Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bishop Sexually Abused His Daughters

Utah: Mormon bishop and children's charity co-founder Lon Harvey Kennard is being held without bail on charges that he sexually abused two of his adopted daughters.

The 30-year Heber City resident, who with his wife created an Ethiopian orphanage, "Village of Hope", and adopted six Ethiopian children, is charged with 25 counts of first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child, 21 counts of second-degree felony sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of witness tampering. According to court documents, the abuse was ongoing between 1995 and 2002.

Read More: Who's your daddy?

Other family members told investigators they, too, had been abused by Kennard, according to the probable cause statement. No charges have been filed in connection with those allegations.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

24% of Republicans Think Obama ‘may be the Antichrist’

57 percent of Republicans believe that Obama is a Muslim. 45 percent of Republicans agree with the Birthers in their belief that Obama was not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president. 38 percent of Republicans say that Obama is doing many of the things that Hitler did. Scariest of all, 24 percent of Republicans say that Obama "may be the Antichrist."

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The poll, which surveyed 2,230 people right at the height of the health-care reform debate, also clearly shows that education is a barrier to extremism. Respondents without a college education are vastly more likely to believe such claims, while Americans with college degrees or better are less easily duped.

Church Volunteer Kidnaps, Rapes Teen Boy

Louisiana: A Shreveport teenager thought walking to school in the rain was a bad way to start the day. A church’s van pulling up to offer a ride seemed like a ray of hope.

The unidentified boy accepted a ride from the driver of New Beginnings Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church’s van. The driver soon pulled a gun and kidnapped the boy, taking him to church instead of school. They weren’t going to pray.

Read More: Some people should die

The man, 34-year-old Robert James Washington, Jr., a church volunteer, directed the 15-year-old boy into the pastor’s study. There, he ordered the teen to strip and raped him. Once satisfied, Washington drove the boy to school.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Church Youth Counselor Prostitutes Wife

Illinois: A Minnesota man who allegedly pimped his wife out for sex on craigslist has been charged with a felony following his arrest at a downtown Chicago Hotel.

Clinton Danner, 32, of Rockford, Minn., is accused of forcing his wife to have sex with strangers at locations across the country.

He was arrested Sunday night by Cook County Sheriff’s Police as he arrived to pick up his wife from a downtown Holiday Inn where he made her stay for the weekend, prosecutors said today.
Danner met his wife five years ago, when she was 17 and he was a 27-year-old church youth counselor.
Read More: Have a good day at work sweety
He initially forced her to have sex with strangers in Minnesota, but over the last six months “branched out,” sending her to New York, Georgia, Washington D.C. and Illinois.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bible Allows Man To 'Marry' 10-Year-Old

Minnesota: A 58-year-old man accused of sexually abusing a female relative for nearly a decade after she was placed in his care believes the Bible gave him the right to make the girl his "wife" when she was 10 years old, police said Monday.

James Wallace Fall, of Mound, "married" the girl during a family trip to Yellowstone National Park in 2000, after she and her two brothers went to live with Fall and his wife, Rosemary Fall, according to police. The children's father had died, and their mother was deemed unfit to care for them, police said.

He told the girl it was God's will for them to be together and eventually shared a bed with her every other night until she moved out of the house, police said.
Read More: God wants me to molest you

James Fall is charged with eight felony counts of criminal sexual conduct and is jailed on $1 million bail. He is due in court later this month.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dallas County Jail Guard Fired For Being A Dick

Texas: A veteran Dallas County jail guard has been fired for making offensive comments about his religious beliefs to co-workers.  Stephen Johnson, 59, had been disciplined for making offensive comments in the past, records show. He was fired Jan. 20 for conduct unbecoming an officer and for lying to internal affairs during the investigation.

Johnson reportedly told co-workers that "all gays should be annihilated", "whites were the superior race" and that "dinosaurs were destroyed because man had sex with them", sheriff's reports show.

Read More: It's in the bible so it must be true

Johnson could not be reached for comment but, if he could have been, he probably would have said...

"I believe that all dinosaurs were born of Satanic angel who has sex with woman and the animal kingdom that created ungodly reptilian creatures none of these were on the Ark".

