Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Andres Bisonni Wants To Touch You

Andres Bisonni uses his twitchy fingers, gullibility and bad christian music to heal people.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

God Gets Even, Destroys Gulf Ecosystem

More evidence supporting the theory that the Gulf oil spill was a direct result of Obama insulting Israel, or Benjamin Netanyahu and...the death of Oral Roberts???

Mexico's Christian Meth Cartel

Mexico's newest drug cartel, and certainly the most bizarre, is La Familia Michoacana, a violent but Christian fundamentalist narco-gang based in the torrid Tierra Caliente region of western Michoacan state. The group is infamous for methamphetamine smuggling, lopping off enemies' heads and limbs, and massacring police and soldiers.

On June 14, a band of Familia gunmen ambushed a federal police convoy in Michoacan, killing 12.

Yet La Familia's leader, Nazario Moreno — aka El Mas Loco, or The Craziest One — has written his own bible, and his 1,500 minions hold prayer meetings before doing their grisly work.

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La Familia now exports about 100 tons of meth to the U.S. each year, with a street value of as much as $10 billion.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Pastor Sentenced For Sexual Assault On Young Girl

Illinois: An Aurora pastor was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for sexually assaulting a young girl over two years, the Kane County state's attorney's office said.

Lee Palmer, 63, pleaded guilty on April 15 to two counts of felony predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse for engaging in sexual acts with a girl under the age of 13 between September 2006 and September 2008.

Palmer told investigators that he was "overcome by the demon of lust," that the victim was "asking for it," and that the victim was "in heat," when the assaults occurred.

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Palmer must register for life as a sex offender. Palmer received 8 years in prison for each felony assault conviction and three years for the sexual abuse conviction. The terms will be served consecutively.

Youth Minister Jennifer Michelle Brennan Indicted

Virginia: A youth minister at a Stafford County church was indicted on charges that she had sexual relations with a 15-year-old boy.

Jennifer Michelle Brennan, 36, of Spotsylvania was charged by a Stafford grand jury with 10 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and 10 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to court records and sources, Brennan met the boy through her position as youth minister at Saint Matthias United Methodist Church in Stafford.

Youth Pastor John Picard Sentenced To 40 Years

Ohio: Former youth pastor John Picard was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Picard, 41, of Englewood, was convicted on all 42 counts of sexual battery at the end of a six-day trial. The former youth pastor at Grace Brethren Church on Marion Avenue used coercion to form sexual relationships with six female parishioners.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Reverend Matt Ford

Siobhán commented on an earlier post about Reverend Matt Ford and provided further evidence that he is in fact a douchebag.

Here's his bio, where he explains how he was sucked up into heaven for 3 days.

And another "High on Jesus" video...

Religious Douchebag Sighting In Singapore

A concerned reader from Singapore alerted us to religious douchebaggery occurring overseas.

Pastor Kong Hee is the founder of Singapore's largest megachurch, City Harvest Church, and is currently under investigation for misuse of church funds. The church is accused of a criminal breach of trust amounting to millions of dollars.

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In March 2010 plagiarisms were identified in Kong Hee's blogposts and books that were taken from the publication "The Leadership Bible", which was published 10 years ago. Other works have since been highlighted that were also plagiarized.

City Harvest Church has more than 30,000 members.

Here's Kong telling people to sell their homes and give...

TV Minister Pleads Guilty To Jewelry Scam

New York: A television pastor from Hamptonburgh pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to scamming investors out of approximately $3 million for a phony jewelry business.

Samuel Solanky, 63, who ran Vandana, a Christian cable television show, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. Prosecutors alleged that between 2005 and 2009, Solanky offered several individuals, including people he had met at religious events, the opportunity to invest in a gemstone business he was starting. He promised a 100 percent return on their investment within months.

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Solanky admitted there was no gemstone business. Instead, the money he received was wired abroad and withdrawn in cash. In 2002, Solanky pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion. Solanky faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Pastor Convicted Of Selling Heroin

North Carolina: A Fayetteville pastor has been found guilty in federal court on six drug charges and a firearm charge.

