Friday, July 30, 2010

Family Waits For Prayers To Work

A Texas family is racing to stop a hospital from amputating a patient's foot, saying the procedure violates their religious rights. The situation is now so tense that Angela Wright's husband has been barred from the hospital where she is being treated.

Living Under The Taliban Threat

Time magazine reports on Afghan Women and the Return of the Taliban.

The Taliban pounded on the door just before midnight, demanding that Aisha, 18, be punished for running away from her husband's house. Her in-laws treated her like a slave, Aisha pleaded. They beat her. If she hadn't run away, she would have died. Her judge, a local Taliban commander, was unmoved. Aisha's brother-in-law held her down while her husband pulled out a knife. First he sliced off her ears. Then he started on her nose.

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Evangelist Cindy Jacobs Calls For A 40-Day Fast

Evangelist Cindy Jacobs calls for a 40-day fast leading up to the 2010 Senate elections to ensure that pro-life, pro-biblical values, anti-same sex marriage candidates are elected.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Minister Suspected In String Of Thefts

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Texas: Steven Breed is a gifted elementary school teacher and a grandfatherlike minister -- and he's suspected by several area law enforcement officials of being one of the most dauntless jewel thieves in North Texas.

But court documents, acquaintances and area Realtors accuse the divorced father of three of being much more than a sneak thief: They describe the 53-year-old as a con man whose life has been driven by a gambling habit.

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Breed's resume shows that he attended the University of Houston and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He received a master's "degree" in religious education. He was hired as the children's minister at First Baptist Church of Allen in 2004 and released a few months later.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Priest Charged With Possession Of Child Porn

Wisconsin: The Diocese of La Crosse placed no restrictions on an Onalaska priest despite learning he had followed young boys into a water park bathroom last summer.

The Rev. Patrick Umberger now is accused of having child pornography after an investigation that traces back to the water park incident. Umberger, 59, also confessed to having anonymous sexual encounters with males and females, none of them minors, and having visited gay chat rooms.

Noah’s Ark Water Park employees reported seeing Umberger repeatedly follow boys into the bathroom near a children’s pool and was found standing next to a 10-year-old using a urinal. Park officials revoked Umberger’s season pass and placed him on a watch list.

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Umberger was arrested after agents discovered three sexually graphic photos of children on his computer. He then admitted that he had searched the Internet for images of 12- to 15-year-olds.

Father McCormack And Chicago Archdiocese Sued


Pastor Convicted Of Theft Of Church Funds

Wisconsin: The former pastor of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Brookfield who was charged this year with the theft of $9,300 in church funds was sentenced Wednesday to 100 days in the county work release jail.

Leonard Van Vlaenderen, 51, of Cudahy was convicted by Waukesha County Circuit Judge J. Mac Davis after Van Vlaenderen pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of felony theft.

Van Vlaenderen was accused of obtaining repayment from the church for computer equipment that had been purchased with a parishioner's credit card but was returned for refunds. An audit that the church conducted showed that the church lost nearly $128,000 over three years in thefts of cash from its weekly collections, and the audit found a correlation between the missing money and the tenure of Van Vlaenderen.

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Van Vlaenderen has been under scrutiny since his arrest in December 2007 on a misdemeanor charge of possessing cocaine. He was convicted of that charge in 2008 and spent a year on probation.

Pastor Gets 10 Years For Child Porn

Texas: Pastor Dean Richard Tarkington, 57, was sentenced on July 9 to 10 years in prison for trying to obtain nude photos of a teenage girl.

The Word of Faith Christian Center pastor was arrested in January on attempted possession of child pornography charges for soliciting sexual material from a Louisiana state police officer posing as 15- and 16-year-old girls.

While perusing a chat room called “married but looking,” Tarkington made contact with the undercover officer and told the “girl” he would like to have sex with her after viewing pictures purported to be of her.

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Tarkington later admitted to engaging in online sexual activity both at his home and at church.


