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“Pro-Life Spider-Man” Scales 50-Story OK Skyscraper

Oklahoma City’s ABC News affiliate reports: Police took a person into custody after climbing the side of the Devon Tower on Tuesday. The person reached the top of the Devon Tower around 9:40 a.m. and got to a platform on the roof of Oklahoma’s tallest building. Police then took the person into custody. The person who climbed the 50-story tower …

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Megachurch Discloses 38 Sexual Assault Incidents By Four Ex-Pastors, Two Of Whom Have Been Convicted

Religion News Service reports: One week after members of the Canadian megachurch The Meeting House saw their former pastor arrested and charged with sexual assault, their leadership revealed that not one but four of its former pastors have now been credibly accused — and two convicted — of sexual abuse. At a church town hall-style meeting last week, The Meeting …

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Texas AG Files To Defend Group Behind Book Bans

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wants his office to help defend Llano County officials being sued for restricting and banning books from their public library system. In a court filing, Paxton asked Austin-based federal district court Judge Robert Pitman to let the state intervene in the lawsuit, which was filed by seven Llano County residents. If …

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“Ex-Gay” Grifter Who Recently Confessed That He’s Still Having Sex With Men Leads Yet Another “Ex-Gay” March

The Christian Post reports: Declaring their testimonies of how Jesus has transformed their lives, formerly LGBT-identified young men and women gathered in Washington, D.C., Saturday for the Freedom March. Gathered next to the Washington Monument for what has become an annual event in the nation’s capital, the hosts of the march continue to see the Holy Spirit doing remarkable work …

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Catholic Group Launches “Hide The Pride” Campaign To Check Out LGBTQ-Related Books From Public Libraries

The Hill reports: A controversial conservative Catholic organization is urging parents to “Hide the Pride” during Pride Month — by checking out any LBGTQ-related books they see at their local libraries so that no children will see them. The group, Catholic Vote, says “recent polls” show “American moms and dads do not want their children exposed to sexual and ‘trans’ …

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Man In “God” Shirt Charged In Satanic Temple Arson

Boston’s ABC News affiliate reports: A Massachusetts man is facing multiple charges as he stands accused of intentionally setting a fire at the Satanic Temple in Salem. Salem police said 42-year-old Daniel Damien Lucey, of Chelsea, was arrested late Friday night after a fire was reported at the temple on Bridge Street. According to police, they received numerous 911 calls …

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QAnon “Jesus Was In My Son’s Closet” CA Sec Of State Candidate Won’t Concede Despite Losing By 47 Points

SF Gate reports: A California secretary of state candidate who pushed discredited election fraud lies, supported QAnon talking points and once said she had a prophetic dream about a “witch” neighbor has been trounced in her race — but not before praying for “angels” to intervene. On her campaign site, she claims “Los Angeles County has 144% of voters registered …

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Roy Moore Seeks To Revive $95M Defamation Lawsuit Against Sacha Baron Cohen For “Pedo Detector” Prank

Law & Crime reports: Former Alabama Judge Roy Moore’s attorney compared his client to Johnny Depp in a federal appeals court on Friday, in a bid to revive his $95 million defamation suit against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen over a sketch lampooning the would-be politician as a pedophile. “He deserves a jury,” Moore’s lawyer Larry Klayman declared during oral arguments …

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House Candidate: Execute Supporters Of LGBTQ Rights

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Mark Burns, an unabashed Christian nationalist MAGA pastor who is running for Congress in South Carolina, declared that if he is elected, he will reinstate the House Un-American Activities Committee so that the government can “start executing people” guilty of treason. Who does Burns believe is guilty of treason? Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell …

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Ex-Southern Baptist Head Axed Over Sex Assault Claim

The Christian Post reports: Former Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt has been formally suspended as pastor emeritus at First Baptist Church Woodstock in Georgia after an investigation deemed credible allegations that he sexually assaulted a younger pastor’s wife several years ago. While praising “the supernatural work of God” over the last three decades, church leaders said they believe “this …

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Betsy DeVos Claims In Coming Book She Was Open To Removing Trump From Office Via The 25th Amendment

The Hill reports: Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says that the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was the final straw for her in standing by former President Trump, confirming that she was open to using the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. DeVos, who writes in a new book about turning in her resignation letter to …

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Megachurch Pastor Gets 16 Years On Child Sex Charges

Los Angeles’s NBC News affiliate reports: The leader of a megachurch with 5 million followers worldwide was sentenced to 16 years and eight months in prison Wednesday for sexual abuse. Naasón Joaquín García was sentenced Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court after pleading guilty to three felonies on the eve of a long-awaited trial. García, who is considered the “apostle” …

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Gohmert Blames Mass Shootings On Lack Of Praying

“To be told that we have no courage – we were told in debate last week – Democrats don’t want to hear anymore about social media, violent video games, Hollywood, mental illness. “And they sure don’t want to hear anymore about prayers. They’re disgusted hearing about prayers. And they certainly don’t want to hear about fatherlessness, drug use. “Look, maybe …

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FL Megachurch Sues To Evict Pastor Who Once Claimed Jesus Had Materialized In His Home For “Friendly Chat”

The Christian Post reports: The 12,000-member Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida, continued its legal sparring with founding Pastor Stovall Weems and his wife, Kerri, in a new lawsuit earlier this month demanding that the couple vacate a million dollar waterfront home owned by the church after Weems completely resigned from all work with the church in April. Church officials argued …

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Poland Creates National Registry Of Pregnant Women

The Associated Press reports: The government of Poland, where a near-total abortion ban is in place, faced accusations Monday of creating a “pregnancy register” as the country expands the amount of medical data being digitally saved on patients. Women’s rights advocates and opposition politicians fear women face unprecedented surveillance given the conservative views of a ruling party that has already …

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Christian Nationalist NC Lt Gov Slams Female Leaders Because “All Christians Are Called To Be Led By Men”

Raleigh’s NBC News affiliate reports: Christians are “called to be led by men,” North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson told a Charlotte area church congregation last month. The comments were part of an extended critique of the social justice movement, with Robinson urging men to “put on the whole armor of God” and “take the head of your enemy in …

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Graham Hails Anti-Pride MLB Players For Refusing “Sin”

Posted yesterday to Franklin Graham’s Facebook page: I appreciate these Tampa Bay Rays players who said no to endorsing and celebrating sin during Saturday night’s game. They declined to wear the team’s special multi-colored caps and uniform sleeve decal. Pitcher Jason Adam told the Tampa Bay Times, “A lot of it comes down to faith…So it’s a hard decision. Because …

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TX Bill Would Ban Minors From Attending Drag Shows

From Texas state Rep. Bryan Slaton: The events of this past weekend were horrifying and show a disturbing trend in which perverted adults are obsessed with sexualizing young children. As a father of two young children, I would never take my children to a drag show and I know Speaker Dade Phelan and the rest of my Republican colleagues wouldn’t …

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Extremist Site Gab: America Is Being “Terrorized By Maniacal Transvestites Who Want Genderless Future”

Via press release from Nazi-haven social media site Gab: Our culture is what we hand on to our children, but the West isn’t having children. The birth rates are down, and people are wondering why we aren’t having babies. Our men and women aren’t making big families and our communities are becoming sterile and childless. This is a crisis that’s …

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OH Youth Pastor Gets Four Years On Child Sex Charges

Cleveland.com reports: A former youth pastor who told a judge he began sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl after he mistook her for his wife, then continued abusing her for more than two years, was sentenced Thursday to spend more than four years in prison. David Walker, 47, gasped as Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Ashley Kilbane announced the sentence. …

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