Robert Lee McQueen, a pastor at the Burning Bush Missionary Church and the owner of McQ Bail Bonds, was convicted Thursday after a four-day trial.

McQueen was convicted of one count of conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, three counts of aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin, and two counts of distribution of heroin. He was also found guilty of possession of a firearm.

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McQueen faces a maximum of 140 years in prison.

Pastor Charged With Possession Of Child Porn

Massachusetts: A Connecticut pastor reportedly staying in town was indicted last week on child pornography charges.

Simeon Stefanidakis, 59, minister of the Albertson Memorial Church in Old Greenwich, Conn., was charged June 15 with four counts of transportation and one count of possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston.

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He was released on a $50,000 unsecured bond and several restrictions, including staying in the house from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m., wearing an electronic monitor ankle bracelet, having no contact with minors, not using the Internet, and turning in his passport, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Rabbi Confesses To $1.5M Money Laundering Scam

New Jersey: A Monmouth County rabbi arrested in last year’s massive FBI sting pleaded guilty today to laundering up to $1.5 million of what he believed were criminal proceeds.

Eliahu Ben Haim told a federal judge in Trenton he used his religious charity to launder checks for a government informant who claimed the money came from insurance scams, bank frauds and the sale of knock-off hand bags.

The 59-year-old rabbi was arrested in last year’s epic money-laundering and bribery sting that ensnared 46 people. They included five rabbis, three mayors, two assemblymen and one man accused of conspiring to sell a human kidney.

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The judge scheduled Ben Haim's sentencing for Sept. 30. He faces up to seven years in prison under the terms of his deal with prosecutors.

Pastor Charged With Child Molestation

Michigan: A Baptist pastor from Warren charged with molesting a 15-year-old boy made incriminating statements about the incidents to investigators, the city’s police chief said.

It’s those statements -- combined with the boy’s and text messages between the pair – that led a judge to keep Christopher Settlemoir, 26, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church and K-12 school in Warren, in jail on $1-million bond today – despite claims of innocence.

A police detective told Judge Matthew P. Sabaugh that the boy and Settlemoir allegedly performed sex acts on each other at the church and Settlemoir’s home in Warren between Feb. 1 and June 4.
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Charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct, Settlemoir faces up to life in prison if convicted.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Imam Pleads Guilty To Child Molestation

Florida: An imam pleaded guilty to molesting a teenage boy at a Gulf coast mosque.

A judge put Yasser Mohamed Shahade on probation for 10 years and designated him a sexual offender Thursday. He will be deported to Egypt. He faced 15 years in prison if convicted of the initial charge, sexual battery on a minor. His attorney confirmed that he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of lewd and lascivious molestation.

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The 13-year-old boy was staying overnight at the Tampa Masjid Omar Al Mohktar mosque for early prayers when he was sexually assaulted by Imam Shahade. Tampa police received a phone call Sunday morning reporting the incident and they responded to Tampa General Hospital, where the boy was being treated.

Pastor Arrested Twice In One Week

Wisconsin: The Sheriff's department arrested a Sheboygan pastor for sexually assaulting a child just one day after he was released from jail for a different charge involving a different child.

27 year old Travis Gandy worked with children as a music pastor for five years at Praise Fellowship Church in Sheboygan. The criminal complaints said both of his alleged victims knew him through the church.

Gandy was arrested Monday night after the mother of a 15 year old boy told police Gandy sent her son inappropriate text messages. The boy told police Gandy also "made out" with him in the attic of the church. Gandy posted bail Tuesday afternoon, but was arrested Wednesday after another alleged victim came forward. This boy is 16 years old, and like the 15 year old, said Gandy sent naked photos of himself via cell phone. The 16 year old boy also told police Gandy performed a sex act on him in May.

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Court Commissioner Rebecca Persick ordered Gandy held on a $10,000 bond despite pleas from his wife, who asked that Gandy be released so he can sign the paperwork needed for her and the couple's daughter to move away. "I'm a victim of this, too, and my daughter is a victim, and my unborn child is a victim," his wife told Persick. "We just want to start our lives over again. We're moving on Tuesday, but he needs to be able to sign over bank accounts and car titles to me."

