Not a story of miracles

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By now you’ve heard the news that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight have been found alive, apparently kidnapped and held for years as prisoners inside a house on Cleveland’s West Side.   Understandably the reaction from the public-at-large has been one of rejoicing. These women were believed to be dead. Abducted. Likely murdered. [Read More...]

Church Leaders have Their Day in Court

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John & Charica Daugherty – Day in Court Remember our story about the failure of the staff at Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma to report child abuse? Well they were back in court this week. Senior Pastor Sharon Daugherty’s son and daughter-in-law,  John and Charica Daugherty, both youth ministers at Victory Christian Center, were charged [Read More...]

Victory Christian Center: When Child Rape is not Child Abuse

VCC Staff members charged with failure to follow mandatory reporting laws include Pastor Sharon Daugherty's son John and his wife Charica, bottom left. The five have been temporarily suspended pending the proceedings of the charges.

  Suppose you were the person a distraught girl sought out to report that a youth minister had raped her in the stairwell right before church services. Suppose that young girl was only 13. Suppose you were on staff at that Mega-church. What comfort would you have offered that child? What action might you have taken to [Read More...]


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