A Swedish black metal band which openly professes their devout worship of the devil splattered fans with pig's blood poured from the skull of a goat, causing them to scream and vomit during a satanic ritual at one of their performances in Brooklyn, New York, Sunday night.
"You see the lead singer present the audience with a goat skull full of animal blood ... then drench the crowd. According to interviews with the band, they use REAL pig's blood. You hear audience members shriek ... and we're told some barfed and cried," noted entertainment website TMZ in a report on the event.
No one complained about Watain's ritual and its effects, according to the report and the health department did not raise any concerns. more >>
The director and co-writer of the upcoming religious parody, "Believe Me," says that although his project takes a hard look "at the power of platforms, particularly among today's young Christians," he does not want to label the film as a "Christian movie."
When asked if he would be marketing "Believe Me" to Christians and people of faith, Will Bakke, the director and co-writer of the film, told The Blaze, "Of course!"
He went on to note the visible presence and power of the Christian demographic at movie theaters of late. more >>
NEW YORK — Joel Osteen invited more than a dozen area pastors, such as A.R. Bernard, Carl Lentz and Hezekiah Walker, to join him on stage to declare God's blessings over the thousands in attendance this weekend at his "America's Night of Hope" event at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
"You know, we believe it makes a difference to speak words of faith and speak words of victory, so I'll ask some of the great pastors of the New York area to join me tonight…" Osteen explained to a cheering audience. "I've asked them to take a moment to just make a declaration by faith over our schools, over our government, over our firefighters, our police force, teachers, nurses, everything about the city, and not only that but about your life as well."
Each minister then took the mic for a minute or two and stated their declaration before handing it off to the next pastor. The leaders represent congregations from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, with all but one of them members of Lakewood Church's Champions Network, a national network that helps Christians find churches in their area (read about the network here). Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz, currently not listed in the Champions Network, was included in the declaration lineup Saturday night, although his name did not appear in the printed program. more >>
In four days, a video of father of four Narvell Benning of Buffalo, New York, remaining amazingly calm while an admitted stripper and mother, Janelle Ambrosia, repeatedly calling him a "nasty f***ing n*gger" has been viewed more than seven million times on YouTube. But how did he do it?
In a recent interview with NewsOne, Benning, 36, explained how he found himself trapped in perhaps one of the most racist verbal assaults displayed on YouTube ever and why he chose to go public with the May 30 attack.
"Honestly, a lot of this stuff is swept under the rug, and it's rare that you find somebody being as belligerent as she is and forcefully angry toward an individual of another race on tape," Benning told NewsOne. more >>
NEW YORK — Victoria Osteen, one-half of the dynamic duo in charge of America's fastest growing megachurch, was far from her Houston, Texas, base on Thursday when she, along with volunteers from Lakewood Church and its service-oriented Generation Hope Project, made an appearance at the Bronx Zoo. She was there, amid a brief period of rain, to visit with about 250 local school children, some of whom were in hysterics when they spotted the petite blond otherwise known as Mrs. Joel Osteen.
Amid squeals of "Victoria!" and whispered observations of "she's so pretty," Mrs. Osteen greeted the Generation Hope Project volunteers manning check-in tables, shook hands with Wildlife Conservation Society officials (in charge of New York City's five zoos), and spent a few minutes with local media, while Lakewood's in-house crew captured it all on film.
However, Osteen spent most of her time under a canopy not far from the main entrance embracing and sharing laughs with the kids, a mixed bunch of predominantly teens and pre-teens, some of whom were clad in their school uniforms. more >>