Sami K. Martin

Christian Post Reporter

Baltimore Mom Goes Viral for Smacking Son to Stop Him From Rioting; Police Commissioner Applauds Efforts; 'Wishes' More Parents 'Took Charge' of Their Kids During the Mayhem

Baltimore mother Toya Graham is being heralded as "mom of the year" by the city's police commisioner after she was captured on camera grabbing and smacking her 16-year-old son in order to get him away from Baltimore protests that erupted on Monday after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a young man who died in police custody on April 19.

Megachurch Pastor Mark Smith Who Church Leaders Hired as 'God's Man' Quits After Just 18 Months

Just 18 months ago, in an announcement that they had hired Mark Smith to be their new senior pastor, top officials at the First Baptist Jackson Church in Mississippi said they had fallen "in love" and described him as God's man and "God's will" for the job. In a surprising turn of events this week, however, Smith abruptly quit, declaring in his rejection of the job that he is not the man for their church.