Johnson said the Bible supported his opinions, which is actually true:

"And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

"Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ."

Utah House Majority Leader Resigns

Utah: House Majority Leader, and Mormon, Kevin Garn announced Saturday he was resigning from the Utah Legislature, two days after revelations of a nude hot-tubbing incident with a minor 25 years ago and a payment to keep it quiet.

The incident came to light in the last days of the 2010 legislative session in which he acknowledged inappropriate behavior with Maher, who was 15 at the time and worked for Garn, who was 30. Garn arranged to pay her $150,000, provided she sign an agreement not to go public with the incident. She signed a nondisclosure agreement and Garn paid her the money in 2003.  Read More: Kevin Garn

Garn admitted the two had sat nude in a Salt Lake City hot tub. He insisted there was no sexual contact, but admitted that it was wrong. Maher insists there was touching and physical contact and also says they had a long-term relationship at that time and contends that he had affairs with others.  Read More: Cheryl Maher

The Mormon owned newspaper, The Deseret News, learned of the allegations against Garn just before the election in 2002 but decided not to run a story about the indiscretion at that time, since "the GOP primary was only weeks away".  Read More: Deseret News

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power

TIME exposes Scientology in 11 page article:

By all appearances, Noah Lottick of Kingston, Pa., had been a normal, happy 24-year-old who was looking for his place in the world. On the day last June when his parents drove to New York City to claim his body, they were nearly catatonic with grief. The young Russian-studies scholar had jumped from a 10th-floor window of the Milford Plaza Hotel and bounced off the hood of a stretch limousine. When the police arrived, his fingers were still clutching $171 in cash, virtually the only money he hadn't yet turned over to the Church of Scientology, the self-help "philosophy" group he had discovered just seven months earlier.

Read More: The Cult Of Greed

39 Dead In Suicide Bombings

Pakistan: At least 39 people have been killed after two suicide attackers targeted a military convoy in a high-security area of Lahore, in the second attack on the Pakistani city this week. The two bombers, each carrying around 12 kilograms of explosives, approached their targets on foot and detonated their bombs within 15 to 20 seconds of each other.

Seven of the dead were security personnel, and two were a mother and daughter on their way to school. The Dead And Wounded

Azam Tariq, spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, said the attack was in response to U.S. aggression against Muslims around the world. Read More: Holy War

On Monday, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide blast that killed 13 people in an affluent part of Model Town.

Preschool Boots Child Because Parents Are Lesbians

Colorado: A Catholic school in Boulder has refused to re-enroll a child in its preschool program because the student's parents are lesbians.

Officials at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School, acting at the direction of the Archdiocese of Denver, last week told faculty members that the child would not be readmitted to the church school because of the sexual orientation of the child's parents.

Read More: Your Parents Are Gay

Following fierce protests of the decision, the Archbishop of Denver has written an op-ed where he says the Church “does not claim” that the children of lesbians “are less loved by God,” yet he stands by his decision because the Church “does teach…that sexual intimacy by anyone outside of marriage is wrong”.

Read More: But God Still Loves You

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Church Facilitates The Spread of HIV

Philippines: On Valentine's Day, Philippine government health workers hit the streets of Manila to hand out roses and condoms to passers-by. The message was clear in a country with a relatively small but rapidly growing HIV-positive population: Avoid unprotected sex.

It didn't get far. Within days, leaders of the powerful Roman Catholic Church began urging the faithful to reject condoms. Bishops issued angry statements slamming the Valentine's Day distribution as immoral and called for the resignation of Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral, who ordered the campaign. One archbishop said that Cabral already "has one foot in hell."

Read More: People Will Die

The number of diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases rose to four a day in November and December, up from one or two during the first 10 months of 2009, according to the Health Department. In January, 143 new cases were diagnosed, the largest number recorded in a month.

Without intervention, the nearly 4,600 cases recorded in the Philippines as of January could soar to 30,000 in three years, Cabral said. The figures may be the tip of the iceberg. Cabral said health officials estimate that for every new case recorded, 10 are missed.

