Thursday, May 27, 2010

Faith Over Medicine

Teachers Sprinkle 'Holy' Water On Atheist Colleague

Pastor Forced Girls To Videotape Him Having Sex

New Jersey: Charges have been brought against a New Jersey pastor accused of forcing teenaged girls to videotape him and a woman from his congregation having sex.

Prosecutors say Moises Cotto, the pastor of Congregation of Yahweh in Newark, was forcing teenaged girls to videotape him having sex with his girlfriend at a Linden motel. Prosecutors say Cotto was having an affair with Brenda Pabon, a woman he had been counseling and frequently meeting at the Linden motel.
 
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Investigators say on several occasions, Cotto forced two teenaged girls to videotape him and Pabon having sex at the Benedict Motel. He's also accused of taking nude photos with one teen and sexually assaulting another teen who resisted his demands.

Baptist Preacher Accused Of Shooting Fellow Pastor

Texas: A local Baptist preacher and community leader is accused of shooting a preacher from Cuero after a construction contract dispute, law enforcement officials said.

The Rev. Mark Stewart, 49, the pastor at Rising Star Baptist Church, was arrested about noon Thursday in Cuero on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting of John Jackson, 59.

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Johnson is a known construction contractor in Cuero, who has worked on a variety of projects including courthouse renovations. Stewart is free on bail totaling $75,000 Friday.

Pastor Charged With Multiple Counts Of Fraud

Missouri: A former Southern Baptist pastor in Missouri has been indicted on charges of using his position to defraud church members into loaning him money that he did not repay.

A four-count federal indictment for mail fraud accuses Danny O'Guin, former pastor of Parker Road Baptist Church in Florissant, Mo., of using false pretenses to convince elderly church members to loan him money that he told them was to repair residences he owned out of the state.

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Authorities say O'Guin, 62, stole thousands of dollars between June 2006 and March 2009 from church members who felt obliged to lend him money because he was in a position of religious authority. If convicted, each of the four counts carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.

Pastor Sentenced To 17 years For Molesting 2 Girls

Virginia: A former youth pastor at a Southern Baptist church in Virginia has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for sexually assaulting two teenage girls.

Jeremy Duffer -- known as "Pastor Jack" to youth and adults at Seaford Baptist Church near Hampton, Va., where he served from January 2008 until his arrest in August 2009 -- pleaded guilty in February to one charge of an indecent act with a child and eight counts of aggravated sexual battery.

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Judge William Andrews sentenced the 41-year-old father of four to five years on the indecent-act charge and 10 years on each of the eight aggravated sexual battery charges. The judge suspended eight years and six months on each charge, leaving Duffer with 17 years of active time to serve.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Homosexuals Should Burn...

...unless they also happen to be pedophile priests

Sunday School Teacher Guilty Of Girl's Murder

California: A former Sunday school teacher from Tracy pleaded guilty Monday to murdering 8-year-old Sandra Cantu, sparing her the death penalty for a killing that sent shockwaves around the country. Melissa Huckaby, 29, faces life in prison without the possibility of parole when she is sentenced June 14.

Sandra body was found in a suitcase April 6, 2009, in a dairy farm's irrigation pond 2 miles from her home.

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Much is still not known about the case however, sources close to the investigation believe the girl was killed at the Clover Road Baptist Church, where Huckaby taught Sunday school and where her grandfather is the pastor.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ronnie James Dio Arrives In Hell

Ronnie James Dio has died and unless he repented and was obedient to the Word of God and got saved he is now destined for eternal hellfire and damnation! If you don't want to spend eternity next to him, repent now do not wait!

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Spoken like a true Christian 'SisterSunnshine'.  I hope you get the opportunity to experience stomach cancer as well.

Pastor Sentenced For Groping A Minor

Minnesota: Jeffrey Arlan Mobley, 33, of Cottage Grove pleaded guilty in March to one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. On Tuesday, Dakota County District Judge Shawn Moynihan sentenced Mobley to 32 days in the county jail, with the possibility of work release, and up to 10 years of probation.