Gulf Oil Spill Caused By God

April the 19th, Israel celebrates its independence. On April the 19th, Fox News reports that the U.S. will no longer automatically support Israel in the United Nations. The next day, on April the 20th, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explodes. Coincidence? Or the hand and judgment of God?

Man Renounces Islam, Gets Attacked

Maldives: A Maldivian man was assaulted Friday evening, after he declared his atheist status to the public during the Q&A session of a lecture given by visiting Indian scholar Dr Zakir Naik.

Mohamed Nazim, 37, said although he was born to a practicing Muslim family and his parents taught him Islam, he was “struggling to believe in religions,” and asked Naik about his “verdict in Islam.”

Nazim’s question sparked comments of hatred from an angry crowd of around 11,000 with many calling to kill him and attack him, while Naik was answering the question.

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Several people rushed towards Nazim, who was sitting at a back row after moving away from the microphone, as an official of the Islamic Ministry tried to escort him out. Police, however, came between Nazim and the crowd and escorted him into custody.

A Police media official said Nazim received several minor injuries. He is in custody at an undisclosed location, the official added Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

FLDS Man Guilty In Sexual Assault Case

Texas: After being sent out to deliberate at 10:45 a.m., a Schleicher County jury returned a verdict of guilty for Abram Harker Jeffs less than an hour later.

Jeffs, 39, a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was charged with sexual assault of a child. He is the sixth FLDS member to be prosecuted on child sexual assault charges since a raid on the sect’s Yearning For Zion Ranch in Eldorado two years ago.

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The state alleged that Jeffs assaulted a girl, then 15, with whom he was in an FLDS “spiritual” or “celestial” marriage on May 12, 2006, when Jeffs was 34 and already legally married.

Fundamental LDS Church In El Dorado, Texas

Come On Get Happy Tour

Did he say "I'm carrying a wood for America"?

Coming To A City Near You

Get your tickets now. You might even spit up cancer!

Jesus Will Return By 2050

Americans are largely optimistic about the future, according to the poll from the Pew Research Center For The People and The Press/Smithsonian Magazine.

71 per cent believe cancer will be cured, 66 per cent say artificial limbs will work better than real ones and 81 per cent believe computers will be able to converse like humans.

More than 40 per cent of Americans believe Jesus Christ will return to Earth by 2050.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pastor Convicted Of Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor

Ontario: A former St. John River Valley pastor convicted of two sex crimes was sentenced to 16 months behind bars Friday.

Fred Hanson, 61, appeared in the Court of Queen's Bench for a sentencing hearing on one count each of sexual exploitation and sexual interference.

Hanson was convicted by a jury in May. The counts stemmed from incidents between May 2006 and December 2007 while he was the pastor at the Plaster Rock Free Will Baptist Church. He was acquitted of one charge of sexual interference and one count of sexual exploitation.

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Hanson was sentenced to 16 months in a provincial jail on each count, to be served concurrently. Following the jail term, Hanson will be on probation for two years and will be required to comply with the sex offender registry for 20 years.

Saudi Women Threaten To Breastfeed Their Drivers

Saudi Arabia: Saudi women plan to turn a controversial fatwa (religious ruling) to their advantage and launch a campaign to achieve their long-standing demand to drive.

If the demand is not met, the women threatened to follow through the fatwa which allows them to breastfeed their drivers and turn them into their sons.

The controversial fatwa says Saudi women can breastfeed their foreign drivers for them to be become their sons and brothers to their daughters. Under this relationship, foreign drivers can mix freely with all members of the family without breaking the Islamic rule which does not allow mixing of genders.

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Breast milk kinship is considered to be as good as a blood relationship in Islam. A woman can breastfeed a mature man so that he becomes her son. In this way, he can mix with her and her daughters without violating the teachings of Islam.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Church Takes Man's Life Savings

New Zealand: A Napier church took at least $20,000 in donations from a disabled rest home resident with head injuries and rejected pleas not to take the last of his life savings.

In less than eight months last year, Napier's Oasis Elim Church took nearly $12,000 from Otatara Rest Care and Rehabilitation resident Whetu Abraham who uses a wheelchair.

