Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Abuse Accusations At Christian School

AC360's Gary Tuchman investigates accusations of abuse at the Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch in western Montana.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pastor Arrested For Killing His Children

South Korea: South Korean police have arrested a Christian pastor and his wife over the deaths of their three children. The parents are accused of whipping and starving the children in an attempt to cast out demons.

Police said Monday that the couple was arrested Saturday after their 10-year daughter and two sons aged eight and five were found dead at their home in the southern county of Boseong.

Authorities say the couple told investigators they stopped feeding their children and beat them with a belt and a fly swatter to drive away evil spirits.

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Investigators say the couple cited a Biblical proverb that reads "Do not withhold discipline from a child."

Pastor David Thompson Sentenced

Ohio: A pastor convicted of embezzling more than $1 million from his former church was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday. A judge found David Thompson guilty in September on several charges, including theft, money laundering and tampering with records.

Thompson was convicted of embezzling from The World of Pentecost Church, located at 3431 East Main Street, between 1998 and 2007. Prosecutors said Thompson spent church funds on luxury cars, a pool, a boat and hair treatments.

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He faced a possible sentence of up to 90 years in prison.

Jury Convicts Sect Leader

Utah: A jury Thursday found a leader of a religious sect guilty of raping his daughter and allowing his friend to rape her as well. Terrill Dalton, 45, who used the name the "Holy Ghost," was convicted of two counts of rape, a first-degree felony.

Prosecutors say Dalton condoned an "impression" that Geody Harman, 38, said he had received indicating that he needed to have sex with the then-15-year-old girl. Both Dalton and Harman were leaders of a small religious group called the Church of the First Born and the General Assembly of Heaven.

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Dalton called himself the "Holy Ghost" while Harman was often referred to as "God in the flesh." In a prior hearing, Dalton's daughter testified that she was promised she would receive blessings if she had sex with the two men and felt extreme pressure from her father and those in his church to comply. Dalton will be sentenced May 11.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Church Accused Of Castrating Boys

From our friends @ Christian Nightmares 

Up to 11 boys were castrated while in the care of the Dutch Roman Catholic church in the 1950s to rid them of homosexuality, a newspaper investigation has said. A young man was castrated in 1956 after telling police he was being abused by priests, the newspaper reported.

Henk Hethuis, a pupil at a Catholic boarding school, was 18 when he told police in 1956 he was being abused by a Dutch monk. He was castrated on the instructions of Catholic priests, NRC Handelsblad said, and told this would "cure" him of his homosexuality. The same happened to at least 10 of his schoolmates, the newspaper said.

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Dutch MPs called for an inquiry after the report was published.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Dennis Terry Introduces Rick Santorum

Greenwell Springs Baptist Church pastor Dennis Terry introduces Rick Santorum at a campaign rally by calling on Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and all who don't worship Jesus to "get out" of the United States.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

17 Arrested At Texas Christian University

Jesus Appears On Another Tortilla

Annette Escamilla talks about how the face of Jesus appeared on a flour tortilla she made.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Anti-Gay High School Assembly

Students and staff at a high school in Dunkerton, Ia., were shocked when an assembly intended to address drug and bullying issues instead featured anti-gay messages that offended many students, staff and parents.

Junkyard Prophet, Bradlee Dean's Minnesota-based traveling band that was brought to Dunkerton High School to discuss practices for good decision making, is part of the You Can Run But You Cannot Hide Christian youth ministry that holds assemblies in public schools.

Mike Cooper, principal of the school, has since announced that he will tender his resignation Monday and remain on the job through the end of the school year.

Church CFO Steals $900,000

Pennsylvania: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia made Anita Guzzardi their chief financial officer last July.

Before that month was over, however, Guzzardi was found allegedly to have looted more than $900,000 from church coffers while in lower-level financial positions, and she was fired.

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Yesterday, the Camden County woman turned herself in to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, which charged her with theft, forgery, unlawful use of a computer and related crimes. Officials said that her theft of church funds began in 2005 and continued through last summer.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Lesbian Denied Communion At Mother’s Funeral

At her mother’s funeral mass at the St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, Md., a grieving Barbara Johnson was the first in line to receive communion. What happened next stunned her. The priest refused Johnson, who is gay, the sacramental bread and wine. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

Anderson Cooper Interviews Teen Exorcists

Brynne, Tess and Savannah discuss how they first became involved in performing exorcisms.

Bible Says Global Warming Is A Hoax

In a radio interview with Voice of Christian Youth America, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) argued that his belief that global warming is a hoax is biblically inspired. Promoting his book "The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future", Inhofe said that only God can change the climate, and the idea that manmade pollution could affect the seasons is “arrogance“.

In the interview, Inhofe did not mention he has received $1,352,523 in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Utah's Abstinence Only Sex-Ed Bill

A bill that would require abstinence-only sex education in Utah public schools  passed both houses of the legislature and is waiting for Governor Herbert to sign it into law.

HB363 defines sex education in Utah schools as abstinence-only, banning instruction about sexual intercourse, contraceptive methods, homosexuality and sexual activity outside of marriage. It moved through the Utah legislature with ease, and enjoys the support of some of Utah's conservative organizations, like the Utah Eagle Forum.

"It's a great bill," said Gayle Ruzicka, president of the Utah Eagle Forum, "(a) law that will teach children the skills that the need in order to remain pure and clean and chaste."

Our children need to be given enough information about sex so they are able to make good, informed decisions. Please help convince Governor Gary Herbert to veto HB363 by signing the petition.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cheesus Christ

A New Mexico man's dinner was downright divine after he discovered an image of Jesus on his tortilla.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Rush Limbaugh Calls Student 'Slut' And 'Prostitute'

Rush Limbaugh called the woman who was denied the right to speak at a controversial contraception hearing a "slut" on Wednesday.

Sandra Fluke, a student at Georgetown Law School, was supposed to be the Democratic witness at a Congressional hearing about the Obama administration's contraception policy. However, Darrell Issa, the committee chair at the hearing, prevented her from speaking, while only allowing a series of men to testify about the policy.

"Can you imagine if you were her parents how would be?" he said. "Your daughter ... testifies she's having so much sex she can't afford her own birth control pills and she wants President Obama to provide them, or the Pope."

"What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex -- what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex."