Neighbors of a Tampa, Fla., man flagged down a police officer in their neighborhhod after allegedly catching 57-year-old Bernard Marsonek in a sex act with a pit bull in his yard Wednesday.
A report in the Huffington Post said Marsonek's neighbors called the police after he ignored repeated requests to stop abusing the dog.
By the time police arrived on the scene a small crowd had gathered at Marsonek's home, according to WPTV. Officers then tried interviewing him and he was uncooperative. A search of his home by police revealed that he had a gun and ammunition. more >>
The only thing remotely religious about the Project ROSE program that seeks to rehabilitate sex workers in Arizona is that it is hosted by the Bethany Bible Church in Phoenix. It is also completely voluntary.
Recent media reports on the three year old project that was conceived through a partnership between the Arizona State University School of Social Work, the Phoenix Police Department and a number of other public and private agencies, however, have painted a different picture.
"Project ROSE is a Phoenix city program that arrests sex workers in the name of saving them. In five two-day stings, more than 100 police officers targeted alleged sex workers on the street and online," charged a VICE report. more >>
Christianity student and children's minister, Charles Pittman, 21, who was charged with the murder of his 21-year-old fiancée after he allegedly tried to make her death look like a suicide, has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation by a Tennessee judge.
The Christian Post reported last month that Pittman was suspended by his church after he was arrested for the murder his fiancée, Olivia Greenlee, who he was supposed to wed in August.
The couple were both seniors at Union University in Tennessee where Pittman was a Christian ministries major and Greenlee majored in music education. They lived separately off campus. more >>
Teresa and her husband Joe Giudice may have reached a plea agreement with prosecutors after being indicted on 39 counts of conspiracy to defraud lenders that were brought against them last summer.
The Giudices are due to appear in a Newark, N.J. court on Tuesday to plead guilty to several fraud charges, according to northjersey.com. The move could leave Teresa facing less than two years in prison and her husband a minimum of three years, sources reportedly told the publication.
The pair's attorneys have yet to confirm the reports publicly. While she may be facing time in, the mother of four previously spoke about how she is handling the delicate matter with her children. more >>
The United States Senate has considered the efforts of an interfaith coalition of groups looking to reduce the usage of solitary confinement in American prisons.
The hearing took place Tuesday afternoon before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights.
Those advocating for Congress to examine the usage of solitary confinement included several religious groups such as the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT). more >>
A local business owner in Gilbert, Ariz., has received numerous hate emails for her support of S.B. 1062, a religious freedom bill that has been lambasted as "anti-gay" by media outlets.
"Die you ----. And I hope your children die too. You hateful ---- demon," the email declared. "We're not going to reveal the words other than to say they were extremely vile and derogatory terms that have no place in public discourse," said Joe La Rue, legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom. The family contacted ADF, which then reviewed the emails and determined that they are authentic, La Rue told The Christian Post in an interview on Thursday. He also mentioned that ADF and other groups have received similar threats.
La Rue explained that in "the early days" when Senate Bill 1062 was being debated in the Arizona State House and State Senate, many business owners voiced their support of the bill – which was vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer this week. The business owners wanted to defend their faith and the beliefs of their employees from government discrimination, the lawyer said. Furthermore, some insisted that the bill would draw further business to Arizona because people want to do business in a state that respects religious freedom. more >>