(AP/RNS) -- When it comes to coping with the stress and uncertainty of a pandemic, most Americans are turning not to God, but to TV. That's just one of the findings of a Pew Research Center survey released Friday (Aug. 7) on how the novel coronavirus pandemic has impacted the worship habits of Americans.
NAVASOTA, Texas (AP/RNS) -- Before the barbecue trailer, there was the toilet paper popemobile. With toilet paper hard to come by as stay-at-home orders took effect in many states earlier this year to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Chad McMillan put the pastor of First Baptist Church of Navasota, Texas, on a trailer surrounded by plexiglass, "like the popemobile," he said. He handed the pastor a T-shirt gun loaded with toilet paper, each roll wrapped with a Bible verse.