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Pray Away The Gay

Pastor Jay Stirnemann at a National Organization for Marriage rally in Rhode Island.

Pastor Charged With Attempted Child Molestation

Florida: A man who was pastor of a large church in Alachua in 2005 has been arrested in Marion County, accused of soliciting a minor for sex.

The Rev. Kenneth Kleckner III, who was pastor of First United Methodist Church of Alachua in 2005, was arrested Friday, July 9 at the offices of Ocala West United Methodist Church, where he is currently pastor.

According to police reports, he was asking for sex from what he thought was a juvenile girl online. Police even found a Webcam video of Kleckner performing a lewd act for the minor.
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Kleckner was actually talking to an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy pretending to be the girl.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pastor Arrested Twice For Sexual Assault Of 4 Year Olds

Priest Charged With Molesting 11 Year Old

West Virginia: A priest has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused an 11-year-old girl last week inside a Herndon home, police said.

Fairfax County police responded late last Wednesday to the residence on Franklin Farm Road, where 44-year-old Felix Owino was accused of touching the child “inappropriately”. Owino was a longtime friend of the family.

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The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston suspended Owino as soon as it learned of the arrest, according to a posting on its Web site. Owino was serving as an associate pastor at St. Paul’s in Weirton and as an instructor at Wheeling Jesuit University.

Pastor Charged With Molesting 9 Year Old

Missouri: St. Clair County prosecutors have charged an East St. Louis pastor for allegedly molesting a young girl.

Rev. Charles Moore was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He remains incarcerated in the East St. Louis Jail on $250,000 bond. He will eventually be transferred to St. Clair County Jail.

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Moore, 57, is accused of molesting the girl last summer when she was nine-years-old.

Friday, July 9, 2010

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Pastors Lose Child Molestation Appeal

Louisiana: The Second Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed the conviction of two Richland Parish ministers accused of molesting young males in their congregation.

Jason Cooper and Victor Mitchell were each convicted in August 2009 of indecent behavior with a juvenile and oral sexual battery.

In 2007, Jason Cooper, 25, was the pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church in Rayville and Victor Mitchell, his 23-year-old stepbrother, was the pastor at Old Mount Olive Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. The summer of that year, a 14-year-old member of Macedonia Baptist Church said he was visiting Cooper's home when someone turned off the lights, Mitchell kissed the back of his neck and told him to perform oral sex on him.
In December 2007, a 16-year-old went to a church service in Bastrop with Cooper and Mitchell. On the way back to Rayville the teen said the two men stopped the car in the parking lot of Mount Olive Baptist Church and performed oral sex on each other before doing the same to the juvenile.

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With the conviction affirmed, the defendants will serve their sentence of five years hard labor, on each charge, to be served concurrently pending any more appeals.

French Priest Sentenced To 3 Years For Embezzling $3M

France: A Catholic priest who drove a Ferrari, kept mistresses and siphoned off more than £2 million of charity donations has been jailed for fraud in France.

Father Antoine Videau, 64, received a three-year prison sentence for crimes that led to him being known as the "Playboy Padre".

Much of the money was being used to fund his multi-millionaire lifestyle which included regular visits to casinos in Las Vegas and Monte Carlo.

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Father Videau set up home with a young woman in La Ciotat, in the Bouches-du-Rhône area of France. He was also frequently seen winning and dinning other young women in upmarket restaurants around Europe

Rabbi Charged With Sexual Assault On A Child

Massachusetts: The Suffolk County district attorney says a rabbi who once taught at a Boston-area school faces another child assault charge.

Authorities said Sunday that Stanley Z. Levitt was charged with indecent assault and battery on a child. The 64-year-old Levitt is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court

Levitt was arraigned last year on four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child. Prosecutors say he assaulted two boys about 11 years old who attended the Maimonides School in Brookline where he taught between 1974 and 1977.

