Tag Archives: religion

CALIFORNIA: Torture Parents Plead Not Guilty [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: A Perris couple accused of torturing their 13 malnourished adult and juvenile children face up to 94 years to life in prison if convicted of a number of charges, authorities announced Thursday. The Turpins appeared in court Thursday afternoon shackled and in dress clothes and entered pleas of not guilty at their arraignment. A court conference was ...

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BOLIVIA: New Penal Code Criminalizes Proselytizing

The Christian Times reports: Evangelical groups in Bolivia are voicing out their concerns about a new law that aims to ban proselytizing and other religious activities. The National Association of Evangelicals in Bolivia (ANDEB) has stated that the new Penal Code of Bolivia amounted to “state abuse” against Christians because it could ban evangelism and prevent them from organizing religious ...

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Gay Couple Sues After Printing Company Sends Pamphlets About Satan Instead Of Wedding Program

The New York Daily News reports: A gay couple is suing a printing company for sending them pamphlets about weakness of the flesh and “temptation” instead of the colorful customized wedding programs they ordered. On the eve of their wedding day, Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg, an Australian couple who were married last year in Pennsylvania, opened a package from ...

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CALIFORNIA: Christian Homeschooling Parents Charged With Torturing And Starving Their 13 Children [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: The grandparents of 13 children allegedly abused and kept shackled to beds in their Southern California home said the parents had so many kids because “God called on them.” ABC News spoke with the parents of David Turpin, who was arrested along with his wife Louise on Monday for holding their 13 children “shackled to their beds ...

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Right Wing Christian Defense Coalition Demands That Trump Apologize For “Unloving” Racist Comment

Via press release: The white evangelical community, which voted 80% for President Trump, must stand with one voice against this unloving, insensitive and hurtful language and call for the President to apologize. Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition and Pastor of Church on the Hill, goes on to state; “The harsh, unloving and hurtful language the President ...

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Catholic League: Catholicism Is NOT Inclusive

Via press release from Bill Donohue: When the pastor of a rural Minnesota Catholic church learned that three male musicians each claimed to be married to a man, he dismissed them. When officials at a suburban Maryland Catholic school learned that a substitute teacher and field hockey coach was associated with a white supremacist group, they dismissed him. Both decisions ...

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One Million Moms Vs Scholastic Books

Just in from Monica Cole: Everyone is familiar with Scholastic Inc. Their book fairs are popular fundraisers at your child’s school. However, Scholastic is not safe for your child and parents should be warned. Scholastic Inc., the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, is using its platform to promote pro-homosexual and pro-transgender books for children. The corporation, for ...

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FLORIDA: Broward County Bans Ex-Gay Torture

Minutes ago the Broward County Commission voted unanimously to ban ex-gay torture, becoming the 16th and largest Florida municipality thus far to take such a stand. Other Florida municipalities with bans on the books include Palm Beach County, Boca Raton, Miami, Tampa, Wilton Manors, Key West, and Oakland Park. Bucking the statewide trend, however, is Miami-Dade County, which rejected a ...

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Catholic League: Secular Groups Should “Mirror” The Catholic Church’s Way Of Handling Sexual Misconduct

Via press release from Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue: The clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church made headline news in 2002, even though most of the offenses took place from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. Over the past decade and a half, the Church launched many new policies to check this problem, the result being a dramatic reduction ...

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Trump Spiritual Adviser Demands Donations Of One Month’s Pay Or Followers Will Suffer “Consequences”

The Christian Post reports: Popular televangelist Paula White is urging her followers to donate a “first fruits” offering of up to their entire salary for the month of January to enjoy “blessings” for the rest of the year or suffer the “consequences” of failing to follow God’s command. “Each January, I put God first and honor Him with the first ...

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TEXAS: Married Pastor Pleads Guilty In Hooker Sting

Houston’s ABC affiliate reports: A Baptist pastor in The Woodlands who was arrested last summer on a charge of soliciting a prostitute pleaded guilty this morning to the charge and was sentence to a year of probation. Eddie Hilburn, 53, was arrested at a hotel in July 2017 during a sting operation. According to charging documents, Hilburn paid an undercover ...

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So There’s A Christian Version Of Netflix [VIDEO]

Via press release from Christian Newswire: PureFlix.com, the leader in faith and family streaming video, has the perfect antidote for the winter blues: the sunny, new sitcom “Malibu Dan-The Family Man.” “Our audience appreciates our commitment to clean content and the high production values of our original series,” said PureFlix.com CEO Greg Gudorf. “I’m thrilled to be starting the new ...

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LDS Head Who Led Prop 8 Battle Dies At Age 90

The Associated Press reports: Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after overseeing the religion for nine years. He was 90. Monson died Tuesday night at his home in Salt Lake City, according to church spokesman Eric Hawkins. Monson spent more than five decades serving in top church leadership councils — making him a well-known ...

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Pope Francis: 2017 Was A Year Of Lies And Injustices

Reuters reports: At his last public event of the year, an evening vespers service in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pontiff said that humanity had “wasted and wounded” the year “in many ways with works of death, with lies and injustices”. While war was the most obvious sign of “unrepentant and absurd pride”, many other transgressions had caused “human, social and ...

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REPORT: Egypt Set To Criminalize Atheism

The Independent reports: The Committee on Religion in the Egyptian Parliament has disclosed plans to pass into law a bill that makes atheism a criminal offence in the North African nation. Current Egyptian law says atheists can be prosecuted for expressing their disbelief in public but the committee’s proposal would go further and criminalise disbelief itself. It would be recalled ...

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Trump Mocks White House Press Before Cabinet Meeting Prayer: You Need The Prayer More Than I Do [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Because he’s Donald Trump, one slam against the political press per day is never enough. Trump held a cabinet briefing where he gloated about his first year in office and the imminent success of the GOP’s tax bill. During his round table, Trump invited HUD Secretary Ben Carson to say a prayer for the room and the president ...

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Pastor And Wife Found Guilty Of Scamming Millions Via Christian Micro-Lending Company To “Help The Poor”

The Washington Post reports: The Alexandria, Va., pastor told his parishioners they could benefit themselves while doing good if they invested in his Christian-based company lending small amounts of money to entrepreneurs in developing countries. Instead, a jury in Alexandria federal court agreed that Terry Millender and his wife Brenda Millender, who together ran Victorious Life Church, defrauded their friends ...

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Pedophile-Enabling Catholic Cardinal Dies At 86

CBS News reports: Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked what would become the worst crisis in American Catholicism, has died, the Vatican confirmed on Tuesday. He was 86. Law had been sick and was recently hospitalized in Rome. The Vatican Press Office confirmed his death in a ...

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CHICAGO: County Sues Megachurch For Allegedly Swindling $340,000 From Elderly Dementia Patient

CBS Chicago reports: A megachurch in Ohio is accused of coercing an elderly woman in Rogers Park to hand over hundreds of thousands of dollars. The woman is mentally ill and has dementia. She is now under the care of the Cook County Public Guardian, who is fighting to reclaim that money — her life-savings. Bridget Pollard, 76, has lived ...

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Pope Francis: Fake News Is A Very Serious Sin

The Guardian reports: Pope Francis has criticised journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalise the news, saying it’s a “very serious sin” that hurts all involved. Francis, who plans to dedicate his upcoming annual communications message to “fake news”, told Catholic media on Saturday that journalists perform a mission that is among the most “fundamental” to democratic societies. But ...

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