Home > Leonardo Blair
Leonardo Blair / CP Reporter
Devout Evangelical Christian Marina Silva Started Life Illiterate in the Amazon; Now She's Primed to Become Brazil's First Black President
She almost died twice and never learned to read or write until she left the Amazon forest as a teenager, now at 56, Marina Silva, a devout evangelical Christian, is primed to become Brazil's first black president.
- 2 Comments
- Tag: Politics
Tired of Being Victims, Iraqi Christians Arm Themselves to Fight ISIS; 'Talking About Jesus and Peace Is Not Enough,' They Say
Tired of being slaughtered like sheep and chased from a place they have called home for two millennia, some Christian groups in northern Iraq have decided to take up arms to defend their place in the war-torn country from the terror of ISIS.
Pastor Who 'Loved Life' Fatally Shoots Wife Then Turns Gun on Himself; 16-Y-O Granddaughter Finds Bodies on Deck of Home
To members of the East Lumberton Baptist Church in North Carolina, Rev. William "Bill" Scott, 68, and his wife, Charlotte, 64, were a happy couple that loved life. So it was quite a shock last Wednesday night when a service at the church was interrup..
- 9 Comments
- Tag: Crime
Veteran Missouri Police Officer Says He Believes in Jesus Christ But 'I am a Killer;' Calls Supreme Court Justices 'Sodomites'
A veteran Missouri police officer who was involved in maintaining security in the troubled community of Ferguson has been placed on administrative leave after he declared "I am a killer" in an inflammatory video in which he called Supreme Court justi..
- 18 Comments
Nearly $400K Raised for Officer Darren Wilson Online; More Than Fund for Slain Teenager Michael Brown
Supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown three Saturdays ago, have donated nearly $400,000, as of Tuesday morning, through the fundraising website gofundme.com to help the embattled officer.
- 7 Comments
Charlotte's Largest Church Puts Pastor on Leave After Back to the Bible Fired Him for Unknown 'Inappropriate Conduct'
Back to the Bible, a 75-year-old global radio and web Christian ministry based in Lincoln, Nebraska, announced last week that, after less than a year in the post, they have fired their radio Bible teacher, Dr. John Munro, senior pastor of the storied..
- 8 Comments
- Tag: Evangelism
23-Y-O British Rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, Now ISIS Militant, Is Key Suspect in Beheading of Journalist James Foley
Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a 23-year-old British rapper who reportedly walked out of his family's £1 million home in Maida Vale, West London, last year to join militants in Syria after telling them he was "leaving everything for the sake of Allah," is b..
JD Hall Says Braxton Caner's Suicide 'Crushed, Changed Him Forever;' Grieving Caner Family Appreciates Contrition
JD Hall, a Montana preacher accused of cyber-bullying the teenage son of pastor and Brewton-Parker College President Ergun Caner weeks before the youth committed suicide last month, confessed to his congregation at Fellowship Baptist Church recently ..
Millionaire Prophet TB Joshua Sent 4,000 Bottles of Powerful Holy Water and Money to Cure Ebola in Sierra Leone
Prophet TB Joshua, one of Nigeria's most controversial and richest preachers according to Forbes, recently announced that he sent more than 4,000 bottles of his powerful anointing water, which users claim has worked many miracles, to help victims of ..
- 15 Comments
- Tag: Miracles
Texas Gov., GOP Presidential Hopeful Rick Perry Indicted Over Alleged Abuse of Power; Faces Up to 99 Years if Convicted
Rick Perry, the longest serving governor in Texas' history and GOP presidential hopeful for 2016, became the first governor in that state to face criminal charges in nearly 100 years Friday, when he was indicted on two felony counts charging that he ..
- 16 Comments
- Tag: Politics
Ferguson Erupts Over Release of Convenience Store Video; Looting, Rioting as Police and Hundreds of Protesters Face Off
Another round of unrest erupted in the Streets of Ferguson, Missouri early Saturday morning as hundreds of angry protesters vented their anger once again at the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old youth in the community last Satur..
Mars Hill Church's Board 'Can Never Work Well,' Not Designed to Help Pastor With Spiritual Direction Says Paul Tripp
After resigning from the Board of Advisors and Accountability (BOAA) of the Seattle-based Mars Hill Church led by embattled Pastor Mark Driscoll in June, former board member Pastor Paul Tripp said Tuesday that the church's governing authority "can ne..
- 5 Comments
Christian Group Demands Release of Secret Deal IRS Made With Atheists That Threatens to Censor Houses of Worship
The Faith & Freedom Coalition demanded Monday the release of a secret legal agreement between the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Justice and atheist organization, the Freedom From Religion Foundation charging that it is likely to censor ..