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In one case, Levitt entered a plea of no contest to indecent assault and corrupting a minor -- both classified as misdemeanors. He was sentenced in 2004 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to five years probation. Another case went to trial and resulted in a not guilty verdict. Charges were withdrawn in the third case.

Pastor Arrested For Sexually Explicit Text Messages

Florida: A Brevard County youth minister, who is charged with soliciting sex from a minor, was arrested on Thursday. Rockledge Police took 36-year-old Jermel Manns into custody after officers said he sent a teenager a text message asking for sex.

Manns is a convicted sex offender from Illinois who never registered locally, and he got a youth pastor job from his uncle.

Pastor Errol Beckford, of Celebration Tabernacle Church in Cocoa, who is Manns' uncle, claims he had no idea about his nephew’s history. “He worked in the school system, he went to bible college, he was squeaky clean”. So why no criminal background check? “There was no hint, no reason for us to do it, and he was a family member,” said Beckford, “and if you interview my family they’ll tell you this is the first they’re hearing it.”
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Rockledge police said Manns sent the text message to 16-year-old boy. Manns is also a registered sex offender in Illinois, arrested and convicted of sexually abusing a teen a few years back.

Pastor Sentenced To 20 years For Child Molestation

Colorado: A Boulder District judge today sentenced a former Longmont church youth pastor and Fort Collins high school counselor to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting children 16 years ago.

Bradley Boda pleaded guilty in April to sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse and sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. His deal stipulates that a judge may sentence him to between 10 and 20 years in prison, followed by lifetime probation. Prosecutors dismissed 11 other felony counts.

In November 2008, Longmont police began investigating reports from men who said Boda used his position with the church to develop sexual relationships with them when they were as young as 11. He was either a church volunteer or a youth director from 1991 to 2004.

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One man told investigators he had started a relationship with Boda when he was 13 and it lasted about a year. Another told police he had encounters with Boda from the time he was 13 until he was 17.

Youth Pastor Faces Seduction Charges

Indiana: A West Lafayette man faces five felony charges of child seduction after allegedly inappropriately touching a minor in his care.

53-year-old William Lee Porter was also charged with criminal deviance today, another felony.
According to court documents, the victim said that Porter had touched her breasts on fifteen to twenty separate occasions between April 2007 and November 2008. The victim was sixteen and seventeen years old at the time.

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The documents state that the victim said that on an occasion in July 2009, Porter shoved her onto a couch and performed oral sex on her against her will.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The 3rd Eagle Of The Apocalypse Breaks It Down

William Tapley explains how the BP oil spill, “Touchdown Jesus,” Armando Galarraga’s perfect game, horse racing, floods, and James Joyce are all so obviously tied to the End Times.

Pastor Jack Schaap Hates Fat Chicks

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Priest Stole $1.3 Million To Pay For Gay Lifestyle

Connecticut: Kevin Gray, a priest at Sacred Heart Church in Waterbury is expected to turn himself in after being charged with siphoning $1.3 million from church coffers to pay for his secret gay lifestyle.

After a lengthy investigation, the authorities have charged Gray with first-degree larceny, which could carry a 20-year sentence if he's eventually convicted. Apparently for the past seven years Gray has been spending church money to fund trips to New York and pay for hotel rooms, restaurants, clothing and sessions with male escorts.

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When questioned as to why, police say Gray told them that "he felt the church owed it to him" because he was unhappy with his church assignments.

Iranian Woman Sentenced To Death By Stoning

Iran: Mohammadie Ashtiani, a mother of two, could be stoned to death at any moment under the terms of a death sentence handed down by Iranian authorities.

Ashtiani, 42, will be buried up to her chest, according to an Amnesty International report citing the Iranian penal code. The stones that will be hurled at her will be large enough to cause pain but not so large as to kill her immediately.

Ashtiani, who is from the northern city of Tabriz, was convicted of adultery in 2006.