American Arrested In Swedish Murder Plot

Pennsylvania: A suburban Philadelphia woman "desperate to do something" to help suffering Muslims has been charged with using the Internet to recruit jihadist fighters and help terrorists overseas, even agreeing to move to Europe to try to kill someone, prosecutors said Tuesday.

A federal indictment charges that Colleen R. LaRose, who called herself JihadJane online, agreed to kill a Swedish citizen on orders from the unnamed terrorists and traveled to Europe to carry out the killing.

Read More: Jihad Jane

U.S. officials said LaRose had targeted the Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks and had online discussions about her plans with at least one of the suspects apprehended in Ireland. The official also said LaRose, who has blond hair and blue eyes, indicated in her online conversations that she believed her appearance would help her move freely in Sweden to carry out the attack.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Arrests In Plot To Kill Swedish Cartoonist

Ireland: Seven people have been arrested in the Irish Republic over an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist for depicting the Prophet Muhammad, police say.

The four men and three women are all Muslim immigrants, according to media reports, though a police statement did not confirm this.

Cartoonist Lars Vilks had depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog in the Nerikes Allehanda newspaper. The original drawing is still posted on Vilks' blog.

Read More: Muhammed som rondellhund

A group linked to al-Qaeda in Iraq offered a $100,000 reward for killing Mr Vilks, and a 50% bonus if he was "slaughtered like a lamb" by having his throat cut.

'Students' Flock To Study Creationism

40 percent of the United States believe in creationism, which holds that the Earth was created by God only several thousand years ago. Students are flocking to Liberty University to study this literal interpretation of the Bible, much to the dismay of scientists.

Liberty University was founded by the late and very controversial Rev. Jerry Falwell.

Pharmacist Refuses To Issue Contraceptive Pills

U.K.: Janine Deeley, 38, thought the woman was joking when she took her on one side and said : "I don't give out contraceptive pills because of my religion."

"The irony is that one reason why I am prescribed the pill is because I suffer from endometriosis which causes painful periods. I asked 'oh why not?' and she said 'I don't give them out because of my religion.' I honestly thought she was joking and I said 'Pardon?'.
She repeated it and I said ' You're not giving ME the pills because of YOUR religion?' and she replied 'yes'.

Read More: God Hates Birth Control

A spokeswoman for Lloyds pharmacy said an investigation had been launched. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) said pharmacists were obliged to serve the interests of patients first.

State Sen. Roy Ashburn Arrested For DUI

California: Early Wednesday morning, State Sen. Roy Ashburn (R-Calif.) was pulled over and arrested for drunk driving. Sources report that Ashburn -- a fierce opponent of gay rights -- was driving drunk after leaving a gay nightclub; when the officer stopped the state-issued vehicle, there was an unidentified man in the passenger seat of the car.

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Republican state Sen. Roy Ashburn said Monday he is gay, ending days of speculation that began after his arrest last week for investigation of driving under the influence. Ashburn, who consistently voted against gay rights measures during his 14 years in the state Legislature, came out in an interview with KERN radio in Bakersfield, the area he represents.

In the radio interview, Ashburn said he is drawing on his Christian faith, and he asked people to pray for him.

Read More: Anti-Gay Christian, Is Gay

Monday, March 8, 2010

Father Samuel Martin Busted For Prostituting Himself

Spain: A Spanish priest has been sacked after it emerged he advertised himself as a male prostitute on the internet and spent church funds on telephone sex and internet pornography.

Samuel Martin, 27, the priest of two small parishes in the central province of Toledo, posted images of himself posing in grey underpants and said he was available for sex sessions with women and couples for 120 euros an hour.

Read More: Pro Priest

Calling himself Hector, the priest described himself in an online advertisement as: "Heterosexual man for women and couples. Real photos. Well hung (15cm) to give you pleasure and happiness."

It is alleged that he spent up to 17,000 euros (£15,000) to fund his addiction to sex and pornography.

Pastor William Curtin Busted In Prostitution Sting

Alabama: A pastor is one of the 22 people arrested during a five day prostitution sting in West Mobile.

Mobile police arrested 49 year old William Curtin Tuesday afternoon and charged him with patronizing a prostitute.

