million people to mass on Sunday.

But it was on the plane back to Rome where the newly-anointed pontiff took questions from reporters and made perhaps his biggest headline of the trip.

Pope Francis Photograph

According to the Wall Street Journal, he was asked about homosexuality, the reported "gay lobby" and the topic of gay priests in the Catholic Church.

Here is how Pope Francis, 76, broached the delicate, hypothetical question of how he would respond to finding out that a cleric in his ranks was gay.

"Who am I to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord?" the pontiff said, speaking in Italian. "You can't marginalize these people."

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Religious scholar Reza Aslan recently appeared on the Fox News online show Spirited Debate and found himself grilled on why a Muslim would write a book about Jesus.

Aslan appeared on the show Friday to promote his book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, about how the environment Jesus grew up in shaped him.

But host Lauren Green didn't seem to want to talk about the book so much, however, as she wanted to talk about how Reza Aslan is a Muslim.

She seemed insistent that this fact somehow affects the quality of his new book about Jesus. Her very first question leading off the interview:

"You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?"

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The trailer for Kirk Cameron's new movie, Unstoppable, was banned by Facebook and YouTube, but the ban has since been lifted on both, to his delight.

“Victory!! Friends, you did it,” the former Growing Pains star wrote on his personal page after a campaign to get the bans overturned was successful.

YouTube initially labeled the controversial Unstoppable teaser a violation of its “policy against spam, scams and commercially deceptive content.”

The new film, the devoutly conservative Christian says, addresses why God lets bad things happen to good people, and his personal journey of faith.

“If God is good, why is there so much suffering? Why all the pain? Why does He allow evil to in a world when he could stop it?” Cameron asks.

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The Church of Scientology has lost Leah Remini.

The New York Post's Page Six claims that the actress has made a "dramatic break" from the controversial religion practiced by many celebrities.

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The Post says the former co-host of The Talk questioned and objected to many common practices within the Church, and criticized its leader, David Miscavige.

"She is stepping back from a regime she thinks is corrupt," a source is quoted as saying in Page Six, citing its "interrogations" and "thought modifications."

Moreover, Remini, 43, "questioned the validity of excommunication of people" or tearing apart families or abusing people "under the umbrella of 'religion.'"

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Pat Robertson is at it again.

No, the conservative preacher did not blame women for their cheating husbands this time. Nor did he claim that LGBT activities are members of the Illuminati. But you're getting warmer...

Yesterday, during an appearance on The 700 Club, Robertson was asked by a viewer if Facebook Liking photos of same-sex couples means one is supporting this supposedly anti-Christian lifestyle.

"That makes me want to throw up,” he said. "To me I would punch ‘Vomit;’ not ‘Like.' But they don’t give you that option on Facebook.”

Maybe someday they will, Pat. We can only hope - nay, pray! - that The Big Guy is listening. That means you, Mark Zuckerberg...

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A high school in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., has officially banned Tebowing, the post-game or post-score prayer posture inspired by NFL player Tim Tebow.

The ban comes in response to a formal complaint, alleging violation of separation of church and state, by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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Tebowing took the NFL by storm in 2011. Then Tim's career sort of imploded, but controversy over the religious star and his on-field ritual rages on.

At Lahser H.S., the football team led traditional post-game prayers at midfield, allowing members of its team and visitors to take part in the tradition.

That's not uncommon at all levels of competition, but the Tebowing took it too far, according to the ACLU, which said it exceeds its proposed guidelines.

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