The church pastor BRUCE COLLINGWOOD (pictured) declined to comment.

Rest home manager Lucy Dever said the church now had the last of Mr Abraham's life savings and he could not afford dental care for rotting teeth.

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Mr Abraham, 54, was a partial tetraplegic with head injuries, after being hit by a car in 1986, Ms Dever said. "He's got no family or next-of-kin on our list, and they've taken everything from him. It is unethical, immoral and I believe un-Christian. He used to have a nest egg but now he has no life savings. He believes if he doesn't give it to them, he won't go to heaven."

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Bible Ignored, Grandfather Mauled By Grizzly

Wyoming: History reveals that God’s covenant with an ancient nation suggests that one of the consequences for a nation which walks in his statues is that it will have nothing to fear from wild animals. “If you walk in my statutes...I will remove harmful beasts from the land” (Lev. 26:3,6).

On the other hand, “[I]f you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments...I will let loose the wild beasts against you” (Lev. 26:14,22).

A wholly preventable tragedy occurred outside Yellowstone National Park last week as a bear that only hours before had been trapped and tranquilized by researchers woke up from his induced slumber just in time to maul a 70-year old man who was out for a stroll.

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God said a curse would fall on a land which turned its back on him, and one consequence would be more tragic deaths at the hands of predatory animals. The truly sad thing here is that we are bringing this curse upon ourselves.

The UK Loosens Hygiene Rules For Muslim Nurses

UK: The UK Department of Health recently announced that it would loosen hygiene rules for Muslim and Sikh doctors and nurses.

From now on, Muslim female staff will not need to wash their hands before procedures as it compromises their modesty. Instead, they will have the admittedly less sanitary option of wearing disposable plastic over-sleeves.

Read More: Washing Hands Compromises Modesty?

Acknowledging the danger of microbes and death, a Department of Health spokesman said, “The guidance is intended to . . . balance infection control measures with cultural beliefs.”

Christians Arrested While Trying To Convert Muslims

Michigan: Four Christian missionaries trying to convert Muslims were arrested and jailed Friday for disorderly conduct at the Arab festival in Dearborn, police said.

"We did make four arrests for disorderly conduct," Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad said Saturday. "They did cause a stir."

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The four, who were said to be at the Dearborn Arab International Festival with a Christian group called Acts 17 Apologetics, were later released on bail.

Sunday School Teacher Sentenced To Life In Prison

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Inside A Cult - National Geographic Channel

The Forbidden Fruit

From Clients From Hell

Client: Hey, just one final question before I send the deposit. Do you use a PC or a MAC?

Me: I use a MAC.

Client: That is a problem. Do you have access to a PC? I am not a supporter of Apple products.

Me: No, I don’t have access to a PC, but this will have little to no effect on the work itself.

Client: I am a Christian and Apple products are sinful, I do not want our website to be created by a product made by this corrupt group. You need only look at their logo, an apple with a bite taken from it. Do you not know the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden? If I allowed you to create my website on a MAC I would be just like Adam, taking a bite of the forbidden fruit.


“Take my advise, destroy your mac and repent for when judgement day comes. It shall be you who is cast to hell for your sins.”

Me: [Block Contact]

Teenage Couple Beaten And Electrocuted

India: Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, say a teenage girl and her boyfriend have been murdered in what they suspect is a gruesome case of "honour killing".

Aisha Saini and Yogesh Kumar, both 19, were beaten with metal rods and then electrocuted, police say. The girl's father and uncle have been arrested. According to police, the girl's family disapproved of the relationship because her boyfriend was from another caste.

The couple's mutilated bodies were recovered early on Monday after neighbours complained of a foul smell emanating from the uncle's house in Swaroop Nagar area in north-west Delhi.

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"When we found the bodies - the couple's legs and hands were tied and they were bleeding," Delhi's deputy police commissioner NS Bundela told a news conference. "The couple had been electrocuted as well, but we will wait for the full post-mortem report."

Father, Brother Plead Guilty To 'Honour Killing'

Canada: Just two days before she was killed, 16-year-old Aqsa Parvez went to the movies for the first time.

