Pastor brags about punching ‘dangerously bright’ kid

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Sometimes Christian love requires violence: In a disturbing video clip, a pastor brags about punching a “dangerously bright” kid in the chest for “not taking the Lord serious.”In the video, an unnamed pastor talks about his days of being a youth pastor, and explains how he assaulted a “smart aleck” kid for “not taking the Lord serious.”In the video the pastor says: I punched him in the chest as hard as I could. I crumpled the kid. The clip ends with the pastor explaining: “There’s t … [Read more...]

Disgraced McDonnell looks to Christ for vindication

After being sentenced to two years in prison for public corruption, disgraced former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) declared his innocence, saying he looks to Jesus Christ for his “ultimate vindication."McDonnell, once on the short list to be Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential running mate during the 2012 US Presidential race, asked a judge for mercy for his wife and himself before being sentenced to two years in federal prison for public corruption on Tuesday.USA Today reports McDonnell w … [Read more...]

Oregon pastor charged with sex crimes against children

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An evangelical pastor and former cop is facing more than 30 charges of sex crimes against children, including rape, sodomy, attempted sodomy, and the production of child pornography.James Daniel Worley, 42, the senior pastor at Powell Valley Church in Gresham, faces more than three dozen first-degree sex charges after being indicted by a Deschutes County grand jury.The current charges involve two children, one boy and one girl. However, prosecutors say they are concerned there may be … [Read more...]

Transgender teen commits suicide, cites Christian parents in blog

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After years of abuse and rejection from strict Christian parents, an Ohio transgender teen commits suicide by stepping in front of a moving tractor trailer truck.Leelah Alcorn, also known as Joshua Alcorn, was struck and killed by a passing semitrailer on southbound Interstate 71 in Union Township Sunday morning. The tragic event appears not to have been an accident, but a suicide.On her blog at Tumblr, Leelah left a poignant suicide note, detailing a life of pain and rejection, a life … [Read more...]

‘Catholic Warrior’ attacks Satanic Temple display in Florida

Rage for Jesus: An angry woman wearing a “Catholic Warrior” shirt was arrested after vandalizing the Satanic Temple holiday display in the Florida Capitol Rotunda yesterday.Susan Hemeryck, 54, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief after she began ripping apart the display showing an angel falling into flames with the message “Happy Holidays from the Satanic Temple.”Hemeryck, who was wearing a shirt that said “Catholic Warrior” when she arrived at the Capitol, said she was angry … [Read more...]

Zombie Jesus Nativity scene is too much for Ohio town

Baby zombie Jesus makes Christians sad: In Ohio a homeowner was ordered to remove a Nativity scene in front of his house that features zombies instead of traditional biblical characters, or face legal action.Sycamore Township has ordered the nativity scene featuring zombies to be taken down. Particularly offensive for some Christians, the Nativity features a zombie baby instead of the traditional baby Jesus in the manger.According to documents obtained by FOX19 NOW, Sycamore Township … [Read more...]

Faith-healing parents get 10 years in prison for death of daughter

After choosing prayer over modern medicine, and depriving their daughter of life-saving care, Travis and Wenona Rossiter will each spend 10 years in prison for manslaughter in the faith-healing death of their 12-year-old daughter, Syble Rossiter.Late Friday, Judge Daniel Murphy imposed the 10-year sentences despite defense attorneys objections to sentencing guidelines. In Oregon, first-degree manslaughter is a Measure 11 crime that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in … [Read more...]

GOP lawmaker tells Americans to rely on Jesus for healthcare

Faith healing madness: Republican lawmaker Gordon Klingenschmitt tells Americans "to look to the Lord” for healthcare, claiming that God will protect people from disease so long as they obey God’s commands.Commenting on a Fox News poll that showed 58 percent of respondents wanted to repeal Obamacare, Klingenschmitt, a Colorado state representative and former Navy chaplain, said “We ought to look to the Lord for our health care.”Speaking on his "Pray In Jesus Name" program, Klingenschmitt … [Read more...]