In March 2008, he grabbed a 15-year-old girl's buttocks while hugging her, according to charges. He also sent her sexually explicit text messages. If Mobley violates the terms of his probation, which include no unsupervised contact with minors except his own daughters, he faces 18 months in state prison.

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"You're walking a tightrope, and should you fall, it's going to be a long fall," Moynihan said at the sentencing.

Church Sued For Employing Known Sexual Predator

California: The Rancho Bernardo Presbyterian Church was sued Monday, with church officials being accused of not protecting children from a sexual predator who was the church's youth choir teacher.

Greg Starkey pleaded guilty in 2009 to criminal charges in connection to the molestation of two girls whom he was supervising in the choir. He was convicted last year of sexual penetration of a victim under 16 years old with a foreign object.

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The court paper alleges that church officials were aware as early as 2004 of Starkey’s predatory behavior and, in fact, he had been fired and then inexplicably was rehired.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cult Members Sentenced In Baby's Death

Maryland: Three people who prosecutors said were part of a cult that starved a toddler because he didn't say amen before meals were sentenced Tuesday to time in prison.

Javon Thompson's body was found in a suitcase in Philadelphia in 2008, more than a year after his death in Baltimore. The alleged ringleader of the cult, Queen Antoinette, was sentenced by a judge to 50 years in prison. Prosecutors said Antoinette told the child's mother, Ria Ramkissoon, that denying food would cure the boy's rebellious spirit.

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Ramkissoon is already in a residential treatment program for young women as part of unusual plea bargain in which her plea will be withdrawn if the child is resurrected, as she believes.

Rock Out With Your Socks Out

Churches: Tax-Exempt, Non-Profit, Charity Organizations

The popular image of a church is that of a selfless organization unconcerned with financial gain. It is reflected in the fact that churches receive tax-exempt status from federal and state governments.

But that doesn’t mean that churches are not, at least partially, money-making enterprises. Though official records are scarce, the world’s major churches are all believed to collect annual revenues in excess of several billion dollars.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has long been one of the world’s wealthiest religious groups. In 1997, Time Magazine found that current LDS assets totaled $30 billion. If LDS were a corporation, Time continued, its estimated $5.9 billion in annual revenues would have placed it midway through the Fortune 500.

In 2005, MSNBC reported that the Roman Catholic Church owned more real estate globally than any other organization or individual on earth. In 2001, an official report stated that the church’s real estate activities in fiscal year 2000 produced a $30 billion profit. The Boston Globe found that “contributions from worldwide dioceses” totaled $92.9 million in 2005, while individual donations made directly to the Pope neared $60 million.

Jehovah's Witness Dies After Refusing Blood

England: A schoolboy died after refusing a blood transfusion following a car crash because he was a Jehovah’s Witness.

Joshua McAuley, 15, suffered life-threatening injuries to his legs and abdomen after being pinned against a shop front by an out-of-control car. He survived the crash in Smethwick, West Midlands, and remained conscious, but lost a massive amount of blood and was airlifted to hospital for a transfusion. But Joshua died six hours later, after he refused to consent to the operation because of his faith, church representatives said.

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As a Jehovah’s Witness from a devout family, Joshua followed the belief that blood is sacred and transfusions are prohibited by the Bible. Hospital staff are thought to have begged the teenager to change his mind, but he refused.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Putting A Christian Stamp On History

Texas: After three days of turbulent meetings, the Texas Board of Education approved a social studies curriculum that will put a conservative stamp on history and economics textbooks, stressing the superiority of American capitalism, questioning the Founding Fathers’ commitment to a purely secular government and presenting Republican political philosophies in a more positive light.

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California may soon take a stand against proposed changes to social studies textbooks ordered by the Texas school board, as a way to prevent them from being incorporated in California texts.

