A former waitress-turned-author who just released her debut novel said she twice waited on conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh and used a portion of the $4,000 in tips he left her to fund abortions, just so she could spite him.
Merritt Tierce of Dallas, Texas, who authored the novel Love Me Back told The Dallas Morning News that she used to work at Nick and Sam's Steakhouse and recalled waiting on Limbaugh twice. She explained that on both occasions Limbaugh left her a $2,000 tip on modest checks.
The tips were "like blood money to me," she said, explaining that she does not share Limbaugh's social conservative views. more >>
Former Dallas Cowboys football player Michael Irvin recently expressed frustration over his schedule as a current analyst for the NFL Network's "NFL Gameday Morning" since it takes up his time to attend church.
Irvin, who attends The Potter's House in Dallas, told TMZ that he was conflicted about his career when asked if he thought football players would go to church more if games were not held on Sundays.
"I just texted my bishop T.D. Jakes the other day … I said, 'Man, it's getting to the point where I'm missing church more than I'm looking forward to games on Sunday.' That's been hard for me to go to work … I miss that man," said Irvin. more >>
Teenage football standout Apollos Hester shocked the public when he turned a postgame interview about his team's 42-41 win into a praise session.
Last Friday, the East View High School Patriots came back from 14 points behind at halftime to gain the one-point victory. After the game, TWC News Austin reporter Lauren Mickler pulled Patriots player Number 6, Apollos, to discuss the team's performance. He then turned the interview into an inspirational sermon about coming back from adversity.
He said of the team's initial performance, "Yeah they had us the first half, I'm not going to lie. They had us but we weren't defeated but they had us and it took guts, it took an attitude. That's all it takes. That's all it takes to be successful, an attitude and that what our coach told us. He said to us hey it's going to be tough, it's going to be hard. You're going to go out there, you're going to battle, you're going to fight, you're going to do it for one another, you're going to do it for each other and you're going to do it for us and you're going to come out with this win and we believed that. We truly did." more >>
A gun-toting pastor in Texas caught a grandmother stealing packages from the porches of Baytown residents last week.
Pastor Benny Holmes was captured on video charging through his front door wielding a pistol and pointing it at the suspect, Laurie Ferguson, 52, according to the Baytown Police Department.
The sexual assault trial of former Richmond Outreach Center pastor Geronimo "Pastor G" Aguilar is set to begin on Nov. 10 in Tarrant County, Texas.
Aguilar was extradited to Texas in late May and resigned along with three other pastors on June 5. Aguilar is accused of sexually assauting two sisters under the age of 14. Both assaults stem from allegations of incidents that happened in 1996, before Aguilar started ROC ministries in 2003. In the first case, Aguilar is facing two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a minor under the age of 14. Both counts are punishable by up to life in prison if convicted, according to Texas authorities. In the same case, he is also charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child, felonies which carry up to 20 years in prison. If convicted, he could face life in prision.
Since the allegations broke, more women have stepped forward claiming that Pastor G had a sexual relationship with them. Amber Baker told 8News in Richmond that she had sex with the founding pastor when she was a teenager. Baker started attending the church when she was five, claims that one night when Pastor G's wife was out of town, he took her, two other young women and her 16-year-old sister to a timeshare. "He brought us alcohol, we got drunk and the rest is history," said Baker. "I had just turned 18. We had sex." more >>
Ed Young, pastor of the Texas-based, multi-campus Fellowship Church, explained in his Sunday sermon the difference between Christianity and other world religions to make the point that following Christ is not a religion but is rather based on a relationship.
Young's sermon was part of his current "Mythbusters" series which he has used to biblically clarify preconceived notions about God that society tends to hold as true. In talking about religion, Young emphasized that God does not want His followers to be religious, contrary to what people think.
"There are some similarities among world religions because all make exclusive claims but Jesus says in John 14:6, 'I am the way, the truth and the life. No one gets to God but by Me,'" said Young. "So to call Jesus just a good teacher is being intellectually and historically dishonest." more >>