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Man Who Allegedly Smashed Ten Commandments Monument Is a Devout Christian, Says Mom: 'In His Right Mind It Would Break His Heart'
Michael Reed Jr., the 29-year-old man accused of destroying the controversial Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma Capitol, is a devout Christian who wanted to be a pastor but has been wrestling with mental illness for the last two years, accord..
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Man Allegedly Urinates On, Crashes Into Oklahoma's Controversial Ten Commandments Monument; Says Devil Made Him Do It
A man is now under mental evaluation in Oklahoma after allegedly urinating on and crashing into the controversial Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
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Rev. Floyd Flake, senior pastor of the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York, who spent 11 years in Congress batting for a better life for constituents in his church community, confessed Thursday that at one time, he "didn't even like politicians..
Ebola Hits New York City; Manhattan Doctor Craig Spencer Falls Ill After Treating Ebola Patients in West Africa
New York City remained on edge late Thursday night as local and federal officials encouraged the city that never sleeps to keep calm after news broke earlier that Manhattan doctor Craig Spencer, who recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea, West Afr..
Hobby Lobby Donates 14.5 Acre Property to Legacy Project Run by Megachurch Pastor Charles Jenkins to Help Underserved Communities
NEW YORK — Pastor Charles Jenkins, popular recording artist and leader of the historic Fellowship Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois, revealed Thursday that the Green family of arts and crafts giant, Hobby Lobby, purchased then donated a 14.5 acre p..
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Gungor Calls for Christian Unity After Being Branded 'Twofold Son of Hell' for Criticizing Literal Interpretation of Bible
Alternative rock musician and Dove Award winning Christian Michael Gungor of the musical collective, Gungor, is now calling for unity in Christendom months after being branded a heretic and other names like "twofold son of hell" for challenging the l..
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has about 15 million followers worldwide, recently blasted the "magic underwear" moniker ascribed by non-Mormons to the sacred undergarments worn by the faithful as "inaccurate" and "offensive."
Gay Advocate Raises Money to Help Christian Bakers Pay $150K Fine for Refusing to Bake Cake for Lesbian Wedding
Matt Stolhandske, a board member of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality who describes himself as a gay evangelical Christian, is now seeking to raise funds to help Oregon-based Christian bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein pay off approximately $150,000 in..
GOP Congressional Candidate Under Fire For Branding Same-Sex Couples 'Gremlins;' 'These Creatures Are So Destructive' He Says
South Carolina Republican Anthony Culler, who is challenging incumbent Democratic Rep. James Clyburn of the 6th district has come under fire from his party and other conservatives for branding same-sex couples as "gremlins" who "want to destroy our w..
Christian Republican Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard Indicted On 23 Corruption Charges; Says It's a 'Political Witch Hunt'
Calling the move a "political witch hunt" and "politics at its worst" Christian Republican Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, 52, was indicted and charged with 23 felony corruption counts by a grand jury Monday including using his office for persona..
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Odds Favor Republicans in Midterm Elections as Democrats Struggle to Get Out Black Vote, Say Experts
For Republicans looking to seize control of the Senate come midterm elections next month, Karlyn Bowman, senior fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, says the odds are in their favor as Democrats face an uphill battle mobilizing b..
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Judge Orders AIDS-Afflicted Pastor Who Had Sex With Female Members in Church Removed From Pulpit After Colorful Hearing
Pastor Juan D. McFarland of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, was forced to relinquish his pulpit in shame by a local judge Thursday after delivering an incriminating confession that he has full blown AIDS, slept with female me..
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Christian Talk Radio Host Josh Kimbrell Charged With Sex Crime Against 3-Y-O Boy; Supporters Defend Character
Josh Kimbrell, 29, a Christian talk radio host and chairman of the Palmetto Conservative Alliance Foundation in South Carolina, was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a 3-year-old boy. His supporters, however, have sh..
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After sparking a vociferous debate about assisted suicide when she announced in a viral YouTube video earlier this month that she will commit suicide under Oregon's Death With Dignity Act on Nov. 1 to escape her terminal brain cancer, 29-year-old Bri..
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Dr. Daniel Varga, Official at Faith-Based Texas Hospital, Apologizes for Mistakes in Diagnosing Thomas Eric Duncan
Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer for Texas Health Resources, the umbrella medical group for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where now deceased Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan died and two nurses were infected with the deadly virus after t..
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Amber Vinson, 2nd Ebola Infected Nurse Called CDC Several Times Before Flying; 'Somebody Dropped the Ball,' Says Health Official
As President Barack Obama attempted to calm fears about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus Wednesday, one health official has charged that someone at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "dropped the ball" in allowing Amber Vinson, the se..