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Though there are many different reasons given, these pastors did share one reason much more frequently than any others: more >>
Some three weeks before he shot dead semi-pro football player Deante Smith, 25, whose wife he allegedly impregnated, Pastor Keon Allison of City of God Church in Detroit, Michigan, declared that he has only been with one woman in the 15 years he's been saved.
The declaration, which came during a fiery sermon delivered in September to his congregation, appears to have been a reaction to raging accusations Smith made publicly on social media that Allison had been having an affair with his wife, Tykia.
Smith, who was mentored by Allison and was once an active member of his flock until late-summer, alleged that his wife had aborted a pregnancy that resulted from an affair with the preacher. more >>
Members of the House of Lords are asking U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to give Christian refugees priority when granting asylum to those fleeing the Middle East.
Lord Alton and Baroness Cox sent a letter to Cameron expressing their concerns that Christians will be left to be slaughtered since they are not included in the 20,000 refugees the U.K. has vowed to take.
"Many Christian refugees, having been terrorized by IS in Syria and Iraq, have had to leave the refugee camps because of cruelties inflicted upon them inside the camps. They will therefore not be included in the camp referrals and will thereby be excluded from the 20,000 the U.K. will take," Alton and Cox wrote, according to The Daily Express. more >>
A former employee of Presbyterian Church (USA) who sued the denomination over claims of defamation has filed an appeal.
The Rev. Roger Dermody, former deputy executive director for mission at the Presbyterian Mission Agency, filed the appeal last week before the Court of Appeals of Kentucky, according to Presbyterian News Service.
In April of 2010, Dermody accepted the position of deputy executive director for mission. He had previously served as executive pastor of Bel Air Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles, a 3,000-member congregation with an annual budget in 2010 of approximately $9.8 million. more >>
Pastor Kong Hee appeared before his congregation at Singapore's City Harvest Church on Sunday, following his guilty verdict of misusing millions of church funds into his popstar wife's career, and said that he is sorry for the suffering they faced during the trial.
"I am saddened with the outcome of the trial. But this I do want to say: You have suffered much over the past few years because of your commitment to City Harvest Church and your commitment to me," Kong told his followers, according to Today Online.
The message was delivered to roughly 4,500 congregants, with a number of church members reportedly seen crying and embracing each other. more >>
Religious leaders in St. Louis suspect racism could be to blame for what became the city's seventh church fire to occur in less than two weeks on Thursday, but authorities have not yet pinpointed what motivated the arson attacks.
Since Oct. 8, more than half a dozen churches, which all vary denominationally, have been targeted in what police believe to be deliberate acts of arson. The latest attack occurred on Thursday at the downtown Shrine of St. Joseph Church, which sustained fire damage to its rectory doors.
Police found similarities in the arson attacks in that the fires at all seven churches were similarly set and occurred when the church was empty. The attacks have occurred at predominantly black congregations located near Ferguson, with the exception of St. Josephs although it is located in a predominantly black neighborhood. more >>