Deion "Prime Time" Sanders says he's submitting to Jesus after celebrating an off-field victory in the form of winning a $2.2 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, Pilar Sanders.
Pilar, the 41-year-old actress, previously accused Deion, the 48-year-old NFL Hall of Famer, of abusing her and their children. Now, TMZ is reporting that Pilar has to pay $2.2 million after defaming Deion's character, which also cancels out any money the athlete would have paid in their divorce settlement.
While TMZ is reporting that Deion feels "relief and vindication," he took to Twitter to retweet a message from the Bossip blog about the lawsuit before revealing how his life changed when he surrendered to Jesus. more >>
City Harvest Church founder and leading pastor Kong Hee has announced that he will be appealing both against the conviction and the eight-year prison sentence he was handed down for misusing close to $35-million in church donations for the popstar career of his wife.
"Whilst I respect the court's decision, there are points which appear to be erroneous and warrant appeal. I will therefore be preparing to file an appeal against both my conviction and sentence. Earlier today, I was informed that the prosecution has also filed an appeal against the sentence imposed by the court," Kong told supporters in a Facebook message late last week.
"My lawyers will also address the prosecution's appeal at the appropriate time. I sincerely need your prayers during this process for a favorable outcome. The road ahead is long and arduous, but God's grace is sufficient for me," he added. more >>
One year after media headlines alleged that James Fortune assaulted his wife, the gospel singer is opening up about how prayer and therapy helped him overcome anger issues.
"I wasn't right. I struggled in different areas of my life, but one of my main struggles was being able to control anger," Fortune revealed on the syndicated radio program called The Yolanda Adams Morning Show. "Anger management was an issue for me. I found out as I spent the last year going through therapy and counseling that it's a lot of people's issue."
Last year, media reports alleged that Fortune was charged with assault of an unnamed family member in October 2014. Although Fortune's wife, Cheryl Fortune, was never officially confirmed as the victim of the alleged assault that led to the singer's arrest, ABC13 reported that she suffered from broken bones and internal injuries at the time of his arrest. more >>
Just when it seemed the highly anticipated "God's Not Dead 2" cast couldn't get any bigger, GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee revealed that he has a cameo appearance in the star-studded film.
"It was a real honor and thrill to film a scene for the movie," Huckabee told The Christian Post. "A few years ago, such a plot would seem like fiction, but in light of how Christianity is being criminalized in America, this film depicts life in America for those of faith."
Although Huckabee is on the campaign trail seeking the Republican nomination for president, Pure Flix Entertainment announced this week that the former Arkansas governor is going to be on the big screen in "God's Not Dead 2," which is set to release on April 1, 2016. more >>
Shortly after he returned home from the gym to find his pregnant wife nude and dead in the living room of their Indiana home two weeks ago, Resonate Church Pastor Davey Blackburn told police he had left their front door unlocked.
Details revealed in a copy of the affidavit of probable cause against his wife's alleged killers who gained entrance to his home through the unlocked front door, further revealed that the pastor stood in his driveway talking on the phone to a friend for approximately 50 minutes after he arrived from the gym oblivious to the fact that his wife was dying as he spoke.
"At 8:22 a.m. Nov. 10, David Blackburn called 911 reporting that he found his wife, Amanda Blackburn, injured and unconscious on the living room floor of their home at Sunnyfield Court," said the court document. more >>
Kentucky's outgoing Democratic governor, Steve Beshear, told a court that while the marriage licenses altered by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis due to her religious beliefs do not meet the state's legal requirements, they should still be considered valid.
The new licenses from the Christian clerk's office do not comply with state law because they do not contain her name, signature or the name of the county, and are instead issued by a notary public pursuant to a federal court order, Gov. Beshear agreed in a court filing, but added that he will recognize those licenses as "legally effective," according to The Associated Press.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning, who had ordered Davis to resume issuing marriage licenses after her refusal to do so for two months, asked Beshear last month whether the altered licenses are valid under state law. more >>