The Texas recommendations, which face a final vote by the Republican-dominated board on May 21, include adding language saying the country's Founding Fathers were guided by Christian principles and a new section on "the conservative resurgence of the 1980s and 1990s." That would include positive references to the Moral Majority, the National Rifle Association and the Contract with America, the congressional GOP manifesto from the 1990s. The new textbooks would also minimize Thomas Jefferson's role in world and U.S. history because he advocated the separation of church and state.

Nun Demoted After Making Life Saving Decision

Arizona: A Catholic nun and long-time administrator at St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix has been demoted because she had been part of a team that decided to end the pregnancy of a critically ill patient.

Sister Margaret McBride, the highest-ranking member of the Sisters of Mercy at the hospital – was “automatically excommunicated”. The actions followed a last-minute, life-or-death drama in late 2009. The patient had a rare and often fatal condition in which a pregnancy can cause the death of the mother. McBride was part of a group of people, including the patient and doctors, who decided upon the course of action.

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The Catholic Church forbids abortion in all circumstances.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Cartoonist Lars Vilks Attacked During Lecture On Free Speech

Sweden: A Swedish artist whose drawing of the Prophet Muhammad offended Muslims said Wednesday he hopes to get another chance to deliver a lecture on free-speech that was interrupted by violent protests.

While Vilks escaped the incident with broken glasses and a degree of shock, he said it raised concerns about the freedom of expression at Sweden's oldest and most prestigious institute of higher learning.

"What you get is a mob deciding what can be discussed at the university," Vilks told The Associated Press, adding he was ready to repeat the lecture if re-invited.

The 53-year-old artist has faced numerous threats over his 2007 sketch of Muhammad with a dog's body. Earlier this year U.S. investigators said he was the target of an alleged murder plot involving Colleen LaRose, an American woman who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane," and who now faces life in prison.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pastor Charged With 7 Counts Of Molestation

Virginia: Two men who say they were molested by former pastor Tommy Shelton when he oversaw a church in Fairfax County in the 1990s testified Thursday that Shelton abused them when he was alone with them.

Shelton, 64, was the pastor at Community Church of God at 2500 Gallows Rd. in Dunn Loring from 1995 to 2000. Police said two men came forward in 2008 and said that Shelton had sexually assaulted them when they were boys. Shelton, who lives in Marion, Ky., was arrested in March and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of indecent liberties with a minor and sodomy.

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Shelton was previously accused by church members of molesting boys at a church where he was the pastor in Illinois in the 1980s. He was not charged because of the statute of limitations in that state, church members said. There is no statute of limitations on such crimes in Virginia.

Youth Pastor Pleads No Contest On Molestation Charges

Texas: A former youth pastor has entered a plea of no contest days before he was set to go to trial on charges he molested three young girls he met through his family's church.

Rico Dominic Escudero, 31, pleaded to two counts of kidnapping, three counts of criminal sexual penetration, four counts of attempted criminal sexual penetration with a child younger than 13 and two counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor younger than 13.

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The case involved allegations of sexual assault on three separate victims, all of whom were 14 and younger. All of these young women knew Mr. Escudero through Victory Outreach Church, which his father is the primary pastor of.

At the time of the incidents, Escudero was married and had a very young child. In October 2003, Escudero, acting as youth minister for the church, was shot while passing out flyers for a "Stop the Violence" event in Las Cruces.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

3 Year Old Muslim Girl

Pastor Pleads Guilty To Molesting 11 Year-Old Girl

Minnesota: A retired pastor and former volunteer chaplain for the St. Cloud Police Department pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he repeatedly sexually abused a girl at his west St. Cloud home.

Arthur James Ree, 83, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Prosecutors plan to ask Stearns County District Court Judge Kris Davick-Halfen to sentence Ree to 28 years in prison, while Ree’s attorney said he plans to file paperwork seeking a sentence far shorter.

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Ree admitted Thursday that he had numerous sexual contacts with the girl from late 2001 until June 2003, when the girl was 11-13 years old.

