At least 15 people, including children and teenagers, were injured at a shooting in a nightclub in Miami, Florida. Police are investigating why minors were present at the club.
The violence, which included gunfire, took place early Sunday at The Spot nightclub, where a large party was being held, and it left five girls between the ages of 11 and 17 and others wounded, according to Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll.
"What was very surprising to the responders was that these were kids that were out at 1 o'clock in the morning in a club and this type of violence took place where a bunch of kids were gathering," The Associated Press quoted Carroll as saying. "It's very disturbing to see that." more >>
A Florida couple who claim to be devout Christians and lovers of exercise say they are joyfully spreading the love of Christ and the Bible through their unconventional wife-swapping and fitness ministry. The wife says she doesn't believe swinging is wrong, but if it is, she'll find out on judgement day.
Dean, 49, and Cristy Parave, 44, revealed in an interview with Barcroft TV posted to YouTube Thursday that they believe the community of fitness swingers they've created and promote on Facebook is "God's plan."
"I feel like right now this is God's plan," said Cristy to Barcroft TV. "The Bible doesn't talk about swinging, specifically. ... I just feel like, as a married couple, if you agree on something together then it's OK. If it's not, like I said, judgment day, I'll find that out." more >>
H.B. Charles Jr., pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., hosted a conference on expository preaching this week with such speakers as Al Mohler, Bryan Carter, Bryan Loritts and several others. Those in attendance and tweeting during the event revealed that much was being said, albeit in 140 characters, about the nature of sound preaching.
Charles, whose remarks were quoted in the tweets, hosted the Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference at his Jacksonville church, with a live stream made available for those unable to attend in person.
The Florida megachurch pastor cites 2 Timothy 2:15 in the Bible's demand for accurate preaching: more >>
After being pressured to allow atheists to distribute materials in public schools declaring that "Jesus is dead," the Orange County School District in Florida may soon have to allow satanic books to be distributed to children, all because they allowed the distribution of Bibles in the schools.
In a press release issued Sunday, The Satanic Temple said it was the decision by the Orange County School Board that sparked their push to introduce satanism to children in schools.
"We would never seek to establish a precedent of disseminating our religious materials in public schools, because we believe our constitutional values are better served by respecting a strong separation of church and state," The Satanic Temple's spokesperson, Lucien Greaves, noted in the release. more >>
A Florida man is trusting God wholeheartedly for a complete miracle as he continues to progressively recover from a 2011 accident that left him severely injured with a diagnosis of 72 hours left to live.
Chance McMinn fell from the top floor of his four-story condominium and punctured his lungs, broke his pelvic bone, L1 and L2 vertebrae and femur, and suffered brain injury. But three years later, McMinn is walking again and has limited speech but is relentless in his faith that God will finish the miracle He has started.
"The past three years have been really tough," his wife Stephanie McMinn told The Walton Sun. "But Chance keeps beating the odds. He continues to heal. We've put our trust in God and we know He will restore Chance fully. God is not a halfway God — he does full restoration." more >>
A 22-year-old West Palm Beach, Florida, pastor who police say was shot in the head when stranger fired bullets at him during a road rage incident in July, recently declared at a fundraiser for his family that "angels took the bullet for me."
"I've come to lift up the name of Jesus," screamed the young pastor and father of two, Steven Simon, into a microphone still sporting a bandage on his forehead at the St. John Haitian United Methodist Church in Boynton Beach where the fundraiser was held two Saturdays ago, according to WPTV.
"I can say that there were angels that took the bullet for me … and you could literally see where the bullet had stopped. It was almost like God said, 'you can't go any further than this,'" he added with conviction as the church erupted in praise. more >>