Virginia Pastor Who Works With Children Is Under Arrest For Possession of Child Porn

Virginia minister Christopher Alan Hogge is the director of social services for the city of Franklin, and the pastor at Battery Park Baptist Church in Smithfield. He works with children in both jobs, which is why this is doubly disturbing:

48-year-old Christopher Alan Hogge was arrested Monday on eight counts of distribution of child pornography. Investigators received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an Internet account in Isle of Wight County had accessed a social-media account where child pornography was stored.


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The Torquemada of Sex, Ken Starr, May Get Fired From Baylor Over Sex-Assaults Response

A president getting hounded in a sex scandal? Now it’s Ken Starr‘s turn.

Six years ago, the author of the “overly aggressive” Starr Report that lead to impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton, was appointed president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Baylor is the largest Baptist university in the world.

The Board of Regents is now rumored to be considering kicking Starr out over his pattern of dereliction in handling a string of campus sexual-assault cases, most involving the school’s football team.


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British Doctor Joins ISIS, Would Like to Keep Some Victims Alive Just To Torture Them Longer

In 2014, a British doctor of Palestinian descent who specializes in endocrinology, and who worked for the U.K.’s National Health Service, traveled to Syria to join ISIS. BBC News just published a profile of the man, Issam Abuanza.

Abuanza left his Sheffield home, his wife, and their two children to volunteer as a fighter and a medic. He is thought to be the first practicing NHS doctor to have joined the so-called Islamic State.

As you might expect, the Hippocratic Oath was among his first casualties.


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Catholic School Issues Dance Rules: No Cleavage, Heels Stay On, and Only “Serious” Dates Allowed

St Dominic’s Catholic College, an all-girls’ school in New Zealand, has some weird rules about what the ladies can and cannot wear to the upcoming seniors ball:

None of you are going to prom.

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Ohio School Ends Tradition of Singing “The Lord’s Prayer” at Graduation, But Students Do It Anyway

Last week, I posted about how administrators at East Liverpool High School in Ohio put a stop to the traditional singing of the Lord’s Prayer during the graduation ceremony because even they understood this was an unconstitutional promotion of Christianity. (The letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation probably helped, too.)

No one was calling for the end of religious music at the school — there are obviously ways to do it legally in a choir or orchestra class — but as you can imagine, Christians were quick to see this as persecution. Because if they’re not allowed to push their religion on everyone else, even in a public school, they assume they’re being oppressed.

All of that happened before the ceremony itself. So what happened during the actual graduation?


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