She had fought her parents for the right to wear Western clothing, and to jettison the hijab they wanted her to wear. She was going to apply for a part-time job, something her father refused to allow. Then she ran away from home for the second time in three months. The first time, her father had sworn on the Koran he would kill her if she ever ran away again.

On the morning of Dec. 10, 2007, Ms. Parvez went home. Thirty-six minutes later, her father called 911 saying he had killed her. When police arrived, they found Ms. Parvez’s mother crying hysterically and her father with blood on his hands.

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When asked by his wife why he had killed their daughter, Ms. Parvez said her husband told her: “My community will say you have not been able to control your daughter. This is my insult. She is making me naked.”

Religious Fanatic Kills Her Own Baby

England: A mentally ill woman who killed her six-week-old daughter by sitting on her has been detained indefinitely. Julia Lovemore, of The Rowans, Milton, near Cambridge, earlier admitted the manslaughter of her baby on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

The judge at Cambridge Crown Court said the 41-year-old was "profoundly mentally disordered and suffering from religious delusions at the time".

She and her husband were described a "religious fanatics" in court.

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Julia Lovemore was visited by a community psychiatric nurse and a health visitor on the day of the killing. When they arrived, they found her husband David Lovemore, 39, downstairs praying for his wife, and their older child was sitting on the stairs. The nurse, told police Mr Lovemore was stamping his feet and saying: "Take the devil out of Julia."

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pastor Sentenced To Life In Prison

Finland: A Finnish court sentenced a former Rwandan pastor, Francois Bazaramba, to life imprisonment Friday for committing genocide against the Tutsi minority in his home country in 1994.

The 59-year-old member of the Hutu tribe, who has lived in Finland since 2003, was found guilty of intending to "destroy in whole or part the Rwandan Tutsis as a group," according to the verdict.

The Court said Bazaramba had spread anti-Tutsi propaganda and incited Hutus "to killings through fomenting anger and contempt towards Tutsis." Bazaramba had forced Tutsis to leave their homes and ordered Hutus to burn them down.
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The 1994 genocide was carried out by Hutu extremists against the Tutsi minority and Hutu moderates. During 100 days, more than 500,000 people were killed. The court in Porvoo put the death toll at 800,000.

The Jesus Cookie

It is our mission to bring people to His table, one cookie at a time. It has been our personal experience that people are very receptive to something as innocent as a cookie and a cup of tea as a nice, easy way to enter into dialogue about Jesus Christ.

Our cookie came about to fill a need for a simple and non-threatening way to share Jesus with people who need Him.
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Coconut represents the straw in baby Jesus' bed
Spices represent the gifts from the wise men
Sugar represents his sweet presence
Red jellybeans represent Christ's blood

Only $16 per 3 Dozen Cookies...tell them Religious Douchebags sent you.

Baptist Volunteer Admits To Molestation Of 7 Boys

Florida: A man associated with the deaf ministry at a Central Florida church told FBI agents he had sexual contact with at least seven boys during the last 20 years, according to a recently filed criminal complaint.

Jerry Nickelsen, 45, of Orlando was arrested June 4 on a federal child pornography charge.

Agents were working on an undercover, online investigation involving a peer-to-peer file sharing program when they came across someone with the username of "Greenboy200" who had 13 images of child pornography in his shared folder. Agents traced the username to Nickelsen.

Nickelsen told agents and received counseling on two occasions but he was still sexually attracted to young boys. Nickelsen volunteered with the First Baptist Church of Central Florida's deaf ministry, where he taught a beginning Bible class.

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Nickelsen told agents he was diagnosed with pedophilia in 1993, traded child pornography for at least five years and had sexual contact with at least seven boys. The boys were 5 to 13 years old, Nickelsen reportedly told agents.

American Ninja Detained In Pakistan

Pakistan: An American man who claimed to be on a mission to hunt down Osama Bin Laden has been arrested in northern Pakistan, police say.

They said that Gary Brooks Faulkner, 52, was detained in the mountains of Chitral district north of Peshawar. He had a pistol, dagger and a sword and was carrying night-vision equipment as well as Christian literature.

"We have interrogated him and he has told us that he was on his way to Afghanistan to capture and kill Bin Laden."