Governor Daniels - All Horrific Crimes Committed By Atheists

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who is being considered by some as a candidate for president in 2012, in an interview with in December, said, "And atheism leads to brutality. All the horrific crimes of the last century were committed by atheists -- Stalin and Hitler and Mao and so forth -- because it flows very naturally from an idea that there is no judgment and there is nothing other than the brief time we spend on this Earth."

Just for the record Mitch...It is well documented that Hitler was in fact a Christian, who believed in an Aryan Jesus Christ. His interpretation of Christianity was a central motivation for his antisemitism. Mao and Stalin are typically considered having been atheists, but this due more to a lack of an official religious affiliation than anything else.

To say that "all the horrific crimes of the last century were committed by atheists" is not only inaccurate but a complete departure from reality. You are forgetting everyone from Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, George Bush, Mullah Mohammad Omar, Eric Rudolph and Charles Taylor to Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson and every douchebag to ever make an appearance on this site, which now includes you.

A vast majority of the wars every fought have had, at least to some extent, religious undertones. Some examples of recent religious "hot spots" are: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Côte d'Ivoire, Cyprus, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Kashmir, Kosovo, Kurdistan, Macedonia, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Palestine, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia/Chechnya, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Tibet, Uganda and just about every abortion clinic and gay bar in the United States, to name a few.

You may also want to consider the fact that the U.S. prison population is 83.7% Christian.

Or, if you need further evidence of just how wrong you are Mitch, you could just take a look at the post above this one.

Joe Smith

Friday, July 2, 2010

Playing An Instrument Is Anti-Islamic

UK: Muslim pupils are being withdrawn from music lessons because some families believe learning an instrument is anti-Islamic.

The move comes despite the subject being a compulsory part of the national curriculum. While parents have legal rights to withdraw children from religious and sex education classes, no automatic right exists to pull them out of lessons such as music.

One education expert said up to half of Muslim pupils were withdrawn from music lessons during Ramadan.

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And The Muslim Council of Britain said music lessons were likely to be unacceptable to around ten per cent of the Muslim population in Britain.

Priest Jailed For Child Sex Attacks

Australia: A Catholic priest in Australia has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in jail for sex attacks on 25 children over nearly two decades.

John Sidney Denham, 67, pleaded guilty to a range of charges relating to attacks on boys at schools in New South Wales between 1968 and 1986. The judge said his actions "contributed to a culture of fear and depravity".

He was sentenced to 19 years and 10 months in jail for crimes including sexual acts and indecent assaults against boys aged between five and 16 years old. He was ordered to serve a minimum of 13 years and 10 months.

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The victims' group Broken Rites Australia says it has received thousands of calls reporting abuse since opening its national telephone hotline in 1993 - and has helped to sentence more than 100 clergymen.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Minister Jailed In Child Porn Case

New Mexico: A federal magistrate has denied bond for a Los Alamos, N.M., youth minister charged in a child pornography case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charlyn Rees says the judge found that 58-year-old Matthew Nichols "is a danger to the community" during Friday's hearing and should not be released.

Federal agents arrested Nichols on Wednesday on an indictment charging him with possessing, receiving, distributing and attempting to distribute child pornography. Nichols has been on paid leave from the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church since January.

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The indictment says Nichols was convicted of corruption of minors and criminal solicitation to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse in Dauphin County, Pa., in 1980.

Youth Pastor Accused Of Groping Man

Massachusetts: A Roman Catholic priest from Walpole has pleaded not guilty to groping a 21-year-old man at a Canton Park and Ride lot.

The Rev. Emile Boutin, a youth pastor at Blessed Sacrament, pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery on Monday in Stoughton District Court.

Prosecutors say the alleged victim pulled into the lot about 8:30 a.m. on Monday and walked into the woods to go to the bathroom. The man, whose name was not released, alleged that another man followed him, and touched him through his shorts. The alleged victim got his assailant's license plate number and called police.