An 80-year old Church of England clergyman, the former archdeacon of Auckland, was found guilty by a Durham crown court of sex offenses against two young men, prompting the CofE to offer its "unreserved apology" amid accusations of a mass cover-up.
The Guardian reported on Thursday that George Granville Gibson was convicted by the crown court of two counts of indecent assault against two men, aged 18 and 26, back when the crimes were committed in the 1970s and '80s.
Gibson was cleared of sodomy and four other indecent assault charges. He admitted before court that he has homosexual urges, but said that he was only attracted to adult men, not young boys. more >>
On November 17, 1957 at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Martin Luther King delivered a message for the ages when he said: "There is something within each of us that causes us to cry out with Goethe, 'There is enough stuff in me to make both a gentleman and a rogue.' There is something within each of us that causes us to cry out with the Apostle Paul, 'I see and approve the better things of life, but the evil things I do.'"
I was drawn to reading King's speech at the conclusion of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, located just two miles away from convicted abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell's infamous death factory — where a grand jury investigation found that Gosnell "regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy — and then murdered these babies by severing their spinal cords with scissors." The investigation found that he also "overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels — and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths."
At one point, Gosnell justified his actions, saying it was his way of giving back to his community, similar to how pro-choice proponents claim that abortion is about women's rights — proving true Dr. King's words — that there is plenty in each of us to make both gentlemen and rogues. more >>
Pro-abortion forces should be careful what they wish for, especially when it comes to Christian hospitals.
A recent poll by the Pew Research Center found that the percentage of Americans who "think" that religion plays a role in solving important social problems "has fallen significantly" in the past fifteen years.
In 2001, 75 percent of those polled said that religious institutions played such a role in our society. By 2016, the percentage had dropped to 58 percent. more >>
A group of about 40 theologically conservative United Methodist Church clergy and theologians have formed an organization known as the Wesleyan Covenant Association.
The creation of the WCA was announced late last month and its first gathering is scheduled to be held in Chicago this October.
"In these times of great uncertainty about the future of the United Methodist Church, the Wesleyan Covenant Association stands together as an alliance to advance vibrant, scriptural Christianity within Methodism," stated an entry on the WCA's website. more >>
Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries, a black church in the swing state of North Carolina, hosted a rally Sunday in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump who the latest CNN/ORC poll shows has overtaken his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.
"This rally is to call to attention, raise awareness and rally support for Republican nominee, Mr. Donald Trump, featuring campaign representatives. This invitation is extended to both supporters and non-supporters, to engage in a real dialogue about issues that we want to see a part of the presidential narrative for 2016," explained a flyer for the event posted on Facebook.
"Supporting Hillary is like being with an abusive ex, one that you already know left you broken and wounded. At this point, give the new guy a chance. She has had a LONG political life, what she couldn't do in those years, can't be trusted to do within the next for (sic]. Even the Democratic Party that has manipulate our vote and smothered our voice, since the Civil Rights era," the description ended. more >>
Some 19 days after his firing from NewSpring Church in South Carolina for alcohol addiction and other "unfortunate choices and decisions," Pastor Perry Noble checked into a treatment center to begin his journey to recovery last Wednesday.
"Well hello, I wanna say 'hey' to my Facebook family and let you know that I'm doing good. I've had a lot of people hit me up on social media asking me how I'm doing and I'm doing very well," Noble began in a video message posted to Facebook last Tuesday.
He thanked his well-wishers whose support he said "has meant the world to me," then revealed what he called his "next step." more >>