Thursday, December 31, 2009

Board Opts To Fire Teacher

Ohio: Supporters of John Freshwater stood in a parking lot yesterday asking God to inspire the school board to make the right decision.

Three hours later, the board announced that it intends to fire Freshwater, an eighth-grade science teacher.

Freshwater preached his Christian beliefs about how the world began, discredited evolution and didn't teach the required science curriculum, the board says. He was told to stop teaching creationism and intelligent design, but he continued to do so, an investigation found.

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Freshwater burned crosses onto the arms of some of his students and told them that gays are sinners.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Muslim Orders "Honour Killing" Of His Own Daughter

Germany: A German court imprisoned a Kurdish man, 50, for life on Tuesday for ordering the "honour killing" of his own daughter after being told she had lost her virginity. A son and an Azeri friend lured the 20-year-old woman, Gulsum, to a lonely country road near the Dutch border, throttled her with a rope and clubbed her to death, inflicting horrific injuries to her face.

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Judges said they were convinced the only motive to murder Gulsum had been that she was no longer a virgin and had secretly undergone an abortion.

Gulsum had rebelled against the family's Muslim-oriented rules and after suffering several beatings at home, requested help from German social workers. They arranged for her to live in an apartment, but she later moved home to her family again.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ireland's Massive Catholic Church Abuse Scandal

Here we go, this is being called the largest child molestation scandal in Ireland's history.  Thousands of former students have come forward with stories of abuse and molestations while the Dublin Archdiocese is accused of shielding hundreds of priests from prosecution.

A new 2,600-page report on physical, emotional, and sexual abuse in Catholic-run Irish schools is “a map of an Irish hell,” said the Irish Times in an editorial. The numbers speak for themselves: 800 abusers, 200 schools, 35 years, many thousands of victims.

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Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has issued an ultimatum to four bishops: resign immediately or be fired by the Vatican. The four bishops, implicated for their roles in Ireland's child molestation scandal,  are Bishop Raymond Field, Bishop Eamon Walsh, Bishop Martin Drennan and Bishop Jim Moriarty. Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowan has joined the call for the bishops to resign.

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Father Thomas Naughton pleads guilty to five "sample" counts of child molestation. Naughton was convicted of similar charges in 1998 and the cover-up of his assaults is part of the scandal. Naughton received five three-year sentences, to run concurrently, with the final year suspended in each case.

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Two more bishops have resigned in Ireland's widening child abuse scandal. A total of four bishops have now stepped down, with pressure building for the fifth bishop named in the Murphy Report to do the same. Bishops Eamonn Walsh, Raymond Field, James Moriarty, and Donal Murray have all offered their resignations in the last ten days. The Dublin Archdiocese is accused of shielding more than 170 priests from prosecution, usually by transferring them to other parishes.

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After meeting on December 11 with the leaders of the Irish Catholic hierarchy, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his “outrage, betrayal, and shame” at the revelations that sex-abuse complaints had been covered up in the Dublin archdiocese. He offered his prayers for the victims and vowed that “the Church will continue to follow this grave matter with the closest attention in order to understand better how these shameful events came to pass and how best to develop effective and secure strategies to prevent any recurrence.”

Mormon Polygamist Convicted Of Rape

Texas: A resident of a polygamist compound in Texas was convicted Tuesday of sexually assaulting a child, a teenager given to him as a wife.

Allan Eugene Keate, 57, was married to the underage girl in 2006 at the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a compound founded by the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter-Day Saints, a dissident Mormon group.

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Prosecution witnesses included a DNA expert who testified Keate fathered a baby born to the teenager.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Pastor Indicted For Murdering His Wife

Texas: Former Waco-area pastor Matt Baker, who was indicted on murder charges in the death of his wife, is set for a final pre-trial hearing next week in Waco before his trial begins in January.

Baker is accused of murdering his wife Kari Lynn Baker and attempting to make her death appear to be a suicide.

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Baker, who has been free since April on $250,000 bond, was a former pastor at several area Baptist churches and once served as chaplain at the Waco Center for Youth.