Read More: Pimpin Pastor

Curtin is the pastor of two churches, St. John UMC in West Mobile and The Grace Place UMC in Semmes.

Christian Vs Muslim Violence Leaves 500 dead

Nigeria: Hundreds of people, including many women and children, were killed in ethnic violence near the city of Jos in Nigeria at the weekend, officials say.

They said villages had been attacked by men with machetes who came from nearby hills. Jos has been under a military curfew since January when at least 200 people died in clashes between Christians and Muslims. The latest attacks are said to have been reprisals for the January killings.

Read More: Religious Killings

An adviser to the Christian-dominated Plateau state government, Dan Manjang, told AFP: "We have been able to make 95 arrests but at the same time over 500 people have been killed in this heinous act."

Mark Lipdo, from the Christian charity Stefanos Foundation, said Zot village had been almost wiped out. He said: "We saw mainly those who are helpless, like small children and then the older men, who cannot run, these were the ones that were slaughtered."

Friday, March 5, 2010

Pastor Wintersteen Found Guilty

Pastor Steven Wintersteen was convicted earlier this week on charges that he traveled across state lines to engage in sex with an 8-year-old girl and possession of child pornography.

Wintersteen was accused of logging online with the screen name Old4YoungGirls. However, instead of chatting with the mother of an 8-year-old, Wintersteen was chatting with federal agents.

Read More: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

The FBI said Wintersteen agreed to travel from his home in Mammoth Lakes, California to Oklahoma City to meet the mother and young girl. When Wintersteen's plane landed in Oklahoma, he was arrested. His baggage included a Santa Claus hat, a stuffed animal purchased from the Reno airport gift shop, three different types of erectile dysfunction pills, a camera, and a laptop computer containing child pornography.

Christian Hate Group Terrorizes Texas Town

An evangelical Christian hate group called Repent Amarillo is reportedly terrorizing the town of Amarillo, Texas. Repent fashions itself as a sort of militia and targets a wide range of community members they deem offensive to their theology: gays, liberal Christians, Muslims, environmentalists, breast cancer events that do not highlight abortion, Halloween, “spring break events,” and pornography shops. On its website, Repent has posted a Warfare Map of its enemies in town.

Read More: Texas Taliban

Calling Repent an “American Taliban,” blogger Charles Johnson notes that the group’s moniker “Army of God” is a rough translation of Hezbollah.

Some of the enemies listed on their website are: "The Peace Farm", "Wildcat Bluff Nature Center", "Wat Lao Buddharam", "Reiki New Age Center", "First Church of Practical Christianity", "First Church-Christ Science".

You Have No Rights, Unless God Says So

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Gay Prostitution Ring Linked To Vatican

Vatican City: One of Pope Benedict’s ceremonial ushers and a member of an elite choir in St Peter’s Basilica have been implicated in a gay prostitution ring, in the latest sexual scandal to taint the Vatican.

Ghinedu Ehiem was dismissed by the Vatican on Wednesday from the Giulia Choir after his name appeared in transcripts of police wiretaps, published by an Italian newspaper.

Read More: Prostitution Ring

Among four people arrested last month was Angelo Balducci, who was arrested on corruption charges, the allegatons of prostitution emerged only later.

A police document prepared for magistrates and published in part by La Repubblica said Balducci was in contact with Ehiem and an Italian who were part of what the police called “an organised network ... to abet male prostitution”.

Father Robert Fuller Masturbates

Australia: A Sydney priest who used a webcam to broadcast himself masturbating to a person he believed was a 13-year-old girl will be behind bars for at least six months.

Robert MacGregor Fuller, 54, has been sentenced to a maximum of 18 months in jail for grooming and procuring a child under the age of 16.

Read More: Masturbating Priest

During online chat sessions, the priest who served for some six years at All Saints church in the Sydney suburb of Liverpool, used a webcam to show himself masturbating to a police officer posing as a 13-year-old girl.

Fuller was arrested on August 13 in the car park at Parramatta where he allegedly planned to meet the teenage girl for sex.