Priest Arrested For Molesting Eleven Boys

Quebec: A Quebec Roman Catholic priest was arrested again Monday and charged with three new counts of sexual assault on two boys who attended a private Catholic school in the 1970s.

Raymond-Marie Lavoie, 70, was a teacher at the Seminaire Sainte-Alphonse, in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, just outside Quebec City, when the assaults are alleged to have taken place. The charges laid Monday bring the total of alleged young male victims to 11, police said.

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Lavoie was first arrested in December 2009 and faces a series of charges of sexual assault, indecent assault and gross indecency.

Scared Stupid

Tour of a 'Hell House' put on by Trinity Church in Cedar Hills, Texas.

Monday, May 10, 2010

More Accusations Against Father Daniel McCormack

Illinois: Four more men have come forward claiming they were molested by former Roman Catholic priest Daniel McCormack.

McCormack, who was removed from his position, was accused of abusing multiple victims at St. Agatha Parish and Our Lady of the Westside School. He pleaded guilty in July 2007 to five felonies, and was sentenced to five years in prison.

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McCormack was scheduled to be released from prison last fall, but officials filed a lawsuit to keep him confined as a sexually violent person.

Praying For Profits

Georgia: Two executives of the Christian Integrity Bank have been charged with selling fraudulent loans in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.

The two executives, Douglas Ballard and Joseph Todd Foster, were charged with conspiracy, insider trading and bank fraud, according to the indictment. Mr. Ballard was also charged with bribery.

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One local developer who received an $80M loan kept $20M in a private checking account and used the money to buy a private island in the Bahamas.

Founded on Christian principles in 2000 in an Atlanta suburb, Integrity used the motto “In God We Trust.” The bank gave customers free Bibles, and employees prayed together at meetings.

Pastor Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

California: A married former youth pastor with three children from Lincoln has been sentenced to three years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl at his church.

Jeffrey Allen Waisner, 33, served at Crossroads Community Church in Rocklin. The sexual relationship with the girl, who was in one of his youth programs, began in summer, 2009, according to court documents. Waisner was arrested in September 2009.

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In February, Waisner entered a no contest plea to a charge of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor.

70 Additional Charges For Bartley

Maryland: A Chestertown pastor accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy now faces more than 70 additional charges involving the alleged molestation of a 6-year-old girl.

Court records show 39-year-old Jerry Bartley was charged with the additional crimes last week. The counts he faces include second-degree child abuse, second-degree sex offense and sex abuse of a minor. Bartlett is accused of molesting the girl on 12 separate occasions at his home.

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Bartley is a licensed foster parent and the pastor at Faith and Deliverance Church in Chestertown. State officials say two foster children have been removed from his care.

Pastor Sentenced For DUI Homicide

Kentucky: A Cincinnati Pastor convicted of killing the Pendleton County Commonwealth Attorney while driving drunk will spend 20 years in prison.

Pendleton County Judge Gregory Bartlett gave 41-year old Daniel Keith Gabbard the same 20-year sentence recommended in January by the jury that convicted Gabbard of wanton murder in the death of Doug Wright.

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Police say on June 8, 2009, Gabbard was drunk when his semi crossed U.S. 27 and struck Wright's car, killing him instantly. Wright was on his way home from work at the time of the accident.


According to police, Gabbard drank 16 beers in four hours while behind the wheel of his truck and his blood alcohol level was .18 an hour after the accident.

Priest Faces Charges Of Molestation And Kidnapping

Missouri: A Cooper County grand jury has returned an indictment against a former Catholic priest alleging three counts of forcible sodomy, three counts of attempted forcible sodomy and two counts of kidnapping against three minors in the mid- to late 1980s.

Gerald Howard was arrested yesterday in his Bloomfield, N.J., apartment on a warrant from Missouri.

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Howard, formerly known as 'Carmine Sita', once served as a priest in New Jersey. After accusations of sexual molestation, he completed a treatment program specifically for priests with sexual abuse issues.