Pastor Fatally Shoots His Son...On Christmas

Pennsylvania: A family gathering turned deadly when a Philadelphia pastor shot his son to death during a domestic dispute Christmas Day.
Darby Borough police say it all started with a violent confrontation between Jordan Caldwell, 21, and a female at the pastor's home on Ridge Avenue.

Jordan's father Rev. Kirk Caldwell interceded by shooting his son in the chest, killing him.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pastor Shane Montgomery Arrested

Pastor Shane Montgomery arrested after confessing to sex with underage boy he met online.

According to police, Montgomery confessed to meeting the 15-year-old boy on the Internet and having a sexual encounter.

He reportedly told police everything was consensual.

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Montgomery resigned his post Friday as pastor of The River Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christian Extremists Disrupt Hindu Senate Prayer

Man Dies Waiting For Jesus To Heal Him

Believing his faith would heal him, a Greenwood County, South Carolina man sat down in his recliner after an injury in March and never got up.

"The man totally believed in God and his healing," said Ada Webb.

In March, Webb's 550-pound husband, Tillmon, sat down in a recliner inside their trailer in Greenwood. Wearing nothing but a blanket, the 33-year-old didn't move from that recliner for the next eight months.

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Authorities say they found Tillmon covered with sores, and that he appeared to weigh about 800 pounds. They say he was stuck to his chair, and they had to saw the recliner apart. They cut a large hole around the front door to get him out.

He died at the hospital.

"If I feel anything right now, it's envy for him because I wish he had taken me with him," said Webb.

Rev. Arrested For Rape Of Underage Relative

New York City police say a minister has been arrested on charges of raping a teenage relative.

The Rev. Dr. Phillip Charles Joubert Sr. was charged last month after the victim came forward to police. He pleaded not guilty last week in a Queens court on first-degree rape and other charges and was held without bail.

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Joubert's Community Baptist Church is in Queens, NY.  He is also pastor of the New Light Missionary Baptist Church in Norwalk, Conn.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Evil Atheists Are Not Allowed

North Carolina's constitution is clear: politicians who deny the existence of God are barred from holding office.
Opponents of Cecil Bothwell are seizing on that law to argue he should not be seated as a City Council member, even though federal courts have ruled religious tests for public office are unlawful under the U.S. Constitution.
“I'm not saying that Cecil Bothwell is not a good man, but if he's an atheist, he's not eligible to serve in public office, according to the state constitution,” said H.K. Edgerton, a former Asheville NAACP president.

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Article VI of the U.S. Constitution says: “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”  Rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution trump the restriction in the state constitution.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

God, Gold, and Guns

Faux News host, and Mormon, Glenn Beck ia accused of a blatant conflict of interest concerning his frequent on-air promotion of Goldline International, a precious metals vendor that features the TV and radio host's endorsement prominently on their website. Critics charge that Beck is guilty of misleading his audience by often advising them to purchase gold without disclosing that he is in fact a "paid spokesman" for Goldline.

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Beck's promotion of gold presents a potential problem for Faux News, which strictly prohibits on-air personalities from making paid product endorsements. When contacted by Daily Finance for a comment on the matter, Faux News senior vice-president for development Joel Cheatwood said the network "makes an exception for its commentators who are also radio hosts".

The end of days as foretold by Beck will be painful, but I will insulate myself by buying his gold and praying to Jebus.

Rabbi Convicted Of Cocaine Possession

A multi-millionaire rabbi who took part in cocaine parties with prostitutes in a flat nicknamed the “synagogue of sin” has been convicted of possessing drugs.

Rabbi Baruch Chalomish convicted of cocaine possession. Chalmoish, a multimillionaire, was acquitted on other charges including cocaine distribution for offering the drug to prostitutes in return for sex.

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Chalomish was arrested on Jan 5 this year after a five-day binge involving drugs and sex with prostitutes.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fugitive Pastor Arrested

Pastor Robert Adams arrested in camouflage gear after weeks on the lam from authorities after sexually assaulting a child. Adams' wife has also been arrested for convincing the child to have sex with her husband.

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Adams, 46, began sexually abusing the girl when she was younger than 13 and got her pregnant about three years later, according to the Gaston County Police Department. Authorities have been searching for Adams for nine months.
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