Father Ralph Johnson - 15 Counts Of Molestation

New York: Father Ralph Elwood Johnson was arrested Friday at State Police Barracks in Gibson.

The 82-year old is charged with 15 counts each of Involuntary Deviate Sexual intercourse, Indecent Assault, and Corruption of a Minor. But this is not the first accusation of molestation.

Over the years, 2 other victims have come forward claiming they too were abused by the Episcopal Priest. Johnson is accused of having sex with a teenage boy nearly 20 years ago.

Read More: Father Ralph Johnson

In 2006, Johnson resigned from St. Paul's Church in Owego following a 5 month investigation into an allegation he molested a then 15-year old boy in the 70's.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

SeaWorld Officials Should Be Put To Death

The American Family Assocociation...

"Bible ignored, trainer dies"

Chalk another death up to the ongoing failure of the West to take counsel on practical matters from the Scripture. If the counsel of the Judeo-Christian tradition had been followed, Tillikum would have been put out of everyone's misery back in 1991.

Read More: Killer Whale

Says the ancient civil code of Israel, "When an ox gores a man or woman to death, the ox shall be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten, but the owner shall not be liable." (Exodus 21:28)

To use the example from Exodus, if your ox kills a second time, "the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death." (Exodus 21:29)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Child Porn Ministers

Florida: Police say a pair of Tampa ministers were downloading and trying to sell child pornography. Together, they face a combined 126 child porn charges.

One of the two men is being held with bail set at more than half-a-million dollars. That man, Eric Spandorf, bills himself online as a "teen counselor."  Spandorf is expected to face a judge Tuesday morning, following his arrest on 66 counts of having child porn and two counts of intending to distribute it.
Tampa Police arrested Spandorf's roommate, Robert Paul Primavera, on January 22. Investigators say he tried to sell an undercover officer eight discs containing child pornography videos.

Read More: Porn Peddlers

Both men told police they were pastors with a website called Biblical Ministries, which appears to be an online-only organization based in Tampa.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Pastor Charged With Molesting Two Boys

South Carolina: Pastor Arley Atchley was arrested Feb. 11 and charged with two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Read More: Molestation

Claredon County Sheriff Randy Garrett says investigators have reason to believe Atchley is behind the molestation of two boys, now 14 and 17 years old, over the last five years. Garrett confirms the boys were living at the Free Will Baptist Group Home for Children at the time of the alleged molestations. Atchley was employed with the home as a counselor.

Pastor Kleinpeter Pleads Guilty

California: A 51-year-old Lake Elsinore pastor accused of taking photos up the skirts of women while they shopped at southwest Riverside County department stores pleaded guilty Thursday.

John Albert Kleinpeter, of Murrieta, was convicted of one misdemeanor count of using a concealed camera to invade the privacy of another, court records show. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, to be served on weekends, beginning in April, according to a Riverside County district attorney’s office news release. He also was placed on probation for three years.

Read More: Say Cheese!

Kleinpeter is a registered sex offender listed on the state Department of Justice Megan’s Law Web site for a 1982 conviction in Orange County, according to the release.

Youth Leader Loves Kids

Mississippi: Stephen Brown, 37, a youth volunteer at Grace Independent Baptist Church was arrested this week on multiple counts of possession of child pornography.

Jackson County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Brown at his Glacier Avenue home following a search that resulted in the seizure of various items allegedly linking him to child pornography.

Read More: Kiddie Porn

Brown is charged with four counts of possession. He remained jailed Friday in Jackson County on a total bond of $1 million. If convicted of all the charges, he faces a maximum prison sentence of 80 years.

Pastor Charged With Molesting A Seven Year-Old

Texas: Pastor Hezekiah Stallworth, 74, of Palestine was arrested and charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, according to the sheriff.

“This particular incident involved a 7-year-old child that he fondled and touched inappropriately in a sexual manner.”

Stallworth has served as a pastor at both Oak Grove Baptist Church in Elkhart and Beulah Baptist Church just south of Palestine, according to the sheriff.

Read More: Indecency
Stallworth, whom authorities say has admitted to the offense, allegedly invited the child into his office by offering candy, according to the sheriff.