The former pastor of Second Baptist Church in Union City, Tenn., and a woman he is accused of having an affair with have been charged with plotting to poison his wife during her mission trip to Honduras. The Christian minister, who served the congregation for 15 years before quitting in February, was supported by his wife as he answered to the charges in court.
The family of Edward Paul "Eddie" Mallonee, 54, appeared with him in court where he and Shelley Shannon Moran both pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit first degree murder and attempt to commit first degree murder, with the target said to be Cathy Mallonee.
Mr. Mallonee's father-in-law and other relatives were also in attendance with him at court. Church members also expressed support for their former pastor, with one news source reporting the presence of flyers outside the Obion County Courthouse during his appearance last week reading "the blood of Jesus forgives sins." more >>
Dollar stores have done more to keep down what we pay for basic goods and helped more struggling families than any government action ever has. For that, and because they are based in the South, Obama's O-bots in the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) are going after them.
Stores like Wal-Mart and Dollar General often operate in under-served areas of town, sell staples at great prices, and hire Greatest Generation veterans to be greeters in vests. These are men who stopped the march of Hitler in WWII but who cannot slow the stampede of women for a waffle iron sale when the doors open on Black Friday.
My uncle Mac says he prefers Dollar General because he "does not like having to get all dressed up to go to Wal-Mart." People going into dollar stores and buying larger size clothes have been the only thing keeping the economy going for the last four years. more >>
A community college professor in Tennessee who required her students to wear rainbow-colored ribbons in a show of support for the gay rights movement during a class assignment, also said the views of students who were against the display because of their faith was "ignorant and uneducated," according to a religious liberty legal group.
Alliance Defending Freedom lawyers say that the students were in Linda Brunton's general psychology class at Columbia State Community College when they were directed to wear "Rainbow Coalition" ribbons for an entire day and express their support for the homosexual community.
When several students objected to being forced to support conduct that violates their faith convictions, Brunton brushed aside their concerns, described their views as "ignorant and uneducated," and explained that she hoped this assignment would cause them to change their beliefs, ADF stated. Regardless of their convictions, students had to express the views in a paper about the assignment she mandated in order to receive class credit. more >>
The former director of development of American Atheists, one of the nation's largest secular groups, is suing her former employer for alleged racial discrimination and wrongful termination after she was let go in September 2012. AA denied that there was a racial motive behind her firing.
Skeptic Ink reported on Monday that A.J. Johnson filed a lawsuit that claims she was "forced to listen to various racial jokes and was subjected to unprovoked, unwarranted, vicious and persistent verbal attacks on everything, including her competence."
"It claims 'unfounded complaints' against her competence and that this was in spite of excellent performance, citing 'dramatically' increased donations which it was her job to solicit," the article explains. more >>
America awaits the decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, out of California. But while we wait, the culture is slowing moving away from God's position on the issue of homosexuality.
Hostility is mounting against any Christian who takes God's word as Truth. With no ambiguity whatsoever, the Bible tells us that any sex outside of marriage – marriage being defined by God as the union of ONE man and ONE woman – is sin. Pre-marital sex, extra-marital sex, homosexual sex – all wrong, all sin, all clearly condemned in Scripture.
But the sin of homosexuality is marching in the streets of Washington, and across the highways of America, demanding acceptance and inclusion. A majority of states have rejected the concept of same-sex marriage but nonetheless we are seeing a steady movement toward the embracing of homosexuality. more >>
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order that the Department of Justice must respond to a rehearing request regarding the legal status of a German homeschooling family.
Issued last Wednesday, the Sixth Circuit's order was done on behalf of the Home School Legal Defense Association, which is presenting the Romeike family.
James R. Mason III, senior counsel with the HSLDA, told The Christian Post that the court's order was "a step in the right direction." more >>