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Police say that Mr Faulkner was carrying a book containing Christian verses and teachings and when asked if he felt he had a chance of tracing Bin Laden, he told police, "God is with me, and I am confident I will be successful in killing him."

Monday, June 14, 2010

School Fires Pregnant Teacher For Sex With Fiance

Florida: When school teacher Jarretta Hamilton informed her employers, Southland Christian School in St. Cloud, FL, that she was pregnant, she expected to have a discussion about maternity leave.

Instead, she was asked when her baby was conceived, and, after admitting it was three weeks before her wedding, she was fired.

In a pending lawsuit, the couple also claim the school’s principal, Jon Ennis, invaded Mrs Hamilton’s privacy by telling other teachers and the parents of her students the exact reason she was fired.

'When they let me go, they told the entire staff in a staff meeting that I had been fired and the reason why they let me go. And then they called all of my parents to my fourth-grade students and told them as well,' Mrs Hamilton said.

Southland Christian School
2901 17th Street
St Cloud, FL 34769-6017
(407) 891-7723

Get Your Picture With Jesus

Utah: A new company is offering you the chance to take a photo with Jesus—or a younger, frat boy version of the savior—and then have the photo incorporated into a beautiful portrait painting.

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Kay Paintings is a Salt Lake City studio that allows you to model with a Jesus look-a-like and use that image to create an idyllic kind of green-screen fantasy image. Perfect for the family that would like to show that they’re just that much closer to Christ by actually having a fan photo of themselves hugging the man from Nazareth himself. “Dude, guess who I got a picture with? That’s right, my main man J.C.--signed my shirt too!”

Creationism In The Classroom

"How can an African American person evolve from a white person? We're different skin"...answer that one Mr. Darwin.

Deacon Rapes And Impregnates Teen

New Hampshire: A woman now living in Arizona alleges she was raped twice 13 years ago by a prominent member of her church at the time, the fundamentalist Trinity Baptist Church in Concord.

Tina Anderson says the rapes resulted in her becoming pregnant when she was only 15. She also asserts church officials, led by its now former pastor, covered up the crime. Ernest Willis was 38 and a church deacon when, authorities now say, he raped Anderson. He's been arrested on sexual assault charges.

Anderson says when she came forward about the alleged rape and eventual pregnancy, church officials, led by now former pastor Chuck Phelps, blamed her. Anderson claims she was forced to stand in front of her congregation and apologize for getting pregnant, and write a letter asking Willis' wife for forgiveness.

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She was later sent off to Colorado where, she says, she was forced to give up the baby for adoption.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Preacher Gets 12 Years For Distributing Child Porn

Indiana: A former Baptist pastor and volunteer police chaplain has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for distributing child pornography.

Bernard Squires, 65, of rural Columbia City, Ind., pleaded guilty March 2 to distribution of materials depicting the sexual exploitation of minors. At the time of his arrest, Squires was pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Columbia City.

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Squires was indicted last July as part of an FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force to combat peer-to-peer file sharing of child pornography in the Fort Wayne, Ind., area. Prosecutors said his home computer contained at least 10,000 pornographic images and 5,000 videos, some of children younger than 12. He allegedly shared at least 600 images with others on multiple occasions.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Afghan Child Bride Beaten For Running Away

Serb Officials Convicted Over 1995 Massacre

Netherlands: Seven former high-ranking Bosnian Serb military and police officials were convicted Thursday for their roles in the notorious 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The men were found guilty of a range of crimes including genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution.

More than 7,000 Muslim men and boys were killed in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in 1995 when ethnic Serb troops overran a United Nations safe area. The five-day slaughter was the worst European massacre since World War II.

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"The scale and nature of the murder operation, with the staggering number of killings, the systematic and organized manner in which it was carried out, the targeting and relentless pursuit of the victims, and the plain intention -- apparent from the evidence -- to eliminate every Bosnian Muslim male who was captured or surrendered proves beyond reasonable doubt that this was genocide," the trial chamber found.