If convicted on all counts, Howard could face multiple life sentences on the sodomy charges, plus additional sentences of up to 15 years in prison on each of the kidnapping charges.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sweet Jesus

Minister Takes Vacation With "Rent Boy"

Florida: On April 13, the "rent boy" arrived at Miami International Airport after a ten-day, fully subsidized trip to Europe.

He was soon followed out of customs by George Alan Rekers, of North Miami — the callboy's client and, as it happens, one of America's most prominent anti-gay activists who founded the right-wing Family Research Council and has nearly 30 years of virulently anti-gay writings to his credit.

Rekers, a Baptist minister, left the terminal with his gay escort, looking a bit discomfited when a picture of the two was taken.

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Rekers said he learned the boy was a prostitute only midway through their vacation. "I had surgery," Rekers said, "and I can't lift luggage. That's why I hired him." Yet Rekers wouldn't deny he met his escort at Rentboy.com — which features racy images of men for hire.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Rush Limbaugh On Gulf Of Mexico Disaster

The latest outrageous claim by Rush Limbaugh is about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
On top of claiming that the explosion could be eco-terrorism (without any kind of evidence), Rush Limbaugh said that the cleanup was unnecessary.

"The ocean will take care of this on its own if it was left alone and left out there," Limbaugh said. "It's natural. It's as natural as the ocean water is."

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Limbaugh had a similar lack of concern about the Exxon Valdez disaster back in 1989.

Joseph Smith, Jr.

Joseph Smith, Jr (December 23, 1805 – June 27, 1844) was the founder and prophet of the Latter Day Saint movement. In the late 1820s, Smith announced that an angel had given him a set of golden plates engraved with a chronicle of ancient American peoples, which he had a unique gift to translate. In 1830, he published the resulting narratives as the Book of Mormon and founded the Church of Christ in western New York.

Moving the church to Kirtland, Ohio, in 1831. He sent some to Jackson County, Missouri, to establish a city of Zion. In 1833, Missouri settlers expelled the Saints from Zion. Fleeing an arrest warrant in Kirtland, Smith joined his remaining followers in Far West, Missouri. Believing the Saints to be in insurrection, the Missouri governor ordered their expulsion from Missouri, and Smith was imprisoned on capital charges.

After escaping state custody in 1839, Smith directed the conversion of a swampland into Nauvoo, Illinois, where he became both mayor and commander of a militia. In 1843, he announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Smith first declared martial law, then surrendered to the governor of Illinois. He was killed by a mob while awaiting trial in Carthage, Illinois.

Joseph claimed an ability to use seer stones for locating lost items and buried treasure. To do so, Smith would put a stone in a white stovepipe hat and would then see the required information in reflections given off by the stone. In 1823, while praying, Smith said he was visited at night by an angel named Moroni, who revealed the location of a buried book of golden plates as well as other artifacts, including a breastplate and a set of silver spectacles with lenses composed of seer stones.

Helping Teenagers See The Dangers Of Evolution

The teaching of evolution is robbing America’s teenagers of their intellectual potentials. By allowing the atheists to teach our young people the imaginary "science" of evolution, we are crippling the ability of America's youth to survive and thrive in life's real world.

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I blame evolution as a major cause of teenage suicides. Evolution teaches superstition, impairs critical thinking and encourages homosexuality.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Disown Their 5 Year Old

Ghana: Police were recently called to a hospital that had been besieged by Jehovah’s Winesses objecting to a blood transfusion for a five-year-old boy.

The trouble erupted when Kwabena Afum and his wife Margret Afum brought their son Jepheth to New Edubiase Government Hospital. The boy was suffering anaemia and had lost lots of blood which needed urgent replacement, so they began a transfusion.

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Afum and some fellow Jehovah Witnesses then besieged the room in a bid to prevent the team from carrying out their professional duties.The police were called to intervene, and Afum was arrested. He was later released on bail, paid by his church.

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that it’s against God’s will to accept other people’s blood, or even their own blood after it has been stored. The Afums has since disowned the boy, who is currently in the care of the Social Welfare Department in the district.