{FD} Prayer talk OK now, says Maine school that threatened staffer with firing

A Maine high school is backing down from its threat to fire an employee if she ever tells a colleague in a private conversation that she is praying for him -- even if that colleague is a fellow Christian and attends the same church as she.

{FD} Investigators face big hurdles in church child abuse cases

When Rutherford County's child protection agency seeks to investigate allegations of abuse at Word of Faith Fellowship, it runs smack into two major obstacles: a habitual lack of cooperation from church members and a court-ordered compromise that limits what can trigger an inquiry and how social workers can question minors.