Youth Pastor Charged With Sexual Misconduct With A Minor

Indiana: 27-year old youth pastor Johnny Eugene Butler is behind bars, accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year old girl he met at the church where he volunteered.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pastor Hired Son To Kill Wife

Texas: A love triangle was mentioned in court as a possible motive for a pastor, his son and a woman described as the pastor's mistress being accused in connection with the shooting death of the pastor's wife.

Rev. Tracy Burleson, 44, and his son, Darnell Fuller, 20, were charged with murdering Pauletta Burleson, 56, at the pastor's home on on May 18. Both men were also having romantic relationships with the same woman, Pauletta Ross Burleson, 56, who is accused of trying to burn the murder weapon, according to detectives and court documents.

Pauletta Burleson was shot in the head.

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About a week before the slaying, on May 12, Burleson's church, the First New Mount Calvary Baptist Church, was destroyed by fire. The cause remains under investigation.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pastor Found Guilty Of Raping His Daughter

Fiji: A church pastor who was found guilty by the High Court in Suva for raping his daughter, who was nine years old, has been jailed for 15 years.

Justice Salesi Temo told the 42-year-old man he had not only breached parental trust but had ruined his daughter's world.

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He said the father had total disregard to his daughter's right to live a happy and peaceful life, not only as a child but also when she grows into an adult.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Youth Pastor Stabs Himself In The Neck

Florida: A former youth pastor couldn’t stay away from a teen-age girl he was accused of sexually assaulting, then stabbed himself as deputies closed in as he violated a protective order.

Paul A. Lisowski, 27, was charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation for fondling a girl between the ages of 12 and 15 who was a member of his youth group at Christ Community Church. The two became sexually involved at the house where his wife and young child lived.

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As deputies moved in to make the arrest on May 26, Lisowski stabbed himself in the neck and was hospitalized until being released to jail on Friday.

Child Molester Priest To Get $94K In Annuity Payments

Ireland: Oliver O'Grady has been called the Hannibal Lecter of pedophile Catholic priests. He's been gone from the Diocese of Stockton, Calif., for 17 years, but the civil lawsuits keep coming - 22 to date, resulting in $18.7 million paid to victims.

And Saturday, when O'Grady turns 65 in his native Ireland, an annuity purchased by the diocese seven years ago will pay him about $788 a month for 10 years, totaling $94,560.

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O'Grady has admitted abusing many children of various ages, boys and girls, and said he even slept with two mothers to get access to their children. He was convicted of child sexual abuse in 1993 and spent seven years in prison.

Pastor Arrested For Car Theft And Meth Possession

Illinois: Lawrenceville police arrested 34-year-old Christian J. Johnson on charges of unlawful possession of meth and a stolen vehicle. His wife, 31-year-old Sabrina M. Johnson, was also arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle.

Church Remained Silent About Child Porn

Denmark: Despite being convicted of possessing child pornography in 2005, the Catholic Church allowed a priest to continue carrying out his duties including teaching children and young people.

In this latest scandal to rock the Danish Catholic Church, it was announced that the priest had recently been suspended, but the church did not mention the reason. The priest was convicted of paying for and downloading 38 movies involving minors.

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Bishop Czeslaw Kozlon, who is head of the Catholic Church in Denmark, did not inform the chair of the parish council in question why the priest had been relieved of his duties. The council chair was said to have been shocked when informed by a journalist from the newspaper Politiken about the cause of the priest’s suspension.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Youth Bible Teacher Arrested

New York: A youth Bible studies teacher and former Scoutmaster in Wayne County has been accused of having sexual contact with a 5-year-old girl.

New York State Police last night charged Samuel W. Langley, 72, with second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a felony.

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Langley was a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America for about 40 years, He also teaches Bible studies to youths at the Baptist Bible Church in Sodus, Wayne County.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

LDS Seminary Principal Pleads Guilty To Sex Abuse

Utah: Former LDS seminary principal Michael Pratt pleaded guilty to sex abuse of student Tuesday morning.

Pratt, 37, was arrested in July 2009 after a then 16-year-old girl was confronted about her relationship with him by police. She later testified the two had sexual encounters on several occasions in May and June.

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Pratt was fired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a principal and instructor when the allegations became public. He taught at the LDS seminary in Highland.